December 12, 2017

Company Visit and Meet&Greet with Serial Entrepreneur


It was a great pleasure for the Class 2016-2018 of the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation to meet PD Dr. Martin Kampel, founder and serial entrepreneur, who has kindly welcomed us to CogVis – a TU Wien spin-off software company delivering state-of-the-art computer vision technology.

Visual computing has been a hot topic in the last decade and ongoing research delivered a wide range of innovative results. Some of them have great potential to bring benefit to the world and might be viable on the market. As a scientist at TU Wien, Martin Kampel has been dedicated to facilitating this transition to apply research results and bringing technology to the market.

In his talk, Martin Kampel spoke about his experiences as a founder and entrepreneur, technology transfer and partners. He gave valuable insights into the Vienna start-up ecosystem, personal Dos & Don’ts as well as lessons learned. Following the talk and Q&A session, selected projects were presented to the class by the CogVis team. The students also had the chance to test solutions and ask questions. Afterwards a buffet offered a nice setting to further network.

PD Dr Martin Kampel is part-time professor at the TU Wien (Computer Vision Lab) and at the same time serial entrepreneur in the field of Computer Vision. As a computer scientist at the interface between research and development, he specialises on issues of media informatics, visual computing and business informatics. Martin Kampel devotes himself to both academic research (>20 year track record in scientific, peer reviewed publications, organisation of specialised international conferences and workshops, keynote speaker, European and national project coordination and reviewing, and memberships in pertinent organisations e.g. IAPR, IEEE) and close-to-market innovation.
He actively bridges the technology transfer through his co-owned, dedicated companies:

  • CogVis Software und Consulting GmbH (since 2007): Applied research, industry consulting and state-of-the-art products in computer vision for Smart Homes and Active and Assisted Living (AAL) – co-founder, partner, consultant
  • forlan gmbh (since 2013): IP-based security & surveillance – co-founder
  • app informatics zt gmbh (since 2011): ICT project reviews, legally sworn expert witness and certified consultant for informatics, esp. biometry and image forensics – co-founder, CEO

See the pictures of this interesting visit in our picture gallery.


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