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Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
MicroLearning and Information Envrionments

 Contact data
StreetThurngasse 8 
ZIP, City, Region 1090 - Wien (Vienna) 
Phone++43 662 8346 02 
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 Contact person

Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck (CEO)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 11-50  number of researches: 12

 Central aim of organisation
Managing Innovations from Universities into Markets in ther area of technology enhanced learning and knowledge management with particular attention m

 Briefly describe your organisation
Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft manages the transfer of innovation and knowledge between universities and the market. It operates seven Research Studios, linking the university cities of Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck.

Research Studio MINE (MicroLearning & Information Environments) researches and develops innovative solutions for simple and sustainable knowledge aquisition. On all Internet-enabled- & mobile devices, whether on the go or at your desk.
Comprehensive knowledge, presented succinctly and in manageable units
The Microlearning approach is a scientifically-backed method for simple, sustainable learning. Prof. Bruck explains why: Our ultimate goal is not to design knowledge for databases, but to get it into people‘s heads. To do this, we make learning easy. Users should be able to learn seamlessly, at any time. Also, the creation of knowledge content must be intuitive and easy. Administration must also be smart and easy-to-use. This creates a unique benefit. Rainer Schilcher, Director of Operations at Research Studio MINE, explains: Integrated MicroLearning is action-oriented learning. We know from experience and surveys that seminar knowledge is usually completely forgotten after a few weeks if it cannot be used immediately. Participants often remember where a seminar was held – or who was participating. But the content is gone. We forget quickly. Our short-term memory works against learning. In today’s hectic corporate life, we frequently lack opportunities and time for the necessary repetition. KnowledgePulse® counteracts this disadvantage and supports targeted repetition, activating long-term memory and anchoring knowledge in it in a lasting manner.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Government     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Tourism     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Visualisation     
   - Pattern Processing     
   - Computer Games, Simulation of Social Process     
   - Audiovisual Devices and Communication     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Application Service Provision (ASP)      
   - Databases, Database Management     
   - Knowledge Management     
   - Process Management     
   - Archiving, Documentation     
   - Information and Multimedia Retrieval     
   - E-Publishing, Digital Content     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Semantic Systems     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Artificial Intelligence     
   - Speech Technology     
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Competitiveness & Innovation Programme (CIP)
Ambient Assisted Living (Art. 169)
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)
Stimulation and Support Projects

 RTD Experience
In einer Serie von ca. 24 Prototypisierungen wurde die MicroLearning Technologie „KnowledgePulse“ entwickelt, darunter alleine 8 Generationen von Clients für mobile Geräte in deren OS (WAP, Java ME, Symbian/iOS/Android/BlackBerry/WindowsPhone). Das Studio MINE hat mehr als 35 F&E Projekte mit mittelständischen Unternehmen, mehr als 15 Prototypenprojekte und 9 kommerzielle Implementierungen (Vollkostenverrechnung) mit/bei größeren Unternehmen und Organisationen (u.a. Bundesministerium für Finanzen, Bundeskanzleramt, MPREIS GmbH, PHYSIOTHERM GmbH, Remax Immobilien, Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe) in den letzten 4 Jahren durchgeführt. Wissenschaftlich wurden 7 internationalen Fachkonferenzen zu MikroLernen an der Uni Innsbruck und der Donau Universität Krems organisiert (www.microlearning.org). Mit Sept 2012 wurden zwei F&E Projekte mit europäischen Partnern (JILL -Just In Time Learning Pills und SMELL-SME collaborative learning environment) abgeschlossen.

Die bestehende Ausstattung des Studios MINE (vollwertige Büroinfrastruktur in Salzburg, Linz und Wien [HW/SW] inkl. Besprechungsräume) wird in vollem Umfang für das Projekt genutzt werden. Jeweils 2 Adobe IN-Design und Photoshop Lizenzen werden für die Gestaltung von User Interfaces im Rahmen der AP 3, 4 und benötigt. (siehe Erläuterungen zum Kostenplan)

1. Bruck, P.A. (2005), “E-Content. Technologies and Perspectives for the European Market“, Springer Verlag GmbH &Co. KG Berlin/Heidelberg in cooperation with Springer-Verlag New York Inc. and Springer Verlag Tokyo Inc.
2. Bruck, P. A. (2006), “What is Microlearning and why care about it?”, In: Hug, T., Lindner, M., Bruck, P.A. (Hg.), “Micromedia & eLearning 2.0: Gaining the big picture. Proceedings of Microlearning Conference 2006”, Innsbruck University Press, Innsbruck.
3. Bruck, P. A,. Lindner, M. (Hg.) (2008), “Microlearning & Capacity-building. Proceedings of the 4rd Microlearning 2008 Conference”, Innsbruck University Press, Innsbruck.
4. Bruck PA, Motiwalla L, Foerster F.(2012) Mobile Learning with Microcontent: A Framework and Evaluation. Paper presented at the 25th Bled eConference. 2012 from www.bledconference.org.

5. Luuk P. A. Simons & Florian Foerster & Peter A. Bruck & Luvai Motiwalla & Catholijn M. Jonker. (2015) “Microlearning mApp raises health competence: hybrid service design” in Health Technology DOI 10.1007/s12553- # IUPESM and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com

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2015-04-01 / 2015-04-01