The LIT Open Innovation Center Introduces Itself

Jobiqo develops software featuring AI matching technology, right at the LIT OIC. We spoke with Matthias Hutterer and Eva Freiberger about why they have chosen to work at the JKU.

von links: Mathias Hutterer und Eva Freiberger
von links: Mathias Hutterer und Eva Freiberger

Jobiqo creates software featuring AI-driven matching technology to sustainably improve searching for jobs online. In addition to conducting joint research together with the Institute of Computational Perception, Matthias Hutterer and Eva Freiberger talk about their reasons for moving into the OIC.

Why did jobiqo decide move into the LIT Open Innovation Center?
Matthias Hutterer and Eva Freiberger: The LIT OIC is ideal for jobiqo in Linz. We are close to Prof. Markus Schedl and our research partners at the Institute of Computational Perception and our office space at the LIT OIC building is very attractive and facilitates innovation. The OIC’s co-working space gives us an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with representatives from other innovative companies in similar fields. It also gives our colleagues in Vienna a good opportunity to hold workshops outside of their usual workspace.

What makes jobiqo unique?
Matthias Hutterer and Eva Freiberger: I think there are many reasons why we are unique. During the past ten years, we have always emphasized innovative solutions in support of the recruiting market. We have carried out larger research projects via the Austrian Research Promotion Agency and this is how we became acquainted with the JKU. Our team of 50 includes people from over 10 countries across Europe and this makes our work extremely fascinating every day. The different perspectives are extremely helpful so we can consistently improve our job board platform.

What is currently your favorite project?
Matthias Hutterer and Eva Freiberger: There are definitely some projects here as well. There is one issue in particular that I have focused on from the start and that is how to bring those looking for a job together with those who have job openings. We have been researching this issue for the past ten years, testing a wide variety of approaches and technologies to improve the quality of match results. This year we starting working together with the Institute of Computational Perception on a research project titled "Mitigating Gender Bias in Job Recommender Systems: A Machine Learning-Law Synergy (TIMELY)". This will give us a very important, broader perspective when it comes to matching..

What new opportunities does the OIC provide in support of research?
Matthias Hutterer and Eva Freiberger: The environment at the OIC is very innovative. On one hand, there are a number of companies here working on similar ideas and on the other hand, we benefit from close proximity to the university.

Click here to learn more start-up companies and spin-off companies that have found their professional home at the LIT OIC.

NEWS 25.11.2021

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