Because stories matter. Have a closer look at our talents, our competencies, our potential for innovation, and the dynamics of our ever-evolving company.
Unveiling personal growth and development at INVENSITY – an experience report
Consultant Ben Reusch shares how working at INVENSITY positively impacted his career and development and some tips on how young professionals can grow in their careers.
How artificial intelligence can improve quality and reliability in project controlling
Senior Project Management Consultant Marc Bollmann, Head of Software & Data Technologies Department Marc Großerüschkamp and Associate Project Management Consultant Johannes Behne discuss potential solutions that use AI to conduct risk analysis and status determination in project controlling.
Predictive Quality – Opportunities of AI in Production (Part II)
What concrete steps can you take to harness AI and machine learning for your own production? Read part two of our interview "Predictive Quality - Opportunities of AI in Production". Christopher Seinecke and Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp take a closer look at the technical context, answer the question of the relevance of the data an AI learns from, and address concerns that the use of AI raises.
More efficient safety management with MBSE
Jan Zutter, Head of Systems Engineering at INVENSITY, and Christian Dahm, Systems Engineering Consultant at INVENSITY, discuss the advantages and potential risks of switching to and using MBSE in development. They explore the question of how safety management can benefit from a model-based development approach.
Increase productivity with hybrid work models
What impact does hybrid working have on collaboration in innovation and change projects? And how can good leadership keep employee productivity consistently high and perhaps even increase it? Read our latest blog-post to find answers to these questions.
Predictive Quality – Opportunities of AI in Production (Part I)
Where do the potentials of AI applications lie, especially in system and machine operation as well as in production, and also for medium-sized companies? Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp and Christopher Seinecke discuss this question in this expert interview.
Press release: Commercial & Technical Due Diligence for Lab14
INVENSITY advises Lab14 on the acquisition of a majority stake of Nanosurf with a commercial and technical due diligence. Nanosurf brings in its AFM technology. With this step, Lab14 expands its portfolio of advanced manufacturing and surface analysis solutions once more.
AI in project management
Artificial intelligences are becoming more and more common in companies and in our everyday life. This raises the question why project management in companies is still almost completely unaffected by artificial intelligence?
Press release: Commercial & Technical Due Diligence for United Robotics Group
INVENSITY advises United Robotics Group (URG) on the acquisition of a majority stake of the Robotnik Automation S.L.L. with a commercial and technical due diligence. The German-based ecosystem of service robotics companies continues to partner with experts contributing to launching the successful third generation of service robots, CobiotX.
A Glimpse into Quantum Physics
In this interview, Dr. Pascal Macha, a quantum physicist based in Sydney and INVENSITY alumnus, shares his thoughts with us: Christopher Seinecke, Managing Director of INVENSITY, asked him about quantum physics, his career, and where his knowledge comes into play in development projects.
The (Christmas) Fault Tree
Fault tree analysis is an industry-proven method that uncovers cause-effect relationships of faults in complex systems for a top undesired event. In particular, it identifies the critical paths that contribute most to the occurrence of the disaster. Applied to the example of a burning Christmas tree, it can be vividly demonstrated how easily the probability of a fire can be reduced.
How artificial intelligence helps optimize resource planning
In the current issue of Projektmagazin, our colleagues Marc Bollmann, Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp, and Mayanga Ngoy explain how artificial intelligence could be used to optimize your resource planning. Read the summary of the article here.
Onboarding at INVENSITY
In our latest blog post, our colleague Nancy Dehling, who started at INVENSITY in early July, shares her experiences from the past ten weeks.
Press release: New Investor Support branch in Barcelona office
INVENSITY opens Investor Support branch with Due Diligence and Portfolio Services in Barcelona office.
Press release: Commercial due diligence for Gimv
INVENSITY advises Gimv on the acquisition of Variotech GmbH with a commercial due diligence.
Expert Interview: SysML v2
Dr. Fabian Ziegler and Leonhard Mertz, two of our technology consultants at INVENSITY, have seized a unique opportunity for INVENSITY: they have participated in taking the SysML modeling language to the next level by contributing their practical knowledge to the review process of version v2.
Press release: Commercial due diligence for United Robotics Group
INVENSITY advises United Robotics Group on the acquisition of SoftBank Robotics Europe with a commercial due diligence.
How requirements paralyze today’s product development process
Requirements engineering in the automotive industry seems to have a paradox problem: The sum of requirements that is needed to describe a safe system has risen up to a point, where the need to consider all of them will most likely diminish quality instead of increasing it.
Press release: Commercial & technical due diligence for Anker Kassensysteme
Another successful transaction: INVENSITY advises Halder-backed Anker Kassensysteme on the acquisition of the POS service provider Poresy with a commercial and technical due diligence.
Software & Technology in Transactions – Software as the new “Brick & Mortar”
In an increasing digitized world, software solutions have become omnipresent in our businesses. It is therefore hardly surprising that investors are also showing an increasingly strong interest in software companies. In this blog post Stefan Marquart, Associate Manager in the field of M&A at INVENSITY, talks about what to keep in mind when investing into the software market.
Recognize, regulate and influence emotions better with ‘Emotional Intelligence’
Our head of CoE Safety Management, Sascha Hackmann, is not only an expert in his profession, but he also is a trainer of our INVENSTIY Academy for the training ‘Emotional Intelligence’. In his blog post, he shares some valuable insights on what we are meaning when asking for emotional intelligence as a highly appreciated soft skill.
Safety Culture Enables the Future of Automotive Development
Each automotive development brings its own set of complexities and dangers. In this blog post, James Garrett, Safety Management Consultant at INVENSITY, talks about what is necessary to overcome these challenges and fully realize these groundbreaking technologies. In short – Safety culture!
A bug for a feature
Keeping up high development speed, reducing bugs and creating maintainable/reusable code – If these are your goals, ‚code quality‘ should be your focus. In this blog post Nils Berger, Senior Consultant at INVENSITY, talks about practices that increase software quality.
How to manage your organization in turbulent times – insights from Peter F. Drucker
Experience shows that many leadership and management mistakes are made again and again during these times. In this blog post Stefan Marquart, Associate Manager at INVENSITY, condensed the key ideas of Peter F. Drucker's four leadership practices that can help you to respond crisis times effectively.
What makes a leader great?
In struggling ages like these, we all demand for leaders. When things become dynamic, and complexity grows, we hope for someone to protect us, to prevent us from harm and to lead us to a better place, where we are safe. In this blog post, Frank Lichtenberg, Director of INVENSITY, shares the most important principles of how to become a great leader.
Regulation UN R155 – Cybersecurity becomes relevant for approval in automotive development
In January of this year, the new regulation UN R155 came into effect, requiring cybersecurity to gain approval for the first time. In an interview with our Head of Cybersecurity, Jana Karina von Wedel, the cybersecurity expert talks about why this regulation is relevant and what it changes for various stakeholders.
Press Release: Successful support in the creation of a Commercial Factbook
INVENSITY GmbH has supported FERANO in securing further growth financing by preparing a commercial factbook. FERNAO intends to continue its expansion strategy and benefit from the increasing global demand for secure and highly available IT solutions.
Press Release: Successful technologies and software due dilligence
INVENSITY GmbH has advised Maxburg on the partnership with the Ravensburg based software company acontis technologies GmbH. With the support of Maxburg, acontis will continue its growth strategy benefitting from increasing global demand for machine-to-device communications in the fields of industrial automation, robotics, medtech and measurement technology.
Work Habits of an Excellent Employee: 5 Habits and How to Actually Make Them Stick
45% of our daily behavior is attributed to habits. You can think of habit behavior like our brain turning on autopilot, which it prefers over making proactive decisions. This is why it is so important to implement positive habits in the workplace. Many highly successful professionals actually attribute their success to exactly this. But where do we start? How can we start the process of implementing positive working habits?
5 Key Insights into Automotive Safety Management – Highlights from the Automotive Safety Technologies 2021 Conference
We all know that safety management is an essential part of the automotive engineering. But what seems to be obvious sometimes isn’t that obvious at all. This blog article written by one of our Safety Management experts shares 5 current key insights into Automotive Safety Management with you.
Making autonomous driving safer. This is KARLI.
The goal of the KARLI project is to develop an adaptive, responsive and level-compliant interaction between humans and the vehicle of the future and to use Artificial intelligence (AI) methods to develop new safety-related assistance systems. Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp is the Head of Technology Hub and the person responsible for INVENSITY’s part within the KARLI project. In this short interview he provides insights into the project.
Agile potential analysis: How to fully exploit your agile potential
Nowadays, many organizations are focusing more than ever on implementing agile methods, trying to take advantage of the agility to address this increased uncertainty of our time and its circumstances. It has become clear that the introduction and implementation of agility is not always that simple. Companies, individuals and especially the individual teams repeatedly encounter challenges in becoming agile and fully realizing their agile potential.
Press Release: Successful commercial and technical due dilligence
Successful commercial and technical due dilligence: INVENSITY advises RSBG portfolio company RSGB Advanced Manufacturing Technologies GmbH on the acquisition of Notion Systems GmbH, a supplier of industrial inkjet printing systems, with commercial and technical due diligence.
Requirements Management – A Story of Neglect and Potential
Requirements management (RM) is one of the most critical aspects of product development; it is prevalent from the definition of a project to the delivery of a finished product. This blog post tries to find an answer to the question: Why is Requirements Management, a process with the potential to add immense value when properly defined and implemented, often neglected and a pain point in engineering organizations today?
How to apply ISO 26262 to the development of self driving cars?
How to safely develop self driving cars when there are still so many challenges to face that the current safety standard, the ISO 26262, does not answer? Sascha Hackmann, Safety Management expert at INVENSITY, presents to you the three main challenges and gives suggestions how to approach these.
Why talk about creativity when you want innovation? – Part III
Do you want to know how to win the innovation race? Then check out the third part of our three-part blog series about systematic innovation. Our expert in innovation and innovation management Volker Lippitz presents the way to bring forth innovation with the help of systematic innovation. At the end of the third part, he summarizes some arguments for the thesis that innovation needs more pragmatism and systematics and gives an overview of the key learnings.
Why talk about creativity when you want innovation? – Part II
Do you want to know how to win the innovation race? Then check out the second part of our three-part blog series about systematic innovation. Our expert in innovation and innovation management Volker Lippitz illuminates the reasons why creativity dominates the innovation process even though it is in direct conflict with essential company interests and juxtaposes in-house innovation management and radical innovation management.
Why talk about creativity when you want innovation? – Part I
Do you want to know how to win the innovation race? Then check out the first part of our three-part blog series about systematic innovation. Our expert in innovation and innovation management Volker Lippitz not only explains the difference between a creative and systematic approach, but gives valuable background information about how to use the systematic approach to create innovations.
How to innovate: Product innovation by using AI
In our interview with Eric von Hippel and Sandro Kaulartz we talk about a new approach to the division of labor in product innovation and innovation in general using artificial intelligence and user innovations.
Electromobility and Electric Vehicles: Challenges and Trends
Are you concerned about some aspects of electromobility and electric vehicles such as range or charging time and want to know more about these challenges and future trends? In this blog post Alper Kücük, our consultant in Systems Engineering, spans an arc from the historical background to the challenges and future trends of electric mobility and electric vehicles and thereby shows that we will have to change our understanding of mobility.
Learning about Agile Product Development
Interested in implementing Agile product development, but not sure where to start? In this blog post Mike Saint-Jean, our Agile Project Management expert, shares some interesting insights into why and how to become agile.
Video Interview on AGILE Product Development
Are you looking to improve your product development processes? Our Project Management expert, Mike Saint-Jean provides his insight into why adopting or optimizing your own AGILE approach will be the pivot that increases ROI in product development.
How does a leader become great?
How does a leader become great? In this blog post, Frank Lichtenberg, Director of INVENSITY, shares the most important principles of great leadership.
Interview with cybersecurity expert Jana von Wedel
Why does the topic of cybersecurity become more and more important in the field of product development? How can a tool make carrying out a TARA easier? Jana Karina von Wedel, cybersecurity expert, answers these and further questions in our interview.
INVENSITY advises Halder-backed Anker Kassensysteme on the acquisition of LocaFox
INVENSITY has advised Anker Kassensystem GmbH, a portfolio company of Halder Beteiligungsberatungs GmbH, on the acquisition of the Berlin based SaaS company LocaFox GmbH with a commercial and technical due diligence. Here you can read more about the transaction.
EU Whistleblower Directive: Obligation to set up an internal whistleblowing system by the end of 2021
Are you ready for the new EU Whistleblower Directive? What is that directive all about? And what can you do to comply with it?
INVENSITY advises NORD Holding on the acquisition of a majority stake in Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik
INVENSITY GmbH has advised NORD Holding on the acquisition of a majority stake in the cleantech company Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik AG with a technical due diligence. Here you can read more about the transaction.
Embedded AI – How an AI Revolution will look in the German industry
AI applications can already be implemented on today's embedded systems. From an economic point of view, this offers great potential for the German industry. Our AI expert, Johannes Schürmann, shares his opinion on how an AI revolution may look like in the German industry.
Fabian Koark appointed CEO of INVENSITY Inc.
As of September 16, 2020 Fabian Koark has been appointed CEO of INVENSITY Inc. in Detroit/Michigan in the USA.
Analyzing sensor system flaws in modern machines – 1st article of the series
What led Flight AF 447 crash into the Atlantic Ocean? Our experts from the CoE Analytics & Sensorics shed light on the systems configuration and implementation and analyze the sequence of events that led to the eventual catastrophe.
Web-podium: Technical Due Diligence in the context of Security
Confused about the differences between IT Security, Embedded Security and Digital Forensic? And what does your coffee machine have to do with it? In our web-podium, we discuss the answers.
Safety for medical devices – insights into the current update of ISO14971
December 2019 the third edition of the medical safety and risk management standard ISO 14971 has been released. Was this new edition really necessary? A short analysis.
Relaxion in everyday life and work – Part II
Sitting down for brief periods can help us unwind from stress or recover from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we should. In this article, we provide you with some tips on how to include more movement into your work routine.
What good processes have to do with soccer
When OEMs demand a specific evidence of mature processes from their suppliers, you seldom get a happy look. However, if used properly, customers can benefit from this demand.
How uncertainty can be made predictable
At the peak of our current crisis, companies are left feeling paralyzed and uncertain about their future. One possible way of gaining planning reliability again is to adapt internal work processes.
Relaxion in everyday life and work – Part I
Whether at home, at work or at university - in everyday life we are often confronted with stressful situations. A focus on mindfulness can help to counteract this.
INVENSITY Kindergarten Contest 2020
Everyday life for children is no longer the same as before Corona. The way back to regular operation in day-care centres holds great challenges for everyone involved. INVENSITY dedicates its Kindergarten Contest 2020 to the solution of just these challenges.
Artificial Intelligence Solutions
AI is revolutionizing the industry - but how can you benefit from this technology? Our AI experts have found a way to assess AI according to its suitability for different companies.
Everyone can be a leader!
What does leadership have to do with going to the gym? This is a question INVENSITY's Director, Frank Lichtenberg, answers in his key note.
Effects on Software Development of Autonomous Driving
Autonomous Driving will bring significant change to the automotive industry. Probably most regarding the extend of knowledge and software sharing.
Digital Academy trainings for athletes
INVENSITY supports high-performance athletes in balancing their sporting and their professional career.
Webinar: Scenario-based decision making in crisis situations
Our expert for scenario-based decision making, Stefan Marquart, explains STORMS. Check out our free webinar.
Perspectives on the Battery Storage Market & Technology
E-Mobility Expert Daniel Albrecht gives an insight on the increasing demand of intelligent energy storage solutions.
COVID-19: Basic reproduction rate as spread estimation
We can confirm that the spread of COVID-19 is currently slowing down fairly rapid using the data from April 15th (R = 0.89).
COVID-19: Simulating current and target behavior
We compare the current and the target (as required by the government) spread of COVID-19 using the epidemiologic models from the previous article feeded with data provided by the Robert Koch Institute.
COVID-19: Calculation of the future behavior using daily data
Different epidemiologic models are used to describe the behavior of COVID-19. In this article, we explain their usage and how their parameter are obtained.
COVID-19: Success of the contact prohibition
In this article we present evidence that the contact ban ordered by the government is beginning to achieve first successes. We also discuss the different data sources and summarize the development of the last month.
COVID-19 outbreak analysis
The CoE Analytics & Sensorics analyses on a regular base available COVID-19 data to give insights into possibilities and constraints of Data Analysis.