PANDA is a spin-off of the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg with focus on Industrial AI. Founded in July 2018, the start-up has set itself the goal of securing the competitiveness of German engineering industry. With PANDA | DRIFT, PANDA offers an AI system for minimizing performance deficits in industrial production. The basis for this is a self-developed Machine Learning Framework, which has been optimized for industrial use by a combination of hardware and software. This enables the automatic identification of causes for production problems and the setting of optimal production parameters. The data-driven approach using artificial intelligence, enables automated process optimization and monitoring for the industry which is just right for the current era.

Press releases

6. December 2019
PANDA starts AI-based root cause analysis and identification in industrial production with € 1.3 million seed financing
PANDA detects the error in the production process with the help of Artificial Intelligence and solves the biggest problems in industrial production. With the Plug & Play product DRIFT, PANDA offers an all-in-one system for minimizing plant downtimes and performance deficits in the production process. The High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg (IFH) and Business Angels are investing € 1.3 million in the Industrial AI startup. The capital is invested in product deve

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10. Oct 2019

HTGF Manager

Jens Baumgärtner, Principal / Authorized Signatory