Our mission

Finding your way in an unfamiliar environment should be as easy as possible. We are convinced that an app-integration (“tagging”) in the building will help visitors to feel comfortable quickly and building operations to work more efficiently – this is the aim of contagt.

The smartest way to welcome visitors and manage buildings.

contagt develops software which defines the indoor experience in a completely new way. We solve problems in buildings in an innovative way and want to amaze users. Being a spin-off of the University of Mannheim, research is in our DNA. We are a young team with a strong industry background (IBM, NTT Data, Amadeus, etc.) and a pronounced love for app development, usability, and data privacy.

Our team

Advisory Board


Alexander Schwörer

Managing Director (PERI GmbH)

As Managing Director of Marketing and Sales at PERI Group, Alexander is an absolute insider in the construction and building industry. He supports us with our market alignment and is always up for new ideas and feedback.


Martin Hubschneider

Founder & CEO (CAS Software AG)

Martin – founder of a successful software company and chairman of the German Association IT-Mittelstand e.V. – is a great role model and we can learn a lot from him. We have committed ourselves completely to his credo “customer centricity.”

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Prinz von Hohenzollern Innovation Prize

Winner 2013

“contagt builds on mature technology, uses it in a different way, and realizes creative solutions thanks to its innovative approaches.” (Karl Friedrich Prince of Hohenzollern, President PvH Capital GmbH & Co. KG)


MRN Innovation Award

Special Prize 2013

“Your creative, unconventional thinking and the fact that you are completely on fire for your thing convinced us.” (Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger, Founder MLP AG)


SAP Startup Forum

People’s Choice Award 2014

“How cool is it to receive your trophy from SAP’s CTO? At 6.45 PM Dr. Vishal Sikka, CTO and Board Member of SAP, announced contagt being voted as People’s Choice.” (SAP HANA Blog)


Telekom Innovation Contest

Finalist Germany 2014

“RT @InnoContest: A huge crowd listening to Team #contagt from Mannheim #rp14 #TIC14 #startupnight http://t.co/vBVsOiDGPw” (Telekom Innovation Laboratories via Twitter)


ERCIS Launch Pad

Overall and Innovation Awards 2014

“The innovation prize as well as the prize for the best general concept was awarded to the contagt team, which developed a concept for navigation within buildings.” (Westfälische Nachrichten)


MEXI Entrepreneurship Award

Winner Technology 2015

“We need scholars and entrepreneurs with the right intuition for the market and the courage to take risks.” (Edgar Vieth, Managing Director HR Roche Diagnostics GmbH)