Knowledge Pixels logo publishing the meaning of science

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


founded in Zurich


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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 way 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. Nanopublications are fully expressed in a formal and machine-interpretable way. 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

Our first milestone will be to develop a nanopublication-based publishing environment and to test it in production with researchers, editors, and publishers. Starting in February 2023, we will be running four pilot projects in cooperation with journals from our partners IOS Press and Pensoft. A second wave of pilots will start in summer 2023.

The team

Tobias Kuhn

Tobias Kuhn

for software development & research

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Philipp von Essen

Philipp von Essen

for marketing & business administration

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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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