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We are looking forward to inquiries coming from magazine and newspaper editorial departments. Our founders and technology experts are always available for interviews and glad to provide background information. Our technological focus is on:

  • interactive installations
  • interactive showrooms
  • multi-touch technology
  • multi-touch software
  • virtual reality / augmented reality
  • graphics hardware
  • display technologies
  • immersive projection spaces
Andreas Will

Andreas Will
Head of Communications

About Garamantis

Garamantis was founded in Berlin in 2014 and develops interactive exhibitions and showrooms. Individual software development is the focus of the worldwide projects that give the user an impressive interaction experience, for example at trade fairs, events and in museums. Garamantis is a long-standing partner of Ars Electronica and was awarded the title of “Culture and Creative Pilot” by the German government in 2020. Innovations such as the Garamantis multitouch scanner table and the interactive multitouch showcase emerged from the individual project business.

History

  • In the beginning of the year 2014, Garamantis was founded in Berlin by a group of experienced software developers gathered around Oliver Elias and Markus Dittebrand, who by that time already were able to look back on years of close collaboration with Ars Electronica. Ever since then, Garamantis and Ars Electronica have been partners in realizing interactive installations, projects, and exhibitions all over the world.
  • Beyond the project-based business, since 2015 Garamantis have committed themselves to the development and customized upgrading of interactive products, which, by virtue of their implementation of novel technologies, offer additional value far exceeding that of previous solutions.
  • In early 2017, Garamantis won the Innovation Award IT of the Medium-Sized Business Initiative (“Initiative Mittelstand”) for their multi-touch scanner table. Their interactive display case was rated “Best of 2017” by the same organization, and Garamantis’ interactive projection took home the prize “Best of 2018” in the “innovations” category.
  • The summer of 2018 saw the opening of Garamantis’ branch office –complete with showroom, creative workshop, and additional office space –on the groundbreaking EUREF‑Campus, Berlin’s latest technological think tank.
  • In the end of 2018 Garamantis became an official member of the Partner Network Berlin, which facilitates immediate access to economy, politics, and science in the German capital.
  • In summer 2019, a partnership with the agency Hustle & Bustle was concluded and a showroom was opened in Singapore to start sales in the Asian region.
  • As of 2020, the Garamantis team consists of seven permanent staff members who are supported in their tasks by a network of freelancers and partnering businesses. Garamantis worked with Sanofi on the “Pharmacy of the Future” as part of Startup Creasphere. The “Multitouch Scanner Table with Optical Object Recognition and Person Sensor” is awarded as Berlin Innovation by the Technology Foundation Berlin.
  • 2021: The German government honored the team as “Cultural and Creative Pilots Germany”. Despite the pandemic, the projects are becoming even more international with Dubai, Mexico and Hong Kong.
  • In 2022, the interactive Garamantis B2B showroom with multi-touch scanner table won the German Innovation Award.
  • 2023: Immersive spaces take centre stage. Realisation of an deep space in Shanghai in cooperation with Ars Electronica. Participation with an immersive space at Khroma Berlin.
  • 2024: The Garamantis team now has ten full-time employees and we celebrate our tenth anniversary.
  • Clients: business companies, federal ministries, universities, agencies, trade fair organizers and museums.
  • References: renowned names like the European Space Agency (ESA) and Europe’s largest software group, but also governmental institutions such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) or the Federal Administration.
  • From the very beginning, a holistic overall concept has always been at the center of Garamantis corporate philosophy. Our objective is to create a new experience of interactive technologies for users by means of customized software development in combination with appropriately configured hardware.
  • Garamantis deliberately foregoes any cooperation with investors, external capital or subsidies. Thus, independence, self-reliance, and flexibility have been integral objectives of our business development from the very start.

Press Releases

14. September 2018 · Garamantis, Multitouch, Press release New multitouch table recognises objects and people

The Berlin-based company Garamantis has developed the first multitouch table that can recognise people: The device detects the exact location of visitors in the immediate vicinity and displays targeted messages and information to them. In addition, the device can identify objects such as products, f…

30. May 2018 · Garamantis, Press release, Showroom Garamantis opens new showroom on EUREF campus in Berlin

Garamantis Interactive Technologies, which specialises in multi-touch installations, is expanding significantly this summer with the opening of a new showroom on the EUREF campus in Berlin-Schöneberg. Starting in September, the technology company will set up a 130 square metre experiential showroom…

24. April 2018 · Awards, Garamantis, Press release Innovation Award IT: Interactive Projection Mapping

A jury of experts awarded Garamantis’ interactive projection mapping the title “BEST OF 2018” in the category Communication. The award-winning product convinced the jury and belongs to the top group of this year’s Innovation Award IT. Initiative Mittelstand awards the IT Innovation Prize to particul…

22. May 2017 · Event, Multitouch, Press release New interactive social media table

Interactive technology at trade fairs and events The multitouch table from Garamantis detects potential users at a distance of up to six meters and draws their attention with the help of its LED lighting. As soon as a visitor approaches, he is greeted with a message on the table’s high-resolution 4K…

20. April 2017 · Garamantis, Press release Interactive showcase enables innovative product presentation

The young technology company Garamantis Interactive Technologies develops interactive installations that could now revolutionise the concept of the classic presentation showcase. For its absolutely novel product presentation in an interactive showcase, the Berlin-based start-up was awarded the “Best…

22. November 2016 · Garamantis, Press release Interactive installations: Garamantis launches two products

Multitouch table with real object recognition and interactive showcase with 100% transparency With the multi-touch scanner table and the interactive showcase, the technology start-up Garamantis is launching two novel products on the market for media installations. Users, for example in museums, at t…

Press Reviews

invidis consulting

“The Wave” is an immersive installation in the former gas tank, now Museum Gasometer Oberhausen. Visitors to the current Planet Ocean exhibition can stand in front of or under the wave. Thanks to a software application by Garamantis, they even become part of the “water world”.

Projektion: Die fiktive 40-Meter-Welle

invidis
3/28/2024
Titan Award 2023

TITAN Business Award 2023 – Gold Winner

Interactive B2B Showroom for FFT Production Systems wins gold in the category “Marketing – Best Brand Experience – B2B”

Interactive B2B Showroom for FFT Production Systems

TITAN Business Award 2023 - Gold Winner
Tagesspiegel

A rotating 360-degree screen also features word clouds that show which topics people were most concerned about during which phase of the pandemic. They are fed by terms that were most frequently used in social media content.

Ausstellung zur Kommunikation in der Pandemie

Tagesspiegel
7/17/2023
SZ

Visitors can embark on an interactive time travel through communication during the Corona pandemic. Multimedia elements are used to make communication tangible and encourage visitors to reflect on their own experiences.

Ausstellung über die Krisenkommunikation in der Pandemie

Süddeutsche Zeitung
7/14/2023
macronomy

It may sound paradoxical in the age of online retailing, but showrooms are becoming increasingly important for companies and brands, not only because they provide potential buyers with a haptic and therefore positive shopping experience.

Corporate Showrooms erfolgreich planen und realisieren

macronomy
6/2/2023
innovations-report

FFT, a leading manufacturer of intelligent production systems for the automotive industry, shows how complex products can be presented in a contemporary way in its new high-tech showroom at the company’s headquarters in Fulda, Germany.

Garamantis und FFT präsentieren Hightech-Showroom für intelligente Produktionssysteme

innovations-report
4/28/2023
digital signage Magazine

Designed by Berlin-based agency Garamantis, the immersive presentation room serves as a point of contact for prospects, customers, employees and applicants. In the interactive showroom, for example, products can be dragged onto the three-metre-wide video wall at a large table with a touchscreen and viewed in detail with a wave of the hand.

Immersiver Showroom

Digital Signage Magazin
3/6/2023
invidis consulting

FFT, based in Fulda, Germany, supplies the latest production systems to the automotive industry. The group showcases its robots and driverless transporters in a futuristic showroom designed by Garamantis from Berlin.

Futuristischer Showroom in Fulda

invidis
3/3/2023
Blach Report

The room is designed with a white high-gloss floor and anthracite powder-coated walls and ceiling. This reflects the more than 3,000 LED diodes arranged in vertical strips. The room control system, supported by a laser, activates each diode individually, creating the appropriate lighting for each part of the presentation.

Garamantis entwickelte immersiven Showroom für FFT

BlachReport
2/20/2023