tacterion creates unrivaled solutions at the intersection of innovative materials, mechatronics and data science. With our partners, we jointly create innovative solutions that will be used by millions, every year. Our start on this journey is sensorskin, a stretchable sensory silicone layer making curved, soft and complex objects sensitive to touch and pressure.

The Strohmayrs

Michael Strohmayr

Dr.-Ing. Michael Strohmayr is CEO/CTO of tacterion. He invented and developed the basis of tacterion’s sensorskin technology at the Robotics and Mechatronics Center of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He is responsible for Strategy, Polymer Sensor Technology, IP Management as well as the Manufacturing Technology.

He studied Mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg and Biomedical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He did his Ph.D. in Robotics at the Institute for Intelligent Process Control and Robotics (IPR) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at DLR. He has extensive work experience from DLR (more than 10 years) and Bosch.

Daniel Strohmayr

Daniel is Co-CEO of tacterion. He is responsible for Strategy, Business Development, Marketing & Sales. He studied Business Administration and Innovation Management in Germany (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and LMU Munich), the U.S. & Portugal. In addition he graduated from the Technology Management Honors Degree program of Munich’s Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). During and after his studies he worked for two years at the Fraunhofer Society Headquarters’ Technology Management and supported potential spin-off teams with business development. In 2014 he joined a strategic consultancy specialized on family companies to work on building up the new “Innovation & New Business” department. Since mid 2015 Daniel is working full time for tacterion.

Telling a Story

tacterion was founded as a spin-off from German Aerospace Center (DLR) in 2015 and is on a strong expansion course. The technology is based on a profound background in materials science and polymer technology that was originally developed for Robotics applications and is protected by a number of patents.

At tacterion we are bringing the best of different worlds together. In our core we combine excellent German engineering with creative ingenuity and a very hands-on, customer-centric way of working. We aim to be the leading partner for companies that really want to make a difference in designing new products. In Human Machine Interaction this means that we enable the most intuitive haptic user interfaces. In Industry applications we are the partner of choice to think out of the box with. Together we deliver additional, data-driven customer benefit and reach new levels of efficiency in your applications. tacterion sensorskin is just the beginning. In the future we will develop adjacent technologies that make the interaction between human and technology even more intuitive. We pursue very ambitious goals: we don’t only want to change one product category or industry. But we aim to change how products work in different industries with the goal of a technology landscape that is more human-centered. Let’s work together to make this vision come true!

A Timeline

Winter, 2016

sensorskin is showcased internationally for the first time at IDTechEx and CES in the US.

Autumn, 2016

With the closing of a first eight digit funding round, tacterion is ready to scale its team and operations and opens its office in Sonnenstr. 1

tacterion makes its first national appearance at IDTEchEx in Berlin.

tacterion delivers its first industry-ready HMI-prototype.

tacterion is officially incorporated as GmbH.​​​​​​

2015 — 2016

The Helmholtz Enterprise fund and the DLR support the founders to pursue the technology spin-off.

2007 — 2015

Co-Founder Michael Strohmayr completes his PhD at DLR and continues the development of the technology behind sensorskin with a focus on applications in the field of robotics.

Award Winning

Winner Materials & Manufacturing

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