Our partner network

Know-Center has built a big partner network in the last couple of years, in which especially one thing is important: CONFIDENCE. All involved parties profit from this network and the common solution of challenges.

Acredia Versicherung AG
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Acredia is Austrias leading loan insurance company. Acredia is the only Austrian credit insurer to have two well-established brands on the market, and benefits from having OeKB and global market leader Euler Hermes as parent companies. Acredia is located in Vienna

Corporate Benefit

Acredia expects to increase quality of service and agility of offers by developing data driven methods for the financial domain. The Center expects new findings in algorithms from the new application area.

Financial sector companies are usually very conservative in their methods. It is a bold step for Acredia to experiment with data driven methods and project success would enable the company to secure a significant competitive advantage beyond normal innovation in the domain.

Andritz AG
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The ANDRITZ GROUP is one of the world’s leading suppliers of systems, equipment and services for hydro power plants, the pulp and paper industry, the metal processing industry and the steel industry as well as solid-liquid separation. The ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper division offers plants, systems and services especially for the production and processing of all types of fibers, paper, tissue paper and cardboard.

Corporate Benefit
  • Continuous access to latest technological and scientific trends
  • Access to new data analytics algorithms
  • Access to deep learning know-how
appers GmbH
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Appers is a young, future-orientated startup company specializing in solutions which drive the growth of app businesses. Appers collects app performance information from App Stores and helps App developers to improve visibility of their products.

Corporate Benefit

Appers will get access to innovative technology insights for handling Big Data problems. Appers will have its workforce trained and the functionality of its software improved. Know-Center will get access to a valuable, large scale use case and app store usage data.

ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH
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ASFINAG (Autobahn- und Schnellstrassen Finanzierungs-AG) was founded in 1982 and is a state-owned company. It plans, finances, builds, maintains, operates and collects tolls on the entire primary road network in Austria. It is split into several areas, one being the ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH (MSG). This area is, amongst other things, responsible for telematics within the company. It operates the traffic surveillance equipment (video cameras, noise sensors, traffic counters), and issues traffic messages (TMC) in co-operation with Ö3 (www.tmcplus.at).

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center ASFINAG is working on preparation and visualization of combined transport and social media data.

  • Access to new knowledge discovery algorithms and latest techniques of real-time data processing to deal with the huge amount of sensor-generated data
  • Opportunities for collaboration with other scientific partners involved in traffic modelling, particularly due to integration of other mobility data to get a better picture of the traffic situation in Austria.
AT&S Austria
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AT&S is the European market leader and one of the globally leading manufacturers of high-value printed circuit boards. AT&S industrializes leading-edge technologies for its core business segments Mobile Devices, Automotive & Aviation, Industrial Electronics, Medical & Healthcare, and Advanced Packaging.

Corporate Benefit

AT&S plans to co-operate with the Know-Center in the area of Industry 4.0, especially regarding the analysis and prediction of big data in production.

  • Improved quality and production processes
  • Savings on costs and material
  • Improved planning of personnel
Austin / BFP
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AUSTIN/BFP are consulting companies covering all tax related areas and also supporting enterprises in strategic growth and development. AUSTIN supports strategic decisions by evaluating financial impact and providing information on asset, financial and return and through consulting in business area development.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center, Austin will work on data-driven, semi-automatic generation and presentation of market analytics and other studies.

AustriaTech – Gesellschaft des Bundes für technologiepolitische Maßnahmen GmbH
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AustriaTech is a federal public service-orientated company aimed at maximising the societal deployment of new technologies in traffic and transport. The company was founded in 2005 as a subsidiary of the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit). AustriaTech acts as an agency for the ministry and is pursuing a long-term strategy for sustainable transport solutions, like Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and electro mobility. In addition, AustriaTech receives a legal mandate from the ITS law. This law is the national implementation of the European ITS Directive, and it declares that AustriaTech has the tasks of observation, documentation and harmonisation of mobility services.

Corporate Benefit
  • Provision of expertise in the mobility sector
  • Establishment of networks between mobility and ICT players
AVL
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AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines as well as electric components (e-motor, inverter, battery) and engine electronics with instrumentation and test systems. AVL is acting in the scopes of business mainly in automotive industry and partly in aerospace and energy production.

Corporate Benefit
  • Key-technologies that enable innovation within the AVL product and engineering portfolio
  • Shorter time-to-market through highly efficient and contextualized cognitive computing systems
  • Improved agility of service and maintenance units via new display technologies
Baxter AG
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Baxter is one of the largest research and production pharmaceutical and biotech companies in Austria with 4400 employees. At the same time Austria is the largest site of Baxter International Inc. outside of the U. S.– with offices in Vienna and Orth. The Bio Sciences division focuses on the development and production of biotechnological and biopharmaceutical therapeutics. 90 percent of the products developed and manufactured in Austria are being exported. Thanks to years of Austrian research and development activities, Baxter achieved market leadership in the field of therapeutic proteins, but also in the successful prevention of tick-borne encephalitis.

Corporate Benefit

• Access to knowledge discovery algorithms and methods to make sense of currently unexploited data, internal and external to the company
• Access to (social) network analysis tools for trend prediction

Blanc Noir
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BLANC-NOIR has emerged from the work of the advertising agency Mörth & Mörth GmbH (http://www.moerth.at) and was founded in September 2012. In the framework developed by the advertising agency, communication strategies and digital communication played an increasingly important role. In order to expand the company’s competence, a separate business unit was established with the aim of expanding digital measures to an analogue communication campaign in order to offer customers a holistic marketing strategy.

Corporate Benefit

The main goal that BLANC-NOIR expects to achieve together with Know-Center is building up a holistic digital ecosystem, which can be used with mobile devices. This system should be a permanent attendant in peoples live. It should be a communication tool, a shopping recommender, an account manager for money and payment, an information workbook, an entertainment centre, and fill any other role necessary to fulfil a person’s information needs.

Both Interact GmbH Graz
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Both Interact supports companies in achieving unique positions on the Worldwide Web and thereby optimize visits, requests and revenues. Offers include online marketing, e-commerce, SEO, SEA, social media and web analytics.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center, Both Interact will work on advanced methods for exploration and analysis of social media and other web content on hybrid recommender systems.

CAS Software AG
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In recent years, CAS Software AG has become the German market-leading innovator for customer relations management (CRM) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The company was founded in 1986 by Martin Hubschneider and Ludwig Neer in Karlsruhe.

With over 250 FTEs working in Karlsruhe, CAS Software AG serves more than 300,000 users from over 7500 companies worldwide. CAS maintains an elaborated partner model with more than 200 software houses across the globe, developing and representing solutions based on CAS technology in 30 countries. Companies benefit of using our software solutions: the best ergonomics, flexible and capable of integrating with existing software, a qualified partner network proven in practice and excellent value for money.

Corporate Benefit

CAS Software AG plans to collaborate with Know-Center in the area of Multilanguage Web Crawling Technology, in particular when it comes to domain-sensitive Entity Extraction.

Competence Center for Biomarker Research
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The K1 Centre for Biomarker Research combines leading scientific research centres with pharmaceutical, diagnostic and IT industry partners into an international hub for medical biomarker research. The K1 Centre will have access to the necessary expertise to identify new biomarkers by using innovative molecular and cellular methods, novel analytical technologies and bioinformatics tools. Biomarkers are validated by utilizing samples in the biobank as well as prospective sampling, The K1 Centre for biomarker research will be structured into 3 areas: Data & Technologies, Cancer, and Metabolism & Inflammation.

Corporate Benefit
  • Provision of scientific expertise in the field of Life Sciences
  • Provision of biomarker related datasets
  • Provision of real-world problem spaces to be tackled via cognitive computing systems
Concept Data Systems
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Concept Data Systems designs and develops customer-specific software solutions, predominantly desktop applications. A future challenge for Concept Data is to shift towards service-oriented architectures for knowledge intensive software solutions.

 

Corporate Benefit
  • Ability to tackle large volume projects using Know-Center technologies
  • Short time-to-market of R&D results tailored to application scenarios and customer requirements
Conversory OG
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The media agency Conversory supports companies in navigating the social media world by developing individualised concepts depending on a company’s products, user groups and strategic orientation. Through user-group adapted communication strategies and the development of online communities Conversory supports companies to better reach their targets groups and to increase their visibility in the market.

Corporate Benefit
  • Providing expertise in social media and online marketing
  • Providing expertise in community building and management
Das Kinderwunsch Institut Schenk GmbH
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Das Kinderwunsch Institut Schenk GmbH offers an all-embracing counselling and therapy concerning the disturbance of reproduction. Reproductive medicine is a vast area and relies on constant further development and training in order to ensure that patients receive the best possible level of care and expertise. In addition to that a holistic quality management is essential to be the leading IV-Centre in southern Austria, which is shown in the over 1.000 successful treatments in the last ten years.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center, the Kinderwunsch Institut, Schenk GmbH will work on semantic analysis, enrichment, verification and visualization in big-data and data-driven business in the field of Life Sciences.

  • Continuous access to latest scientific trends in particular in the Life Sciences domain
  • Support in customer confidence building through providing personalized and context-based recommendations
Denkbar&So Projektkreation GmbH
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DENKBAR&SO (DUSO) is a consulting studio with a long expertise in design and change processes. Besides the application of organizational theory as well as system and design theory, DUSO uses information technology as midwife fostering innovation and supporting the processes of change in large organizations. Furthermore, DUSO develops innovative digital content for major brands under the label “doso digital passion”.

Corporate Benefit
  • Provision of market relevant needs for performer support within large organizations
  • Provision of expertise in organizational and design processes.
  • Access to a big user base via DUSO`s customer network for the evaluation of new tools and services
Desoma GmbH
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Desoma develops solutions in the field of IP data and IP meta data that help ensuring digital assets and identities. These assets can today not any longer be secured by only physical security but also need to be protected in the digital (cyber) environment as most of todays “blueprints” or “research data” is stored digital. Therefore Desoma’s highest aim is to protect – Digital Assets & Information.

Corporate Benefit

The current products of Desoma ensure that the data that is generated in IP networks can be stored in an appropriate timeframe for later retrieval. It also provides methods to analyze the data. The cooperation with the Know-Center aims at creating more sophisticated functions that enable the analysis of behavioral patterns and others in the data post-processing. Both, Desoma and the Know-Center are identifying new business models and use cases on top of the currently sparsely used data. Such use cases are based on machine learning and other state-of-the-art algorithms.

Detego GmbH
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Detego develops and distributes highly innovative software products for the fashion retail industry. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Graz/Austria, with offices in London/UK. Detego’s software suite that provides real-time analytics and merchandise visibility on item-level, enables fashion retailers a digital transformation without the need to replace their existing technology stack.

Corporate Benefit
  • Research and scientific based algorithms or models to detect outliers in item location and sales data for one store and overall stores.
  • Research and scientific based models to identify similarities between stores and detecting article collections
  • Pipeline for data ingestion using spring cloud data and apache solr as a data backend and a rabbitMQ as communication interface, which can be reused for various projects with similar dependencies.
Enteos
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ENTEOS offers a software service that is used by tax advisors. Modern accounting is done in a digital way. But still many companies gather invoices and related documents as paper. Their tax advisors then manually scan those invoices. With the help of the Enteos software this processes is supported and the textual content is digitized and connected to the internal client number.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center Enteos will work on advanced machine-learning approaches for the automatic content-based classification of invoices.

  • Support in automated processes
  • Reduce in manually work load
EXPUTEC GmbH
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EXPUTEC is specializing in consulting, services and software for global pharmaceutical and chemical enterprises. The company focuses on scalability, efficiency and quality in industrial production processes, thereby enabling customers to achieve low production cost and a shortened time-to-market.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center, EXPUTEC will work on advanced, fast and secure methods for the distributed computation of analytical problems.

Exthex
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Exthex was founded in 2010 and is an innovative pioneer for area- and branch-comprehensive enterprise processes and it places the employees’ acquired e-government know-how in other business units like the public health sector, financial management and insurance industry.

Corporate Benefit
  • Support of vertical company processes
  • Backup of information from different process areas
GH-Informatik GmbH
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Fostering cooperation with other institutes of the Graz Technical University and other competence centers (Pro2Future)GH-Informatik GmbH is a software development company specialized in the monitoring of IT infrastructure. Their product “WOTAN Monitoring” provides corporation-wide  realtime overviews about the status of IT-Services and Business Processes (e.g. within SAP).

 

Corporate Benefit
  • Enabling the Knowledge Discovery team to evaluate and develop new algorithms and methodologies (as a combination of machine learning, rules and heuristics) for fraud detection
  • Provision of use cases for appropriate data management of large time series data on top of Apache Hadoop
  • Building up domain knowledge in the area of finance
Guger Technologies OG
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Guger Technologies OG was founded in 1999 in Graz and is a private small and medium enterprise. The company develops hardware and software for biosignal acquisition and analysis (mainly EEG/EcOG and ECG). Currently, g.tec is selling biomedical equipment in more than 60 different countries worldwide together with distribution partners in 20 countries and is the main worldwide supplier of brain-computer interface technology.

Corporate Benefit

Expertise in the field of biosignal acquisition devices, sensors, signal processing, brain-computer interfaces.

has.to.be GmbH
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has.to.be GmbH is the company behind be.ENERGISED, the cloud-based management and billing platform for electrical infrastructure. Has.to.be gmbh is Europe’s leading supplier of charging stations with be.ENERGISED. The increasing success – meanwhile 5,000 charge points are controlled by this software – as well as the nomination for the Österreichischer Staatspreis 2015, the Constantinus Award 2014, the new nomination for the Constantinus Award 2016 and the Green Business Award 2014 show that Has.to.be and be.ENERGISED are on the right track.

Corporate Benefit
  • Access to the market of Electromobility
  • Application of big data technologies
Human.technology Styria GmbH
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Human.technology Styria is a political-economic initiative set out to boost the competitiveness of Styrian companies, institutions and scientific bodies working in the field of human technologies. The cooperation in economics, research and research promotion will provide a guarantor for the future success of businesses. Styria can boast numerous small, medium and large enterprises in the field of healthcare technology. The cluster supports its members with co-organisation, cooperation and coordination of activities.

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HTS will work together with the Know-Center on methods for automatic analysis and distribution of information flows from open sources to make relevant information rapidly and selectively available for cluster members.
  • Introduction of advanced technologies to efficiently manage the cluster’s data
  • Network analysis tools for market analysis
Hyperwave
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Hyperwave is a leading provider of Collaborative Information Management (CIM) solutions with strong focus on knowledge and document management. Hyperwave solutions help companies bring greater efficiency to their decision-making processes, make decisions traceable, and communicate them faster.

Corporate Benefit
  • Staying on top of technological scientific trends due to the collaboration with Know-Center
  • Know-Center plays the role of Hyperwave’s outsourced R&D department
  • Competitive advantage due to the early integration of cutting edge technologies
  • Improvements due to technical and scientific excellence achieved via the collaboration with Know-Center
Ifolor AG
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Ifolor is an international online provider of personalized photo products for consumers. The company offers high quality products along the topic of photography, like photo books, calendars, seasonal cards and presents. Customers can individualize products and order them online. IFolor offers web-based and application-based software to facilitate this.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center, iFolor will work on developing its company strategy and on semantic image analysis.

infineon
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Infineon Technologies Austria is located in Villach and develops and produces microchips for applications in the areas of mobility, energy efficiency and security.

Corporate Benefit
  • High quality products and services
  • Leading edge technology and IP portfolio
  • System expertise with broad application competence
BearingPoint Technology GmbH
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BearingPoint specializes in providing technology and business-oriented solutions and services to telecommunications, media, utility and industries.

Corporate Benefit
  • Shorter time-to-market for innovative products due to prototype-related R&D activities in the Know-Center environment
  • Market lead position by taking advantage of technical and scientific trends specified and implemented by Know-Center
IoT40 Systems GmbH
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IoT40 Systems GmbH delivers secure and reliable IoT solutions based on its software solution Caberra that connects any type of sensor, actuator, hardware device or software application thus providing immediate insight and control to manage all of them independent of their location. Further, Caberra supports technical and business knowledge to monitor all activities and to react automatically and intelligently based upon own or user defined rules and processes. Consequently, Caberra turns information into insights and actions.

Corporate Benefit
  • Enabling the knowledge discovery group to evaluate novel algorithms e.g for predictive maintenance
  • Possibility for the knowledge visualization group to explore and introduce new visualization concepts for IoT platforms
IOV42 Ldt.
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IOV42 provides a fully implemented and scalable Global Transaction Ecosystem for the secure and efficient movement and custody of high value digital assets using distributed ledger technology (DLT) networks. The ecosystem ensures corporate and regulatory compliance in a secure, reliable and scalable manner, as well as straightforward integration and connectivity to new and existing technology systems.

Corporate Benefit

Develop a new signature algorithm expected to be resistant against the threat of potentially practical quantum computers. This fits with ongoing international efforts organized by NIST to select new global encription standards.

ISN
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ISN is an innovation management consultancy with a strong focus on knowledge management and innovation services. Innovation.at is a portal for customized innovative solutions for business, organizations and organizers.

Corporate Benefit

Many of the services offered by ISN benefit greatly from advanced technological solutions, for instance,  in the areas of retrieval and visualization. As an SME, ISN would typically have no access to such solutions. Moreover, ISN would not be able to disseminate its work results to a large industry consortium.

Joysys GmbH
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Heart rate and heart rate variability monitoring is the key to measure health and stress parameters from the human being. The Joysys GmbH has developed an Ultra HD HRV Sensor that is capable of a very accurate measurement.

Corporate Benefit
  • Research and scientific based algorithms for health testing and feedback
  • Mobile prototype for sensor tests
  • User management systems
J&P Medical Research Ltd.
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J&P MEDICAL RESEARCH Ltd. offers the entire range of clinical research. Our interdisciplinary principal investigators and research staff have long-standing expertise in conducting clinical trials of Phases II-IV. Our outstanding reputation originates from diligently focusing on planning and conducting scientific studies, pharmacokinetic and statistical analyses, clinical trial monitoring and the preparation of complex medical documents.

Corporate Benefit
  • Access to the domain clinical research and trials, both in terms of data and domain knowledge.
  • Application of big data technologies in the domain of medical research and clinical trials.
Karmasin.Motivforschung Ges.m.b.H.
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Karmasin.Motivforschung is specialised in market research and provides decision-makers with reliable information and relevant, practical interpretations enabling them to act more successfully in the market and in their communication with consumers and opinion leaders. Specific and proven methods are provided for decision-making or business planning, focusing on innovative, individualised and interdisciplinary approaches. In all phases – from preparation to implementation of the studies quantitative, qualitative and special empirical social research methods are used.

Corporate Benefit
  • Providing expertise in market and opinion research
  • Providing a big user base for evaluation purposes
KNAPP AG
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KNAPP AG operates internationally in the field of warehouse automation and warehouse logistics. The company is a leader in the world market among suppliers of intralogistic complete solutions and automated warehouse systems. Customers from all over the world in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, fashion, cosmetics, retail (food/non-food), media, optics, office, tobacco, tools & spares and 3PL rely on the experience and innovative power of KNAPP AG.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center, the company will explore methods for intelligent support of knowledge workers, including methods for automated deployment of contextually relevant documents or to analyze consumer-generated content for strategic purposes.

Large Engine Competence Center
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Research activities at the LEC focus on the area of large engines, in particular engines for power generation and for ship and locomotive propulsion. The primary objective is to develop advanced combustion processes for this category of engines with the highest efficiencies and simultaneously minimal emissions and maximal power output. To this end, the LEC uses its own special methodology based on the intensive interaction of simulation and experimental investigations on single-cylinder research engines. Work is being done to develop the simulation models necessary for the most realistic pre-calculation of the engine working cycle and metrological procedures for improved analysis. Further areas of emphasis are the detailed investigation of injection processes for liquid and gaseous fuels, thermal management for passenger cars and lubricants.

Corporate Benefit
  • Provision of scientific excellence in the engine and mobility sector
  • Provision of expertise in simulation models in the mobility sector
LexisNexis
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The LexisNexis Group is a pioneer in the field of online research. The company is not only a world-leading provider of business and legal information, but also the only online service that provides economic, press and legal information in full, from a single source. More than 5 million customers in over 100 countries rely on the quality of data sources and benefit from information solutions, individually tailored to their needs.

Corporate Benefit

Corporation with Know-Center helps LexisNexis bringing product innovations to the market faster and more efficiently, for example, by providing better discovery through ahead-of-time information retrieval and visual navigation. Moreover, Know-Center assists LexisNexis with testing its technologies and service development which would otherwise be beyond LexisNexis’ capabilities.

Magna Steyr
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Magna Steyr is the market leader in brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner for OEMs in the vehicle production. Its broad range of services covers engineering services, vehicle contract manufacturing and fuel systems. As an innovative company, Magna Steyr is always searching for new and improved solutions and strives for top quality at competitive prices.

Corporate Benefit

Magna plans to co-operate with the Know-Center in the area of Industry 4.0, especially regarding the analysis and prediction of big data in production.

  • Improved quality and production processes
  • Savings on costs and material
MechaMed GmbH
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The center point of this medical technology enterprise, founded  in 2015, is ” Health satisfaction” (satisfaction with the subjective state of health) for people living to old age. For this purpose MechaMed, develops, produces and sells innovative medical-technical systems as well as gadgets, apps and software, which enables people to maintain their independence, flexibility and mobility for as long as possible. Great importance lies in the fact that the offered service falls back onto technologies already well integrated into everyday life (smartphones, TV,etc.) and is therefore simple to use. Particularly the topic Alzheimer’s and dementia,which concerns more and more people, has led to a series of MechaMed-innovations, through which a strong focus has been put on the improvement of the quality of life. Managing director and partner is the Mechatronic engineer Wolfgang Nagele. Further partners are the operating technician engineer Bernhard Pöschl and the financial investor Gerhard Zehetner.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center, Mechamed will explore opportunities for healthy aging provided by innovative mobile devices and data analytics methods.

• Provision of business cases and domain knowledge in the Life Sciences domain
• Explore ubiquitous sensing using wearables and mobile sensing technology

Mediatum International
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Mediatum is a recruiter specialized on executive position in life sciences.
Matching candidates are not found through online business networks (Xing,
LinkedIn). Instead, connections are established by private networks as well as careful and discrete contacts. Mediatum offers this as full service, though the preparation and contact phase takes several weeks or even month.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center Mediatum will work on the automatic observation and analysis of selected open information sources.

  • Savings on time spent for searching matching candidates
  • Higher return on investment (ROI)
MeisterLabs
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MeisterLabs is a world-leading provider of Web 2.0-based collaborative software for mindmapping called MindMeister.

Corporate Benefit

Increase of visibility in the mind mapping and productivity community because of innovative technology that is developed through research results; Possibility to add new products and therefore increase of project costs and increase of personnel. Diversification to the competition. Add technologies and features that cannot easily be copied and therefore protect the business

Moshbit GmbH
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The Moshbit GmbH is offering an app called Studo, which simplifies the students’ life by helping them to manage and navigate organizational as well as social aspects of studying: i.e. it collects all the necessary information in one place via directly assessing the information from university databases and integrating as well as processing them in the most meaningful ways for the students. For example, the app gives easy mobile access to the schedule, locations of specific courses or grades, but also informs about the best place to have a dinner including the menu or important news around the study life.

Corporate Benefit

Together with Studo, we will research on the matchmaking algorithms in the area of student and graduate job markets and explore new ways of automatizing and elevating the process by more precise descriptions of the student capabilities, on the one hand, and the offered jobs and their lingua, on the other hand.

M&R Automation
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Innovative production systems contribute to the optimization of investments and to the reduction of production costs, by providing solutions that represent progress. M&R Automation is developing and manufacturing these solutions in the technology sectors “Production”, “Assembly” and “Test & Measuring”.

Corporate Benefit

M&R Automation sees the need of new software developments combined with the appropriate hardware to make custom industrial automation and service more efficient. The achievements of those new developments only become viable nowadays due to the rapid development steps that the electronics hardware is taking lately.

NE Nationalencyklopedin AB
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Established by a grant from the Swedish government in 1986 to produce and distribute an encyclopaedia, NE Nationalencyklopedin AB (NE) is a private company servicing the educational and professional markets with tailored products and services. 95 % of NE revenue is derived from online services. NE’s mission is to become the leading supplier of knowledge services to the Educational and Professional markets. NE’s strategy is based on providing relevant, accurate and accessible knowledge services to these segments.

Corporate Benefit

NE will continue the tradition of cooperation with the Know-Center in the context of language and knowledge technologies for German Encyclopaediae.

  • Access to state-of-the-art text processing technology
  • Semi-automatic content generation and validation
  • Development of new content-based business models
Nekom Customer Care
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For 15 years, Nekom has been one of Styria’s hidden champions, among the leading companies in multichannel advertising and e-commerce software, location-based marketing and e-fulfillment. Nekom has funneled experience of more than 80 relevant projects into its software frameworks and consulting methodologies and enables its customers to build thriving virtual and physical businesses in multichannel environments.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center Nekom will work on advanced Recommender Systems that integrate social, spacial and content related aspects

  • Improved technology base across software framework
  • Technological edge in recommender technology
netfiles
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The netfiles company makes online collaboration and documentation fast, simple and safe.

Corporate Benefit

Know-Center provides netfiles access to research results and a network of its partners, significantly influencing technological choices and marketing strategies of netfiles. Netfiles benefits from being a partner of  Know-Center with regard to sales situations that involve technology leadership and believing in the future success of netfiles.

NXP Semiconductors Austria
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NXP Semiconductors is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of microelectronics with subsidiaries in more than 25 countries. The Austrian head quarters of NXP Semiconductors is specialized on contactless identification systems (NFC, RFID). More than 500 highly skilled and motivated employees develop innovative solutions.

Corporate Benefit

NXP will cooperate with the Know-Center in the area of semantic analysis, enrichment and verification of technical documentation.

  • Standardized information flow between departments
  • Automatic generation of technical documents
  • Reduction of semantically and syntactical errors
ÖBB Infrastruktur AG
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ÖBB Infrastruktur AG was founded on 1 January 2009 and employs approximately 16.200 employees. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of ÖBB-Holding AG, which in turn is wholly owned by the Republic of Austria. It owns and operates the entire OEBB infrastructure (i.e. route network, buildings, bridges, railway stations), and invests € 2bn each year in infrastructure. The OEBB Infrastruktur AG is responsible for safe and reliable operation of the rail network. This includes the inspection and repair works on and around the railway network.

Corporate Benefit
  • Supporting the research in knowledge discovery with huge real-time data sets, particularly by providing access to railway-related sensor data
  • Providing domain expertise in the area of mobility and specifically the rail- and public transportation sector
Onepoint Projects
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Onepoint projects is a company located in Graz with sales offices in Germany and Canada that develops Web 2.0-based project management software. Onepoint projects is known to be integrated, real-time, open, easy-to-use and fast to deploy.

Corporate Benefit
  • Transfer of visualization and big data know-how into Onepoint
  • Creating additional unique product features based on research results
  • Improved differentiation from “traditional” PPM market competition
  • Risk reduction using Know-Center resources for research in completely new areas
Pharmig – Association of the Austrian pharmaceutical industry
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Pharmig – the association of the Austrian pharmaceutical industry – is a voluntary, politically independent professional organisation of the pharmaceutical industry in Austria. Its 120 member companies with approx. 10,000 employees represent nearly 100 percent of the domestic medicinal product market. Pharmig members research, develop and market pharmaceutical products for a high-quality health care and support the health care system by making available of relevant balanced information about medication.

Corporate Benefit

Development of a knowledge management and knowledge analysis tool in order to improve exchange of information and communication within the association as well as with member companies and stakeholder.

Greater probability of success and results of association services for member companies, transfer of know-how between association and member companies, changes and support in business strategies, extension of business areas and services.

Porsche Holding
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Porsche Holding Salzburg is the largest and most successful automotive distributor in Europe. The Salzburg-based company was founded in 1947 and operates today in 22 countries in Western and South-eastern Europe, as well as in China, Colombia and Chile. Porsche Austria GmbH is a car importer which is distributing cars to dealers and customers in Austria.

Corporate Benefit
  • Research and scientific based algorithms for predicting and forecasting sales and registrations on the basis of previous behavior and the market situation
  • Automated evaluation for finding the most suitable algorithm and matching parametersets for single models and for the overall market
  • Predicted values supports Porsche Austria in their business decisions to increase imports of certain models
Robert Bosch AG
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Robert Bosch AG is producing equipment for treating exhaust gas at its factory in Hallein. A variety of machinery is employed in a complex production process which generates massive amounts of data. Together with the Know-Center, Bosch will work on analysing this data with the goal of optimizing production parameters.

Corporate Benefit

• Development and evaluation of advanced prediction algorithms
• Real-Time capable stream data analytics for industry

Sappi Papier Holding GmbH
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Sappi is a global company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, paper pulp and paper-based solutions to its direct and indirect customer base across more than 160 countries. Sappi produces approximately 5.6 million tons per year of paper, 2.5 million tons per year of paper pulp and 1.3 million tons per year of dissolving wood pulp.

Corporate Benefit

Together with Know-Center, Sappi will work on the implementation of industry 4.0 approaches for its vertical production processes.

Seidel Holding GmbH
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The Seidel Electronics Group is a leading Austrian service provider in the area of assembly and precision engineering, including box build, cables and systems. Seidel strives to have content customers and to build long lasting loyal customer relationships. With this maxim, Seidel focuses on customer preferences and requirements. To remain agile in its fast moving markets, Seidel requires advanced technology partnerships.

Corporate Benefit

Together with the Know-Center Seidel will work on the visualization of production processes in the context of industry 4.0.

  • Advanced visualizations add value to products
  • Support in building customer confidence through process visualization
Siemens
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Siemens has over 130 years of technical excellence, innovation, quality and reliability in Austria. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (AG) Österreich ranks among the leading technology companies in Austria.

Corporate Benefit
  • Access to the latest  natural language processing technologies, in particular in the area of extraction and disambiguation
  • Access to latest Web 2.0 technologies and experience in using computing and context based knowledge recommendation techniques in the context of large enterprises
  • Opportunity to collaborate with various industry and scientific partners in a trusted environment
SKF
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The SKF Group is a leading global supplier of products, solutions and services within rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. Services include technical support, maintenance services, conditioning monitoring, asset efficiency optimization and training.

Corporate Benefit

Competitive or technology intelligence with a starting point in IP intelligence is a new area of research. The same applies for patent information in all major languages (not only English). The result will increase the success rate in the innovative process and their speed.

smaXtec animal care sales GmbH
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smaXtec animal care offers its customers an integrated system, which provides continuous monitoring of activity levels, temperature and rumen pH of cows in order to evaluate physiological data, diagnose and take appropriate corrective action in real time.

Corporate Benefit

The Know-Center will support smaXtec in its approach of developing innovative methods for data analytics and visualization in order to create new business models and revenue streams.

Styria Media Group AG
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Styria Media Group AG is a modern and highly innovative media company. Styria’s success is heavily based upon its strategic investment in research and development. Within this context, Know-Center serves as strategic research and premium innovation partner for Styria. This partnership is of utmost importance for Styria to successfully face the coninuous changes and challenges in todays digital media world.

Corporate Benefit
  • Adopting new online media technology early to get a competitive advantage
  • Unique selling points via Know-Center technology, not available elsewhere on the market
  •  Optimization in production and marketing, reducing product cost
TCM International
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As a manufacturer-independent technology partner, TCM International guarantees its customers a technical edge in technology-orientated TOOL MANAGEMENT. TCM adds economic value and sustainability through the continuous optimization of processes and the support, the implementation of the highest quality tools from the international marketplace and a systemically standardized and tool-saving optimization of tools. The optimized acquisition of high-quality tools is a significant component of technology-orientated Tool Management – TCM maintains a constant overview of the world’s qualified tool producers and has the best access to their products, solutions and innovations.

Corporate Benefit

Fostering cooperation with other institutes of the Graz Technical University and other competence centers (Pro2Future)

Technical Didactic Specialist Press
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Technical Didactic Specialist Press realizes, prints and sells books in the field of technology, learning materials and content for computer courses.

Corporate Benefit

Acquisition of learning technology not yet available on the market through prototypical research projects leading to early adaptation and securing of the market position.

Trauma Care Consult GesmbH
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Trauma Care Consult (TCC) is a non-profit company. The two main research areas are intensive care medicine and tissue regeneration. In addition, TCC supports the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology (LBI) in Vienna in the research fields of trauma, wound healing, shock and sepsis, in which inflammation is a central pathophysiologic event.
The objective of TCC is to facilitate studies in trauma surgery and intensive care fields in cooperation with the industry. Various preclinical models have been established to address specific clinical needs. Most of the industrial co-operations of the LBI are performed via TCC. Furthermore, TCC has experience in previous EU programs. TCC has about 15 employees.

Corporate Benefit
  • Central knowlege access for distributed web sources
  • Intuitive knowledge presentation using visualisations and overview reports
  • Personalised information selection providing individualised topic definition
  • Hosting as software-as-a-service solution – no software infrastructure needed by the partner
UNYCOM
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Founded in 2000 as a software company in the field of intellectual property (IP) management, Unycom has provided enterprise software solutions to some of the world’s largest and most innovative businesses.

Corporate Benefit

Many Unycom projects involve a certain amount of research beyond the products and services provided by the company. For instance, visualizations and analytical processes often have to be tailored to customers, and go beyond the state of the art in areas like Visual Analytics or natural language processing. In this context, Unycom expects to win more projects with a strong research focus, and to minimize financial and innovation risks by cooperating with Know-Center.

voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH
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voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH is one of the major names in Austria`s steelmaking tradition. This global acting company looks back upon more than 125 years of experience in steelmaking technology and has developed itselves to be the niche provider of high-brow product segments. voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH stands for a value chain that consistenly focuses on the production of quality. In this context Data analytics and machine learning methods will be used to identify production-related waste causes with the goal to avoid them in the future. High degrees of complexity due to ever smaller batch sizes and increasing product diversity should be made manageable by self-learning systems. Time-to-market times of new products should be shortened by shorter learning curves through data-driven approaches.

Corporate Benefit
  • Exchange of knowledge and joint research in the field of the steel production and data-driven business
  • Application-oriented research environment for PhD students
wissenmedia
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Wissenmedia is a publishing company and a subsidiary of Bertelsmann corporation. Their product portfolio includes printed books as well as digital platforms, for example the wissen.de website. They offer a number of specialised services, like replicas of old books and printing of low volume books. Their main product is the Brockhaus encyclopaedia, which they acquired in 2009 from the Bibliographisches Institut AG.

Corporate Benefit

The longtime partnership with Know-Center continually helps to analyze and discover the latest IT-technologies. Wissenmedia’s investment was increased via funding and allows Know-Center to explore groundbreaking technologies.

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