About Us

With a high demand for data quality and flawless software development, auticon provides a neurodiverse and agile workforce to improve our client’s IT projects. Our hybrid onsite and offsite teams utilize the cognitive benefits of autism to provide the sustained concentration and analytical mindset that makes us wired for success. We serve our  clients by recruiting, training, and employing adults on the autism spectrum for lifelong careers in technology.

In addition to our training, many have achieved higher education or work experience in computer sciences, mathematics, and IT, but have struggled to adapt to traditional work environments. auticon’s team members are assigned to client projects that match their skills and expertise.

Our teams include fully-trained personnel specializing in software development, data analysis, quality assurance and testing, automation engineering, and more. auticon works hand-in-hand with our clients and the local autism community. We encourage diverse work cultures, recognize each employee for their individual talents, and deliver outstanding quality to our customers.

Key facts

  • International IT consulting business
  • All 200 consultants are on the autism spectrum
  • More than 300 colleagues across the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Australia
  • Projects in quality assurance and testing, data science, and cybersecurity
  • Clients range from major corporations (Experian, Linklaters, Channel 4, Allianz, Siemens, etc.) to SMEs and start ups

Our vision

Equal employment opportunities for autistic people.

Company timeline

Founded by Dirk Müller-Remus in Berlin in November 2011 with investment from the London- and Munich-based Ananda Social Venture Fund, auticon is the first enterprise that exclusively employs adults on the autism spectrum as IT consultants.

Inspiration for the company came when Mr Müller-Remus’ son was diagnosed with Asperger’s. Mr Müller-Remus was dismayed by the lack of employment prospects on offer for autistic people, and decided to build a company which created long term sustainable jobs for adults on the autism spectrum.

auticon appointed Kurt Schöffer as Group CEO in 2013 to grow and expand the social enterprise. An international entrepreneur in the IT, energy and media sectors, Kurt was also an original investor in auticon.

Following significant growth and investment in the German market, auticon appointed Andrea Girlanda as UK CEO to lead the company’s expansion in the UK.

On 20 October 2016, auticon announced Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, and UK charity Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, as new investors in auticon.

Our mission

To improve the employment prospects of autistic people through:

  • Providing high quality careers for skilled autistic adults
  • Shifting perceptions in the workplace by placing consultants into client teams
  • Acting as a catalyst for clients to bring more neurodiversity to their wider workforce

Our services

  • Quality Assurance & Testing
  • Data Science
  • Cybersecurity

Our values

  • We put people first and cultivate our team spirit
  • We prize individual difference
  • We operate a commercially sustainable business
  • We act transparently with all stakeholders
  • We change perceptions by delivering excellence

Our job coaches

auticon’s consultants and clients are offered the support of our in-house job coaches who ensure that consultants’ work environments enable them to deliver to their full professional potential.

auticon job coaches

  • prepare consultants for their prospective workplaces and brief them about specific corporate cultures
  • brief future team-members in terms of autism and any specific requests their new autistic colleague may have
  • offer initial support with travelling to and from work
  • facilitate reasonable adjustments
  • mediate feedback between the client and the consultant
  • offer any other individual support that consultants require in order to be productive at work

Our management team

Our experienced management team guides our consultants in technical and professional matters and supports them in their professional development. The approach is collaborative and the focus is always on individual strengths and interests. We want our consultants to have rewarding careers at auticon, and promote them into more senior positions as they accumulate experience.