BeST Berliner Sensortechnik GmbH develops special sensor systems. Our capabilities include real-time interpretation of high-speed movements, as well as force sensing ranging from a few grams to several tons.
Our clients are international corporations, medium sized companies, as well as venture capital
backed start-ups in Europe, USA and Asia. Companies we've worked with include Siemens, Philips and Logitech. BeST is a member of the AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement.
To create new competitive products for our clients, we combine off-the-shelf components with in-house developments. When conventional technologies such as strain gauges, force sensing resistors (FSR) or capacitive sensors reach their limits, we find faster, more robust and cost-effective solutions.
BeST was founded in 2013 by Oliver Völckers and Oliver von Sperber.
Development & Technology
Oliver Völckers is a Computer Scientist (Dipl-Inform.) of the Technische Universität Berlin. He worked at Biotronik, a leading manufacturer of implantable heart pacemakers and at IEE in Luxembourg, the world's largest manufacturer of force sensing resistors (FSR). Oliver Völckers founded Tech21, a venture capital backed sensor business for user interfaces in the mobile phone industry. His sensor inventions led to over 50 granted patents world-wide.
Oliver von Sperber
Finance & Organization
Oliver von Sperber studied forest science and economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and at the Universität Witten/Herdecke. He worked at the corporate finance department of the Berenberg Bank and is co-founder of Carlsquare, a corporate finance firm with offices in Denmark, Germany, Sweden and UK. Oliver von Sperber helped finance Tech21 and then joined as CFO. He worked and lived several years in Brazil, USA, South Africa and China.