We create agile computer vision solutions for the needs of healthcare research

Each groundbreaking advancement in healthcare starts with one great research idea, strong scientific know-how and the right lab technology. Helping these next big breakthroughs come to life is what drives us as a company and inspires our multifaceted computer vision solutions.

Our journey

Our journey started back in 2016 when computer scientist Philipp Kainz and physicist Michael Mayrhofer-Reinhartshuber teamed up in the search for straightforward technical solutions to complex bioimage analysis questions. After years of working in academia and industry Philipp and Michael brought their first-hand experience together to craft flexible and easy-to-use microscopy image analysis applications that solve many of the problems researchers face. The rest of our story is one of steady growth in dialogue with life science practice.

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2016

Laying the foundations of KML Vision

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2017

Delivering our first bespoke software solutions
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2018

First 5 employees joining the team, finishing our software prototype implementation, Venture Capital Funding round closed
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2019

The IKOSA Platform is born
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2019

Chinese market entry, collaboration launch with Fresenius Kabi, the Medical University of Vienna and the Medical University of Graz
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2020

Business Angel investment round closed, strategic partnerships in the USA and India
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2020

Release of the no-code application training solution IKOSA AI
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2021

Collaboration launch with the LBG Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Traumatology, US Market entry, Born Global Champions Award by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce
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2022

500 active users on the IKOSA Platform, scientific papers in top-tier journals, our team grows to 14 people, strategic collaborations in the fields of BioTech and High Content Imaging

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2023

Collaboration launch with Phoenestra and Core Life Analytics

The IKOSA Platform in numbers

active users

application trainings performed

image analysis jobs performed

What we believe in as a company

We believe in encouraging biomedical breakthroughs by optimizing and automating research efforts with agile artificial intelligence technology. We strive to bring life science discoveries to life by closely involving our clients from academia and industry in our software product development process. We do this by engaging with our users and knowing their unique requirements. Sharing ideas, learning and teaching new skills are at the heart of our philosophy.

Mission

Working side by side with researchers to foster advancement in life science for the well-being of people.

Vision

Making an impact on global health and quality of life.

Goal

The relationship with our users and collaboration partners is a central factor in our company. We actively seek to connect and listen to their expectations. Thus, we are able to translate our users’ needs into flexible and problem-solving software products. This is what makes our services stand out and gives them a human touch.

A team of health and tech visionaries

Who else can give a face to our company, if not the people who stand behind our software solutions with their ideas and dedication. We are a team of thinkers and innovators passionate about breaking new grounds in computer-aided life science research. We bring together a unique combination of skills and experience in computer vision technology, artificial intelligence, UX design, healthcare research and health communication. This gives us an edge in every aspect of our work.

Our Founders

Philipp Kainz

Philipp Kainz

CEO & Founder

Get to know Philipp

Philipp is one of the founders of KML Vision. Formerly in charge of product development as a CTO, he has been the CEO of our company since 2020. Philipp studied Health Care Engineering & eHealth at the Graz University of Applied Sciences. In 2016 he gained his PhD from the Medical University of Graz and moved on to a PostDoc position in Deep Learning in Medical Image Analysis at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Clinical-Forensic Imaging. Philipp is passionate about accelerating the transfer from technological innovation to practical business use and creating value by providing state-of-the-art technology based on Artificial Intelligence.

Michael Mayrhofer - Reinhartshuber

Michael Mayrhofer - Reinhartshuber

Founder, Director of Operations

Get to know Michael

Michael is one of the founders of our company. He is a trained Technical and Experimental Physicist (Graz University of Technology). Michael graduated from a doctoral program in Medical Sciences at the Medical University of Graz. His educational background provided him with a solid foundation to understand and solve complex problems of various kinds and develop strong organizational and management skills. Michael gained experience in communicating with and bringing together people from different (professional) environments during his research stays in Australia and Spain, while working in a social startup and bringing own business ideas into life. At KML Vision, he held the position of the CEO from 2018 to 2020 and is currently Director of Operations in charge of project management.

Our Development Team

Jakob Hatzl

Jakob Hatzl

Director of Software Engineering

Get to know Jakob

Jakob is an experienced software architect and development team lead with 10+ years of hands-on experience in software development for distributed enterprise applications. He brings 5+ years of experience in leading development teams to facilitate agile and efficient software development processes. He holds an MSc in eHealth from the Graz University of Applied Sciences and has completed professional training in Software Engineering Leadership, Requirements Engineering, Software Architecture and Agile Methodologies.
Besides software development he is passionate about listening to, playing and conducting symphonic music.

Thomas Ebner

Thomas Ebner

Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer

Get to know Thomas

Thomas is one of the Computer Vision and Machine Learning experts at KML Vision.
After receiving his MSc in Telematics from the Graz University of Technology, he gained several years of experience at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision and the LBI for Clinical Forensic Imaging in Graz. He contributed to the research community by developing new machine learning models and 3D reconstruction algorithms for legal medicine. Prior to joining KML Vision he was one of the founders of RecogVision OG, where he applied machine learning to computer vision systems in industrial applications.

Michael Weissensteiner

Michael Weissensteiner

Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer

Get to know Michael

Michael is a passionate developer of image recognition algorithms and has been part of our Computer Vision team since 2020. Bringing years of experience in machine learning, he has developed solutions for both industrial and pharmaceutical uses and is a proud co-inventor of a patent in this field. Michael co-founded RecogVision OG in 2015, which provided services in the field of Computer Vision. He graduated with a MSc degree in Telematics from the Graz University of Technology in 2016.

Patrick Kraus-Füreder

Patrick Kraus-Füreder

Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer

Get to know Patrick

Patrick joined the Computer Vision Team in 2021. Upon completing a PhD Program in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials at the Graz Technical University and the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in San Sebastian, Spain, he gained several years of experience in data analytics and quality control in medical technology. Adding up to his technical skills he has completed additional training in communication, team building and management including a Scrum Master certification.

Johanna Egger

Johanna Egger

Software Developer

Get to know Johanna

Johanna is a software developer at KML Vision. She gained her MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Graz and after discovering her passion for coding in 2016, became a certified software developer. She has previously worked at an eHealth startup and is now developing exciting new backend features and improving the current functionality of our products.

Christian Jäkl

Christian Jäkl

Front-end developer

Get to know Christian

Christian has been a Frontend Engineer at KML Vision since 2022. He has substantial knowledge and experience regarding UX and UI Design and profound competence in React and Angular. Thanks to his experience, he embraces the use of CSS instead of JavaScript for designing and improving user experience and performance while working on new features. Besides working at KML Vision, he is also a freelancer and works on several projects.

Matic Modic

Matic Modic

UX/UI Designer

Get to know Matic

Matic is a UX/UI Designer with substantial experience. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications from the Faculty of Design ​in Ljubljana and is now working on his Associate’s Degree in IT Studies. He joined the KML Vision team in 2021. Before that he worked at numerous companies in Slovenia, lastly at a marketing automation agency where he was employed as a project manager for design and web projects.

Our Sales and Marketing Team

Phillip Clarke

Phillip Clarke

Director of Customer Success

Get to know Phillip

Phillip joined the KML Vision team in 2022. He’s an Australian who landed in Austria, after more than a decade in the United Kingdom. Phillip’s professional career has spanned a number of industries including journalism, television post-production, pharmaceutical manufacturing R&D and now microscopy imaging analysis. His extensive experience and breadth of knowledge are an asset across many functional areas. He obtained a Master of Business & Technology (MBT) degree from UNSW, Australia and is passionate about collaborating with customers in solving their bioimaging use cases.

Siegfried Schwarz

Siegfried Schwarz

Sales Manager

Get to know Siegfried

Siegfried joined the team of KML Vision in 2020. He is a biomedical engineer by training and specialized in tissue engineering during his master’s degree at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. Upon completing his studies he gained R&D industry experience in both pharmaceutical and medical devices before moving on to a more customer facing position. In his current role Siegfried leverages his life science background to help customers find the best possible AI solutions for their image analysis tasks.

Polina Vinogradova

Polina Vinogradova

Content Strategist

Get to know Polina

Polina is a Content Strategist at KML Vision. Since completing her BA in Design in 2015 with a focus on Branding and UX/UI in Finland, she has had 5 years of numerous design projects in web and digital development. In 2021 Polina completed her MA in Content Strategy at the FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Austria. Her primary goal is to realize a communication strategy in order to introduce audiences to the potential of AI in life science.

Benjamin Obexer

Benjamin Obexer

Lead Content Writer

Get to know Benjamin

Benjamin is a life sciences professional and his background includes a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and a MSc in Biotechnology. Before joining KML, he worked in the pharma industry and has specialized in histology and image analysis, which has allowed him to gain a comprehensive understanding of the life sciences industry. He is passionate about technology in healthcare and leverages his skills to create content that is informative and engaging. His goal is to educate and inspire others to better understand and appreciate the importance of science and technology in improving health outcomes.

Fanny Dobrenova

Fanny Dobrenova

Marketing Specialist

Get to know Fanny

Fanny is an experienced online-marketing specialist with a focus on search engine optimization and web-analytics. Prior to discovering her passion for digital marketing she worked in academia on several health marketing research projects on topics like health claims in advertising, promoting functional foods and advertising appeals in breast cancer prevention campaigns. Fanny holds a PhD in Marketing and Health Communications from the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. During her Master’s studies in Münster, Germany she worked as a project assistant in pharma monitoring.

Elisa Opriessnig

Elisa Opriessnig

Content Writer

Get to know Elisa

Elisa is a content writer at KML Vision. She completed a BA in Media & Communication and a BA and MA in English and American studies in Austria, with funded study/research visits in the US and the UK. She also has a background in teaching, research and higher education administration. Prior to studying Medicine and working as a scientific assistant in interdisciplinary clinical teaching, she lectured as an adjunct professor and worked as an academic writing coach at two Austrian universities. As an ambitious 5th year medical student, part of her interests focus on the technological advancements in healthcare such as digital health literacy and telemedicine.

Our Founders

Philipp Kainz

Philipp Kainz

CEO & Founder

Get to know Philipp

Philipp is one of the founders of KML Vision. Formerly in charge of product development as a CTO, he has been the CEO of our company since 2020. Philipp studied Health Care Engineering & eHealth at the Graz University of Applied Sciences. In 2016 he gained his PhD from the Medical University of Graz and moved on to a PostDoc position in Deep Learning in Medical Image Analysis at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Clinical-Forensic Imaging. Philipp is passionate about accelerating the transfer from technological innovation to practical business use and creating value by providing state-of-the-art technology based on Artificial Intelligence.

Michael Mayrhofer - Reinhartshuber

Michael Mayrhofer - Reinhartshuber

Founder, Director of Operations

Get to know Michael

Michael is one of the founders of our company. He is a trained Technical and Experimental Physicist (Graz University of Technology). Michael graduated from a doctoral program in Medical Sciences at the Medical University of Graz. His educational background provided him with a solid foundation to understand and solve complex problems of various kinds and develop strong organizational and management skills. Michael gained experience in communicating with and bringing together people from different (professional) environments during his research stays in Australia and Spain, while working in a social startup and bringing own business ideas into life. At KML Vision, he held the position of the CEO from 2018 to 2020 and is currently Director of Operations in charge of project management.

Our Development Team

Jakob Hatzl

Jakob Hatzl

Director Software Engineering

Get to know Jakob

Jakob is an experienced software architect and development team lead with 10+ years of hands-on experience in software development for distributed enterprise applications. He brings 5+ years of experience in leading development teams to facilitate agile and efficient software development processes. He holds an MSc in eHealth from the Graz University of Applied Sciences and has completed professional training in Software Engineering Leadership, Requirements Engineering, Software Architecture and Agile Methodologies.
Besides software development he is passionate about listening to, playing and conducting symphonic music.

Thomas Ebner

Thomas Ebner

Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer

Get to know Thomas

Thomas is one of the Computer Vision and Machine Learning experts at KML Vision.
After receiving his MSc in Telematics from the Graz University of Technology, he gained several years of experience at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision and the LBI for Clinical Forensic Imaging in Graz. He contributed to the research community by developing new machine learning models and 3D reconstruction algorithms for legal medicine. Prior to joining KML Vision he was one of the founders of RecogVision OG, where he applied machine learning to computer vision systems in industrial applications.

Michael Weissensteiner

Michael Weissensteiner

Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer

Get to know Michael

Michael is a passionate developer of image recognition algorithms and has been part of our Computer Vision team since 2020. Bringing years of experience in machine learning, he has developed solutions for both industrial and pharmaceutical uses and is a proud co-inventor of a patent in this field. Michael co-founded RecogVision OG in 2015, which provided services in the field of Computer Vision. He graduated with a MSc degree in Telematics from the Graz University of Technology in 2016.

Patrick Kraus-Füreder

Patrick Kraus-Füreder

Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer

Get to know Patrick

Patrick joined the Computer Vision Team in 2021. Upon completing a PhD Program in Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials at the Graz Technical University and the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) in San Sebastian, Spain, he gained several years of experience in data analytics and quality control in medical technology. Adding up to his technical skills he has completed additional training in communication, team building and management including a Scrum Master certification.

Johanna Egger

Johanna Egger

Software Developer

Get to know Johanna

Johanna is a software developer at KML Vision. She gained her MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Graz and after discovering her passion for coding in 2016, became a certified software developer. She has previously worked at an eHealth startup and is now developing exciting new backend features and improving the current functionality of our products.

Christian Jäkl

Christian Jäkl

Front-end developer

Get to know Christian

Christian has been a Frontend Engineer at KML Vision since 2022. He has substantial knowledge and experience regarding UX and UI Design and profound competence in React and Angular. Thanks to his experience, he embraces the use of CSS instead of JavaScript for designing and improving user experience and performance while working on new features. Besides working at KML Vision, he is also a freelancer and works on several projects.

Matic Modic

Matic Modic

UX/UI Designer

Get to know Matic

Matic is a UX/UI Designer with substantial experience. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications from the Faculty of Design ​in Ljubljana and is now working on his Associate’s Degree in IT Studies. He joined the KML Vision team in 2021. Before that he worked at numerous companies in Slovenia, lastly at a marketing automation agency where he was employed as a project manager for design and web projects.

Our Sales and Marketing Team

Phillip Clarke

Phillip Clarke

Director of Customer Success

Get to know Phillip

Phillip joined the KML Vision team in 2022. He’s an Australian who landed in Austria, after more than a decade in the United Kingdom. Phillip’s professional career has spanned a number of industries including journalism, television post-production, pharmaceutical manufacturing R&D and now microscopy imaging analysis. His extensive experience and breadth of knowledge are an asset across many functional areas. He obtained a Master of Business & Technology (MBT) degree from UNSW, Australia and is passionate about collaborating with customers in solving their bioimaging use cases.

Siegfried Schwarz

Siegfried Schwarz

Sales Manager

Get to know Siegfried

Siegfried joined the team of KML Vision in 2020. He is a biomedical engineer by training and specialized in tissue engineering during his master’s degree at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. Upon completing his studies he gained R&D industry experience in both pharmaceutical and medical devices before moving on to a more customer facing position. In his current role Siegfried leverages his life science background to help customers find the best possible AI solutions for their image analysis tasks.

Polina Vinogradova

Polina Vinogradova

Content Strategist and Lead UX/UI

Get to know Polina

Polina is a Content Strategist and Lead UX/UI Designer at KML Vision. Since completing her BA in Design in 2015 with a focus on Branding and UX/UI in Finland, she has had 5 years of numerous design projects in web and digital development. In 2021 Polina completed her MA in Content Strategy at the FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Austria. Her primary goal is to realize a communication strategy in order to introduce audiences to the potential of AI in life science.

Benjamin Obexer

Benjamin Obexer

Lead Content Writer

Get to know Benjamin

Benjamin is a life sciences professional and his background includes a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and a MSc in Biotechnology. Before joining KML, he worked in the pharma industry and has specialized in histology and image analysis, which has allowed him to gain a comprehensive understanding of the life sciences industry. He is passionate about technology in healthcare and leverages his skills to create content that is informative and engaging. His goal is to educate and inspire others to better understand and appreciate the importance of science and technology in improving health outcomes.

Fanny Dobrenova

Fanny Dobrenova

Marketing Specialist

Get to know Fanny

Fanny is an experienced online-marketing specialist with a focus on search engine optimization and web-analytics. Prior to discovering her passion for digital marketing she worked in academia on several health marketing research projects on topics like health claims in advertising, promoting functional foods and advertising appeals in breast cancer prevention campaigns. Fanny holds a PhD in Marketing and Health Communications from the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. During her Master’s studies in Münster, Germany she worked as a project assistant in pharma monitoring.

Elisa Opriessnig

Elisa Opriessnig

Content Writer

Get to know Elisa

Elisa is a content writer at KML Vision. She completed a BA in Media & Communication and a BA and MA in English and American studies in Austria, with funded study/research visits in the US and the UK. She also has a background in teaching, research and higher education administration. Prior to studying Medicine and working as a scientific assistant in interdisciplinary clinical teaching, she lectured as an adjunct professor and worked as an academic writing coach at two Austrian universities. As an ambitious 5th year medical student, part of her interests focus on the technological advancements in healthcare such as digital health literacy and telemedicine.

Funding partners

Over the years a number of renowned institutions have supported KML Vision and made our journey of innovation possible.

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria.
Austrian promotional bank
Styrian Economic Development Corporation
The high-tech incubator of Graz. Empowering dreamers to become doers, so visionary ideas can transform into successful businesses.
It is the aim of PERMIDES to strenghten the competitiveness and foster the innovation potential of Personalized Medicine as an Emerging Industry in Europe by providing key solutions for the reconfiguration of the biopharmaceutical value chain towards a Health Economy 4.0 with a special focus on oncology.
DIGI-B-CUBE project, funded under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Programme, aims to unlock the cross-sectoral collaborative potential of SMEs by combining novel Digital Technologies with the Bioimaging-Biosensing-Biobanking industries.
For leveraging cross capacity building between ICT, Health, BIO and Medicine sectors for new emerging industries in personalized health.