“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
—Alan Kay

May 1, 2013

A Fraunhofer Research Project

The project that would eventually become OWN, started as a back in 2013, at the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation. A team of researchers was tasked with developing concepts for the future of work.

May 1, 2013
June 3, 2014

Visual Information Sharing

Dr. Sebastian Denef and Dr. Leonardo Ramirez co-found UBERBLIK GmbH in partnership with Fraunhofer Ventures, with the focus to develop a new information sharing system.

June 3, 2014
November 21, 2016

New Focus:
OWN AI-Agents

With Dr. Tatjana Samsonowa joining the founders team, and Fraunhofer leaving the group of shareholders, OWN GmbH is born with the goal to build the world’s leading platform for AI-Agents.

November 21, 2016
November 29, 2016

SAP Startup Competition

The new team celebrates it’s first success. Following a six-month program, OWN wins the SAP Capgemini Startup Competition, as reported by German Startup Magazine Gründerszene.


November 29, 2016
September 28, 2017

IPRIZE

OWN wins the € 250 K IPRIZE by the Innogy Innovation Hub.

September 28, 2017
July 26, 2018

K-Startup Program and
Y-Combinator Mentorship

The Korean K-Startup Program, in partnership with Samsung and others, selects OWN as the world’s Top-80 startup to join its 2018 cohort.
OWN also convinces judges at Y-Combinator for its 2018 mentorship program.



July 26, 2018
September 18, 2019

Future Energy Ventures

OWN joins Future Energy Ventures, E.ON’s Venture Capital Firm, and becomes part of their Technology Portfolio.

September 18, 2019