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Knowledge Engine wins Search Engine Award

09-04-2009 06:34 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: vionto GmbH wins German Search Engine Award wins German Search Engine Award

vionto GmbH with their graphical knowledge engine was awarded the SuMa Award 2009 by the German Association for the Promotion of Search Engine Technology and Free Access to Knowledge (SuMa e.V.). The SuMa Award is a prestigious award that is given to companies or projects for innovative, interesting and convincing approaches in the field of search engine technology and digital knowledge. Free and effective access to the world of digital knowledge was the rationale behind the jury’s decision. “It is crucial that we do not stagnate with regard to the technology – as important as it is – but that we take into account the effects produced by the digital information streams for a global knowledge society altogether”, says Dr. Wolfgang Sander-Beuermann, chair of SuMa e.V. The award ceremony will be held at the SuMa e.V. Congress in Berlin, Germany, on September 10th 2009.

“ is completely different from the big and well-known search engines. It makes us and the whole team at vionto very happy that receives the most important German search engine award. Tomorrow’s search engine will be a knowledge engine that not only provides information, but prepares and presents this information in a visual way”, explains Dr. Martin Hirsch, CEO of vionto GmbH. “This fantastic award confirms our approach und encourages us even more to improve and to continue the path we have chosen.”

The award winning knowledge engine is available at

About vionto GmbH

vionto GmbH develops knowledge machines. Our approach is inspired by current research results from cognitive science, computational linguistics and neurobiology. We aim at radically improving the way users interact with knowledge and information online. vionto GmbH is based in Berlin, Germany. The company was founded in 2008 and is funded using venture capital.

For more information please contact us via, or give us a call at
+49 (30) 40 20 3 29 0.

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Karl-Marx-Allee 90a
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