2022 has been a fantastic year for our company, Brandenburg Labs. We have been working on several major projects this year, and our company has grown immensely. Hence, we are proud of everything we have accomplished so far and excited about what the future holds. Let’s take a look back at some of our main highlights this year before the new year arrives. We hope you enjoy reading through them!
First and foremost, as we embark on this journey, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to all our partners and the entire BLS team who are contributing to the company’s vision of creating the perfect lifelike audio experience over headphones. Here is to a successful year yet to come!
Among many of the milestones we have achieved so far, the exceptional one is that this year marked the third anniversary of our company. As hard as it is to believe that we already celebrated the day, it feels like we were just getting started only yesterday. But in those three short years, we’ve accomplished a lot. We used the special anniversary occasion to reflect on our company’s journey. We’ve come a long way and are excited to see what the next years bring!
We began our start-up journey in September 2019 with only three team members with different professional backgrounds. Today, BLS has 18 team members working hard to uphold the company’s mission, vision, and values. (Read our team’s impressive profiles here)
Moreover, we strongly believe in teamwork and collaboration. With our dynamic and international team, we are able to create a more diverse and well-rounded workplace where different perspectives and skills are valued for efficient problem-solving and innovation. Our company culture is based on our values of integrity, innovation, teamwork, and respect. It’s what makes us a great place to work and do business with. We strive for excellence in everything we do, and we are always looking for ways to improve.
As we look to the new year, we are preparing for a financing round and engaging with more publicly funded research projects. Our goal is to continue to build on our strong foundations and create even more value for our incoming products and stakeholders.
Among the projects we have been working on the past couple of years, we launched a joint research project this year, “MULTIPARTIES – Multi-Party Augmented Reality Telepresence System” together with plazz AG, Consensive GmbH, and TU Ilmenau. The German Government funds this joint project as part of “KMU-innovativ: Interaktive Technologien für Gesundheit und Lebensqualität.” which is expected to be completed in two and a half years.
The project aims to overcome the limitations of current teleconferencing and enable spatially separated people to have more natural conversations online using augmented reality (AR). For this, realistic 3D avatars of people with expressive gestures and facial expressions, as well as spatially plausible audio, are seamlessly integrated into the real environment of the system’s users. (Detailed information about this project and more is found here)
Additionally, we have been able to present our immersive audio demo on three continents, including Europe, multiple forums, and conferences to hundreds of people both from and outside of the audio technology field. The feedback we have received from our listeners proved that we are able to immerse listeners in a lifelike augmented audio experience through our demo. To read a summary of the events we have been to this year, click here.
In the coming year, we are planning on demo tours again, presenting our immersive audio demo to the world and offering listeners truly immersive sound adventures. Our first destination is DAGA2023 which will be held in Hamburg, Germany, from the 6th – the 9th of March.
More information about our participation in this event and others will be announced soon.
We are looking forward to continued success in 2023 and beyond. Thank you for your continued support! If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest news, make sure to follow us on social media.