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Artificial Researcher is an information technology company and a start-up in the text mining industry. AR-IT was founded by TU Wien alumni and entrepreneur Linda Andersson together with her sisters Jenny Andersson and Nina Andersson and fellow researcher Dr. Florina Piroi.
We are specialists in developing novel and innovative scientific knowledge management systems tailored to the needs of researchers and information search professionals. Our system solutions automatically handle information needs and present the information to users accordingly. By exploring and implementing innovative text mining technologies, we provide industry and academia with unified platforms that increase the productivity of industry and academia end-users.

An easy and reliable way for researchers to advance and innovate the field of 3D Bioprinting

Biomotion Technologies innovates 3D Bioprinting. We provide an expandable hardware system to rapidly test novel 3D Bioprinting approaches with ease of use as the core value. This enables researchers and developers to freely explore every aspect of their work related to additive manufacturing in biomedical engineering.

We provide customized simulation tools to help the industry better understand and improve their products

We provide high end simulation technologies for experts on an open source basis. Our mesh generator Netgen and finite element library NGSolve are widely used in research to develop algorithms in a competitive and flexible environment. The TU Wien spin-off CERBSim connects companies facing challenging simulation tasks with the right people to solve them. We help researchers squeeze out the best performance and deliver competitive production code, provide support and training for applicants and bring in our mathematical expertise to solve the most challenging simulation tasks.

See beyond a single case

contextflow uses deep learning-based technology to analyze medical image data and reports, reducing a radiologist’s time to diagnosis, improving reporting quality and increasing confidence. Our core technologies are SEARCH (3D image-based search engine) and TRIAGE (worklist prioritization tool) that detect disease patterns in lung CTs, including those related to COVID-19. We are a spin-off of the Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Technical University of Vienna (TU) and European research project KHRESMOI, supported by the i²c Innovation Incubation Center. Founded by a team of AI and engineering experts in July 2016, contextflow received the BCS Search Industry Most Promising Startup Award 2016, the 2017 Digital Innovation Award by the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science & Research, and was selected as one of 19 startups out of 700+ applications for the 2018 Philips HealthWorks accelerator. The Central European Startup Awards awarded us Best Healthcare Startup 2019 – Austria, and Forbes DACH listed us as one of the top AI30 startups for 2020.

Grow. Different. (Winner of the i²c Award)

For the sake of sustainability, Evologic is employing biotechnological approaches to render natural solutions as biostimulants, food or feed additives, etc. compatible with the mass market. Evologic delivering unmet product quality to microbial bioactives for the feed additive and Ag input industry (biocontrol and biostimulants) by utilizing pharma bioprocessing technologies. The proprietary bioreactor design yields allows producing even fungi-free of reproducibly without contamination and free of carrier materials.

Plug and play energy efficiency advisor for industrial operations management

Save Energy – Optimise Energy Use – Limit peak loads. We develop KEEA (Knowledge-based Energy Efficiency Advisor), a software tool that, via machine learning, optimises your plants operation strategy to be more energy-efficient while still meeting your other KPIs. KEEA is the only tool that enables industrial companies to consider variables such as energy efficiency in the operation of their machines, without the requirement for additional hardware. Optimising your energy use means saving energy costs, unnecessary CO2 Emissions and contributing to grid stability. Further economic advantages, we believe that the exact knowledge of your energy flows within your facilities equips industries with the fundamental power and control to tackle the future of the energy market! Simple & low effort implementation is important to us. The Implementation of KEEA into facilities is a simple, standardised process. This makes KEEA the only purely software-based product in this field.

We know how to: Save Energy – Optimise Energy Use – Limit peak loads

Novel scientific equipment for multiple purpose experimental approaches

Huber Scientific develops novel solutions for experimental equipment used in the fields of Electrochemistry and Solid State Ionics. These innovative setups not only enable completely new experiments but also allow for the first time a combination of different, complementary methods. Huber Scientific will also supply completely new designed and improved test equipment for standardized measurements, which is much easier to repair, simpler to use and much cheaper than other test stations already available on the market. Up until now, research groups worldwide had to develop and build their own measurement equipment since for many experiments no commercial setups were available. This often resulted in makeshift equipment of varying quality with no long term support.
With years of experience in designing high quality and easy to use and upkeep experimental equipment, Huber Scientific will help research groups all over the world to focus on what they are doing best: Delivering top-notch science

We offer not only condition monitoring but rather in-line risk assessment for gearboxes

It is very important to know the condition of a gearbox. If it fails it costs a lot of money. However, if you change it too early it also costs a lot of money. Therefore, it is essential to find the best moment for maintenance. Our system offers in-line risk assessment to support economic maintenance planning.

From proteins to stars.

At Invisible-Light Labs, we strive to make a positive impact on the world we live in by enabling ground-breaking scientific discoveries with our highly sensitive IR sensors. We use the synergy of our multidisciplinary team and apply the mechanics' point of view to the optics world to create radically new room temperature IR sensors based on the innovative NEMS technology.

Duplicate image detection service to find plagiarism and fabrication in the scientific literature

ImageTwin is an AI-based software service to check scientific papers for problematic image duplicates. Although there are already established solutions for text plagiarism, image plagiarism usually goes undetected during peer review and leads to reputational damage and costly investigation processes. ImageTwin offers publishers, universities and research institutions a solution for an effective detection of image duplicates.

AI Powered Soft Audit Assistant

Legitary is a music-tech startup and winner of the world’s leading music startup competition Midemlab. Our patented ML algorithm detects fraud in streaming data, like unpaid royalties or fakeplays. Working with labels and artists, we detect anomalies 275% more precisely than current technologies at incredible speed – analyzing 3 billion streams in under 5 mins. Combining 30+yrs research and 25+yrs music business expertise, Legitary aims to bring fairness and transparency to the streaming industry.

Natural replacement for synthetic UV-Filters, antioxidants and emulsifiers

Lignovations is developing and manufacturing bio-based lignin particles to replace problematic synthetic ingredients like UV-Filters, antioxidants and emulsifiers which have negative effects on human health, climate and the environment. Our natural lignin particles enable many industries such as cosmetics, coatings and food packaging to increase the sustainability of their products, thus accelerating the transition to a bio-based economy and creating a healthier future for our planet and its inhabitants.

We help you to build the most stunning scientific animations

Nanoscale biological processes, such as gene editing or DNA replication, cannot be seen due to physical limits of microscopes. When we want to explain these processes to someone, we have to use animation. These animations are usually simplified and schematic because it is expensive to make them realistic.
We make software that alleviates the creation of such animations while preserving realism down to atomic resolution. Our software plugs into the typical workflow of scientific illustrators, and besides accelerating both modelling and rendering of biological structures, it makes it possible to deploy the animations to virtual reality and other immersive environments. This allows us to create stunning, interactive installations explaining biology and other molecular processes to large audiences. Our tool can help scientific animators to accelerate their workflow, the biologists to communicate their findings, and science centers and museums to present state of the art science to large audiences.

Forget injections - Just take a pill

Many drugs have to be administered to patients via injections. Especially for children, old patients, persons with needle phobia and people with chronic diseases this poses a big problem. Our technology makes it possible to deliver many of those drugs via a simple tablet. By encapsulating the drugs with special lipids, they are resistant against acid and enzymes in the stomach, get attached to the mucosa of the colon and the drug is efficiently absorbed by the body. This technology has already been successfully tested for the treatment of diabetes, cancer and others. Nevertheless, there is still no viable product on the market yet, as up to now there are no suppliers for those lipids, which are demanded in quality and high quantity. We developed a novel biotechnological production process for those lipids and already applied for a patent. We identified a global market for our lipids of more than one billion dollars in the pharmaceutical sector. We will sell our lipids to pharmaceutical companies and we will adapt product properties (e.g. amount of released drug in a certain timeframe) according to their needs. We already have a first potential customer who is paying us to encapsulate their drug with our technology.

Predicting supply chain and sustainability risks

Manufacturing companies typically rely on 1000s of suppliers interconnected in complex, worldwide supply chain networks making it difficult to keep an overview about disruption and sustainability risks in their supply chain. Prewave is the next-generation supply chain intelligence platform that enables procurement professionals, sustainability and supply chain managers to follow their suppliers online and receive real-time and predictive information about events that might impact their suppliers. The platform is based on an algorithm that analyzes social and news media in more than 50 languages and identifies signals for more than 60 event types including industrial accidents, bankruptcies or natural disasters.

Generates Virtual Worlds

Architects, 3D artists and other creatives spend a lot of time using low-level digital tools to materialize their ideas. Our mission is to boost their creativity by supporting their expression on a higher level. Based on research in generative design at the TU Wien, we developed Michelangelo, a unique platform for collaborative design. It generates complete 3D scenes only from brief descriptions, allowing the users to rapidly explore various prototypes. Finishing adjustments can be easily performed by adding more specific descriptions at any abstraction level. Michelangelo extracts templates from existing designs all over the cloud and reuses them automatically to create new 3D content. We currently target applications in modular architecture, game design and dataset generation for AI training.

We make microplastics visible

It is the year 2020 and there is no established and scalable method for measuring microplastics – yet. Without sufficient data on the contamination of microplastics in food and the environment, there is no basis for its reduction. So far, one of the main reasons for this has been the lack of solutions for data analysis of microplastics measurements.

We have many years of experience in the analysis of microplastics and were able to overcome this hurdle by means of machine learning. We develop fast and robust algorithms to accurately classify microplastics regarding their size, quantity and type – within minutes. Bundled in software this enables laboratories to measure microplastics with reliable, fast and comparable results.

We offer a pioneering technology for the efficient, fast and economic curing of epoxy-based resin systems

SpeedPox stands for an efficient and innovative technology for the curing of epoxy resins, that has been developed at TU Wien: Frontal Polymerization. The curing is initiated on demand by using a localized heat or temperature stimulus and propagates through the workpiece without any additional application of energy. Conventional energy-, time- and cost-intensive curing in large industrial ovens and autoclaves can therefore be avoided by the user. Our ready-to-use one-component formulations are storage stable for years and can also be employed for the fabrication of composite materials.

Making flights turbulence-free.

We develop smart wings, which sense turbulence of the environment and adapt their shape to suppress the effects of turbulence in flight. Turbulence frequently lowers comfort and safety of passengers and causes economical damage to flight operators. With the "Turbulence Suppressing Program" - TSP - we finally are able to solve this long-term market request. TSP is a patented technology, which stabilizes aircraft in turbulent air. The basic principle of the technology is already applicable to state of the art aircraft by an innovative approach of flight control. By including new technologies like LiDAR and morphing structures, the impact of turbulence can further be significantly reduced.

UGP materials – CRYS* – the future of composite materials

UGP materials produce CRYS, the only polyimide with high crystallinity worldwide. It is produced in patented hydrothermal geomimetic polymer synthesis.
UGP materials are currently in its final days of pre-founding.
This structure gives the product superior attributes in terms of:
• thermal stability
• tensile & compressive strength
• ultra-lightweight
CRYS can be used in composite materials of all kinds from the coating, sports equipment, electronics up to aeronautics. Its unique structure allows the production of very small particles to be used in all kinds of composite production processes. It can be used when sintering a composite, for usage in films and additional reinforcement for resin-based composites like carbon fibers.
The patented production process achieves both the described attributes as well as being green by reducing the need for chemical components in the production of imides. This is achieved by crystallization of the product in pure water instead of using toxic solvents and catalysts like it is currently state-of-the-art.

An ultrasonic trap to catch very small particles in liquids – in order for them to be measured much better in industrial environments

We aim on making revenue on the basis of an add-on for process analytical technology in the industrial environment. Our soniccatch exploits ultrasonic fields to exert forces on suspended particles and thus enhance the stability, sensitivity, specificity and other parameters of industrial sensing/analytical devices. It enables various – often optical – sensing schemes to be applied in-line, i.e. directly within the reaction vessel or media stream and real-time, i.e. without the need of sample taking or time-consuming preparation protocols. The device can be applied to enhance the controlling/steering of processes in various industries reaching from pharmaceutical or biotechnological production over food/beverages and cosmetic products to oil industry and wastewater treatment. The improvement brought about by the soniccatch is targeting on the increase of product yield, product quality and efficiency.

Bringing Chemistry to Life

Our mission is to overcome the poor selectivity of conventional cancer chemotherapeutics by improving the specificity and thus safety of those drugs. This is achieved by exploiting controllable, ultra-fast in vivo chemical reactions to precisely deliver and activate drugs only at the site of disease. Based on unique molecular designs, we recently developed superior chemical tools that elevate the standards of current state-of-the-art approaches. Within Velaex Technologies we provide methods to ‘preprogram’ the movement of compounds in living systems and thus enable drug targeting strategies with unprecedented efficiency, selectivity, and safety, paving the way to novel high-precision therapeutics.

Our Start-ups

Connecting you with your cattle

Currently, there is no reliable way of monitoring the health and the location of cattle on ranches and in the mountains. Alpion provides a smart ear-tag which monitors vital signs and the position of cattle 24/7. Combined with our monitoring platform which analyses each movement, cattle farmers are able to react faster to sick/injured animals which reduces overall deaths of cattle in the heard.

Scalable e-commerce fulfilment to online retailers

BYRD gives online shops access to a professional and international e-commerce logistics network. With BYRD, online retailers can outsource everything from the storage of their products to picking, packing and shipping of their e-commerce orders and focus on their core competencies such as marketing or product development instead. Thanks to BYRD’s distributed network of e-commerce fulfilment locations, retailers can make use of warehouses that are close to their end customers and benefit from fast shipping and attractive shipping conditions. All processes are completely automated and trackable in real-time thanks to the BYRD software which connects the retailer’s order management system to the warehouse. BYRD currently has 10 logistics centres across Europe and has already empowered hundreds of online retailers to bring their logistics to the next level.

The App to Make an App

kula is a mobile app that enables everyone to create mobile apps. All you need is to tell kula which kind of app or what features you want and kula gives you a step by step guide that is easy to follow for non-technically skilled people. The apps then get published to the app stores automatically.

Accessible phone repair service

A platform that gives you an overview of all repair shops - which provide exactly the repair service you need! No matter if it's an iPhone 11 display repair or something else, Servinary instantly shows you the best solution regarding price, quality and distance.

A video-quoting and sharing service focusing on the messaging market

Today, video generates the most traffic and 12x more shares than other posts on social media. Users are confronted with a huge amount of video content and filter the most important parts within 15 seconds. Marketers also have to deal with this limited amount of time to transport their main message. With Snipedy you can cut out short parts from already existing videos (e.g. You-Tube), bookmark and share them. With their snackable length, they are perfect for short messages or sneak previews. Call-to-actions and the backlink to the source-video are attached at the end of every so-called “Snip”. Also, links to a specific product or website can be included. Snipedy focuses on private messaging to reach users who stay out of public conversations on social media but discuss topics in private messages. Compared to other services, we only create a quote of the video referencing back to the original source without making a copy. Snipedy is a new marketing tool: Let the crowd promote your content!

Your digitized floor plan is just a click away!

Vloor creates content for VR tours as well as 3D and 2D visualizations for real estate marketing. By using a common floor plan, our Deep Learning algorithms do all the work fully automated.

Make people love mornings.

Zeitgeber is a light therapy wake-up system that makes awakening enjoyable and improves mood, especially during winter. Unlike wake-up lights, it can adjust your inner clock so that waking up at the required time becomes your nature, while also including anti-depressant light therapy into the process.