Welcome to prenode

Our goal is to enable our customers to develop AI on decentral data while ensuring data privacy and security. We pursue this mission as an ambitious team with state-of-the-art tools and technology.

We Bring Research Into Practice

prenode has evolved from academic data science projects at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to a spin-off that develops cutting-edge AI software.

Our roots are in research and we still have close ties with universities and various research partners. A constant knowledge exchange with these partners and a curious mindset help us to always apply the latest technology and deliver state-of-the-art solutions.

We believe that AI development can go hand in hand with data privacy and security. That is why we support companies in scaling AI across organizational boundaries without revealing raw data.

The Founders

The two founders Dr.-Ing. Robin Hirt and Dr. Ronny Schüritz and are the co-CEOs of prenode and both have an extensive background in the field of AI development.

Before co-founding prenode, Robin conducted research on different privacy-preserving machine learning techniques such as vertical and horizontal federated learning and sequential transfer learning. He collaborated with the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab in Boston as a visiting researcher and is an associated researcher at the Applied AI in Services Lab at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute at the KIT.

Ronny previously explored how companies can offer new, data-driven business models by enriching products with AI-based features and services. Before co-founding prenode, Ronny was a research fellow at CISR at the MIT Sloan School of Management, senior researcher and lead of the Digital Service Design & Innovation Lab at the KIT and senior strategy consultant at IBM.

Dr.-Ing. Robin Hirt
Dr. Ronny Schüritz

The Team

Our dynamic and dedicated team consists of a mix of professionals, former researchers, and graduates. We all are united by the goal of boosting AI development while maintaining high standards in both data privacy and security.

Our curiosity for the latest tools and technology drives our working culture. We are multilingual in our collaboration and provide the flexibility of today’s tools in our daily work.

We have a proven track record of research excellence and successful projects and work together to form an ambitious team spirit.

Our Spirit

Our core values define our team and shape our daily work.


We love technology and the new possibilities it enables. For this, we actively engage in research and knowledge exchange to continuously improve the tools we use and the software we build. All our team members are equipped with the latest hardware to make use of the spectrum of possibilities in the digital workspace.

Happiness and growth.

We seek an environment in which everyone is challenged and can develop its full potential. Personal learning objectives, healthy feedback and an aspiring attitude are our key to successful team work. Social events build a common spirit and help to set a friendly basis.

Data privacy.

We believe great advancements in AI and data privacy can go along. Our offerings meet the highest standards of data privacy and security and enable our customers to keep sensitive data in the hands of its owners.

Stay Updated On Our Socials

A few days ago we had the chance to attend the #MBG21 by @VDMAonline and @Produktion_de. Thank you for the organization, we had great conversations.

Also shoutout to our booth neighbors @5thIndustry, clous, @endiio_IIoT, and attenio. 🚀🚀🚀


prenode is #AIchampion BW 2021!

We are very proud to have been chosen as one of the AI champions in the category SME by experts and the @WM_BW. A strong signal for the future of Decentralized #MachineLearning!

More info: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/service/presse/pressemitteilung/pid/ki-champions-baden-wuerttemberg-2021-ausgezeichnet/


We're #hiring!
Become a Software Engineer / Backend Developer and help us build the next generation of #machinelearning.

Join our ambitious team and apply now!
>> Software Engineer: https://prenode.de/job/junior-software-engineer-backend-developer/

#jointheteam #jobangebot #softwareentwicklung #recruiting #jobopening

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