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 Contact data
StreetSchönbrunner Straße 59-61/26 
ZIP, City, Region 1050 - Vienna (Vienna) 
Phone+43-1-990 89 96 
Fax+43-1-990 89 96 
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 Contact person

Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in / MA phD Bente Knoll (Managing director)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 1-10  number of researches: 5

 Central aim of organisation
B-NK specialises in applying a gender-oriented view to ICT, urban, landscape and traffic planning, mobility research and the STEM field.

 Briefly describe your organisation
B-NK GmbH is a consulting office for landscape planning and management consultancy. B-NK is a small enterprise (SME) acting and cooperating on the regional, national and international level. The office is located in Vienna, Austria.

On the whole, the primary services of B-NK cover:

* Gender sensitive stakeholder process development , action-orientated recommendation for implementation of gender equality and the development of gender sensitive quantitative and qualitative methods, gender and diversity trainings in the field of technology and engineering as well as environmental and sustainability
* Technical and scientific steering of research projects: expertise, analysis, gender screening and evaluations in urban, regional and spatial planning, mobility and traffic planning, in the fields of engineering, environment and sustainability, in environmental education within school, after-school and informal educational settings.
* Consulting, strategic counselling: development of concepts and projects, consulting and checking funding requests, media design, social media, gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting, managing diversity, gender in technology and technological development processes
* Landscape planning and architecture: gender planning, social sustainability in planning and building practice, competition, preliminary drafts, drafts and building supervision, concepts, consulting, planning, realisation, innovative garden and open space design

 Core Competency


 ICT sectors:
   - E-Learning     
   - Cultural Heritage     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Tourism     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - Geographical Information Systems (GIS)     
   - ICT Application for Environment Management     
   - Knowledge Management     
   - Process Management     
   - Usability Engineering     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Sensor Technology     

 ICT keywords
Gender and diversity expertise, user experiences of various user groups
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
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
B-NK specialises in applying a gender-oriented view to apparently gender-neutral fields such as urban, landscape and traffic planning, mobility research as well as other areas of technology and engineering. Through its methods of developing strategies of participation and gender perspectives into areas of environmental, technological and sustainability research as well as planning and communication processes, B-NK has proven experience and expertise.

When developing action-orientated results in the form of recommendations and guidelines, B-NK often applies participatory methods, such as stakeholder-dialogues, process-facilitations and interactive workshops.

Within its research projects, B-NK applies qualitative and quantitative methods, such as focus groups, expert interviews, and online surveys. B-NK often evaluates gathered data by means of analysis programmes (Atlas TI and SPSS 17.0) and is also familiar with planning and designing methods, such as analysing social space and community work participation in the context of urban and transport planning.

Publications (in English)

Knoll, Bente; Bußwald, Petra; Dopheide, Ralf; Hofmann, Roswitha; Link, Christoph; Pfaffenbichler, Paul; Spreitzer, Georg: Multi-perspective ICT-toolkit supporting inclusive and sustainable mobility planning in rural areas. In: ICT4S (Hg.): Proceedings. 2016. 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2016). Online verfügbar unter http://www.atlantis-press.com/php/download_paper.php?id=25860376, zuletzt geprüft am 30.09.2016.

Knoll, Bente; Spreitzer, Georg; Göbl, Christoph: Tailor-made energy consulting for five different consumer groups. Learnings from the Austrian R&D project “EnBe2.0” and the “EnBe2.0-Toolbox”. In: ICT4S (Hg.): Proceedings. 2016. 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2016), S. 202–208. Online verfügbar unter http://www.atlantis-press.com/php/download_paper.php?id=25860384, zuletzt geprüft am 23.09.2016.

Knoll, Bente; Spreitzer, Georg (2015): Tailor-made Energy Consulting for Private Households. The approach of the Austrian R&D project “EnBe2.0”. In: Vivian Kvist Johannsen, Stefan Jensen, Volker Wohlgemuth, Chris Preist und Elina Eriksson (Hg.): EnviroInfo & ICT4S, Conference Proceedings: Atlantis Press, Amsterdam - Beijing - Paris. Online verfügbar unter http://enviroinfo.eu/sites/default/files/pdfs/vol9073/0158.pdf, zuletzt geprüft am 30.11.2015.

Knoll, Bente; Spreitzer, Georg; Schwaninger, Teresa; Busswald, Petra; Hofmann, Roswitha; Link, Christoph (2015): How to – comprehensively – collect and depict data on conditions for sustainable transport in rural areas? The approach of the Austrian R&D project “AlltagsSPUREN”. In: Vivian Kvist Johannsen, Stefan Jensen, Volker Wohlgemuth, Chris Preist und Elina Eriksson (Hg.): EnviroInfo & ICT4S, Conference Proceedings: Atlantis Press, Amsterdam - Beijing - Paris. Online verfügbar unter http://enviroinfo.eu/sites/default/files/pdfs/vol9073/0101.pdf, zuletzt geprüft am 09.10.2015.

Knoll, Bente (2014): Gendered Mobility Surveys. Practical Experiences by an Austrian transport planner and consultant. Poster Gender Summit und WIIT Paris. Online verfügbar unter http://www.b-nk.at/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/B-NK-2014-Gendered-Mobility-Surveys.pdf.

Knoll, Bente; Fitz, Bernadette (2014): My Reputation in the Web! Self-(re-)presentation and image management of female and male youngsters in Facebook. In: EUSSET (Hg.): genderIT 2014. genderIT 2014. Siegen, Germany, May 7-9, 2014. Online verfügbar unter http://en.b-nk.at/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2015/09/B-NK_2014_ConferencePaper_image2.0.pdf, zuletzt geprüft am 02.06.2014.

Wolf-Eberl, Susanne; Segert, Astrid (2013): WIMEN Position Statement. On the state of research on mobility in Austria from a gender perspective. Unter Mitarbeit von Hemma Bieser, Christine Chaloupka-Risser, Christiane Edegger, Eva Favry, Vera Fochler, Andrea Grabher et al. Online verfügbar unter http://www.wimen.at/sites/default/files/WIMEN%20Position%20Statement%20MOBILITY.pdf, zuletzt geprüft am 28.03.2015.

Knoll, Bente (2012): Gender within the House Building Subsidies Process in Lower Austria. In: Gender.Archland, Leibniz University Hannover (Hg.): Documentation. Scientific conference with integrated meeting of the European network „Gender, Diversity and Urban Sustainability (GDUS). Theorizing and Practising Gender Sensitive Planning in European Discourse. Hanover, April 25th - 28th, 2012, S. 122. Online verfügbar unter http://www.gender-archland.uni-hannover.de/fileadmin/gender-archland/Dokumentation_aktuell.pdf, zuletzt geprüft am 15.07.2015.

Knoll, Bente (2009): The situation of independent women engineers in Austria. In: Anne-Sophie Godfroy-Genin (Hg.): Women in engineering and technology research. The PROMETEA Conference proceedings. Berlin u.a: Lit Verlag (Prometea, 1), S. 661–675.

Ciaramelli, Gulia; Ewen, Inse; Jassova, Ivana; Jungert, Gerhard; Kanichova, Kamila; Knoll, Bente (2006): Quality Standards for Eco Counselling in Europe Handbook. Hg. v. Leonardo da Vinci Projekt, zuletzt geprüft am 10.02.2014.

Knoll, Bente; Szalai, Elke (2006): Gender Analysis of Eco Counselling in Europe. Online verfügbar unter http://www.b-nk.at/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/B-NK-2005-Bericht_GenderAnalysispf-EcoCounsellinginEurope1.pdf, zuletzt geprüft am 21.07.2015.

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