Know-Center is a leading European research center for Data-Driven Business and Artificial Intelligence.

Since 2001, we have supported well-known companies in using data as a success factor for their business. For data analysis, Know-Center relies on established Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructures.

As an integral part of the European research landscape, the Center has successfully handled numerous projects and contract research at the EU and national levels. A K1 Competence Center, funded within the framework of COMET Programme, Know-Center is also the leading training center for data scientists in Austria and offers a range of Al training and consulting services for companies. The Center has already received the ‘BDVA i-Space Silver Award’ from the Big Data Value Association thrice.

About us

Data-Driven Business is one of the most important economic trends. I am particularly pleased that we are using our innovative methods and tools to help companies gain a clear competitive edge in the data-driven global marketplace.

Stefanie Lindstaedt


Facts and figures

  • Founded: 2001
  • 130+ employees from 20+ nations
  • 100+ successfully completed industry projects per year
  • 90+ company partners
  • 100+ science partners
  • 50+ publications in outstanding international venues

Expert opinions about Know-Center

Together with it’s Scientific Advisory Board, Know-Center continuously aligns it’s research focus with the latest international developments.

We asked some internationally renowned experts to share their opinion about Know-Center.

Our Mission

  • We increase the appeal of Styria as a business location by pooling the applied IT research competencies and linking them with companies.
  • We improve the competitiveness of our business partners and customers by supporting the development of know-how and innovations in companies.
  • We obtain EU funds in order to explore new research and innovation topics and help our business partners to position themselves for the future.
  • We foster knowledge transfer and networking between science and industry, for example, via our annual congress AI-KNOW
  • We cooperate with international scientific institutions and publicize the latest results in journals.
  • We contribute to increasing the qualification level in Styria by developing highly qualified human resources in science and economy


As an associated research institution and excellence center within the COMET Programme, Know-Center conducts fundamental research and is involved in numerous EU projects.



By creating a state-of-the-art training ground for young researchers at Know-Center, we ensure a sustainable expansion of the knowledge landscape of tomorrow.



As a business-oriented and applied research entity with more than 50 business and science partners, we contribute to the continuous development and implementation of scientific findings in the area of Data-Driven Business.



In close cooperation with companies and within numerous research projects, Know-Center turns large amounts of data into useable information and develops intelligent applications and systems.