SAIL LABS - Speech, Artificial Intelligence and Language Labs - one of the world's leading innovators in the field of Speech Technology

Focusing on end-to-end systems and tools that provide actionable intelligence based on open sources (TV, FM Radio, Internet, Social Media, Feeds, Websites, and YouTube), SAIL LABS Technology offers cutting-edge technologies in areas such as automatic speech recognition, speaker identification, named entity detection as well as topic detection across multiple languages, geographies and sources. Content based search along with visualization components (clustering, relationships, trends, GIS), workflow features, profiles & ontologies as well as a Social Media Extension complete the product portfolio.

Together with a global network of partners, SAIL LABS Technology provides comprehensive solutions for vertical markets. Continual innovation at the leading edge of research drives SAIL LABS’ vision of creating technologies that enable advanced analytic capabilities.

SAIL LABS Technology is a founding member of the European Open Source Intelligence Forum (EUROSINT) participating in numerous research and commercial projects worldwide.

Milestones in the Creation of SAIL LABS Technology

  • 2014 SAIL LABS Technology joins FIBEP as a Technical Associate Member.
  • 2013 SAIL LABS Technology receives MERCUR 2013 Award for innovative excellence.
             SAIL LABS Technology receives SME award "Hidden Champion".
  • 2010 Wiener Wachstumsfonds (Vienna Growth Fund) invests in SAIL LABS to expedite international expansion.
  • 2006 SAIL LABS moves to the new and larger office facilities in Mariannengasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria.
  • 2004 TecNet Equity, one of the leading venture capital enterprises focusing on unique technology companies, and IPO   Austria  invest in SAIL LABS to boost further business expansion.
  • 2001 One of the premier venture capital companies, IPO Austria, invests in SAIL LABS Technology AG to accelerate the expansion of SAIL LABS products in the market.
  • 2001 Sail Labs Ges.m.b.H becomes SAIL LABS Technology AG to reflect increased business activities. The majority of shares are held by the management team and the initial founders.
  • 2000 Rollout and first product installations.
  • 1999 Sail Labs Ges.m.b.H founded in Vienna, Austria. Initial financing was supplied by Sail Labs Holding N.V.

Our Management Team

Christoph Prinz
Managing Director

Gerhard Backfried
Head of Research

Mark Pfeiffer 
Chief Visionary Officer

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How to find us

SAIL LABS Technology GmbH
Mariannengasse 14
A-1090 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-58095-0
Fax +43-1-58095-580


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Directions From Vienna International Airport (VIE)

By Car:

  • Join the highway A4 at connection point (13) Flughafen Wien Schwechat towards Wien, A4. Continue for 8.92 mi. (14,35 km).
  • Leave A4 at connection point Knoten Prater towards Zentrum, B227 and join Donaukanal Bundesstrasse (B227). Continue for 3.05 mi.(4.91 km).
  • Leave Donaukanal Bundesstrasse (B227) and turn left onto the bridge crossing the river (Rossauer Brücke). Continue for 157 yrd. (144m)
  • After the bridge head straight onto Türkenstrasse. Continue for 388 yrd.(355m).
  • Leave Türkenstrasse and head straight onto Hörlgasse. Continue for 353 yrd.(323m).
  • Leave Hörlgasse and turn right onto Währinger Strasse. Continue for 682 yrd.(624m).
  • Leave Währinger Strasse and turn left onto Sensengasse. Continue for 382 yrd. (349m).
  • Leave Sensengasse and head straight onto Spitalgasse. Continue for 386 yrd. (353m).
  • Leave Spitalgasse and turn right onto Mariannengasse. Continue for 114 yrd. (104m).
  • Phone: +43-1-580 95-0 (Ask the Operator if you are lost).

By Public Transportation:
Shuttle bus:
This bus takes you to the Vienna Hilton in the city centre in 20 minutes. From there, you can either take a taxi or the subway train 'U4' from Landstrasse -Wien Mitte to Schottenring (two stops), where you continue your travel on the subway train 'U2' to Schottentor (one stop). Take the exit 'Universität' and travel three stops on streetcar number 43 or 44 to Skodagasse. Our office is located around the corner of this stop (please refer to the map this page).

City Airport Train (short: CAT):
Take the City Airport Train to the City Air Terminal at the Wien-Mitte transport interchange (non-stop in 16 min.). From there, take the subway train 'U4' from to Schottenring (two stops). Get off the train and take the subway train 'U2' direction to Schottentor (one stop). Take the exit 'Universität' and travel three stops on streetcar number 43 or 44 to Skodagasse. Our office is located around the corner of this stop (please refer to the map this page).

Note: The CAT operates daily from 05:38 to 23:35.


Recommended Hotels

For the following hotels and apartments special company rates are available and we are happy to assist with the booking:


Please find below a small selection of hotels close to our office location:

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case that you need any further assistance.



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