New York, NEW YORK, United States
New York, NEW YORK, United States

A kontor was a foreign trading post of the Hanseatic League.In addition to the major kontore in London , Ipswich, Bruges, Bergen , and Novgorod , some ports had a representative merchant and a warehouse.Of all the kontor buildings, only Bergen's kontor, known as Bryggen in Norway, has survived until the present day. The Hanseatic kontor at Bryggen was closed in 1754 and replaced by a "Norwegian kontor", run by Norwegian citizens, but still with a large element of German immigrants. Bergen's kontor is on the UNESCO list of the World Cultural Heritage sites.The Hanseatic Warehouse in King's Lynn, England, survives – but it was converted into offices in 1971. Wikipedia.


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Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: PHC-19-2014 | Award Amount: 3.99M | Year: 2015

ENRICHME tackles the progressive decline of cognitive capacity in the ageing population proposing an integrated platform for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) with a mobile service robot for long-term human monitoring and interaction, which helps the elderly to remain independent and active for longer. The system will contribute and build on recent advances in mobile service robotics and AAL, exploiting new non-invasive techniques for physiological and activity monitoring, as well as adaptive Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), to provide services in support to mental fitness and social inclusion. The system will enable caregivers and medical staff to identify evolving trends of cognitive impairments and to detect immediate emergencies. ENRICHME will use new qualitative models for rich yet compact representations of daily life activities. It will also identify humans in order to provide personalized services for elderly living with other persons. Novel context-aware HRI will provide tools for cognitive stimulation and social inclusion, which improve over time by learning from and adapting to the state of the user. A professional infrastructure of networked care will widen the social sphere of intervention in support of elderly and caregivers. ENRICHME includes multi-disciplinary research in geriatrics, gerontology and gero-technology, enabling further studies in social sciences and neuropsychology. Thanks to a modular implementation, which limits costs and allows for maximal flexibility, the system will be tested in 2 separate AAL labs and validated for 1 year in 3 different elderly housing facilities across Europe. Significant impact is expected by prolonging the independent living at home of elderly who need constant monitoring. Their quality of life will be improved by dedicated services for cognitive stimulation and social inclusion. Relevant stakeholders in the project will ensure further impact and economic exploitation of the proposed technologies for healthy ageing.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: ENV.2010.3.1.3-2 | Award Amount: 2.93M | Year: 2011

The aim of the BURBA project is to develop an automatic system to be used for intelligent waste management. The system consists of intelligent waste containers and an IT tool for waste collection and transport management, including RFIDs (Radio Frequency Identification) ability to reliably identify individual receptacles, users, single marked items or waste categories, and cell-phone-based LBS (location-based service) ability to allow an easy identification of the geographical position of the most suitable waste container and to improve its utilization by the citizen (the closest one to user actual position, not full, adequate for that waste category, etc). The BURBA rugged system is integrated into intelligent waste containers with capacities of 600 litres and over, for urban and industrial waste collection. It includes electronics for data transmission, for quantity and quality of waste measurement and a power pack that may be recharged using environmental energy scavenging. The foreseen IT tool will exploit the collected data in the frame of an advanced Waste Management concept. It will manage appropriately position and time of collection and optimize truck fleet path and queuing to waste disposal plants (for example incinerators that need continuous adequate feeding in quantity and quality); as well as the differential waste disposal to feed recycling facilities. It will compute service metrics and parameters for decision making and resources allocation. It will so far contribute to improve the management of the waste transport vehicles fleet, to minimise transportation path and diminish fuel expenditures as well as to optimise gain of disposal plants and service to citizens and industrial companies avoiding overfilled containers. Additional features of the platform are the support to rapid deployment of the containers on demand having the possibility to track their position and to redirect and reschedule the waste collection activities.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: OCEAN 2013.2;OCEAN 2013.1 | Award Amount: 7.14M | Year: 2014

MariaBox will develop a wireless marine environment analysis device for monitoring chemical and biological pollutants while installed into a buoy, a maritime means of transport or a mooring. The device, based on novel biosensors, will be of high-sensitivity, portable and capable of repeating measurements over a long time, allowing permanent deployment at sea. The word MARIA is the plural of the Latin mar (sea) and expresses the wide applicability that this system offers in multiple locations where low-cost and real-time in situ analytical monitoring devices are required. The approach includes: a) a sensing and analysis box, b) a modular communication system, c) a flexible power system, d) a software platform, and e) a cell phone application. The box will transmit the collected data in real time through different channels according to local needs and geographical location: radio, GSM/GPRS/3G, WiFi, WiMAX or satellite link. The unit will be designed to be remotely controlled and will implement the OTA programming and OTA configuration features which will allow the user to update the firmware of the MariaBox unit and modify various configuration parameters wirelessly. Remote updates are a key factor in deployment scalability since it offers the only possibility of easily updating or reprogramming the devices after the initial deployment. Therefore, the maintenance costs are significantly reduced. Biosensors will be developed for 5 man-made chemicals and for 4 categories of microalgae toxins relevant to shell fish and fish farming. The novel biosensors will contribute to new standards for environmental analysis. The analytes selected for the biosensors are in line with 1) the Article 16 of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC), 2) the Decision 2455/2001/EC and 3) The Commission Directive 2009/90/EC. The system developed will be demonstrated and validated in four different scenarios in selected locations in Norway, Spain, Cyprus and Ireland.


Leer J.,Kontor | Meldgaard K.,University of Southern Denmark
Food, Culture and Society | Year: 2015

In this article, we examine the ways in which the encountering of “other” food cultures is played out in the two travelogue cooking shows Gordon’s Great Escape and Jamie’s Italian Escape. We investigate how the two protagonist chefs, Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay, imagine, meet and evaluate the “other” food cultures in these programs, paying special attention to how the encounter with the local Indian and Italian is imagined to be a gateway to an authentic and/or primitive experience. Our main argument is that despite Jamie and Gordon’s “noble” intentions and their “enlightened” cosmopolitan approach to meeting the other (culinary culture), ultimately, their respective culinary adventures work to reaffirm a social hierarchy in their favor. © Association for the Study of Food and Society 2015.


Trademark
Kontor | Date: 2016-05-24

Common metals and their alloys; building materials of metal; building components of metal; transportable buildings of metal; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; goods of common metal, not included in other classes, namely, connecting and fastening elements of metal for floor tiles, floor boards, floor panels and for wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings and bars of metal for bridging and adhering together of floor tiles, floor boards, floor panels and wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings; floors of metal; connecting and fastening elements of metal for floor tiles, floor boards, floor panels and for wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings; frames of metal for building; hooks (metal hardware); pins (hardware); pegs of metal; hinges of metal; strap-hinges of metal. Building materials; rigid pipes for building; transportable buildings; monuments, components, buildings, profiles, mouldings, moulded wood, panels, boards, linings, coverings, claddings, all the aforesaid goods, not of metal, for building; wood for building; manufactured timber, wood, building timber, glue-laminated wood, veneer wood; edgings, not of metal, for building materials; building components with insulation properties, building materials with insulation properties; floors, not of metal; wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings, not of metal, for building; floor tiles, floor boards and floor panels, not of metal; floor tiles, floor boards and floor panels of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal; floor tiles, floor boards and floor panels of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal, fitted with integrated locking elements; tiles, boards and panels, being wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal; tiles, boards and panels, being wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal, fitted with integrated locking elements. Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; floor coverings of plastic; wall hangings (non-textile); floor coverings for existing floors; insulating floor coverings.


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Trademark
Kontor | Date: 2016-06-14

Building materials of metal, namely floor boards, composite panels composed primarily of metal, and transition profiles; pillars of metal for buildings; ironmongery, namely joists of iron and steel and metal profiles made of iron and steel; small items of metal hardware, namely nuts and springs; pipes of metal; goods of common metal, namely, junctions of metal for floor plates, floor boards, floor panels and for wall/ceiling covering as well as bolts to span and close ranks of floor plates, floor boards, floor panels and for wall/ceiling covering parts; floors of metal; junctions of metal for floor plates, floor boards, floor panels and for wall/ceiling covering parts; frames of metal for building; metal hardware in the nature of hooks; metal hardware in the nature of pins; pegs of metal; hinges of metal; strap-hinges of metal. Non-metal building materials, namely floors, floor boards, floor panels, floor planks, floor tiles of wood, and laminate flooring; profiles for joining floors in the nature of wood joints; moldings, namely wood moldings and non-decorative, non-metal moldings for use in building; non-metallic reinforcements for building wood floors in the nature of floor plates, floor boards and boards of wood, claddings, all aforementioned goods, not of metal, for building; semi-worked wood for building; machined wood for construction of floors; lumber; construction wood for construction of floors; glued laminated wood for construction of floors; veneer wood for construction of floors; floor edgings for construction purposes, not of metal; edgings for building materials in the nature of wood trim; building elements and building materials for insulation, not of metal, namely insulating glass for building, insulating planks for building; floors, not of metal; non-metallic reinforcements for building wood floors in the nature of floor plates; floor boards and floor panels, not of metal; non-metal building materials, namely, non-metallic reinforcements for building wood floors in the nature of floor plates, floor boards and floor panels of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, and synthetic material, equipped with integrated locking elements; boards and panels as ceiling covering of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, and synthetic material; boards and panels as ceiling covering of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, and synthetic materials, equipped with integrated locking elements. Rugs; door mats, floor mats, linoleum and floor coverings; floor coverings of synthetic materials; wallpapers, except of textile materials; floor coverings.


Trademark
Workframe Inc. and Kontor | Date: 2016-08-05

Computer application software for mobile devices, namely, software for assisting users with interior design, office planning and design, and office management and operation. Business advisory services in the fields of architecture, interior design, office planning and design, and office management and operation; Project management services for others for business purposes in the fields of architecture, interior design, office planning and design, and office management and operation; Management on behalf of industrial and commercial enterprises in terms of supplying them with office requisites. Providing a website featuring information in the field of interior design; Providing a website featuring information about office equipment and facilities management services; Providing an internet website portal featuring information in the field of architecture; Interior design services. Concierge services for others, namely, ordering office supplies and equipment, arranging for food delivery services, arranging for cleaning services, all rendered in business establishments and office buildings.


Trademark
Kontor | Date: 2016-05-24

Common metals and their alloys; building materials of metal; building components of metal; transportable buildings of metal; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; goods of common metal, not included in other classes, namely, connecting and fastening elements of metal for floor tiles, floor boards, floor panels and for wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings and bars of metal for bridging and adhering together of floor tiles, floor boards, floor panels and wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings; floors of metal; connecting and fastening elements of metal for floor tiles, floor boards, floor panels and for wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings; frames of metal for building; hooks (metal hardware); pins (hardware); pegs of metal; hinges of metal; strap-hinges of metal. Building materials; rigid pipes for building; transportable buildings; monuments, components, buildings, profiles, mouldings, moulded wood, panels, boards, linings, coverings, claddings, all the aforesaid goods, not of metal, for building; wood for building; manufactured timber; wood; building timber; glue-laminated wood; veneer wood; edgings, not of metal, for building materials; building components and building materials for insulation; floors, not of metal; wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings, not of metal, for building; floor tiles, floor boards and floor panels, not of metal; floor tiles, floor boards and floor panels of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal; floor tiles, floor boards and floor panels of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal, fitted with integrated locking elements; tiles, boards and panels, being wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal; tiles, boards and panels, being wall and ceiling linings, coverings, claddings of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal, fitted with integrated locking elements. Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; floor coverings of plastic; wall hangings (non-textile); floor coverings for existing floors.


Trademark
Kontor | Date: 2016-05-11

Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; goods of metal, not included in other classes, namely, connecting and fastening elements of metal for floor tiles, floorboards, floor panels and for wall and ceiling parts and bars of metal for bridging and adhering together of floor tiles, floorboards, floor panels and wall and ceiling parts; metal floors; connecting and fastening elements of metal for floor tiles, floor boards, floor panels and for wall and ceiling coverings; frames of metal for building; hooks metal hardware; pins hardware; cotter pins of metal; hinges of metal; strap-hinges of metal. Components and building materials for insulation; insulating floor coverings. Building and constructional materials, not of metal; rigid pipes, not of metal, for building; portable non-metal buildings; monuments, components, buildings, profiles, mouldings, beading, panels, boards, cladding, all the aforesaid goods, not of metal, for building; wood for building; processed timber, wood for making household utensils, wood for building, glue-laminated wood, veneer wood; edgings, not of metal, for building materials; floors, not of metal; wall and ceiling linings, not of metal, for building; floor tiles, floor boards and floor panels, not of metal; floor tiles, floor boards and floor panels of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal; floor tiles, floor boards and floor panels of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather or other materials, not of metal, fitted with integrated locking elements; tiles, boards and panels being wall and ceiling linings of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal; tiles, boards and panels, being wall and ceiling coverings of wood, laminate, wood substitute materials, plastic, leather and/or other materials, not of metal, fitted with integrated locking elements. Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum being floor coverings; other materials for covering floors; floor coverings of plastic; wall hangings (non-textile); floor coverings.


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