Our Mission. Our Goals

We are SANCTUARY, an innovation-driven team with broad expertise in cybersecurity. Rooted and well-connected in the research community, our mission is to bring next-generation security technologies from research into industry-leading products.

Our Principles

  • Thought leadership in secure aggregation architectures
  • Create sustainable solutions embracing security-by-design
  • Bring cutting-edge security research to real-world products
  • Keep an open mindset to cultivate disruptive ideas
  • Foster a friendly and inspiring working environment

The SANCTUARY Founders

Our founders’ background as academic and industrial researchers allows us to unite industry requirements on practicality and efficiency with the latest and best security proposed from research.

Emmanuel Stapf

Dr.-Ing. Emmanuel Stapf

Partners, Sales & HR

Patrick Jauernig

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Jauernig

Product, Finance & Marketing

Ferdinand Brasser

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Brasser

Research & Development

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi


Our Milestones

From 2017

Founder Start Joint Research on Cybersecurity

The SANCTUARY founders meet at the System Security Lab at Technical University of Darmstadt and begin joined research on cybersecurity.
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Founder Receive State Funding To Bring Security Research Into Practice

After publishing their research work at many top-tier cybersecurity conferences, the SANCTUARY founders receive the renowned StartupSecure grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to bring their research ideas into practice.
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SANCTUARY Wins Pitching Competition @ Booster Accelerator

With their idea of the SANCTUARY Zero-Trust Platform, a cybersecurity solution that protects the software supply chain of embedded systems directly on the deivce, the SANCTUARY founders win the pitching competition of the Booster accelerator.
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SANCTUARY Joins KI4ETA Research Project

The SANCTUARY founders bring in their cybersecurity expertise at the KI4ETA research project and analyze the security of the ETA factory, a model factory focusing on energy management as an industry 4.0 use case.
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SANCTUARY Zero-Trust Platform Prototype Completed

With the help of the StartupSecure funding, the first prototype of the SANCTUARY Zero-Trust Platform is developed and successfully exhibited at the embedded world conference 2023.
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SANCTUARY Becomes Independent

The SANCTUARY project is spun-out from the Technical University of Darmstadt under the name SANCTUARY Systems GmbH, the team moves to new offices in the HUB31 technology and start-up center in Darmstadt. Also, the second round of the StartUpSecure funding is granted to bring the SANCTUARY Zero-Trust Platform to the market.
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SANCTUARY is accepted to the renowned ESA Business Incubator (BIC) to bring the SANCTUARY Zero-Trust Platform also to the space to domain and to secure business models of the new space economy such as satellite-as-a-service.
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We at SANCTUARY believe that security should enable, not prevent. We understand security as a core primitive to build sustainable next-generation business solutions.
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