The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda and promotes the coherent implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the United Nations system. UNEP serves as an advocate for sustainability by evaluating environmental conditions and trends, developing international and national policy instruments, and building capacity among stakeholders to manage resources effectively.
NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) provides strategic guidance and oversight for the agency’s climate science programs. It funds high-priority research to advance understanding of atmospheric and oceanic processes. Recognizing that climate science literacy is a prerequisite for putting knowledge into action at all levels of society, the CPO also guides NOAA’s communication, education, and professional development and training activities.
With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In this global context, webLyzard is the ideal platform to provide multilingual business intelligence for key markets. The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.
dm is one of the largest European drugstore chains, represented throughout Austria with a total of 384 retail outlets. Its Salzburg headquarters are the central hub for the group’s operations in Central and Southeastern Europe. In the fiscal year 2013/14, dm achieved a turnover of 756 million Euros in Austria and more than 8 billion Euros internationally. webLyzard as a highly scalable platform excels at tracking the company’s own and third-party brands and its wide range of 14,000 products – supporting dm’s commitment to social responsibility, environmental protection, human health and well-being.
Hutchison Drei Austria launched the brand “3” as Austria’s first sole UMTS provider in May 2003. Wholly owned by Hutchison Whampoa (Hong Kong), Drei facilitates its customers’ lives by providing the latest technology to access the digital world. Voice telephony in high definition quality, mobile broadband Internet and numerous multimedia offers such as 3MobileTV are among the most popular offerings of Drei. With the takeover of Orange Austria in January 2013, Drei has taken an important step for continuing its growth – with 3.5 million customers as of 30 June 2014, it is currently the third-strongest market participant.
The Austrian National Tourist Office promotes Austria as a vacation destination, increasing its market share in cooperation with a wide range of tourism partners. The core competencies of the Austrian National Tourist Office include (i) the positioning of the brand “Vacation in Austria” and its differentiation from other destinations, and conveying the emotional added value of visiting Austria, (ii) the development of promising international markets by meas of innovative marketing strategies, and (iii) collaborating with tourism businesses and providing a comprehensive platform for networking and exchanging tourism knowledge.
As the U.S. Federal Government’s principal cancer research agency, NCI belongs to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is among the eleven agencies that compose the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The responsibilities of NCI include collecting and disseminating cancer information, coordinating research efforts, assessing state-of-the-art cancer treatments and their integration into clinical practice, fostering national and international collaboration, and supporting a network of cancer centers.
Gentics Software is a leading Austrian developer of standard software for high-end content management and Web portal solutions. The company was founded in 2000 and has participated successfully in Austrian and European markets especially in government, telecommunications and industry sectors ever since. Gentics won the prize for the best startup company 2003 by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, for example, and the Golden Arrow for the best IT consulting company 2005 by com.sult 05
MODUL University Vienna conducts state-of-the-art research in new media technology, tourism and public governance. Established by the Vienna Economic Chamber of Commerce in 2007, MODUL University Vienna combines a strong academic foundation with commitment to sustainability and innovation as key drivers of long-term success. It fosters independent, original research for participating in national and international R&D programs. The faculty comprises renowned Austrian and international scholars, who have a strong commitment to develop this young organization into a leading research platform.
Vienna University of Economics and Business was established in 1898 and has grown to a large organization with 20,000 students and more than 1,000 full-time and adjunct faculty. Ranked among Europe’s Top 50 Business Schools by the Financial Times, VUEBA is the first Austrian University with an international EQUIS accreditation, one of only four in the German-speaking world. The Research Institute for Computational Methods includes researchers from four different departments collaborating on advanced computational methods in the areas of finance, information systems and marketing.
The University of Applied Sciences Chur was founded in 1963 and conducts applied research in information science, management, tourism and architecture. HTW Chur completed the first level of the European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM) excellence model in 2012. In January 2013, it was the first Swiss University to receive an ISO 9001:2008 accreditation. The Swiss Institute for Information Research provides researchers with advanced laboratories for digital media and usability testing, a fertile platform for interdisciplinary research, and a state-of-the-art infrastructure for collaborative industry projects.
The University of Sheffield is one of the original “red brick” universities, and a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Its Computer Science Department represents a major European research hub in Web intelligence, semantic annotation and the use of Linked Data for intelligent information management. The Natural Language Processing (NLP) group has a world-leading track record in developing the General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE), an open source platform for NLP and text mining hosted by USFD for more than 15 years.