SICP wel­comes two new mem­ber com­pan­ies

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Software development and consulting company achelos and IT company QualityMinds

With the software development and consulting company achelos and the IT company QualityMinds, two more companies have joined the SICP - Software Innovation Campus Paderborn and will now benefit from the research and innovation partnership with the University of Paderborn, just like the other member companies of the SICP.

"We are pleased that we could win another Paderborn company and a supra-regional, southern German company for the SICP. All member companies contribute with their individual competence and strength. The profitable exchange among each other as well as the research and innovation partnership with the University of Paderborn are essential success factors to bring forth marketable innovations", says SICP spokesman Christoph Plass.

achelos GmbH: Intensifying cooperation with local research institutions and companies

"We have gained very good experience in cooperating with local research institutions and companies in research projects. With achelos joining the SICP, we plan to invest further in this commitment. In the future, we want to actively exchange ideas with the members and see the proximity to the SICP as an innovative added value for achelos," says Thomas Freitag, Managing Director of achelos GmbH.

Since achelos was founded in 2008, the company has been a vendor-independent software development and consulting company based in Paderborn, Germany, offering cross-industry solutions for safety-critical application fields with core competencies in embedded development and subscription management. The company develops and operates highly specialized products, solutions and services for the international market. achelos offers comprehensive expertise in development, testing as a service (TaaS) and certification.

QualityMinds: "With partners such as the SICP, we would particularly like to drive technological innovation more intensively in close cooperation"

"Our joining the SICP is a logical step on the way of our strategic further development of Quality Minds. We would like to expand our field of activity beyond Bavaria to Germany and Europe. Ecosystems and partnerships are extremely important to us and have been an integral part of our business strategy for years. With partners such as the SICP, we would like to drive forward technological innovations, especially in close cooperation. We already know some of the SICP's member companies through long-standing business relationships, which strengthened our decision to join. Finally, the proximity to Paderborn is given by one of the founders, who studied and did his doctorate there", says Dr. Michael Mlynarski, CEO of Quality Minds.

QualityMinds is a young IT company with over 250 employees at its three locations in Nuremberg, Munich and Warsaw, whose expertise is quality assurance in agile software development. Under the motto "Quality is not a coincidence", QualityMinds supports and advises customers in numerous sectors such as Public, Finance, Automotive or Industry around the topic of quality assurance and does so with a holistic approach: from intellectual design to basic conception and implementation to operational support. In order to ensure quality in such a comprehensive way, QualityMinds offers, in addition to its expertise in testing, consulting services in the areas of requirements engineering, software engineering and product construction, research & development as well as quality learning. The eight competence areas of QualityMinds GmbH and thus also the portfolio is focused on quality in software as well as organization.

"With the knowledge, experience and portfolio of QualityMinds, we would like to make a value-adding contribution to the future cooperation in the SICP. In addition to the content-related work on technological trends, the expansion of business relationships as well as the proximity to the university is important to us in order to promote young talent on the one hand and to intensify our research activities on the other. We are very much looking forward to the collaboration," underlines Dr. Mlynarski.


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Prof. Dr. Stefan Sauer

Software Innovation Campus Paderborn (SICP)

Managing Director, R&D Manager Software Engineering

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