About us

The KNOW CENTER is a leading European innovation and research center for trusted AI and Data Science.

We make data talk, see patterns where no one else is looking, and develop applications that inspire. With state-of-the-art and beyond technologies, we create competitive advantages for our customers in the energy industry, healthcare, production, and logistics. For science and society, we provide the technological basis for solving the big questions of the future.

„We live in a time of great challenges. To meet them appropriately, we need a willingness to cooperate and share data. At the Know Center, world-leading experts are working on the development of privacy-preserving, trustworthy AI. As a center for cutting-edge research, we can also shape the future framework for the trustworthy use of artificial intelligence together with the highest levels of the EU.”

Stefanie Lindstaedt, CEO

Trustworthy AI

Our 360° model has been developed in coordination with the regulations on the use of AI, which we are currently helping to develop in various EU bodies. The key cornerstones of trustworthy AI are stability & security, transparency, fairness, privacy, accountability, social and environmental benefits, and the design of human-machine communication. AI & Data Science can contribute decisively to breakthrough innovation and progress – but only if they are designed to be trustworthy.
Stability & Safety

We maximize technical stability and data security by increasing the expertise that an AI considers in its decision-making processes through hybrid modeling and other theory-inspired approaches. In doing so, we are also creating a next generation of digital twins.


Transparency creates trust. However, AI applications are based on complex algorithms, which naturally makes them difficult to understand. Where it is crucial, we therefore incorporate elements of Explainable AI into the applications so that users can see and understand decision-making processes.


Diversity, non-discrimination, and fairness are crucial characteristics for AI applications to be accepted in a social context. We identify biases in algorithms and ensure that they do not play a role in decision-making.

Data security

Data security and data governance are our top priority. Our experts are among the best in the world in long-term secure (quantum computer safe) cryptographic processes. Only with absolutely secure data can we implement groundbreaking innovations in companies.

Accountability & Environmental Wellbeing

To ensure responsibility and accountability in AI applications, certifications will increasingly emerge in the coming years. Through our close networking with science and EU initiatives and bodies, we also ensure for our customers that AI applications meet the highest standards.

social & environmental benefits

Not only in the manufacturing industry, but also in the most important and for the future crucial social fields such as medicine, pharmacy and health, environment & sustainability, the use of the potential of data can become a “game changer”.

Human AI Interaction

In order for users to trust AI, human agency and human oversight must be available at all times. We work with methods of human-machine communication and immersive analytics so that users can maintain an overview and switch between the physical and digital worlds.

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Success Stories

Energie Steiermark Digitized Customer Service
  • Energie Steiermark’s digitized customer service increases efficiency and customer satisfaction and reduces customer churn.
  • NLP-based methods focusing on the German language raise customer experience to the next level.
  • Saubermacher AG relies on a customized, scalable software solution for optimized route planning of waste transportation.
  • Up to 20 percent less CO2 emissions each year per collected ton of waste.
Well connected

Our network

As a European leader in trusted AI, we are part of a large network of companies, top researchers, organizations and institutions, and AI pioneers across Europe.

Our network


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