TIE Kinetix is technology provider in European Union Projects SIMPLI-CITY and INTUITEL

TIE Holding N.V. (“TIE”) reports that as of October 1, 2012, it joined the projects SIMPLI-CITY and INTUITEL. TIE will receive research funding amounting to EUR 542k for SIMPLI-CITY and EUR 324k for INTUITEL.

SIMPLI-CITY will create a standardized open framework to enable a whole range of new services for road users through a next-generation European wide service platform allowing the creation of mobility-related services and Apps.

Professor Schahram Dustdar, Head of Distributed Systems Group at Vienna University of Technology and Coordinator of SIMPLI-CITY, states: “The integration of heterogeneous data sources and services is fundamental to the concept of SIMPLI-CITY.  Participation of an organization like TIE who can provide this content interconnectivity is essential to enable us to achieve this and I am delighted TIE agreed to be part of the project”.

INTUITEL targets to enhance state-of-the-art e-learning content and Learning Management Systems with features that so far have been provided only by human tutors.

Professor Peter Henning, Coordinator of INTUITEL, adds that “e-learning is now of age and has entered the main stream. We are therefore looking for new horizons by integrating e-learning systems with semantic web technology and artificial intelligence. It is in this area how TIE’s information integration experience can truly facilitate the pedagogically advanced personalized learning environments of tomorrow.”

Stuart Campbell, CTO of TIE states “Although these two projects at first glance diverge from our classical Market-Sell-Deliver-Analyze activities, the problems are the same: Information and Content aggregation and sharing and Application interconnectivity.” 

Jan Sundelin, CEO of TIE, states: “Once again these investments in TIE’s concepts and technology prove our cutting-edge and solution orientated credentials. I look forward to working in these new sectors to see how our technology can contribute and can hopefully open new markets for us.”

The project SIMPLI-CITY started in October 2012 and will last for 36 months involving Technology Providers (TIE, IBM, Ascora, Austrian Mobility Research, Talkamatic, Tempos 21 (subsidiary of ATOS), Research Organizations (Technische Universität Wien, Technische Universität Darmstadt) and Users from the Bologna Municipality. All are led by managing partner the Technical University of Vienna. See for more information, http://tiekinetix.com/innovation/projects/simpli-city.

The INTUITEL project started in October 2012 with funding from the European Commission ICT FP7 Programme of EUR 2.9mln over the next three years and with further financial support from project Partners. The INTUITEL Consortium includes Partners from 7 countries (Austria, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and UK): Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Coordinator), TIE Nederlands, EXACT Learning Solutions, Information Multimedia Communication, Steinbeis Innovation, Holon Institute of Technology, Fraunhofer IOSB, FZI and the Universities of Reading, Vienna and La Rioja, Karlsruhe, Valladolid. See for more information, http://tiekinetix.com/innovation/projects/intuitel.

Profile TIE Kinetix
TIE Kinetix transforms the digital supply chain by providing Total Integrated E-commerce solutions. These solutions maximize revenue opportunities by minimizing the energy required to market, sell and deliver online. Customers and partners of TIE Kinetix constantly benefit from innovative, field tested, state-of-the-art technologies, which are backed by over 25 years of experience and prestigious awards. TIE Kinetix makes technology to perform, such that customers and partners can focus on their core business.

TIE Kinetix is a public company (NYSE Euronext: TIE Holding), and has offices in the United States, the Netherlands, France, Australia, UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.