Who we are

The following institutions took part in LinBi:

RBB is the public service broadcaster for the region of Berlin and Brandenburg. RBB produces and broadcasts one television channel and six radio stations, in addition to providing a range of interactive multimedia services including websites, mobile apps, teletext, Smart TV applications and social media feeds. With coverage of over 30,000 km², RBB provides services to almost 6 million inhabitants from its main broadcast centres in Berlin, Potsdam-Babelsberg and regional studios.

The Real Jardín Botánico is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the third largest public research institution in Europe. Founded 250 years ago, RJB is a unique institution bringing together plant diversity, ecology/evolution research, teaching and collection. With over 100 staff members including postgraduate students, postdocs, senior scientists and support staff, RJB assists governmental agencies in the implementation of conservation policies, such as the EC Habitat Directive, provides scientific services to the private sector and participates in postgraduate university programmes with five partner universities.

Founded over 250 years ago, the Natural History Museum in Vienna includes departments of anthropology, botany, geology, mineralogy, karst and caves, palaeontology and zoology. Most departments are organised in collections of special taxonomic units. With over 30 million specimens, the collections are a fundamental basis for general aspects of biodiversity and ecological issues as well as taxonomic work.

AIT is an Austrian software and research company and was founded in Graz in 1979.  The company specialises in information engineering and development of information systems tailored to complex environments in very different markets including public administration, social/youth welfare and health care. Research work is done primarily in the field of cultural heritage and health information management (e.g. distributed databases, collection management and knowledge engineering using artificial intelligence). AIT has been a technical partner in cooperation projects with the European digital library Europeana since 2008 and is currently processing and delivering more than 8.8 million digital objects for Europeana.

APM is an internationally renowned research institution focussing on plant diversity research and conservation. The institution covers 92 hectares and houses 4 million preserved specimens and 18,000 accessions of living specimens. One of the world’s largest botanic gardens, the APM herbarium houses important historical collections from Latin America, India and Australia, and the library houses one of the most important collections of botanical literature in Europe.