TUM Spin-off Konux among WEF Top 30 Start-ups


Thirty particularly promising technology companies are listed every year by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as "Technology Pioneers"; the TUM spin-off company Konux is one of the pioneers on the 2017 list.

The founders Dennis Humhal, Andreas Kunze and Vlad Lata (Image: Konux)

The start-up, co-founded in 2014 by Dennis Humhal, a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has developed systems that combine smart sensors and artificial intelligence-based analytic software. This technology shall allow the rail industry to monitor its rail networks in real time and thus identify potential breakdowns before they happen.

This concept convinced the WEF international jury, which since 2000 has been compiling an annual list of technology pioneers, which have the potential to make a significant difference to the business world and society of the future. Other companies which have been included in the Top 30 list to date include Google, Spotify, Kickstarter and Mozilla.

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