Since ADI emerged as a spin-off from the University of Karlsruhe in 1980, we have been working on turning ideas and inventions into successful innovations.

In a long series of own product developments, joint ventures – both with medium-sized partners and with well-known global players, patent developments and licensing, company acquisitions and sales – we have learned what is important to be successful in the technology business in Europe and the USA.

Our Team

Ingo Hoffmann


Ingo Hoffmann is a successful manager with 30 years of leadership experience in global software and technology companies, combining the entrepreneurial skills of product responsibility with hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue with the latest developments in enterprise digitization and the use of artificial intelligence.

He actively supported the establishment of the Tübingen Competence Center for Machine Learning and the Cyber Valley Initiative. He is a sought-after consultant at companies for the AI strategy and has worked as an expert for the Federal Government in the preparation of the German AI strategy.

On his blog www.ingo-hoffmann.com he writes about innovation and artificial intelligence.

Ingo Hoffmann holds a a Master’s degree in Economics/Industrial Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT)

Johannes-Georg Voll


Karl Schlagenhauf

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Karl Schlagenhauf is the founder of ADI Innovation AG. He is a serial entrepreneur and has founded numerous start-ups in the high-tech sector in Europe and the USA.

He stepped down as CEO in 2003 and is now Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ADI Innovation and Senior Advisor. Mr. Schlagenhauf is a consultant to private equity firms and public organizations as well as a coach to young entrepreneurs. His focus has always been on cutting-edge technologies and their impact on social systems and the orchestration of human, intellectual and financial resources. In recent years, he has expanded his interests to include artificial intelligence and life sciences.

Karl Schlagenhauf holds a Master’s degree in Economics/Industrial Engineering, a PhD in Philosophy and a “Venia Legendi” for Sociology and Theory of Science from University of Karlsruhe (now KIT).

Our Service

We advise founders, managers, financial investors and public institutions on setting up innovative companies with focus on digital technologies, in particular machine learning and artificial intelligence.