Founded in 2016 as a spin-off of Graz University of Technology and the Know-Center, we have already been a part of the A1 Start Up Campus since 2017 and were able use the infrastructure of one of the leading communication companies in the CEE region. With summer 2020 the A1 Group increased the shareholding to 51% to further strengthen the strategic cooperation.
With our platform „A1 Mobility Insights“ we create a novel view on human movement flows and patterns, by using state-of-the-art algorithmic models, powerful Big-Data technologies and artificial intelligence, based on anonymized mobile signaling data. The insights generated support companies in a wide range of industries, as well as public institutions in optimizing processes, the resulting increase in efficiency, all the way to the development of new data-driven business models - not only in times of the Corona crisis.
f.l.t.r.: Michael Cik, Founder und CSO von Invenium, A1 Group CEO Thomas Arnoldner, Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, Minister for Economic Affairs and Research, Stefanie Lindstaedt, CEO Know-Center
“As the A1 Telekom Austria Group, we rely on innovation as a strategic cornerstone and place a wide range of priorities in the area of research and development. Our collaboration with the Styrian start-up Invenium is a good example of the use of innovative technologies from Austria and the successful expansion of an extensive digital ecosystem together with our partners from business and science. The resulting product "A1 Mobility Insights" has already proven helpful in the Corona crisis management and can now also compete with the world's largest providers by joining the HERE Marketplace. This cooperation is thus also a successful example of the important development of a European data economy," says A1 Group CEO, Mag. Thomas Arnoldner.
“The Styrian competence centers, such as the Know-Center in particular, are engines for cooperation between science and business. They create an optimal environment for forward-looking companies such as Invenium to emerge," says Minister for Economic Affairs and Research, MMag.a Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, who emphasizes the central importance of this Styrian start-up: "Digitization offers new opportunities that we must take advantage of in order to master the current crisis and get back on the road to success. This is exactly where Invenium comes in and provides important insights that are highly relevant for tourism professionals, companies as well as regions and municipalities.
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Cik, Founder and CSO of Invenium: "The entry of the A1 Telekom Austria Group in 2017, as well as the increase in the shareholding are proof that we recognized a "need" early on with the analysis of movement data and have been on the right track over the last few years. Moving the two companies even closer together gives us the opportunity to think even bigger and to carry out technological as well as organizational company developments even more effectively and efficiently, also internationally. I am looking forward to the intensive exchange and am confident about the future of A1 Mobility Insights.”
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Fellendorf, Head of the Institute for Road and Traffic Engineering at Graz University of Technology, congratulates Invenium on its commercial success: "For a scientist, it is a special confirmation when the fundamental research started ten years ago with the integration of traffic models and mobile radio data as a new data source leads to a practical benefit.”
“As a COMET competence center, the Know-Center has the social responsibility to flow back funding money into the site in the form of spin-offs. In this way, we succeed in optimally exploiting research results and creating jobs in a field of the future. Our vision is to establish another ten spin-offs in the next ten years to drive the digital transformation in Austria. To this end, we are looking for investors who will follow this path with us," says Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inf. Dr. Stefanie Lindstaedt, CEO Know-Center.
As a company of the A1 Telekom Austria Group, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of data protection and information security and have taken extensive measures to ensure the security of our customers' data. The movement analyses of A1 Mobility Insights are TÜV-certified and DSGVO-compliant.Return to overview