Know-Center (Graz, Austria)

Know-Center is Austria’s research centre for knowledge management and knowledge technologies. Since its establishment in 2001 it has been an innovation point at the interface between science and industry, successfully conducting over 300 application-oriented research projects in cooperation with academic institutions and companies. Know-Center develops innovative knowledge services utilizing semantic technologies and standards. For example, its KnowMiner software framework offers a rich set of knowledge discovery and visual analytics technologies targeting the analysis of large, heterogeneous data repositories. The Know-Center is being funded by Austria’s Competence Center Program COMET.

University of Passau (Germany)

Founded in 1978, the University of Passau combines a most up-to-date infrastructure with state-of-the-art technology, offering its over 10,000 students an ideal place to study. The two chairs involved in CODE, the chair of distributed information systems and the chair of media informatics, investigate distributed databases, multimedia system and automatic media analysis technologies to improve media access and management.

Mendeley (London, UK)

Mendeley is one of the world’s largest research collaboration platforms, used by over 1.6 million researchers worldwide. Mendeley provides real-time statistics, trends by research area, and recommendations for related research based on its crowd-sourced database of over 225 million research documents. Launched in January 2009, the company has offices in London and New York, and its investors include former founders and executives of Skype, and Warner Music Group.

MeisterLabs (Munich, Germany)

MeisterLabs develops and provides web-based productivity tools focusing on simplicity, usability and easy collaboration. Its flagship product MindMeister is the market-leading web-based mind mapping and brainstorming solution. Over 300 million ideas have been generated by individuals and businesses using its unique, award-winning interface. As a cloud-based solution, MindMeister functions in any web browser and comes complete with native mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android.