With our technology, we build sensor solutions on the edge of the physical limits. We employ artificial intelligence to build gateways to the physical world and make the data available in the cloud.
”Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things will enable significant improvements and drive major change in industrial companies. Connected sensors will be at the core of those improvements and the sensor market will be growing even more rapidly than in the past. KONUX is a first mover in this space and has all the ingredients to become a major player.”
LOTHAR STEIN, DIRECTOR EMERITUS MCKINSEY & COMPANY
The KONUX story started a few months before the actual founding in 2014. During a workshop at the Technical University of Munich, a young entrepreneur realized the potential behind smart sensor systems to digitalize industrial companies. Andreas Kunze, studying Information Systems at that time, was joined by Vlad Lata and Dennis Humhal on his path to build a new company. In March 2014 the group founded KONUX GmbH, named after a portmanteau between the ancient Greek “konus”, for cone, and the latin “lux”, for light. Shortly after the company was founded, KONUX received recognition through numerous competitions. KONUX placed first in the Munich Business Plan Contest, and won the EIT ICT Idea Challenge in the field of cyber physical systems, worth € 15,000 and € 40,000, respectively. Additionally, KONUX is part of Founder.org, an early stage Silicon Valley VC, launched by entrepreneur and investor Michael Baum. Founder.org awarded KONUX the title “one of the most promising startups of the year 2014” and won an award of € 100,000. With the help of our investors and venture capital funding, we are able to fuel innovation and continue to develop and build smart sensor systems for industrial companies on the road to Industry 4.0. Thanks to a unique network made up of excellence initiatives of Munich universities (Center for Digital Technology and Management, CDTM, UnternehmerTUM GmbH), as well as supporters and industrial partners in Germany and the US, KONUX was able to grow rapidly in a short amount of time. In addition to its headquarters in Munich, KONUX has an office in Silicon Valley, California. The original team has grown to encompass over 30 employees. The most significant progress, however, has taken place place in the field of sensor technology and the corresponding software. Since 2015, cooperation projects with corporate partners such as Deutsche Bahn have focused on gathering possible use cases for KONUX sensors. Today, KONUX creates tailor-made products for its clients. KONUX sensors are applied in a wide range of industries, including railway infrastructure, screw automation, industrial pumps, machine tools, as well as testing equipment. Here at KONUX we combine sensor expertise with advanced software analytics to enable a more efficient and effective Industrial Internet of Things.