KInIT is an independent, non-profit institute dedicated to intelligent technology research. We bring together and nurture experts in artificial intelligence and other areas of computer science, with connections to other disciplines:

  • Information security
  • Web and user data processing including false information and malicious behavior modeling
  • Processing and comprehension of natural language
  • Data analysis for green energy
  • Ethics and human values in intelligent technologies

We are the first independent institute of its kind in Slovakia

KInIT combines the excellent competencies of academic researchers and educators with innovative companies, their needs and experience.

By involving the private sector, we seek to create a healthy research ecosystem that is connected to existing universities, the Slovak Academy of Sciences and above all to the international community.

Our mission

Improve

Slovakia’s competitiveness by amassing diverse talent in a multidisciplinary research environment focused on intelligent technologies

Connect

the private and public sectors through active co-operation, education and support for evidence-based decision-making

Encourage

responsible innovation, expansion of knowledge, talent cultivation

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“KInIT combines the best elements of the academic and private sectors. We aspire to conduct world-class research, cultivate talent and prepare our economy for the future.”

Mária Bieliková

KInIT Founder

Our values

Quality

We demand the best from ourselves and our partners to ensure that we constantly improve.

Transparency

We make our decisions, verify our hypotheses, and present our results in a transparent manner.

Honesty

We support honesty and fairness in our approach to both people and data. Our research is responsible and we always take ethics into account.

Diversity

We consider our research from various points of view and co-operate with researchers from diverse disciplines. We believe that only a diverse perspective ensures quality.

Curiosity

We are open to questions and new ideas. We seek out challenges and get excited about every new discovery.

Our Goals

TALENT

Increase the availability of talent in Slovakia by giving young people a reason to stay here and build careers that have strong international connections.

WORLD-CLASS, RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH

Build a space that fosters impactful, responsible research, attract and nurture top researchers in their given fields and cultivate expertise that could be transferred into the private sector or used in community development.

R&D&I IN BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Stimulate the best solutions to support the use of intelligent technologies in business through research activities that are connected with the academic sphere.

ECONOMIC
SUSTAINABILITY

Create and apply schemes that allow effective and economically sustainable research and talent development.

KInIT Leadership

Richard Marko
Chairman of the Board, CEO Eset
Martin Kubík
Deputy Chair of the Board, CIO Tatra banka
Ján Lunter
Board Member, CEO Innovatrics
Michaela Benedigová
Board Member, Managing Director & Partner, Seesame
Mária Bieliková
Board Member, Director General KInIT
Marián Šimko
Board Member, Deputy Director General KInIT
Daniela Chudá
Board Member
Peter Gál
Chief Operations Officer KInIT
Michal Kompan
Chief Research Officer KInIT
Peter Pištek
Chief Communication Officer KInIT
Diana Lokere
Chief People & Culture Officer KInIT

KInIT Team

Eva Beláková
Office Manager
Mária Bieliková
Expert Researcher
Miroslav Blšták
Junior Researcher
Anna Bou Ezzeddine
Expert Researcher
Kamil Burda
Research Assistant
Ján Čegiň
Research Assistant
Peter Gál
Chief Operations Officer
Tomáš Gál
Consultant
Štefan Grivalský
Research Assistant
Gabriela Grmanová
Senior Researcher
Andrea Hrčková
Senior Researcher
Eva Hrčková
Project Opportunities and Grants Manager
Daniela Chudá
Expert Researcher
Michal Kompan
Expert Researcher
Martin Konôpka
Research Assistant
Lucia Kotuľáková
Partnerships Manager
Marek Lóderer
Research Assistant
Diana Lokere
Chief People & Culture Officer
Mária Lucká
Expert Researcher
Dominik Macko
Expert Researcher
Matúš Mesarčík
Consultant
Martin Mocko
Research Assistant
Róbert Móro
Senior Researcher
Pavol Návrat
Expert Researcher
Branislav Pecher
Research Assistant
Matúš Pikuliak
Research Assistant
Miroslav Pikus
Consultant
Peter Pištek
Senior Researcher
Juraj Podroužek
Senior Researcher
Viera Rozinajová
Expert Researcher
Ivan Srba
Senior Researcher
Jakub Ševcech
Senior Researcher
Jakub Šimko
Expert Researcher
Marián Šimko
Expert Researcher
Elena Štefancová
Research Assistant
Martin Tamajka
Research Assistant
Matúš Tomlein
Senior Researcher
Petra Vrablecová
Junior Researcher
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Who was Kempelen?

Wolfgang von Kempelen (1743 – 1804) was born in Bratislava. He was an important polyhistor, polyglot, inventor, artist, playwright but also an illusionist. Today we would say that he was a great innovator. Some of his best-known inventions can be described as a breakthrough in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence: a chess machine and a speaking machine. He is also referred to as Bratislava’s Da Vinci.

Board of Trustees Documents

Meeting minutes, December 16, 2020 (in Slovak)
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