Mico Partners

MICO unites leading research institutions from the information extraction, semantic web, and multimedia area with industry leaders in the media sector. MICO is set up as an interdisciplinary effort involving leading European experts in the fields of Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies, distributed high-dimensional databases, natural language processing, and multimedia extraction. The consortium consists of 7 participants with complementary expertise, of which two are industrial research centres with a strong application focus (Salzburg Research and Fraunhofer), three are universities providing a solid formal backing for the project (Universtiy of Passau, UMEA Universtiy and Universtiy of Oxford), of which one is running the most successful crowd sourcing platform for academic research, two are innovative SME in the content management and media area (InsideOut10 and Zaizi Ltd).

This ensures a broad foundation of the project in state-of-the-art research as well as a high practical relevance of the project outcomes and a good sustainability of project results through the exploitation activities.

The project participants are distributed over 5 countries (Austria, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and United Kingdom).

Salzburg Research

Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft is the non-profit research organisation of the State of Salzburg, Austria. (more…)

Fraunhofer IDMT

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research
organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s
needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. (more…)


InSideOut10 is an Italian start-up and consulting firm with an extensive experience on web publishing and media delivery platforms.

Umeå University

Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is now one of the leading comprehensive universities in Sweden. (more…)

University of Oxford

The Zooniverse is home to the internet’s largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. (more…)

Universität Passau

The University of Passau is an attractive and internationally visible university, known for its excellent, competitive research and strong, innovative teaching.



Zaizi is an experienced open source information and technology consulting firm specialising in enterprise content management (ECM) and document capture solutions. (more…)