In the STN International business segment, we develop and operate information services to support research, innovation and patenting processes. To this end, we index and aggregate relevant sources that we edit and offer for information retrieval procedures and analyses in a high-performance and secure infrastructure. With our extensive specialist knowledge, we advise our customers on the efficient use of our products. STN is the most important information service and shapes the business segment. It is aimed primarily at information specialists and patent experts and is developed, operated and marketed worldwide together with our US partner CAS.
In the KnowEsis business segment, we develop and operate e-Research solutions and services for various disciplines within the framework of research projects and commercial contracts. With information services, virtual research environments, research data management and digital preservation services, KnowEsis covers the entire life cycle of data. The close interaction between consulting, planning, development and operation leads to a continuous transfer of our research results into practical application.
In the Databases and Information Services segment, we develop and operate information services for the fields of mathematics, crystallography and energy. For this purpose, we develop and aggregate relevant sources. While the offers in mathematics and crystallography are aimed at scientists in research, the energy information services are explicitly intended for the transfer of results from energy research into practice (small and medium-sized enterprises) and for supporting practical innovation projects.