WELCOME

That´s us!

As a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA), our interdisciplinary team combines all relevant success factors: Application orientation, extensive industry knowledge and a strong scientific background.

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Our founders

Introduction

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Dörr

Managing Director (techn.) & Founder

Stefan has led the “Autonomous Navigation” team at Fraunhofer IPA since 2013 and laid the foundation for the spin-off. At the same time, he completed his doctorate Ph.D. in the field of cloud robotics.

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Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Teichmann MBA

Managing Director (Business) & Founder

Lukas joined the team in 2020 after 5 years in automotive management consulting to complement the team’s scientific expertise with business and management experience.

At NODE he is responsible for finance, business development, recruiting and feel-good management.

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M.Sc. Jannik Abbenseth

Head of Development & Founder

Jannik was chief software architect in the field of autonomous navigation at Fraunhofer IPA. He brings a strong expertise in software development alongside cloud and robotics applications.

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Dr.-Ing. Kai Pfeiffer

Head of Sales & Founder

Kai has been active in the field of service robotics for 19 years. He led the corresponding group at Fraunhofer IPA for 13 years and is deeply networked in the industry.

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M. Sc. Philipp Schnattinger

Head of Operations

Philipp started 3 years ago as a software developer for autonomous navigation at Fraunhofer IPA with a focus on “SLAM” (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping).

At NODE he leads the team that implements our software on customers’ hardware and provides technical support, which already consists of 4 employees.

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M. Sc. Philipp Schnattinger

Head of Operations

Philipp started 3 years ago as a software developer for autonomous navigation at Fraunhofer IPA with a focus on “SLAM” (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping).

At NODE he leads the team that implements our software on customers’ hardware and provides technical support, which already consists of 4 employees.

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Our offices are optimally adapted to the activity profiles of our team.

Located in the Arena 2036, a “highly flexible research platform for the mobility and production of the future”, we are at the pulse of research and industrialization. Here, our team members who work close to the robot and are keen on exciting exchange with the high-tech industry find an optimal home.

In order to be able to offer everyone else a workplace that is optimally tailored to their respective job profile, we conducted a survey with all employees regarding their work habits and preferences. As a result, we rented an Open Space in Stuttgart Leinfelden, implemented New Work concepts and designed the space according to the survey results – the results are impressive!

Become a part of our team and enjoy common events like cooking or after-work, flexible working hours, home office, a free offer of coffee, fruit and cereal, yoga in the office and much more!