Incari raises Series A Funding to develop human-machine interfaces

The Berlin-based company Incari offers a convenient user interface for designing complex interfaces with no knowledge of programming.

Having seen success in the automotive sector, the application is now being rolled out to other industries. A new round of financing provides a fresh boost; the expansion is to be driven forward with additional € 15 million funds from investors.

“Incari can be used wherever an interface between a human and a machine is needed. We offer an easy platform which allows developers and designers to work together starting right at the prototyping phase,” says Osman Dumbuya, CEO and founder of Incari.

“Our system currently sees particular use in the automotive industry. There is, however, great demand in a variety of other industries such as health, construction, and aerospace.”

Lukasz Gadowski leading the Series A round said, “Incari’s approach is fascinating. I’m amazed by what the team has already achieved in the automotive sector.”

“These experiences can be carried over to a wealth of other applications. Together, we’re now looking to create a large, independent company which is active at the global level.”

Together with investors led by Lukasz Gadowski, the company will grow to the next level after being supported in the early stages by investors like Armin Pohl’s Wunderkind Invest.

The founding team is being supported by Pius Equity and business angel Gunnar Gräf.

Human and machine interaction is changing

Digitalisation in private and commercial life is changing our understanding of technology. Specialisation of products and new concepts for interaction are prompting a paradigm shift.

Innovations in HMI LIKE augmented reality, remote touch, computer-brain interfaces, are driving the change. Navigating an AR environment or vehicle can’t be mapped with a mouse.

At the same time, the complexity of the individual systems is increasing. The HMI concepts of the future will not be limited to displays and will require a 3D reference.

For example, when virtually representing 3D construction plans on a construction site or controlling a surgical robot arm remotely.

The Incari HMI development platform is tackling these challenges head-on. It facilitates a development process which is optimised to meet the needs of new HMI concepts and products.

Incari’s “3D-first approach” does away with the restrictions or previous tools which are geared towards simple two-dimensional representation.

Dynamic processes and 3D models can be rendered in real time and visualised on a variety of devices. This allows applications with a spatial reference like AR to be realised.

Incari is indulging strong cooperation partners

The platform’s development is being carried out in joint R&D cooperation with the Fraunhofer Society‘s Institute for Open Communication Systems and Institute for Industrial Engineering and Organisation as well as the Daimler Center for Automotive IT Innovations.

Incari is also involved in neurotechnology and digital medicine. In the future integration of neural interfaces as well as bio-trackers, sensors and exoskeletons will sho how Incari can be used in HMI systems of all types in both consumer and industrial goods.

The veteran founding team has already been able to establish a standard solution in the industry using the Vred visualisation software.

Incari emerged in May 2021 from its predecessor company “CGI-Studio“, which had up to that point primarily been active in the HMI sector for the automotive industry.

Advisors for Incari’s Series A Funding include