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We share 30 years of experience in machine vision, artificial intelligence and
quality control in manufacturing. From start-up entrepreneurs to senior CEO's selling the business and handling it over to a global enterprise.


Fellow PhD students and business partners since 20 years

"We need to re-evaluate the way we think about machines. Disruptive technologies of modern artificial intelligence open up completely new applications and business models. In combination with the unbeaten creative power of humans, ethically correctly applied, this will provide a prosperous future for us all."

Stefan Scherer, Entrepreneur.

Stefan Scherer, Entrepreneur

"Deep-learning and big data is probably the key driver of the fourth industrial revolution. The opportunity but also the complexity of smart manufacturing has reached unexpected heights. Integrating the support and input of various disciplines is more important than ever. We are ready."

Manfred Prantl, Entrepreneur.

Manfred Prantl, Entrepreneur


We both hold a Ph.D. in computer science about artificial intelligence and image processing. Our first start-up was inaugurated in 1999 and since then we have been successful entrepreneurs. From a "garage start-up" we grew our business to a global entity with subsidiaries world-wide and close to 200 employees with 25% average growth rate for more than 10 consecutive years.

The successful sale of our venture to a large corporation in 2018 provided two assets to us. On the one hand, we are able to experience the mechanisms of a large international organization. This enables us to cover a full range of entrepreneurial experience from agile startups to inert entreprises. On the other hand, we now have an opportunity to focus on the new disruptive business models and technological drivers.


We founded 4SMM to support businesses with today's technological and entrepreneurial challenges. First, we support you with our expertise in artificial intelligence, machine-vision and deep-learning. Then, we build an ideal sales strategy and customer-centric business structure that sets you up for success!

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