SeeFront’s history begins way before the founding of the company in 2006. Already in 1995 founder Christoph Grossmann files his first patent application in the field of 3D display technology with more to follow. In 2002 the Hamburg Innovation Fund grants Christoph Grossmann € 100,000 for R&D activities in the field of 3D display technology. In the same year he exhibits the first functional 3D display prototype at the “Start-up Park” of SIGGRAPH in San Antonio, Texas. While this prototype was a very rough study compared to later product stages, the principle of 3D without glasses and freedom of movement was already appreciated by many booth visitors. In 2004 Christoph Grossmann is invited to give the keynote speech at a 3D Symposium hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena. A perpetual collaboration with German Aerospace Institute (DLR) is started in the same year.
In 2006 Christoph Grossmann founds SeeFront GmbH in Hamburg. Soon after this, SeeFront exhibits a new prototype at SIGGRAPH in Boston, Massachusetts. The following year SeeFront conducts first market activities together with Toronto-based Spatial View, Inc. At 2008 NVISION conference in San Jose, California, SeeFront showcases a 3D video player based on the nVidia Tegra platform. In the same year SeeFront is invited to be a member of the MiroSurge research consortium, providing a glasses-free 3D display for the prototype of a surgery-assistance system. In 2010 SeeFront unveils a glasses-free 3D notebook based on a MacBook Pro 17” at SD&A conference in San Jose, California. Shown two months later at CeBIT in Hannover, SeeFront 3D displays receive media attention as well as customer interest.
In 2011 SeeFront moves to larger premises in the city center of Hamburg. CyberLink and SeeFront announce a strategic partnership for glasses-free 3D playback of 3D Blu-ray media on laptop computers. Sony launches a detachable 3D accessory for Vaio S-series notebooks at IFA 2011 in Berlin and receives the CEATEC Japan Innovation Award for this product one month later. At IAA in Frankfurt Daimler unveils the research car Mercedes F 125! with a 3D dashboard cluster instrument based on SeeFront 3D Technology.
In 2012 SeeFront partners with Tobii Technology AB, world leader in eye-control technology, to showcase a stunning exhibit at CeBIT: The arcade game Tobii 3D EyeAsteroids™ draws the crowds. The player gets to save planet Earth in 3D without lifting a finger (or wearing 3D glasses), shattering 3-dimensional asteroids in space by merely looking at them. SeeFront receives the Innovation Award IT in the Entertainment/3D category at CeBIT and gets recognition as “Selected Landmark 2012” in the “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” competition. Hamburg’s Senator for Economy, Traffic and Innovation, Frank Horch gave a congratulatory speech at the Award Ceremony at SeeFront’s office.
SeeFront wins the German Innovation Award 2013 in the Small Enterprises and Start-ups category. In May 2013 SeeFront exhibits the company's first 3D display hardware at SID Display Week in Vancouver. In September, SPIELO/GTECH launch their new Sphinx 3D slot machine at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. The game features a 23'' OEM 3D display custom-designed for SPIELO by SeeFront.