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 Contact data
StreetOtto-Bauer-Gasse 5/14 
ZIP, City, Region 1060 - Wien (Vienna) 
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 Contact person

Dr Inian Moorthy (Research Manager)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 1-10  number of researches: 10

 Central aim of organisation
SYNYO focuses on the intersection between ICT and Society to provide smart solutions to citizens, consumers and decision makers

 Briefly describe your organisation
SYNYO GmbH, an enterprise based in Vienna, Austria, is an independent research, innovation and technology hub
that explores, develops and implements novel technologies to tackle business and societal challenges. The
interdisciplinary team at SYNYO focuses on the intersection between ICT and Society to provide smart solutions to
citizens, consumers and decision makers. SYNYO has designed and realised a number of modern concepts for
national and international companies, ministries and municipalities. Additionally, SYNYO is a member of various
networks and well-connected within the scientific community to keep up to date on new technologies, solutions,
and methodologies.
The team at SYNYO consists of highly motivated employees specialized in various social and technical fields,
including research studies, requirements analyses, application design, software engineering, data analytics, and
information visualization. This technical expertise is applied to tackle contemporary challenges in various
disciplines such as big/open data research, digital futures, e-health, citizen inclusion, and smart technologies.

SYNYO has extensive experience in collaborative European-level and national research projects. Under FP7, SYNYO
is coordinating pioneering projects and participating in other interdisciplinary consortia. Strongly committed to
project management and coordination, SYNYO is characterized by its integrity and cooperates closely with its
partners and clients to meet their needs accordingly. By fostering collaboration across practices, disciplines,
industries and levels, SYNYO stands for a culture of constructive communicative exchange, which is fundamental
to developing solutions for businesses, economy and society.

As a research and development firm on the European scale we are always broadening our network of research
partners. SYNYO aims to actively contribute as a social sciences research and ICT development partner in novel National and European-level project proposals addressing modern societal challenges. If youneed an innovative partner for transforming strong ideas into practical solutions, do not hesitate to contact us:

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Government     
   - E-Commerce     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     
   - Cultural Heritage     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - IT Security and Encryption     
   - Standardisation     
   - Smart Cards and Access Systems     
   - ICT Application for Environment Management     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Visualisation     
   - Computer Graphics     
   - Databases, Database Management     
   - Knowledge Management     
   - Process Management     
   - Digital Systems     
   - Archiving, Documentation     
   - Information and Multimedia Retrieval     
   - Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)     
   - Software Engineering and Testing     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Semantic Systems     
- Systems- and Network Technology     
   - Internet Technologies     
   - Network Security     
- Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Data Mining     

 ICT keywords
ICT and Society, Open Data, Big Data, Information Visualisation, Security, Integrated Care, Urban Governance, Smart Cities, Smart Care, Social Innovation, Collaboration Platforms, Software Development, Usability Testing, Project Management, Consortium Building, Dissemination
 RTD Experiences & Publications

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

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects

 RTD Experience
The research team at SYNYO addresses all steps of research including initial problem definition and conception, through rigorous qualitative and quantitative analyses, and technical implementation. The research themes at SYNYO include among others:
Data Analytics and Information Visualization
Social Software and Collaborative Web Platforms
Security and Urban Governance
Smart Technologies and Digital Future
Integrated Care and Ambient Assisted Living

SYNYO’s enthusiastic research engineers and software developers deliver high-quality, customized solutions to tackle emerging societal challenges and provide useful applications for various stakeholders. SYNYO supports innovative projects along the whole development cycle focusing on high standards including end-user-driven methodologies as well as state of the art technologies and frameworks. The following areas are covered by the development team of SYNYO:
Requirements Engineering and Use Case Specification
System Modeling and Application Design
Programming and Usability Engineering
Testing and Validation

Combining our existing experience within the research landscape we help other project consortia and organizations to run successful projects. Our advisory services are delivered by a motivated team of experts supported by proven methodologies, best practices and modern tools. We focus on building long-term relationships with our clients based on trust and our commitment to deliver high quality solutions. The primary goal of our project managers, dissemination specialists and researchers is to partner with our research-oriented clients to deliver a strong value to their organizations and projects by providing the following services:
Consortium Building and Proposal Creation
Project Management and Quality Assurance
Dissemination Activities and Project Marketing
Scientific Publishing and Financial Reporting

For a full profile of SYNYOs research and development activities, please see:

Jäger, B., Leitner, P. (2013): Design Considerations for the Development of Intuitive Social Media Analytics Tools, in: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Interface and Human Computer Interaction 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, 22.-26.7.2013, IADIS Press, pp. 311-316.

Bartenberger, M. and Leitner, P. (2013) Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding: Approaches to Foster Social Innovation, in: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Collaborative Technologies 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, 24.-26.7.2013, IADIS Press, pp. forthcoming.

Wetzstein, I., and Leitner, P. (2013) Social Media Analytics: Definition, Context and Tool Evaluation, in: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Data Mining 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, 22.-26.7.2013, IADIS Press, forthcoming.

Wetzstein, I. and Leitner, P. (2013). Social media analytics for sustainable migrant integration policies: Reflections of the FP7-ICT project UniteEurope from a tool-oriented perspective. May, 22th – 25th, Krems, Austria.

Winter, I., Jäger, B., Geissler, P. (2013): Ausbildung und Professionalisierung von Szenekundigen Beamten im internationalen Vergleich. European Best Practice Manual. KIRAS Sicherheitsforschung im Auftrag des BM.I (in Vorbereitung).

Winter, I. Jäger, B., Geissler, P. (2012): Zur Ausbildung von Szenekundigen Beamten (SKB) im internationalen Vergleich. In: .SIAK Journal. Zeitschrift für Polizeiwissenschaft und polizeiliche Praxis. Nr. 3/2012. Neuer wissenschaftlicher Verlag. (in Vorbereitung).

Wächter, N., Jäger, B., Triebswetter, Katrin (2011): Friend or Foe? Jugendliche in Communitys zwischen Selbstdarstellung und Cybermobbing. In: merz – medien + erziehung. Zeitschrift für Medienpädagogik. 55.Jg. Nr. 3 kopaed, S. 56 - 62.

Wächter, N., Jäger, B., Triebswetter, K. (2010): Vernetzte Jugend online: Social Network Sites und ihre Nutzung in Österreich. In: Neumann-Braun, Klaus/Autenrieth, Ulla (Hrsg.), Freundschaft und Gemeinschaft im Social Web. Bildbezogenes Handeln und Peergroup-Kommunikation auf Facebook und Co. Baden-Baden: Nomos, S. 55-77.

Wächter, N., Jäger, B., Triebswetter, K. (2009): Internetnutzung und Web 2.0 Nutzung von Jugendlichen in Wien. Forschungsbericht des Österreichischen Instituts für Jugendforschung im Auftrag der Stadt Wien, MA 13, Fachbereich Jugend/Pädagogik.

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