The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is The Research University in the Helmholtz Association. KIT pools its three core tasks of research, higher education, and innovation in a mission. Start-ups play a key role in innovation management as they represent a very valuable way of implementing research results and strengthen the business location in a sustainable way. At CeBIT KIT exhibits some of its various spin-offs and start-ups to present an extract of innovations developed. A brief introduction to each spin-off and start-up, including the exhibition plan, can be found at http://www.kit-gruendernews.de/hmi2017/.