Here they come, all the cool and exciting new startups Viktoria discovered at webinale Berlin: Firstly, we’ll introduce Vienna-based gnowsis.com, a project for forgetful people;) Gnowis is still in the prefounding phase and about half a year away from a public prototype. Project coordinator Leo Sauermann merged Personal Information Management with Semantic Web technologies to build a Semantic Desktop - a Desktop Computer enhanced with Semantic Desktop technologies. Leo, who’s a researcher at the Knowledge Management Lab of German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) explains: „ On a modern personal computer there are many little data silos – emails, files and documents. While for many people it’s a burden, it’s a treasure for us. We connect all these silos and store the connections on your desktop through the use of Semantic Web technologies. In the end, gnowsis will be the perfect personal information management software.“ Although Leo says they need more time to finish the product, he still unveils it for you in a little presentation. For the normal enduser, gnowsis will be sold as a downloadable software that integrates into common applications. Companies get a groupware server where they can communicate within their organization. The goals for 2009, Leo says, are to found the company and to have the product available so that people can buy it. Apart from that he remains humble: „Everybody wants to conquer the world, we just want to make our costumers happy...we will do lots of interviews and grow with the product.“ Further interviews from webinale will be posted here in the coming days.