We change the way how we use satellite navigation, today.

Who we are

NAVENTIK GmbH is a spin-off from the University of Technology Chemnitz. Based on more than 18 years (combined) of R&D of the founders, the company’s mission is to enable satellite navigation for automated driving. Core competency is the integration of GNSS data into vehicle positioning architectures for ADAS of SAE Level 3+. Along the requirements for the mass market deployment these systems, NAVENTIK has created a software based GNSS sensor plus fusion algorithms - dedicated for the deep integration into state-of-the-art vehicle sensor stacks.

We are the first vendor on the market to offer a comprehensive sensor plus fusion solution for direct embedding on the automotive ECU. After the successful market entry in 2018, NAVENTIK currently serves commercial customers in ADAS projects in Europe, the USA & China.

Backed by VC investors and strategic partnerships with major Tier 1’s and OEM’s, NAVENTIK currently employs highly specialized software developers, customer integration engineers and business developers. Beyond technological leadership, NAVENTIK gained market & business development experience during renowned accelerator programs like Susanne Klatten’s “Techfounders” and Volkswagens “Future Mobility Accelerator”.

NAVENTIK was awarded with the main price for digital innovations at Cebit 2017 and ranked as most innovative automotive company in central Germany and Top 10 Startup in Germany 2018.

We are a team passionate about highly automated and autonomous driving, helping to revolutionise the future of mobility. Located in the heart of Chemnitz, Germany, we develop the PATHFINDER localization technology for safety-critical automotive applications.

The Management

Sven Bauer


Peter Kalinowski


Michael Jüttner


Sven has been programming with passion since he received his first computer almost three decades ago and then studied Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden. Afterwards he worked as a scientific assistant at the Chair of Communications Engineering in Chemnitz, where he developed the first GNSS navigation algorithms for PATHFINDER. Within NAVENTIK, he pursues the further development of PATHFINDER to meet all automotive requirements in terms of safety and reliability.

Peter began his career as an Audit Associate at Ernst & Young in 2005. After 7 years of service, he joined one of his major clients, the NSH Group, as Head of Group Controlling. There he gained expert knowledge in finance, accounting, taxation and management of small and medium size entities in and outside Germany. Peter holds a diploma in economics from Chemnitz University of Technology. With his great wealth of experience and as connection between business and technology, Peter is your contact for any inquiries. 

Michael is the COO and a co-founder of NAVENTIK. He had been working as a research associate at the Chair of Circuit and System Design at Chemnitz University of Technology as well as test development engineer at Core Mountains GmbH. His field of competence is embedded design and test. Michael is responsible for the operative business, significantly involved in the product strategy and works on the integration of the NAVENTIK software receiver into automotive control units and processing platforms.

NAVENTIK as a member of various consortia as well as individual team members can look back on a long success story of participation in cooperative research projects.

GNSS and Sensor Fusion related publications of NAVENTIK's founders

Our Mission

Enabling Sattelite Navigation for Automated Driving

NAVENTIK’s mission is to bring GNSS reference navigation technology for automated and autonomous driving into series production. The qualification of a technology for series production in the automotive sector is a longterm process. On our way to reach this passionate goal, we are paving the way for exciting applications alongside automotive use cases.


Test and Validation

PATHFINDER is available for research and development as well as for validation purposes. We work in close collaboration with our customers on solutions for dedicated problems in vehicle automation and industrial applications.
This helps us to understand real world requirements and constraints.

From 2021


A carefully selected set of applications and usecases will be qualified for safety-critical requirements. Especially for industrial applications such as construction and Level 3+ vehicle automation, PATHFINDER will be able to replace expensive GNSS reference systems.

From 2022

Serial Production

The qualification of the entire safety lifecycle for GNSS systems requires the supervision of every part involved. From GNSS service providers to external services providers, technology providers, system integrators and function developers, NAVENTIK will collaborate with all stakeholders to cover the entire safety-lifecycle.
Finally, we are striving to qualify our technology for vehicle automation levels 4 and 5. 

We intend our customers to develop and market products in series that fulfill all safety requirements for driver assistance systems for highly automated and autonomous driving. For this purpose, we guarantee our customers reliable and precise positioning with satellite navigation. To this end, we are constantly striving to further develop and improve our business and our products. What we promise, we deliver.


Am Walkgraben 13
09119 Chemnitz


+49 371 337 1370


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