WHEESBEE is a Business Intelligence and Tech Mining tool aimed at supporting and stimulating the technological innovation processes of large enterprises, small and medium sized companies, and research centers. WHEESBEE is a one-stop-shop service supporting users in finding, managing, and analyzing the relevant information to support research and innovation processes.

WHEESBEE is based on the results of two research projects funded by the European Commission (projects "INSEARCH" and "DISCOVER-IT"), coordinated by INNOVATION ENGINEERING and realized in collaboration with several European research centers. In such projects, INNOVATION ENGINEERING developed the concepts of searching technology-related information using Latent Semantic Analysis techniques, as well as using Natural Language Processing to identify patterns within millions of documents, to apply the basic principle of TRIZ (theory of inventive problem solving).