Knowledge Pixels logo publishing the meaning of science

We put nano­publica­tions into practice with a focus on scientific findings.


founded in Zurich


nanodash beta release

What we strive for

We aim to kick-start the next revolution in scientific publishing and knowledge sharing. With nanopublications as our core technology, we are taking the first steps towards our vision of the knowledge space to make the use of research results radically more efficient and effective.


A nanopublication is a tiny snippet of information encoded in a knowledge graph format that computers can understand. This information can be about anything, for example, a relation between a gene and a disease, an opinion, or an assessment of another nanopublication. For more, see

What we do

We provide software and services to publish scientific findings in a way that is human readable and machine actionable at the same time. Our approach is open, decentralized, and in full accordance with the FAIR principles.

What’s next

In pilot projects with journals from our partners IOS Press and Pensoft, we are currently developing and testing a nanopublication-based publishing environment.


Launch of our biodiversity pilot with Pensoft. (Blogpost)

Launch of our first pilot with Pensoft and IOS Press. (Press Release)

Welcome to the New Era of Scientific Publishing. (Blogpost)

The team

Tobias Kuhn

Tobias Kuhn

for software development and research

Biography tobias@
Philipp von Essen

Philipp von Essen

for marketing and business administration

Biography philipp@

Our Advisory Board provides invaluable feedback and support: Carole Goble, Einar Fredriksson, Jan Velterop, Lyubomir Penev, Michel Dumontier, Silvie Spreeuwenberg, Sven Fund, Zeger Karssen.


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Knowledge Pixels AG
Zeughausstrasse 31
8004 Zurich

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