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Keenious - Recommendation Engine Research Tool

Project description

The new way of researching online

A new, faster way of researching online is available now. Designed especially for students writing research papers, Keenious is a free tool that can analyse their entire text and pick the most relevant research from millions of online publications – in just a couple of seconds. Built on the same high-quality dataset as Microsoft Academic, Keenious searches articles, papers and studies to find the most relevant ones. With users spanning the globe, Keenious is experiencing organic growth and receiving encouraging feedback. Created by a technology start-up based in Norway, the EU-funded Keenious project will further develop this recommendation engine research tool by making it accessible to more people, regardless of their technological proficiency.


Everyone who is or has been a student knows of the struggle when it comes to finding relevant research articles and references when writing their essays. Countless hours are spent going through different database websites, web searches and asking advisors for help. We at Keenious want to alleviate the students and researchers from around the world from this time-consuming exercise by helping them find exactly what they need to support their essays and articles, freeing them to further expand the world of academics.

There is an abundance of scientific research available online, and we want it to be easier to find and use. With current research tools, students and researchers alike are spending ever more time finding the most relevant sources for their research. They also require users to have extensive knowledge of the topic and the ability to formulate the right keywords in order to find the best texts and sources. The goal of this SME project is for Keenious to provide a simpler and more elegant solution so that anyone, no matter their technological proficiency, can access the world’s research.

After over a year of development, Keenious recently had a successful soft launch. Keenious is now being used by people all over the world, successfully helping them write better papers and assignments. Our ads have high click-through rates, and our recurring users are using it regularly. We’re also experiencing organic growth and getting very encouraging feedback.

The Keenious innovation is a recommendation engine, available in both Microsoft Word and Google Docs, that helps students and researchers more easily explore and find scientific knowledge. The recommendation engine is built upon machine learning, and analyzes the user’s text input, and then suggests relevant research papers from a database of over 65 million research articles. This is done in just a few seconds, hugely increasing the productivity of whoever uses it.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Sykehusvegen 23
9019 Tromso

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Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00