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INVENSITY Technology Consulting

INVENSITY Technology Consulting

INVENSITY assists its clients with technological challenges through providing a wide range of competences. We always keep up-to-date through a continuous exchange of knowledge, professional development opportunities and close cooperation with our clients.

The interdisciplinary expertise of our staff ensures access to innovative topics. The international composition of our team enables projects to be realized on a global level. Our expertise is embodied in our Centers of Excellence.

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” – Aristotle

Even Aristotle, the father of taxonomy amongst philosophers, understood that a system not only consists of individual subsystems, but also of their interlinking – thereby creating complexity.

The systems engineering approaches are used for the market-oriented development of complex technical systems on time and within budget while incorporating the necessary roles and disciplines. The approach is therefore interdisciplinary and covers a wide spectrum of areas.

Today more than ever, companies are forced to make their products better, faster and more cost-effective, while the products are becoming more complex due to an increase in interdisciplinary challenges.

High-quality development processes can help organizations to face today’s challenges and to sustain their position in the market against their competitors. The systems engineering CoE methods are aimed towards improving an organization’s processes.

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Requirements management (RM or REQM), the first step in system development, has a considerable influence on the success or failure of a project.

Requirements management comprises all aspects of working with requirements. It includes requirements engineering (RE) and measures for the controlling, monitoring and management of requirements. Requirements engineering is a step-by-step process. The individual process steps – collecting & analyzing, structuring & refining, agreement, verifying and evaluating requirements – can be repeated in several iteration steps within this process.

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High-quality test management can determine the success or failure of a project. The question of whether a test process is actually necessary as such is no longer asked today. The importance of consistent quality assurance has long been known and recognized by the industry.

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Quality creates confidence. This is particularly true when the quality of products over a longer period is maintained at a constant level or is even increased continuously. Because this is the only way for customers to make predictions about the quality of future products to be acquired. By a continuous level of quality, companies then provide reliability, creating trusting relationships.

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„Configuration management is a management process for preparing and maintaining a consistency of product performance and the functional and physical characteristics of the product with the requirements, product design and operational information throughout the entire product life cycle.” ANSI & EIA

The purpose of configuration management is to manage the technical description of a system (and its various components), as well as all of the changes that were applied during the development of the system.

Many sub-processes in configuration management work together to successfully complete development and above all to keep the whole time an consistent overview on the workproducts.

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Alongside the important management disciplines, INVENSITY also offers services and operational support in the area of technical implementation. The systems engineering CoE offers diverse methods and skills for the successful development of complex systems. As a member of the Gesellschaft für Systems Engineering (GfSE, Society for Systems Engineering), the SE CoE always keeps up-to-date with global advances in structured development and is constantly increasing its knowledge.

Our technical expertise includes the INVENSITY experts’ existing knowledge in the field of software, hardware and functional development, as well as knowledge and experience with a wide range of tools. INVENSITY undertakes its development work using state-of-the-art methods and techniques, such as MBSE or SOA. We also use knowledge management and detailed training courses to further develop our skills in order to be able to apply them effectively.

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The work group Hardware Engineering develops efficient and effective methods to merge the separately developed hardware and software. Furthermore the working group works on topics like circuit board layout and hardware description languages.

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Using the experience we have gained through previously completed tool evaluations, we have developed a standardized approach which can be individually adapted to meet your needs.

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Integrated Variant Management starts with refining the customer’s management to support product variations. The benefit of implementing variant management is potentially significant savings in the development and production phases.

Differentiating what is unique versus repeatable across products will lead to economical production cycles. And having a clear specified product range supports strategic purchasing.

In order to make full use of all potential savings, variant management must be placed strategically in organizations.

INVENSITY empowers organizations through individual consulting to support variant management.

“Project Management – Plan your work, work your plan.” – Unknown Author

Projects bring together a variety of resources, technologies and competencies for a temporary timeframe to create validated products on the basis of ideas and business strategies. The success of projects is, therefore, crucial for the creation of value of a company.

For the success of a project there are a variety of factors needed. In addition to clear processes, structures and methods, the effective use of IT-supported tools is reasonable up to a certain project size. The ultimate success depends substantially on the persons and organisations that are active in the project. These can be outside of the company as well, for example suppliers.

The INVENSITY Center of Excellence Project Management offers its customers a comprehensive range of processes, methods and tools that can be adapted to needs, situations and business areas. To fulfil the high customers demands, consultants of the CoE PM certify themselves with the international standard PRINCE2:2009. In Addition, the approach with BPM and PMI is familiar and applied.

A structured and professionally performed project management has become indispensable in today‘s world. The complexity and the planning and controlling cost increases continuously.

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For years, agile development methods gained more and more acceptance in software development. The benefits of agile methods versus traditional methods are well known: flexibility of development in projects and deployment of high quality products.

The transmission of this story of success to the greater context of hardware-development and involvement of production is not possible with the exact same conditions, though.

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Planning of resources should be processed in a fast, consistent and comprehensible way. Development departments that carry responsibility for more than one product face the challenge of organising efficient planning of resources. The responsibility for many products results in a variety of parallel working projects. Most of the time matrix management consisting of lines and projects can be found in such organisations, where a dynamic adjustment of resources poses a challenge through distributed responsibilities and competences. Especially in prospering business areas a transparent data basis for the evaluation of resource occupancy rate and resource planning is missing.

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Supplier relationships have changed from a top-down-approach to partnerships throughout the intensified competition. Newer approaches in the field of supply chain management can be ascribed to two developments inside of the companies: On the one hand side, the complexity of to-be-developed systems increased throughout the last years. On the other hand side, the trend to focus on core competencies furthers the outsourcing of stages of production. Supply chain management therefore gets more and more important. Especially in complex production processes suppliers can’t be exchanged as easily any longer; close relationships with suppliers, a good working atmosphere with the supplier and more accurate selection of suppliers are the consequences. Supply chain management provides the needed tools to fulfill this task.

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“Don’t find a fault, find a remedy.” – Henry Ford

Could you imagine driving a car without knowing that the brakes were developed according to the highest safety standards? How can a manufacturer of medical equipment ensure that its products at no point harm patients? How can new systems be safely integrated into an aircraft without negatively influencing the old systems? Today, we are surrounded by complex technologies in almost every aspect of our lives. In fact, it is not uncommon for people’s safety to depend on them.

Many modern technologies were developed to make our lives easier and more pleasant, and in many cases even to save our lives. With increasing demands on such systems, their complexity is also rising with each further development, making increased expenses to ensure functionality unavoidable. The solution to this is clarification, training courses and the use of more efficient and more standardized safety management methods.

The safety management CoE has gained extensive experience in various areas of safety management and is constantly building on this.

Our experts in the field of functional safety management assist their clients in the introduction and implementation of projects relating to ensuring functional safety. This includes, in particular, the general designing and establishment of safety management projects with regard to the methods and processes to be employed and the planning and preparation of assessments and audits.

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The drafting and implementation of safety-related requirements is a necessary, if time-consuming, task. Before the company’s own staff can be deployed, it is necessary to give them extensive training in the area of safety management and in the use of the tools employed.

System Safety Development is glad to support you in meeting this challenge and, if required, will take over part or all of the specifications for safety-related requirements.

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Inadequate market research can limit innovation when technology-driven innovations are assigned to the wrong clients or fields of application.

The Market Research & Development working group monitors the safety market and identifies new trends, methods and standards at an early stage. A systematic investigation of the market highlights innovations worthy of development. These new developments are assigned to the right standards, industries, clients and fields of application, taking into account synergies and premises.

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While quality management improves and optimizes the quality of a product, the role of reliability management (RM) is to guarantee this quality over the longest possible period of time. It ensures that components, equipment and systems function with no malfunctions throughout the whole life cycle, while taking into account the specified maintenance intervals. The life cycle extends from conception to disposal. The Reliability Management & Engineering (RM&E) working group supports projects with the help of methods and tools based on experience, in order to identify potential faults or risks at an early stage in the life cycle.

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“Those who always do what they already can will always remain what they already are.” – Henry Ford

Innovation is the catalyst of growth

The unique potential of innovation is indisputable. Innovations should not only contribute towards the improvement of the range of services. They must also increase revenue over the long term, i.e. they must be profitable.

Having that in mind it is clear that an innovation management system has to aim at useful results. Therefore INVENSITY has developed a specialized approach which facilitates a systematic and efficient way of producing innovation.

We offer our innovation-support in three core areas which reflect your need. You can find the whole innovation-portfolio at the end of this site.

You want to boost growth in your company by innovation?

Read more about our unique method for systematic idea generation. It is the only method to produce repeatedly high-quality innovation.

You want a methodology for choosing the promising innovations and so ensure the efficiency of your development?

Find out how we can assist you with our minimal-risk innovation management approach. It will boost the success rate of innovations. At the same time we offer an approach for efficient innovation management systems that delivers innovation with minimum resources.

You would like to base your innovation decisions on long-term goals, thus plan your future strategically?

Performance measurement systems and innovation roadmaps offer you a better basis for decisions. You can find out more in our example of performance measurement systems. In addition it is possible to derive future requirements as a basis for today decisions.

You have a specialized question that is not listed in the offers above?

INVENSITY offers a broad variety of innovation services in all areas of the innovation management life cycle. You can find an overview here:

Each innovation can only be as good as the idea behind it. This is why it is more important to generate high-quality ideas than simply a large number of ideas. Targeted and systematic idea generation techniques offer particularly great potential here. They narrow down the vast field of possibilities to such an extent that the limited resources can be directed towards the promising directions. Typical mental blocks and well-worn paths are thus avoided. The positive side-effect: fewer resources are needed for idea generation and evaluation, as the time-consuming task of filtering out the really good ideas from the mountain of poor ones is no longer necessary.

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Performance figures enable statements to be made as to whether or not innovation activities have had a positive effect. In doing so, one only concentrates on tracking the efforts that have actually resulted in added value creation. Money is freed up which can be used for other innovation topics.

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RIMINO, minimal-risk innovation management, is a method developed by INVENSITY to systematically reduce innovation risks.

While systematic risk management has long been standard in other areas, there has so far been none for innovations. This is all the more astounding, as around 2/3 of all innovation projects fail. Given that, on average, around 50% of the R&D budget is invested in innovations, around 1/3 of all R&D expenditure is lost. Even if the success rate for innovations is only increased marginally, this still translates into great financial potential.

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“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” – Jack Welch

INVENSITY´s technology consultants have gained expertise in organizational change processes in various R&D projects. We realized that increasing complexity and diversity of product portfolios confront organizations with new challenges and questions for development processes and guidance.

The Center of Excellence Organizational Change has experts to analyze, embed and moderate or mediate necessary changes for the customer’s future needs.

The Center of Excellence Organizational Change is a discussion forum for structural optimization in R&D in INVENSITY’s client industries. Experts with wide reaching consulting experience derive innovative methods of change consulting within this center. The members come together every two weeks for a briefing and meet once a quarter for Center-Days to discuss new methods.

Analysis contains the systematic investigation of your current situation as well as the so far unused potentials. They deliver the foundation for the definition of objectives and the deduction of focused areas of activity.

Support in the Analysis is useful in the following cases:

  • you don’t have resources for a thorough potential analysis
  • an unbiased point of view shall deliver new ideas
  • you are looking for best practices of other enterprises

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The embedment of changes contain planning the change processes as well as deducting concrete  measures, work packages and tasks. In the further course it contains  the continuous  surveillance of the project’s progression and the initiation of suitable measures in case of challenges.

Support in this implementation is useful in the following cases:

  • daily challenges take up a lot of time
  • you have little resources for demanding projects
  • you need support for your change projects

Moderation is support and organization of communication in teams in such a way, that resources are used in the best possible way. They form the foundation in shaping the success of demanding projects as a team.

Moderation is useful in the following situations.

  • motivating your employees is difficult
  • employees regard you as biased
  • independent moderators enjoy a higher acceptance

Mediation is reconciling positions and interests of all parties and interest groups participating in the  development process.  Through elimination of conflicts it creates the basis for and effective and efficient cooperation  in product development.

Mediation is useful in the following situations:

  • personal conflicts create an unfavorable working atmosphere
  • vaguely defined roles lead to schedule delay
  • inadequate acceptance of hierarchical  order sharing

Nowadays innovations and functional improvements in the technical area are realized in many cases by software solutions.

The INVENSITY Center of Excellence Software Engineering (CoESW) provides methods and tools for a successful realization of software development projects. The success of the project can be guaranteed by expertise in methods, the skilled handling of architecture- and draftdesign, the suitable tools and the experience in many programming languages.

INVENSITY is able to adjust the procedure of software development to the circumstances of the project due to various expertises. In this way the standards like V-Modell XT or AUTOSAR can be considered during the development while in the same time agile methods, e.g. Extreme Programming or SCRUM, are feasible.

The foundation of the CoESW are the expertise of the consultants in planning, implementing, testing and maintaining the software. The constant/continuous growth of these skills are guaranteed by trainings and defined internal goals.

All relevant steps of development in software engineering are considered:

  • Requirements
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Testing
  • Maintenance

In addition the processes of support, for example the configuration management are regarded. Furthermore the software quality and metrics are important topics of software engineering.

AUTOSAR is a layer model, that basically splits the software into an application software,  a run-time environment and a basic software. In between the basic software (dependent of the control device) and the application software (independent of control device) the virtual function bus (VFB) is located. The VFB connects all software components even if they are not located on the same hardware. In this way software components can be switched without changing anything in the software component itself. The Result is an optimization of computing power, memory consumption and load of communication.

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Software Systems in the automotive sector are getting more and more complex, while the system life cycle is getting noticeably shorter. OEMs and suppliers are forced to rapidly launch their products due to the increasing pressure of time on the automotive market. In consequence of this fact, there is an emerging trend to step back from the classical V-Model, turning towards the agile software development.

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Due to the long-time experience of software development the source code is “historically grown”. The consequences are structural weaknesses and the missing documentation of architecture and design. This type of code is called Legacy Code.

The migration of new technology (e.g. AUTOSAR) or requirements of standardization (like ISO 26262) direct to the necessity of architecture documentation of that Legacy Code.

The CoE Software Engineering recognized this need and developed a method to derive the “Architecture from Legacy Code” (ArLeCo).

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The practice of Continuous Integration (CI) aims at developing complex software systems in a timely and cost-efficient fashion across teams of varying sizes. Continuous Integration provides rapid and automated feedback regarding correctness of a developed product for every change that is made in the software.

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INVENSITY uses a Staged Continuous Integration (StaCI) model to evaluate and improve how Continuous Integration (CI) is implemented as a practice. It covers tooling and automation as well as adaptation of organization and culture.
This results in reduced risk during releases and increased efficiency and dependability and ultimately an increase in quality of delivered software and systems.

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The development of systems is getting more complex as years go on. To manage the complexity, more and more engineering processes and tools are being used, which become heterogeneous fast. Thereof an unclear number of tools, processes and interfaces which handle the data transfer accurse. The engineering tools and its corresponding IT will blend together even more in the future, so the development gets more efficient.

The INVENSITY Center of Excellence (CoE) Data Systems offers standard solutions for data transfer between tools. The CoE gathers all necessary skills for developing tools and applications in different technologies (mobile apps, office macros, SharePoint, web and desktop applications) and programming languages.

Thanks to many successfully implemented projects in different industries, a wide field of expertise in the scope of engineering tools was formed. This enables INVENSITY to give optimal consulting to their customers. The goal of consulting is to implement an ideal tool setup configuration from the heterogeneous scenery.

A basis of consulting is the “Tool Competencies Map”. With the “Tool Competencies Map” standard solutions can be documented and spread easily. INVENSITY can show their clients a fast way out of the heterogeneous scenery.

Development of web based applications, for supporting processes and an active knowledge management. For instance, we put together a complete tool-suite at disposal for knowledge management; spreading the company’s knowledge to your entire workforce.

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Smartphone appliances can be used in projects as an advertiser. We develop those and the interfaces to other systems to increase your efficiency.

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The agile method “Continuous Integration” is used currently as complex software development in projects of different sizes. Therefore a high number of scripts and tools are used, which are either developed by the CoE or taken out of the Tool Competencies Map completely. INVENSITY evaluates the used Tool-Chain and customizes it with your wishes. INVENSITY uses its wide knowledge of interfaces and development tools.

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We use our wide knowledge of the tool and interface area to develop customized applications, which support customers with their project development.

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Many companies use SharePoint increasingly. INVENSITY is capable of bringing the world of TI and engineering together. We develop for you SharePoint specific applications or develop your own customized SharePoint.

The INVENSITY Center of Excellence Cyber Security and Data Privacy gathers our expertise on everything relating to IT security in embedded systems. Its focus is on sustainability and traceability. We believe that to arrive at a secure system you need to systematically analyze existing systems and design security concepts. Systematically identifying and evaluating risks allows us to define appropriate countermeasures. When we implement our systems, we utilize the methods of software and systems engineering and those of cybers ecurity, such as secure coding and threat modelling.

Authentication, authorization, availability, confidentiality, and integrity are the commonly agreed on cyber security goals that we aim to pursue using these methods. We additionally include the goal of privacy. Most cyber-physical systems nowadays handle personal data in one way or another. Already considering strategies for their use and protection during concept phase and development is therefore essential in our opinion.

Embedded systems are exposed to the same cybersecurity threats as other IT systems – a simple, long underappreciated truth. Many industries now recognize that using familiar, widespread technologies makes attacks easier. Defining and implementing a few obvious measures makes things seem better, but it is deceptive. Only a systematic approach can achieve satisfactory system security.

The INVENSITY Cyber Security Development Process offers a standardized, needs-based way of identifying risks and defining suitable countermeasures. First the assets that need protecting are identified, and then the relevant threats and vulnerabilities are examined. On that basis, the likelihood and effects of incident scenarios are described and evaluated. The resulting risks form a foundation from which to define measures for reducing the calculated risk level. Comprehensive documentation and the backing up of generated knowledge so that it can be used again are primary features of this software-assisted process.

The INVENSITY Security Assessment Tool (ISAT) is the result of our far-reaching experience in performing security assessments. It supports workflow in the INVENSITY Cybersecurity Development Process, which makes it easier to sustain that process. Easy reutilization, clean documentation, and a systematic, standards-compliant approach were the core requirements in developing this software. ISAT helps us and our clients to perform product-related security assessments. Another of the software’s strengths is that it can be adapted and upgraded to suit each situation.

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Hackers try to identify every possible attack vector. They don’t have to face any limits. Even systems using a cryptographically safe process are not necessarily free of by-channel attacks. Besides, vulnerable hardware security gaps are common due to negligent implementation. Even programs that seem unappealing to invaders can offer an opportunity to infiltrate a system, if they dispose of increased rights as well as a digital network interface, for example. Therefore it is important, to let safety aspects slip into coding, stick to certain rules and to test programs for bugs like buffer overflows.

A Threat Model is a structured representation of all system information related to safety. This information is identified, organized and analyzed by the process of Threat Modeling. The aim is to reveal all threats and weak spots of a system. Additionally, lists with prioritized improved safety, requirements, designs and/ or implementation will be issued. Depending on threats and their impact, counter measures will be planned and implemented. The Threat Model is supposed to monitor a product throughout its entire life cycle and to be improved and refined in each in every stage of the cycle.

A Penetration Test helps identifying all possible system threats. Therefore all important resources that could become the aim of an attack are registered as well as possible side effects of an attack. If the aim of defense is defined, the method of how an offender can access protected resources and/ or obtain control over the system and how an offender can evoke unwanted behavior will be decided. Therefore the system will be analyzed and possible threats will be categorized. Tests will be performed based on found threats. When doing these tests, it’s important to view several attacker models to not only find out about the possibilities offenders have, but also to find out how likely attacks are. In the course of these tests new threats, that haven’t been thought of, can be identified. After the data is evaluated, protective measures can be planned and implemented.

Automobile systems become more and more connected among themselves and with the environment. Therefore it becomes necessary to deal with safety questions in a systematic way since software safety exists in two dimensions. Functional Safety purports the protection of environment ahead of the vehicle. Cyber security on the other hand has its focus on the protection of the vehicle ahead of the environment. When developing modern vehicles and their software, functional safety has been an important part for a long time. Ever since 2011 when ISO 26262 („Road vehicles – Functional safety“) came into effect the topic gets more attention. However Cyber Security has been strongly neglected in the automotive sector. A coherent strategy like the J3061 of SAE is in the making. We support our customers based on our long-term experience in implementing ISO 26262 and on our established cyber security know how to introduce and implement these new standards.

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is in affect from 25th May 2018 tightens the requirements regarding data protection for anyone collecting or processing personal data within the European Union (EU) and is connected with heavy fines in case of violations. The topic of data privacy for cyber-physical systems and the related requirements towards development and operation are however not new. Many regional laws and regulations pursuing the same goals have already been in place long before the introduction of the GDPR.

Based on our far-reaching experience in different industries we developed a clearly structured approach based on established and proven workflows to help our clients to integrate data protection topics into their development processes and thereby achieve compliance with data protection regulations. It starts by clearly defining the scope of collection and processing of private data as well as the relevant functions and interfaces. Based on this the threats related to the loss or breach of personal data are analyzed and a high-level strategy for preventing data privacy infringements as well as for meeting documentation requirements is developed. This strategy is then refined into concrete technical and process solutions for which verification and validation criteria are defined.

As one of the leading and independent technology consultancies, INVENSITY advises buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions of technology oriented companies.

The proven INVENSITY approach is that advisory for commercial and technical aspects of a transaction will only lead to added-value if the target’s business model and processes as well as the impact of future industry changes are fully understood by the advisors.

INVENSITY expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions:

  • Excellent market know-how in technology driven industries (automotive, transportation, plant engineering, energy, medical devices …)
  • Strong network in these industries to get inside information
  • Impact of megatrends (digitalization, autonomous driving …) on current business models are monitored
  • Deep engineering and production technology know-how that enable us to benchmark other technical companies
  • Independent advisory with no conflicts of interest

Based on our industry expertise and our network of experts, we can offer a wide range of services along a transaction process. It starts with deal preparation continues with commercial/technical Due Diligence up to post-acquisition strategy and services for our clients on the buy-side as well as on the sell-side.

INVENSITY services in corporate acquisitions (buy-side):

  • Market screening and target identification
  • Commercial Quick-Check
  • Commercial / Technical Due Diligence
  • 100-day plan
  • Post-acquisition strategy / post-merger integration

INVENSITY services in corporate sales (sell-side):

  • Setup of data room content and preparation of presentations
  • Create business planning and include growth options to optimize purchase price
  • Support Due Diligence process to create documents and conduct quality check for this requested material from buy-side

An acquisition as well as a sale of a corporation is a very complex process. It needs to be prepared in great detail by competent partners who fully understand the business, technology and market trends. Both, the buy side as well as the sell side profit from such a preparation. INVENSITY is a competent partner for technology-oriented company transactions.

For the buy side, INVENSITY can quickly reveal deal breakers and substantial risks before exclusivity is agreed. Our special expertise are technology or innovation related risks.

INVENSITY can also support to identify targets, if M&A is considered as an extension of a company’s growth strategy. INVENSITY screens the relevant market to identify adequate targets that could extend the product portfolio or technological capabilities. Such a search can be based on the customer needs of the future, in which we have first-hand insight. First contacts to the high-priority targets can be established by a long-term proven network in the technological sector.

For the sell side a good preparation of corporate selling activities leads to a higher purchase price. Firstly the seller can concentrate on negotiation aspects because he is not under pressure to create sensitive documents during the hot acquisition phase. Secondly a good argumentation can be set up how the future cashflow prediction and revenue pipeline is filled with realistic growth options.

INVENSITY carefully prepares and checks the documents for the data room together with the selling company. Emphasis lies on consistency between the multiple data sources and a reasoned strategic outlook. In addition, INVENSITY screens the market to identify targets or opportunities to extend the product portfolio. This automatically includes the required technological capabilities to prepare for the customer needs of the future.

Avoid the blind spot of classic Due Diligence with technical and innovation potential oriented Due Diligence services

Classic Due Diligence has a blind spot: It is mostly number-based and these numbers focus only on the past and present. It ignores the true capabilities of a company and future opportunities. Therefore it can be doubted if the ultimate objective of due diligence – to determine a realistic purchase price – is reached with such a static past-oriented approach.

INVENSITY helps you to see a company in all it’s facets. As a technology and innovation consultancy we work in the development departments of world-leading technology companies. We understand the technology behind the products. We actually develop them. We know how products can be developed successfully and which capabilities are needed. We have first-hand insight in many technological markets and the next products to come. In short – we have a deep understanding of how companies function well and of successful innovation.

We transfer this knowledge to Due Diligence to realize a unique service, both for investors and company owners willing to sell.

Investors get a realistic and holistic picture of a company. We easily reveal if company figures are ‘tuned’ to show an over-optimistic picture at the selling point of time, but in truth the companies’ products are out-dated, based on old technology and there are no competences to develop new products. In addition we can analyze for investors realistic innovation opportunities based on the purchase candidate’s capabilities. This helps to determine a realistic future growth path which often is part of the purchase price estimation.

We also create a ‘bankable’ report that comprises these points. In our experience, banks welcome this detailed company picture as it helps them to calculate their risk. As a result, good conditions for a leveraged transaction are given to the buy side.

Sellers profit from our services by creating an attractive company-outlook in order to realize a good selling price. INVENSITY supports you to market your technological strengths and capabilities. We help you to set up a realistic and trustable company growth planning. This can also include product opportunities and future trends. We can also help you to make your company fit before entering the selling process.

To make a transaction worthwhile, the identified issues from the Due Diligence process need to be transformed into critical actions. This includes risk mitigation steps from a red flag report, but at the same time the upside potentials have to be addressed and planned in a roadmap or 100-day plan.

INVENSITY starts the post-acquisition activities with a future oriented company vision and strategy. From this a roadmap for sales and technology is derived. In the next step, we apply our industry knowledge and merge the activities in a revenue and growth strategy for the entity.

INVENSITY can set up a small and flexible integration management office (IMO). There, a joint program management team made up of INVENSITY experts and staff from the acquired or merging companies support the planning and implementation of the defined actions.

Academy

Academy

“Nobody is able to prevent me from getting smarter”
– Konrad Adenauer

Technology and innovation thrive on the expertise of people who work on them every day. The continuous increase in knowledge and the sustainable professional development of our staff are the key to our company’s success. To this end, the INVENSITY academy offers an extensive program of training courses and workshops.

INVENSITY Academy

Innovation

Innovation

Career

Career

INVENSITY is characterized by a well-balanced mix of professionalism, innovative power, internationality and social responsibility.

There are a variety of challenging tasks waiting for you – the level of the challenge is in your hands. In any case, our down to earth working atmosphere, a thorough integration and our team spirit contribute to a good working environment. To find more about the working atmosphere, please refer to our employee testimonials.

Our INVENSITY – values affect all of our actions and thus are also essential in our the search for new team members.

We joined the “Fair Company”- initiative and received the seal “Top Company” as well as “Open Company” by  kununu, that are testimonial to our values. Users on these sites rate us with top ratings for our good working environment as well as our transparent business culture.

Join our team! We are looking forward to your application, whether unsolicited  or in response to one of our vacancies.

Please feel free  to contact us, should you have any questions. Kindly refer to the FAQs for our answers to the most common questions and please find our recruiting system:

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Company

Company

“You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it” – Samuel Butler

The business ideals of INVENSITY form the framework for business relations with our clients, which are characterized by trust and respect. We also live by our convictions within the company, which serves to produce a holistic corporate culture.

We define strategies and aims in accordance with our vision and mission; our actions are based on corporate values

– The mission and vision reflect the aim of our actions. Our strategies and, ultimately, our aims, are derived from them. The overriding aims are broken down further and represent the objectives of each individual member of staff during half-yearly appraisals. In this way, each INVENSITY employee has the opportunity to make his or her own contribution to the overall company objective.

– The values ultimately form the basis of our actions. They shape how we treat each other and shape our conduct towards clients, suppliers and the general public.

Sincerity means always saying what you mean, and meaning what you say, all the while practicing the culture of feedback, listening to others in an open way without preconceptions.

Respect means showing everyone by my actions that I appreciate their worth, regardless of their career status, their experience or performance and ensuring that my actions are always informed by the principles of care, being interested and wanting to be involved.

Trust means that I express my confidence in INVENSITY employees and colleagues when dealing with customers and that I gain credibility through my own actions which are based on integrity and honest intentions. For us, trust is the basis of all cooperation. It grows with time and with shared experience.

Fairness means treating INVENSITY employees and clients in a fair, decent and honest manner while taking into consideration their individual abilities and situation, as well as observing the rules that have been put in place.

Responsibility means standing by the consequences of your own actions at INVENSITY and standing by clients, and actively doing all you can to ensure that tasks that fall under your area of responsibility are fulfilled completely.

Commitment means taking on tasks and responsibilities with energy and enthusiasm as well as being actively involved in achieving both your own objectives and those of INVENSITY.

Our mission is geared towards our external stakeholders with an emphasis on added value, and is also aimed at internal stakeholders, referring here to freedom for growth.

External mission:

– We offer professional support to our clients with regard to technological challenges and together achieve optimal solutions thanks to our expertise.

– We are valued by our clients as a top-class consultancy and are held in the highest regard.

Internal mission:

– As an employer extraordinaire, we offer our excellent employees a diverse range of opportunities to contribute to achieving excellent results in high-performing teams.

– So as to enable our employees to fully develop and apply their abilities and talents, we create an environment of opportunities and freedom in which our staff can learn from each other, undergo continuous professional development to unfold their full personal potential.

We believe in the achievability of our vision and orient our strategy and actions towards it:

It is INVENSITY’s vision to become the company of reference for innovations, technologies, talents and trust in the global consulting market.

“One cannot tie a knot with just one hand” – Saying from Mongolia

People at INVENSITY are individual personalities and experts at their field. However, the more different characters and abilities are, the more we all have one thing in common: passion for technology. That’s why we are standing behind our actions.

Frank Lichtenberg (Director)

Born in Berlin, Frank Lichtenberg completed his international studies with an MBA, attending the European Business School, Schloss Reichartshausen, the École Supérieure de Commerce, Dijon, France, and the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Over the course of his career Frank Lichtenberg got to know his trade, i.e. management, consulting and technology business, from various perspectives. As a member of the management in a venture capital enterprise, he has been instrumental in the founding and development of primarily technology-oriented companies, which, in some cases, progressed to become the market leaders in their segments. He was the founding member and CEO of the famous Frankfurt-based VentureLab, which turned out to become the “hotbed” for a wave of start-ups in Germany.

He gained extensive consulting experience in a responsible position in an international technology consultancy and gained experience in the area of corporate strategy & organization in leading strategy consultancy projects.

Christopher Seinecke (Associate Director)

Born in the German city of Ingolstadt, Christopher Seinecke studied Business Administration in Lyon and Rouen, France, after graduating from high school in Geneva, Switzerland.

After his subsequent MBA in Los Angeles, USA, he transferred as a systems analyst to one of the best-known IT system houses for quality management. There, he was responsible for setting up and implementing quality-relevant processes in automobile and medical technology.

Between 2006 and 2007, Christopher worked for an international technology consultancy. He enjoyed success in diversifying the client portfolio by opening up new industry sectors and bringing forward industrial best practices.

Since the summer of 2007 he has been in charge of the diversification strategy of INVENSITY and has been leading the development of the Business Development Center of Excellence.

Utz Täuber (Senior Managing Consultant)

Born in Großenhain in Saxony, Germany, Utz Täuber studied physics in Halle an der Saale and Berlin. His studies focused on solid-state physics and quantum optics. He completed his formal qualifications at the Institute of Optics at the TU Berlin. He gained his PhD in pigment degradation in solid-state dye lasers in the physics department at the Fluminense Federal University in Niterói, Brazil.

Even as early as during his studies, he gained experience at the Berlin-based INPRO in the field of plastics testing for companies such as Daimler, ThyssenKrupp and Ticona. While working at mcm Prüfsysteme, he led numerous development projects in the field of acoustics testing and modal analysis, from the project initiation phase to the maturity phase.

As a consultant at an internationally-operating corporate consultancy, he was responsible for requirements management and test management, and for organization structures in development departments.

Utz Täuber has been the head of the INVENSITY innovation center since 2007. In this role, he coordinates the INVENSITY competence areas, manages innovation projects and is responsible for the company’s knowledge management. He has been a member of the management of INVENSITY since 2010.

Christian Beul (Associate Manager)

Born in Düren (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany), Christian Beul studied at the University of Cologne and the Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungary, graduating with a degree in business informatics.

Following his studies, Mr. Beul began working at INVENSITY as a consultant in the summer of 2008. Since then Mr. Beul has successfully implemented numerous R&D projects in the areas of process optimization, project management and safety management for renowned companies in the automotive & defense industry. He also gives regular lectures for the Gesellschaft für Systems Engineering (GfSE).

Motivated by the desire to combine the technical expertise gained with economic background knowledge, Mr. Beul has been working as a business consultant in the area of business development since 2011.

Christian Friedrich (Principal Consultant)

Born in Bernkastel-Kues in Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, Christian Friedrich completed the International Studies in Electrical Engineering at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences with a degree in electrical engineering. He also spent a year at Coventry University (UK) and graduated in Master of Science in Control Engineering.

Christian began his professional career at Jaguar / Land Rover Research where he was responsible for the development of a complex system. After his return to Germany, he worked as a consultant for an internationally-operating corporate consultancy, where he was responsible for the model-based development and the required processes.

After joining INVENSITY Christian was able to bring in his valuable experience in various industries like the automotive industry, defense industry and medical industry and headed e.g. organization-wide process improvement initiatives.

Since 2008, Christian Friedrich is Head of the INVENSITY Systems Engineering Center of Excellence. In this position he coordinates the activities of INVENSITY in Systems Engineering. The issues of process and quality management are particularly close to his heart. As the management representative for quality management he is responsible for the continuous improvement of the company. As a managing agent of the GfSE (German Society on Systems Engineering), Christian represents the interests of INVENSITY in this body. He has been a member of the management of INVENSITY since 2012.

Matthias Welge (Principal Consultant)

Matthias Welge is Principal Consultant at the technology consulting company INVENSITY and is based in the Düsseldorf office, Germany. He consults German and international clients in the area of Project / Portfolio Management, R&D processes and Technical / Commercial Due Diligence.

Over the years, he has developed particular expertise in the Automotive & Transportation (OEMs and Tier-1/2/3) sector as well as in a broad range of technology driven industries with high R&D efforts. In recent years, he has been involved as project lead for numerous organizational change and M&A projects. Matthias has special interest in managing complex projects which he pursued by publishing articles and studies as well as speaking on conferences.

Before joining INVENSITY in 2007 he was working for another technology consultancy and finished his studies of industrial engineering at TU Darmstadt.

Volker Lippitz (Principal Consultant)

Volker Lippitz studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Siegen, Germany. He first worked on cross-sector projects in the department for innovative vehicle concepts at Daimler before implementing a similarly cross-sector technical market research for innovative lightweight materials at ThyssenKrupp. At ZF Sachs, he worked in multi-project management for numerous development projects. Internally, Volker Lippitz is developing the field of innovation management. His interests lie in technology transfer across sectors, in resource-saving innovation management and systematic idea generation.

Fabian Koark (Principal Consultant)

Fabian Koark gained his expertise with our clients KMW, Daimler, BMW, ZF, TRW, Bosch, Continental, KSPG, SAIC and Dräxlmaier in Germany, USA and China. He joined INVENSITY in 2009, after his studies at the TU Darmstadt, the University of California and his consulting experience within the St. Gallen Consulting Group and Lufthansa Systems. As consultant for engineering projects and organization, he is an asked expert for system and organization optimization. He is well-regarded as referent and author of publications.

In 2011, he established the Center of Excellence for Organizational Change. Since 2016, Fabian Koark manages all North American activities from the INVENSITY office in Detroit, Michigan.

Paul Arndt (Principal Consultant)

Paul Arndt is responsible for cyber security activities at INVENSITY. He obtained his diploma in informatics at the TU Darmstadt with focus on the development of embedded systems and IT security. He specializes in implementation and optimization of development processes, particularly in projects with high software share. A special focus is made up of methods and tools around cyber security. He carried out projects at Daimler Busses, TechniSat, DIEHL Aerospace, KMW and Continental. Furthermore, he is the responsible IT safety officer for IT security strategies at INVENSITY.

Björn Engelhardt (Principal Consultant)

After studying at the University of Göttingen and the Technical University of Darmstadt Björn Engelhardt has obtained his diploma in industrial engineering / mechanical engineering. The focus of his studies was in the topics of product development, project management and innovation management.

His focus at INVENSITY is in the areas of project management and cooperation & supplier management. He gained experience in projects with leading companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense sector in Germany and abroad. Findings of his consulting projects can be found in various professional articles again.

Daniel Pfeifer (Associate Manager)

Born in Wiesbaden (Hessen), Daniel Pfeifer studied at the Technical University in Darmstadt graduating with a degree in business informatics.

In 2011 Mr. Pfeifer started as Consultant for INVENSITY and has successfully implemented numerous R&D projects in the areas of requirements- and test management, as well as innovation and safety management for renowned companies in the automotive, transportation, IT and aerospace industry.

Motivated by the desire to combine the technical expertise gained with his economic background knowledge, Mr. Pfeifer has been working as a business consultant in the area of business development since 2013.

Stefan Marquart (Senior Business Consultant)

Born in Aichach (Bavaria), Mr. Stefan J. Marquart finished his studies at the TH Ingolstadt (Germany) and University of Borås (Sweden) as a Bachelor of Enigneer in Business and Engineering after his apprenticeship as an electrician. Subsequently he passed his Master of Arts in Business in Strategic Management at the FH Wiener Neustadt (Austria).

Mr. Marquart gained first project experience in a market leading company in development and manufacture of special founding machinery and mining equipment. He was responsible for activity-based accounting, process analysis and optimization for a newly built Power&Free enamelling line, as well as for production planning and scheduling procedures of the steel production.

In 2012 and 2013 Mr. Marquart was working for a management consultancy in Vienna, which is specialized on the field of Innovation Management, particularly the Lead User method. As a research agent he was in charge of establishing trend- and market studies, customer needs analysis and identification of Lead Users, as well as development of new project formats.

Since 2014 Mr. Marquart is working as a Business Consultant for INVENSITY, where he combines his technical experience and economical knowledge.

Charles A. Walczynski (Business Consultant)

Born in Leonberg (Baden-Wuerttemberg), Mr. Walczynski studied at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz and received his diploma in economic geography.

Mr. Walczynski gained considerable project experience as managing assistant in an engineering office specialized in national wide construction projects. He  was co-responsible for the costumer management as well as the closing of several projects. In 2012 Mr. Walczynski founded a start-up-company for IT & communication design and gained expertise in the area of sales, recruitment and costumer acquisition.

Since 2014 Mr. Walczynski is working for INVENSITY, where he applies his experiences as an Associate Business Consultant in the Business Development Department.

Dr. Pascal Macha (Business Consultant)

Dr. Pascal Macha is the head of INVENSITY’s Hamburg office. He oversees all client relations and further he is managing the diversification of INVENSITY’s consulting activities in North Germany. Prior he expanded the markets for the Stuttgart office entering the medical and semiconductor sector. He has more than 7 years of experience in the field of R&D and business development. Before joining INVENSITY he held a research fellow position at The University of Queensland (Australia) at the Center of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems. He started his career at the Leibniz Institute of photonic technologies after being a visiting researcher at the TU Delft (Netherlands). Pascal Macha studied at the FSU Jena (Germany) and ESPCI Paris (France). He holds a PhD in physics from the KIT Karlsruhe (Germany).

Steffen Hofferbert (Business Consultant)

Born in Seeheim-Jugenheim (Hessen), Steffen Hofferbert graduated in business informatics with a focus on operational and strategic project management at the Technical University of Darmstadt as Master of Science.

Before joining INVENSITY, Steffen Hofferbert gained experience in the industry and consulting area. He worked in Product Management at Deutsche Telekom, Program Management at Software AG and IT Business Consulting at PwC. At the University of New South Wales (Australia), Steffen Hofferbert worked as a research intern in the area of social media and published a research paper on gamification.

At INVENSITY, he was involved in several R&D projects in the fields of test management, project management and process consulting. Internally, Steffen Hofferbert worked in the Center of Project Management in the areas of PMO, project ramp-up as well as operational method and process development.

Motivated by his successful project acquisitions and the desire to combine his technical expertise with his economic background, Steffen Hofferbert joined the business development as a business consultant in 2018.

Henrik Spinn (Business Consultant)

Born in Papenburg (Niedersachen), Henrik Spinn passed his apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic before he started his studies in Business Management and Sales Engineering.

During his studies and in different Jobs, he gained experiences in Sales and Project Management. Among others he supported companies in Taiwan expanding their business to Germany and was in charge for company networking at Volkswagen one of the largest multinational automotive manufacturing companies to ensure the knowledge transfer between regional companies. Up to that he supported the sales department of a company for special machinery.

Since 2016 Mr. Spinn in combining his experience in technology, business and consulting as an Business Consultant at INVENSITY.

Marvin Edelkamp (Associate Business Consultant)

Marvin Edelkamp (born in Hoya, Lower Saxony) graduated in mechanical engineering with focus on international project management at the University of Siegen as a Bachelor of Science.

Prior to his consultancy work, Marvin Edelkamp was already able to gain industrial experience abroad. For example, he worked in the quality management department at the Volkswagen AG in Mexico.

Since 2015, Marvin Edelkamp has been working as a consultant at INVENSITY in the Center of Excellence Project Management. In 2016, he joined the business development department as an Associate Business Consultant, combining his technical background with knowledge in economics and project management.

Waqas Aslam (Associate Business Consultant)

Waqas Aslam graduated in industrial engineering with focus on project management, innovation management and electrical engineering at the University of Kassel as Master of Science.

Before joining INVENSITY, Waqas Aslam gained experience at Solar Technology AG in the Quality Department and developed a quality planning concept to optimize the collaboration between the advanced quality planning and the quality assurance. At Volkswagen he worked in the manufacture of transmissions. There he was supporting in the planning and implementation of sub-projects.

Since 2016, Waqas Aslam has been working as a consultant at INVENSITY in different R&D projects in the fields of systems engineering, requirements management and technical project lead. Internally, he worked in the Center of Excellence Systematic Innovation in the areas of innovation culture, knowledge management and employee idea database.

In 2018 he switched to the business development department to utilize profitably his experience as a consultant and combine it with his economic background.

René Klaus (Associate Business Consultant)

René Klaus studied Industrial Management focused on energy- and environment technology at University Bayreuth, which he finished as a B. Sc. Following this he successfully finished his study in Industrial Management, with the profile industrial management – production engineering as a M. Sc. at Technical University Dortmund.
Various insights René Klaus could already gain in the defense, agricultural and automotive industries, which also included several overseas experiences. During his studies, René Klaus choose the lateral entry as a reserve officer at German armed forces, with the result that he is still active in the defense sector. Beside that he worked in the key account management with European and Asian customers.

The foundation stone for the cooperation with INVENSITY was laid in 2016, when René Klaus supported the Business Development team in Wiesbaden. In 2018 he transferred to the office in Stuttgart and is now bringing his experience in the above named industries into daily business.

Christian Schubert (Senior Consultant)

Christian Schubert has achieved his diploma in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with a specialization in Information and Communications Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg.

As a technical consultant at INVENSITY, he has gained interdisciplinary expertise in the entire range of systems engineering at various companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense sector. Internally, he is the head of the INVENSITY Academy.

Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp (Senior Consultant)

Marc Großerüschkamp studied physics at the University of Leipzig. The diploma thesis in the field of biophysics is focused on the investigation of cancer cells by means of optical laser traps. During his Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research he studied functional proteins using spectroscopic methods. At INVENSITY Marc Großerüschkamp is focused on quality management, process development and innovation. Within the INVENSITY Innovation Center he is responsible for the topics technology monitoring, studies and academic cooperation.

Ulf Stocker (Senior Consultant)

Ulf Stocker has a degree in technical computer science – an interdisciplinary bridge course between electrical engineering and computer science – graduated from the University of Kaiserslautern. The studies placed emphasis on embedded systems and distributed software.

His main subjects at INVENSITY are the design and development of software, considering classical as well as agile methods and including requirements engineering and support of processes. He applies his knowledge in the areas of automotive, aerospace and defense in customer projects.

Since 2012 he is one of the executive leads of the CoE Software Engineering and together with his colleagues he creates new methods to current challenges of software engineering.

Jan Zutter (Senior Consultant)

Jan Zutter completed his studies in the field of Information Technology at the University of Kaiserslautern with diploma. He focused on embedded systems and hardware/software co-design.

Jan Zutter is an expert in Systems Engineering at INVENSITY. The introduction and optimization of development processes for requirements and test management are especially important to him. With his experience he manages projects in the sectors of aerospace, automotive and defense.

Kai Hardy (Senior Consultant)

Kai Hardy obtained his B. Sc. in computer science at the University of Applied Sciences Rhine-Main. His focus during the academic studies was on Software Engineering und Image Processing. His focus at INVENSITY is on agile software development methods, IT and tool development. He accompanied successful projects at KMW, Qiagen, DIEHL und Continental.

INVENSITY internal Kai Hardy is responsible for the work group knowledge management and for the development of the INVENSITY knowledge management tool Hivescout.

Sebastian Hetzel (Senior Consultant)

Sebastian Hetzel has finished his study at the University of Technology Dresden as well as the University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, Australia by reaching the Diploma in Business and Engineering. The core subjects of his study were Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and International Project Management.

At INVENSITY, his focus lies in project management. He is skilled in research and development agitations based on his engagements in the utility vehicle- and the defense sector. His knowledge in project management is based on his positions as technical project manager as well as project leader. Besides, he earned leadership skills as result of his position as site-leader.

Juliane Kläs (Senior Consultant)

Juliane Kläs studied biology at the University of Düsseldorf, Würzburg and at SUNY, NY, US.  Her major was microbiology. During her PhD at the IPMB, Heidelberg University and at the Tokyo University she specialized in pharmaceutical biotechnology and focused on the transport of active substances into the brain.

At INVENSITY  Juliane Kläs works on projects in the fields of process development, project-, safety- and quality management. Furthermore she is a member of the Mentoring Board which defines and configures the INV- Mentoring program. She is also a  trainer for internal trainings like communication skills, conflict management and project management. In the CoE PM she is responsible of the topic supply management in the medical field and published some professional articles.

Barbara M. Bschorr (Managing Assistant HR) 

Barbara Bschorr graduated in Business Administration  at the university of applied science Rosenheim, Germany, in 2007,  with key study areas personnel management & international management (geographical specialism: South-East Asia). Ms Bschorr also had her dissertation on talent management published. She can draw on many years of professional experience in the field of personnel management in engineering, and works as Managing Assistant HR at the Munich branch, where she is responsible for HR, recruiting and college recruiting.

Alissa Fiedler (Senior Managing Assistant Head of HR)

Alissa Fiedler graduated in Sociology and Pedagogy at the Technical University in Darmstadt in 2012. Her major fields of study were adult education and analysis of disadvantaged persons. Her dissertation topic was about change of management trainings and learning in organizations. After successfully completing her degrees she gained professional experience in personnel management in engineering. At INVENSITY she works as Senior Managing Assistant Human Relations at the office in Wiesbaden, where she is responsible for HR Management, which includes recruiting and college recruiting. Furthermore she is Head of Human Relations Department and employee development.

Tatevik Mkrtchyan (Managing Assistant HR)

Tatevik Mkrtchyan graduated in Pedagogy and Sociology with the thematic priority on adult and media education at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz in 2012. Her bachelor thesis was about the role of lifelong learning and the differences between qualification and education in the context of vocational education and training. After completing her B.A. she gained professional experience in personnel management in one of the greatest financial institutes in Germany. As Managing Assistant Human Relations Mrs. Mkrtchyan works at the office in Wiesbaden and is responsible for the recruiting and personnel development at INVENSITY.

Gisela Wier (Managing Assistant HR)

Gisela Wier graduated in Business Administration with the thematic priority on Human Relations Management and Service Management at the University of applied Science in Stuttgart in 2015. Her bachelor thesis was about the concept of Retention Management and to show out the action fields. During her study she gained experience in personnel management in the manufacturing industry in Germany. As Managing Assistant Human Relations Ms. Wier works at the office in Stuttgart and is responsible for the recruiting and personnel development at INVENSITY.

Julia Dutt (Team Assistant HR)  

Julia Dutt finished her apprenticeship as industrial clerk and pursued her academic career with studying Human Resource Management at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen in the Netherlands. She gained practical experience through internships and completed her degree with a thesis about causes of employee turnover in cooperation with a leading private provider of educational and health-care services.

As Team Assistant Human Relations at INVENSITY Julia Dutt is responsible for global assignments in Human Resources and helds tasks in recruiting and employee support at the Dusseldorf Office.

Anna-Lena Marquart (Managing Assistant HR, Deputy Head of HR)  

Anna-Lena Marquart studied Economics at the University in Regensburg with Human Resource Management and Marketing as her major. Her thesis dealt with the impact of presenteeism on the business success and its negative effects on the employees’ health. After successfully graduating from her studies she started her career at INVENSITY.

As Managin Assistant Human Relations at the office in Munich and Deputy Head of HR Anna-Lena Marquart is responsible for recruiting, employer branding and employee care at INVENSITY.

Manuel Sollbach (Senior Managing Assistant Corporate Communication)

Manuel Sollbach completed his degree in media & oeconomics spring 2010 at Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany. His specialisms included corporate and personnel management, and knowledge and information management. His dissertation topic, investigated in cooperation with INVENSITY the field of knowledge management for development projects. Mr. Sollbach is responsible for communication, press and recruiting at INVENSITY. He is also very dedicated to social aspects in particular, for example in the kindergarden contest or the child engineers’ academy.

Dr. Martin Boehm (Team Assistant Finance Department)

Martin Boehm studied at Bamberg University for the Diplom in European Business Administration. During his studies, he undertook different internships in the financial sector for instance at D.A.S. Insurances, Dresdner Bank and Munich Hypo. Furthermore, he achieved a Master of Science in International Banking and Finance in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Martin started his career at the investment consultancy ascent AG. Following this, he supported the integration of a new site into the Cummins Company. As a next step, he performed financial integration and the year ends for registrar services GmbH which was acquired by Link Market Services. In his time at State Street Bank GmbH Martin worked in financial settlement and self custody. Afterwards, he supported De Nora in internal and external accounting. Since the end of 2016, Martin optimizes and supports the accounts receivable at INVENSITY. Martin finalized his PhD with the dissertation on whether the actual financial crisis brings the end for the Euro currency in spring 2017.

“We cannot make things 1000 per cent better. But we can make 1000 things 1 per cent better.” – Ralph Wright Ketner

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“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.” – Marie Curie

INVENSITY shares its wealth of expertise in high-end technology gained over many years with its customers in a solution-orientated and flexible way. INVENSITY’s employees deliberately make use of the bundled knowledge of a sector or a technology and also check  applicability of this knowledge in other industries. Thus added value can be created beyond the core industries of INVENSITY.

Automotive

The automobile industry is one of INVENSITY’s core industries – here INVENSITY works closely with OEMs and their suppliers. The commercial vehicle industry is also part of this client segment. 
The requirements of these three client segments can differ significantly.

Nonetheless, thanks to its experience in all three client segments, INVENSITY is able to offer its clients a wide range of solutions, both with regard to development management and project management. These include, for instance, taking over development tasks in the mechatronics field, project management/partial project management in the development and the optimization of R&D processes in accordance with the current standards in the automobile industry (e.g. IEC 61508 and SPICE).

Rail Industry

With annual growth of 3% the rail industry is a core area within the manufacturing industry in the high-tech sector, and sees itself confronted by changing framework conditions and increasing competitive pressures based on an internationalization of production, the expansion of the EU and a liberalization of markets. As the transport sector with the fastest-growing transport performance and the best environmental balance, the rail industry is an industry with a promising future and an excellent growth prospect and is therefore an area INVENSITY is paying particular attention to.

With far-reaching experience, INVENSITY offers assistance in the 3 core areas
1.    locomotives and rail vehicles
2.    infrastructure
3.    signaling equipment and telecommunications

and in large-scale projects of operating companies, making best use of our expertise in project management/partial project management, safety management in accordance with the required standards and in the optimization of research and development processes.

The aerospace industry has become one of the catalysts of innovation in Germany. With continuous growth and industry turnover of around €20 billion, the industry has become an important economic factor.

The high level of innovation in the sector makes it an attractive client segment for INVENSITY. The structure of INVENSITY corresponds to the high client requirements that rely on technical know-how, experience and communication skills. The cross-sector approach, which is based on transferring best practice from other industries, proves to be rather interesting here as well.

INVENSITY’s experience enables it to offer customized solutions, both in development and project management. These include, for instance, taking over development tasks, investigations into material properties, project management/partial project management in development and the optimization of maintenance processes.

The defense field is characterized by increasing innovation pressures and internationalization. In particular mobility and the development of mechatronic systems are at the very fore of investment.

The technical challenges are similar to those faced by the other industries within the INVENSITY client circle, with maintenance and the need for safety naturally being of greater significance in the defense industry. With INVENSITY’s experience in this industry it can  provide highly bespoke solutions for this industry in particular.

INVENSITY managed to attract much attention due to its ability to develop in accordance with the V-Model XT conforming to IEC 61508 and AQAP 2210 while taking into account MIL-STD 882. As a result, companies in the field of defense regularly make use of our process consulting and book training courses, and entrust us with challenging operational implementation projects.

Energy

Overall, the global markets for energy technology have good prospects for growth. In view of the rising crude oil prices, especially the demand for renewable energy is increasing significantly and, according to estimates, will reach approx. 30 percent p.a. for solar energy plants and around 15 percent p.a. for wind power plants.

German companies are proving to be particularly innovative in the field of fuel cells, where the number of registered patents is showing a double digit growth rate. Thanks to its cross-sector experience, INVENSITY offers customized solutions in this industry in the areas of development, optimization of processes and project management.

Plant Construction

A typical feature of industrial plant construction is, that the plants are specific to the individual client. In general, they are individual constructions or small batch types, which are associated with very high investment costs. Plants of this kind can be found in process engineering, power engineering, supply engineering, production engineering, machine construction and electrotechnology.

The many competitors against whom companies must compete with their core competences are not the only challenge this industry is facing. The tremendously high pressure of keeping to budgets and deadlines, also requires matured management processes.

Our extensive expertise in project management means INVENSITY can assist plant manufacturers and plant operators in all project processes, from defining the requirements to initial start-up and process optimization for the plant.

Germany is one of the world’s leaders for medical technology, with two out of the ten largest companies globally being German companies. Medical technology is characterized by an increasing interconnectedness of a wide range of systems and by great diversity. German companies are in addition increasingly putting their efforts in developing technologically challenging components and are investing substantially in R&D.

Based on INVENSITY’s experience across all sectors, we are ideally positioned to offer tailored solutions in this industry, especially in the areas of embedded software, supplier management and software development/testing.

Light is a tool with unparalleled properties. Precision, speed, and high energy and information densities make the control of light a key technology.

Optical technologies as a technological area, is a sector of indispensible importance for an innovation consulting company. It comprises nine areas, which are found in everyday and high-tech applications in the photonics industry, and which also form key technologies in other industries:

* Optical equipment and components
* Energy management 
* Medical technology and life sciences
* Flat-panel displays
* Lighting engineering 
* Image processing, measuring equipment and analytics
* Information technology, office automation and consumer electronics
* Communications technology
* Industrial production 

Telecommunications is an important industry in Germany. On one hand the sector has great economic significance, as its innovations lead to a productivity increase in industry, and on the other hand because it represents a catalyst for innovation due to its short development cycles.

Challenges are in particular caused on the back of an ever-increasing interlinking of different technologies and as a result of constant changes in technology. Thanks to its cross-sector experience, INVENSITY offers bespoke solutions in this industry, particularly in the areas of IT development, change management and in the optimization of processes.

“Always act in such a way that further possibilities arise.” – Heinz von Förster

INVENSITY supports a variety of social responsibility projects.

Amongst others we organize every year our “Kindergarten Contest”. Kindergarten and nursery schools around our office locations (Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart, München, Detroit) have the opportunity to win a prize money to realize their kids dreams.

With our own Children-Engineering-Academy we show children in a playful way the backgrounds of all-day technology.

Furthermore we are active with several local an regional social events.

Due to our engagement in social activities we were decorated with the “Golden Lily” in 2013 and 2015.

Do you have an special need or idea for a social project? Please contact us!

INVENSITYs goal with the Children Engineering Academy is to show even the small ones how all day technology is all about.

In a playful way the children learn, how the daily things work. Especially these kinds of technology, that are in use every day without thinking about it:

How das a GPS work? In which way is it connected with the magnetic field of our earth?

Why does the sound come out of an MP3 player? How does my ear hear the music?

The INVENSITY Kindergarten Contest 2018 has started! We would like to invite you to participate again this year.

The contest is aimed at kindergartens, day care centres and nurseries in and around our offices in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart and Munich. INVENSITY is a technology and innovation consultancy and sustainable social commitment is part of our self-image. We launched the contest nine years ago with the aim of promoting the commitment and innovative ideas of children’s institutions. With our growth, the scope of the contest has also grown. For example, we are currently awarding a prize money of 10,000 euros for all locations in total.

Do you have an idea for your institution that will help the children to develop or that you simply enjoy more? Then we look forward to receiving your application:

Please send us your concept by 08.06.2018 to the contact below. The documents should briefly describe on about one or two pages what makes up your kindergarten, what the idea is, how you imagine the implementation and how you plan to use the prize money if you win. There are no limits to your imagination! We evaluate all project proposals submitted on time according to the criteria of innovativeness & creativity, feasibility and sustainable benefit for all children in your institution. The institutions with the most exciting projects will then have the opportunity to present their ideas in more detail.

You are welcome to find out more about last year’s winners below.

We are looking forward to your ideas and your submissions! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Contact person:

Beate Christmann
INVENSITY GmbH
Mainzer Str. 19
65185 Wiesbaden

Tel +49 611/ 334 804 10
Fax +49 611/ 334 804 19

Hamburg

  • The child daycare facility “Caning & Caning” won the first Kindergarten contest in Hamburg, where our youngest office is located. The facility received support from INVENSITY to build a greenhouse and an art studio.

Dusseldorf

  • Our team in Düsseldorf was pleased to declare the kindergarten Saint Reinold the winner of the local contest. Among so many applications their concept could win through. The kindergarten will set up a new relaxation room that offers a retreat as well as a quiet and comfortable space.

Wiesbaden

  • We were able to deliver a great treat to the kids daycare center Marienfried in Wiesbaden Dotzheim. We enabled them to set up their own vegetable garden to educate the children on sustainability. A nursery will supervise the project professionally. The children will help planting and designing the garden-paths, fences and the large concrete wall in their still meager outside area.

Stuttgart

  • In Stuttgart, we enabled the Gedächtniskindergarten to build a great theatre stage to give children a room to experience immerse themselves in different roles. Moreover, the children are motivated to participate in creating the stage accessories.

Munich

  • Due to the low number of participants in Munich, previous year’s applications have been included. Finally, the Ehrenbürger e.V. won with their concept. They will implement adjustable wooden platforms to create playing and resting areas, just as required.

Düsseldorf

  • Kindergarten Kleiner Planet, Lebenshilfe Düsseldorf e.V. – Redesign of the corridor into a creative space with five sensory stations. Especially children with a disability can experience various environmental impressions independently with all their senses.

Wiesbaden

  • Ecumenical Kindergarten Wiesbaden – Construction of a larger and safer wardrobe with combined stowage and storage options.

Stuttgart

  • Children’s group Nikolausstraße e.V. – Construction of a bicycle water pump with electricity generator, with which the children can generate electricity for their own use. In this way, the topics of sustainability, team building and responsibility are taught in a playful way.

München

  • Children’s group Panama e.V. – Construction of a sustainable natural fence that protects the children from the busy road, but at the same time stands for openness and a culture of welcome.

Düsseldorf

  • In Düsseldorf, the “Kinderforum e.V.” receives support from INVENSITY in the design and reconstruction of various play areas so that they can be used on several levels.

Wiesbaden

  • In Wiesbaden, INVENSITY helps the parents’ initiative “Die Rübe e.V.” to build a modular sensing wall for the playful development of the sense of touch and feel.

Stuttgart

  • In Stuttgart, the parent-child initiative “Weissenhofkindergarten e.V.” is given a “number and letter land” with a sitting and reading corner for effortless early language support.

München

  • In Munich, INVENSITY helps to rebuild the creative hut for the parent-child initiative “Osterwald e.V.”. It offers retreats for concentrated and creative work.

Düsseldorf

Wiesbaden

  • Daycare center Tigerbär e.V. – Conversion of the outdoor area into a football field

München

Düsseldorf

  • Daycare center Anna Siemsen – Redesign of the outdoor facility for romping and playing
  • Kindergarten “Kleiner Elefant” – Equipment of a media room to playfully learn how to deal with the media

Wiesbaden

  • Daycare center Wiesbaden – Construction of an outdoor barefoot path
  • Daycare center of the evangelic main church “Regenbogenland” – Course “self-confident and strong” for the little ones on violence prevention and self-esteem.

München

  • Nursery Krabbeleck – Conversion of a room for a permanent experimental corner for playful experimentation and discovery
  • Parent-child-initiative Würmchen e.V. – Construction of an explorer and ravine landscape for the curious crib children

Düsseldorf

Wiesbaden

München

Wiesbaden

  • Parent initative Rübe e.V. with a concept for redesigning the outdoor play area. Read here, how the place looks like after the implementation.

München

Press Relations & Studies

Press Relations & Studies

Our Press Releases and Studies are available via the INVENSITY Knowledge Center

INVENSITY Knowledge Center

Press contact:

INVENSITY GmbH
Manuel Sollbach
Parkstraße 22
65189 Wiesbaden
0611-5047540
manuel.sollbach@invensity.com

Contact

Contact

Office Hamburg

INVENSITY GmbH
Brahmsallee 48
20144 Hamburg

Phone:
+49 40 182 299 310

Fax:
+49 40 182 299 319

hamburg@invensity.com

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Office Düsseldorf

INVENSITY GmbH
Schumannstraße 79
40237 Düsseldorf

Phone:
+49 211 875 679 00

Fax:
+49 211 875 679 19

duesseldorf@invensity.com

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Office Stuttgart

INVENSITY GmbH
Auf dem Haigst 34
70597 Stuttgart

Phone:
+49 711 878 792 0

Fax:
+49 711 878 792 19

stuttgart@invensity.com

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Office München

INVENSITY GmbH
Giselastraße 3a
80802 München

Phone:
+49 89 32 49 03 21 0

Fax:
+49 89 32 49 03 21 19

muenchen@invensity.com

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Office Detroit

INVENSITY Inc.
438 Macomb St.
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone:
+1 (313) 209-681-0

Fax:
+1 (313) 209-681-8

detroit@invensity.com

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Office Manila

INVENSITY Inc.
U-9B Net Park Building
5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Philippines 1634

Phone:
+63 (2) 795 2417

Fax:
+63 (2) 795 2401

manila@invensity.com