Company portrait

"Our philosophy is to provide our customers with ready-to-use solutions for their medical institutions within a short period of time – from the small radiology office to the university hospital."

Dr. Uwe Engelmann, Founding Managing Partner


Historical development

The NEXUS / CHILI GmbH, based in Dossenheim near Heidelberg, develops innovative software for multimedia image management in medicine. This independent company, managed by its founders, was created as a spin-off from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). The three founders are scientists and medical computer scientists, whose solutions for PACS and teleradiology have been on the market since 1997.


CHILI grows with each challenge. The young, creative and highly motivated team in the field of medical informatics is the basis for the success of CHILI GmbH. The company's strategy is oriented towards the development of innovative medical software and the cooperation with scientific institutions (e.g. German Cancer Research Center). This helps to ensure the transfer of the most recent research results into current software, which is oriented towards requirements of the market.

Founding team

The company CHILI GmbH was founded as a spin-off from the Steinbeis Transferzentrum Medizinische Informatik (STZ-MI) Heidelberg, Germany, in 2002 by three scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany.

The development of the CHILI software suite started at the Steinbeis Transferzentrum Medizinische Informatik, Heidelberg, and has been on the market since 1997. It was created on the basis of the findings of several projects funded by the EU and the MEDICUS project, funded by DeTeBerkom GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG.

CHILI GmbH still cooperates closely with the German Cancer Research Center in order to be able to implement the latest research findings and current scientific developments in its products.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Meinzer


Dr. Uwe Engelmann

Dipl.-Inform. Med.
Managing Partner

Dr. Heiko Münch

Dipl.-Inform. Med.
Chief Executive Director



Telephone:   (+49) 6221 1 80 79 -10
E-Mail:     ceonexus-chilicom


NEXUS / CHILI GmbH has drawn up and operates a certified quality management system based on DIN EN ISO 13485:2016.

Our products conform to the European Medical Devices Regulation  and bear the CE mark based on the EC 2017/745 (MDR).




CHILI GmbH concentrates its sponsoring activities on three fields: International help for underpriviledged children, support of institutions in the company's direct environment, which are of benefit to the employees' families, and the development of junior scientists.

Herz HD Stiftung

The CHILI GmbH has supported the Foundation Herz HD Stiftung since 2008. The funds will help finance daily lunches for preschoolers aged 3 to 6. Currently, there are over 10,000 children in 136 schools. Additionally, these children will receive a medical evaluation 3 times per year.

Zoo Heidelberg

The CHILI GmbH supports the Heidelberg Zoo. Especially the new elephant house for the only group of elephant bulls in Germany is an important matter.

BVM Award

Since 2008, the CHILI GmbH has sponsored the BVM Award, which is awarded for excellent diploma theses, bachelor, master or doctoral theses in the field of image processing.

Support Initiative of the Heilbronn University (registered association)

CHILI GmbH is member of the Support Initiative of the Heilbronn University (registered association), in order to support the University many employees of our company came from.


The CHILI GmbH sponsors for many years the DICOM-Meeting and KIS-RIS-PACS of the University Mainz and the German Röntgen Society DRG in Mainz, Germany. Also in 2015 CHILI GmbH supports the 17. DICOM-Meeting and KIS-RIS-PACS, that took place from 18. to 20. June 2015 with a CHILI booth at the industrial exhibition.

BVMI - The German Association of Medical Computer Scientists

CHILI GmbH is sustaining member of the BVMI. Dr. Uwe Engelmann, one of the three co-founders and co-partners of CHILI GmbH, is a founding member and honorary member of the BVMI.