Intakt – web platforms for tourism and retail

Schwielowsee, Germany

Established in 1995

Teaser of the company

Intakt Group is a German software house and start-up incubator situated near Berlin. Starting 1995 with its first own developments, the company focused constantly on internet solutions. Today, Intakt operates different start-ups, among them touristic, insurance and real estate internet portals and develops web-based solutions which are integrating high-end technologies, from Blockchain to Virtual Reality. One of the groups start-ups, Intakt-Reisen, is well-known in the German touristic market.

Intakt will test and validate the following blockchain-based solution in the scope of BlockStart:

Voucherfy – Retail integration framework for a blockchain-based voucher platform

Contemporary retail platforms and solutions for digital voucher and coupon management do not exploit the full potential of DLT. Vouchers and coupons are not only permanently exposed to fraud, but the management of these assets is still performed in a centralized manner, yielding to significant costs. The aim of our project is to leverage the state-of-play in vouchers & coupons to a blockchain platform, which is based on an energy-efficient DLT-infrastructure for issuing, storing, and redeeming digital assets such as vouchers & coupons. Focus will be on extending platform features and integrating retail store chains. One of the key elements will be to facilitate the settlement of payments between business stakeholders through incorporating a highly cost-efficient ledger-based payment service – bringing fiat money to the blockchain. For the first time, an integration guideline of customer POS (Point-of-Sales) systems with a DLT infrastructure will be proposed as a de-facto standard

Voucherfy is suitable and attractive for any retail shop (online and offline) who have vouchers and coupons in their portfolio. Based on our preliminary experience and aligned business strategy, our target customers large retail shop chains from the hardware, furniture, and textile/fashion sectors, and shopping malls. Currently we are in the negotiation process with 2 major shopping malls in Germany to implement and integrate a pilot with them and their customers.

Meet the Team

Pierre Taner Kirisci
Pierre Taner KirisciBlockchain Project Manager
Pierre supports Intakt as researcher and business developer since 2019. Pierre is highly committed to the application and advancement of DLT (public as well as private Blockchain Frameworks) to industrial and commercial business processes
Eva Hörger
Eva HörgerCEO of Intakt Group
Eva is the CEO, visionary, and founder of Intakt. Before starting her entrepreneurial career, she has worked as a mainframe and later client server database developer at Siemens for a long time mainly involved in billing and financial applications
Toralf Kahlert
Toralf KahlertCTO of Intakt Group
Toralf is the CTO. He brings in 18 years experiences in building up new software products in technology start-ups. Before, he has been an ICT researcher at Fraunhofer. He is specialised in platforms, web shops and payment solutions

Intakt’s achievements

  • Among Top 23 (Experiment Stage) of Block.Is H2020 Project

  • Top-Innovator of BIG

Total funding received by Intakt-Reisen GmbH & Co. KG under BlockStart: €1,000 for Ideation Kick-off event