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Intel, Deutsche Telekom and Cisco Announce Startups
Selected for Challenge Up! Incubation Program

 

12 Early-Stage
Companies from the EMEA Region to take part in jointly organized Incubation Program
designed for Internet of Things Startups

 


Krakow, Poland, July 13, 2015 – Intel, Cisco and Deutsche Telekom today announced the twelve Startups selected to join the next phase of the Challenge Up! Program, a joint Startup initiative organized by the three companies. The twelve teams will participate in a 4-month incubation program designed for young innovative companies building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.


The winning teams were selected after five days of intensive mentoring sessions, workshops and pitching during the Challenge Up! Acceleration Week at hub:raum Krakow, from July 5 – July 10. Out of more than 300 applicants, twenty Startups from 13 countries were invited to meet over 100 international mentors, experts and entrepreneurs. The sessions were designed to help early-stage companies scale their business ideas for faster market entry.

 

Participants spent close to 40 hours in Workshops refining their pitching skills, product development, business modeling, user experience (UX) design and sales strategy. The startups invited to join the Challenge Up! Incubation program are:

 

- Admetsys (Denmark) www.admetsys.com Admetsys
developed Smart PancreasTM, a solution that measures and helps maintain blood
sugar levels of diabetic patients. The Admetsys Smart PancreasTM attached to a
patient’s intravenous line automatically measures blood glucose concentration
in real time with no blood loss.

 

- ComfyLight (Switzerland) www.comfylight.com It is a
smart LED light bulb, enhanced with a presence sensor and connectivity
which helps protect homes. The device learns movement schemes and switches the
light on and off in a natural rhythm.

 

- Devicehub.net (Romania) www.devicehub.net Devicehub
offers a Platform as a Service (PaaS) through which users can connect easily
and remotely manage multiple device
s and
create services on top of them
. The platform significantly decreases effort and time
to enter the market for IoT services.

 

- Hi-Park (Israel) www.hi-park.co Hi-Park’s
technology uses crowd-sourced data and images to provide information on parking
vacancy. As a result, it significantly reduces the time spent on searching for
parking.

 

- Ifinity (Poland) www.getifinity.com  Ifinity provides beacons based tailor-made
technology to cities, public spaces and commercial clients around the world.
The solution lets people digitally interact with reality through their mobiles.

 

- n-Join (Israel) www.n-join.com  n-Join leverages the rapid advancements in
the Internet of Things to make production facilities more flexible, maximize
their output and reduce their environmental signature.

 

- OORT
(Poland)
www.oort.in OORT is a
unique patent-pending technology that allowed to build an open ecosystem
consisting of smart devices, sensors, mobile software & cloud platform.
It  enables to
connect the whole living environment with a single app.
The
technology is based on Bluetooth Smart which allows to control via any device
with an internet access regardless of its producer or operating system.

 

- ProGlove (Germany) www.proglove.de ProGlove is
a smart glove that enables its users to scan handsfree and provides them with
an instant feedback.
The device enables its
wearer to work faster and therefore more efficient, is easy to use and unlocks
a new level of information and business intelligence for production management.

 

- Senic (Germany) www.senic.com A universal dial for the Internet
of Things, able to control smart lights, locks, thermostats or speakers with
simple gestures rather than browsing through apps on a smartphone.

 

- SEMSEYE (Lithuania) www.semseye.com A unique
solution for monitoring people flows. It is built on the most advanced
algorithms for intelligent video processing, and can be used among others in
retail areas.

 

- Taggalo (Italy) www.taggalo.co.uk iTunes for
real world analytics. Open platform integrating video analytics, wifi tracking
and Beacon, all in a single, plug & play sensor. It allows to collect
contextual data (examples: footfall, viewers, dwell time, length of stay,
frequency of returns, demographics) accessible directly (via custom dashboards)
or via APIs in real time.

 

- Waylay (Belgium) www.waylay.io Waylay is a real-time automation
platform that integrates Internet-of-Things (IoT) with enterprise IT systems
and online services.

 

The incubation program will take place in Krakow, Berlin and London from July to November 2015. Startups that successfully complete the program will be eligible for potential co-investment from Intel, Cisco and Deutsche Telekom, as well as other leading corporate venture funds. More details will be announced in December during Challenge Up! Summit, part of the unBoundDigital tech conference to be held in London, between November 30th and December 1st 2015.

 

Challenge Up! is designed to help IoT startups enter the market faster by combining access to corporate resources and joint projects
with mentoring and high-value networking. The program unites resources and experience from the startup initiatives of the individual companies, including Cisco, Intel® Business Challenge Europe and hub:raum powered by Deutsche Telekom. (see
infographic).

 

Supporting quotes:


“We are impressed by the high quality of teams and ideas of the startups and we are looking forward to work with them intensely and welcome them in September in hub:raum Berlin – when the teams will come together next time”, says Elias Drakopoulos, Senior Vice President responsible for Europe B2B at Deutsche Telekom.


“This program provides Cisco the chance to support early-stage startups and work with energetic entrepreneurs. We are excited to
be part of this community and to support entrepreneurs in open innovation, adds Mike Flannagan, Vice President and General Manager of Data & Analytics at Cisco.


“Combining the industry expertise and network of Intel, Cisco and Deutsche Telekom provides European IoT startups with unique opportunities to test and verify their ideas. The Challenge Up! Competition has attracted some highly interesting innovations, addressing real market needs, with some of them already getting business traction. The programme proves that the European startup ecosystem is a source of pioneering developments in the IoT segment.” said Marcin Hejka, Vice President of Intel and Intel Capital EMAR Managing Director.


Link to pictures:http://bit.ly/ChallengeUpTOP12

Link to video: https://vimeo.com/133343931

 


Press contact:


Cisco,Communications Central Europe,

Judit Sinko, mobile: +36 30 9493 405

E-Mail: jsinko@cisco.com

 


Intel Media Relations EMEA, Diana Kaaserer,
mobile: +49 172 89 20 686

E-Mail: diana.kaaserer@intel.com

 

Deutsche Telekom AG, Corporate Communications,

Tel.: +49 228 181 4949

E-Mail: media@telekom.de

 

About Cisco


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amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to
http://thenetwork.cisco.com. Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco’s trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

 

About Intel


Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.


About Deutsche Telekom


Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network
lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products
and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and
has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year – more than 60
percent of it outside Germany.

Ireland selected as latest location for network of Internet of Things (IoT) Development Labs

 

Today, Friday June 5th, Intel announced that its Leixlip campus in Co. Kildare will be the location of the latest Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Ignition Lab, a dedicated facility for the collaborative development of novel IoT solutions. The lab will collaborate with local companies in developing smart solutions for the Internet of Things marketplace. The Ireland lab will focus on the key areas of Smart home & building, Smart Cities, Energy and Utilities along with Smart Agriculture.


For more about IoT Ignition Labs, click here.

News highlights:

  • Intel has opened an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation  & development lab in Haifa
  • The lab will collaborate with local companies in developing smart solutions.
  • The lab will focus on four areas: smart cities, smart homes, smart agriculture and smart transportation.

  Intel today announced the establishment of an innovation and development lab for the Internet of the Things (IoT). Located in Intel's development center in Haifa, the lab will collaborate with local companies in novel IoT developments.

Considered as one of the fastest developing areas of the high tech industry, IoT is today in great demand. IoT is built around the idea of turning any device/object into a smart device/object by having it communicate with other devices, with the cloud and produce data that can be used to increase value.

To date, Intel has established four innovation centers across Europe and the Middle East in order to promote innovation and development of IoT solutions. Called IoT Ignition Labs, these centers are currently operating in The UK, Stockholm, Munich and Istanbul. The IoT Ignition Labs facilitate the collaboration between Intel, partners, companies and the overall ecosystem which develop IoT solutions.

The Haifa lab will focus on the following four areas:

  • Smart cities: many cities in Israel are already promoting IoT projects, starting with Tel Aviv, which has been named a leading innovative smart city to Beer Sheba, Dimona and others. Intel is already involved in some of these projects.
  • Smart Homes: Intel is developing a smart home solution  to deliver the hardware, software and cloud services  tying multiple device ecosystems ("things") into a single end-user experience.   The gateway is an important component of this solution as it is a local, always on, always connected, managed and secured device.  Intel gateway solutions address various market segments and home topologies. As such, the Intel Puma(tm) based gateway solution enables using a single box in the home for broadband router and local connectivity while running smart home services using the same platform. Combining multiple services on the same platform, in a robust/secured manner will enable world class user’s experience and drive services velocity.
  • Smart agriculture: with Israel being a global leader in agriculture, Intel believes that technological solutions such as smart drip irrigation systems with IoT will enhance cultivation and crop yields even further.
  • Smart transportation: Intel believes transportation and shipping offer multiple opportunities for improvement with IoT. Several Israeli companies, for example Cartsense, are already engaged in developing transportation solutions. Another area on which Intel focuses is in-car systems, for which it runs a dedicated development center in Germany.

"The IoT Ignition Lab will enable Intel and its partners to showcase IoT solutions to the public, including our customers, suppliers, partners and Israeli high tech companies," explained Guy Bar-Ner, Director of Israel Sales & Marketing. "In addition, it will serve as a meeting place for developers and companies that seek to develop IoT-based products."

Bar-Ner added that Intel has identified Israel as a global innovation hub for IoT. "There are hundreds of IoT companies and start-ups in Israel. We believe the growth potential of the IoT market in Israel is huge and untapped and look forward to working with relevant local companies and partners to help make the world a smarter place."

"Intel will gladly collaborate with anyone who is active in the IoT field or seeks to enter this area,". "We are sending out a clear and simple message: Intel is open for IoT  business. Small or large, we are prepared to collaborate with anyone who will help us achieve our vision of having the Israeli IoT solutions run on Intel architecture."

Olga Okrent was named manager of the IoT Lab.

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About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Intel employs 107 thousands people globally and is present in Israel since 1974. The Company has four development centers in Israel (Haifa, Yakum, Jerusalem, and Petach Tikva) and two production facilities (Kiryat Gat and Jerusalem). Intel Israel employs directly over 9,800 people. Visit our websites for more information: Intel corporation: www.intel.com; Intel Israel: www.intel.com/il

More information about Intel IoT Ignition Labs

For more information contact Guy Grimland, Intel spokesman, 054-7884949

The Global Programme for the Channel continues to evolve to meet the partner’s needs


NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel® Technology Provider introduces new Specialty Benefits in key market segments for: Retailers, Education and Internet of Things (IoT) Retail Solutions
  • Partners will receive new Specialty Benefits such as:
    • “Intel Specialist” designation
    • Access to technical specialists to help build solutions to win bids
    • Premium resources such as:  Research papers, analytics, and case studies
  • Exclusive, partner-only networking event opportunities
  • The Intel® Solution Summit (ISS) 2015 gathers more than 500 participants from 49 countries

 

ABU DHABI, UAE, April 28, 2015 – Intel® Technology Provider, a global partner programme designed for businesses that resell Intel® technology and Intel-based products, announced significant improvements to its member benefits programme in 2015. The programme has continued to evolve to help partners make more money, be the trusted expert on how to build and sell solutions and earn rewards. The partner programme introduced new additional Specialty Benefits in key market segments this year for:  Retailers, Education and IoT Retail Solutions. Each specialty offers a host of tailored benefits designed to help partners lead and have a competitive edge.  This was announced today at ISS, the annual EMEA conference for Intel® Technology Provider members, attended by 500 partners from 49 countries.

 

“Intel Technology Provider is a proven resource for partners who engage and participate actively,” said Maurits Tichelman, Vice President Intel Sales and Marketing Group, General Manager Sales, Direct and Channel Sales.  “Intel has evolved the programme to help our partners succeed and win more business in 2015. There is not a better time to partner with Intel.”

 

Intel Technology Provider partners already enjoy benefits including access to marketing assets, training courses, sales tools and use of resources like the Intel® Education Solution Builder tool and Intel® Solution Finder. The new benefits include:

 

IoT Specialty Benefits for Retail Solutions

Retail solutions providers with capabilities in fixed/mobile point-of-sale, digital signage, content management and analytics for the retail industry can utilize the following benefits:

 

  • Access to pre-sales technical support, enabling partners to cement their status as trusted advisors to their customers with expertise in end-to-end IoT solutions for the retail industry.
  • “Retail Solutions” specialty designation, showing the partner’s official affiliation with Intel and their recognised expertise in providing Intel technology and solutions to the retail industry.
  • Special access to exclusive analyst studies, enabling Intel’s partners to stay ahead of their retail industry competition.
  • Partner promotions, casting a promotional spotlight on qualifying partners’ solutions published on Intel® Solution Finder.
  • Events and networking, giving partners exclusive access to Internet of Things networking events and the opportunity to exhibit at Intel Channel events.
  • Innovation Labs, where partners can gain access to collaborative spaces built to facilitate knowledge-sharing in the IoT ecosystem and to accelerate the deployment of innovative solutions.

Specialty Benefits for Education

These Specialty Benefits are designed to enable partners of Intel® Education to supply robust teaching and learning solutions to new and existing customers. They include:


Access to an Intel® Education technical specialist, enabling partners to cement their status as

  • “Education Specialist” designation, showing the partner’s official affiliation with Intel and their recognised expertise in providing Intel technology and solutions to the education industry.
  • Intel Education Resources, including sales training, customer presentations, file download and collateral customization, as well as curriculum and content resources that partners can offer to customers at no additional cost.
  • Participation in success stories,
  • Reward points for Intel Education Software sales, awarded for sales of the Intel Education Software suite, as well as eligible hardware platforms, which can be spent on business rewards including Intel® technology, events, travel, and marketing materials.

 

Specialty Benefits for Retailers

Intel Technology Provider partners in the retail space sell to both businesses and consumers by building, reselling or recommending products with Intel technology. Specialty Benefits include:

 

  • Access to marketing development manager
  • Face-to-face retail training
  • Intel retail merchandising assets, including physical retail merchandise and on-screen demos for store fronts, plus advice on how to bring stores to life.
  • Partner-only events
  • Reward points

 

The Intel Technology Provider Programme, first established in 1994 through the Reseller Channel Organisation, sells products through a network of more than 850 distributor locations and encompasses a network of 150,000 partners in 140 countries.

 

About Intel

 

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

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The term “partner” is used to designate a marketing relationship between otherwise unaffiliated companies, as the term “partner” is commonly used in the technology industry. The term “partner” here does not denote a partnership, agency, distribution, joint venture or other similar arrangement between the parties. The parties are independent and have no authority to bind each other.

 

CONTACTS:  Dalia Kamel

GCC Regional Marketing & PR Manager

+971 (0)4 440 4317

  1. dalia.kamel@intel.com                                  

To help increase the number of female developers globally, Intel® Software announced a new program to sponsor women developers to attend droidcon conferences. Droidcon will visit 20 cities this year, with major stops to include Berlin, June 3, Paris, in September, and London October 30-31. At these events, attendees will be able to learn more about the evolving Android platform, participate in Hackathons, and network with their peers. The program will begin with the Turin droidcon, April 9-10 and female developers, programming students and key software influencers will be eligible.

 

Intel will also be present at these major stops with speakers, workshops and other activities. To learn more and apply for sponsorship, please go to: https://www.droidcon.de/femalesponsorship

          PRESS RELEASE /03.03.2015/

 

 

CHALLENGE UP! - Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel Announce Joint Startup
Program

 


BARCELONA, Spain, March 3, 2015 – Today at Mobile World Congress, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel announced Challenge Up!, a joint Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator for startups from the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The program aims at helping innovative IoT startups go-to-market faster through joint projects, mentoring, high-value networking and corporate assets. Selected companies may also receive strategic investment and support commercializing their product or service for global markets.


The program unites resources and experience from the startup initiatives of the individual companies, including Cisco® Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR), Intel® Business Challenge Europe and hub:raum powered by Deutsche Telekom. Interested startups can apply at www.challengeup.eu. The application period ends on May 25th.

 

With Challenge Up! we are giving a great signal to the startup world, bringing together the resources and know-how of three corporations. We will use our combined experience for the benefit of the Challenge Up! program and the support of the startup community” – said Elias Drakopoulos, Senior Vice President responsible for Europe B2B at Deutsche Telekom.


Challenge Up! is designed for early-stage startups creating solutions for the Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/IoE) and related areas, including connected and smart
solutions (smart home, smart city, smart energy, connected cars, wearables, Industry 4.0)
, information security, big data, analytics, connectivity and cloud computing.


Key elements of the program are Acceleration Week (to be held June 22-26, 2015), which will be sponsored by Cisco EIR, Intel® Business Challenge Europe and hub:raum, and a tailor-made, 4-month incubation program (July to October) taking place in Krakow, Berlin and Vienna supported by Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel. Startups selected for the program participate for free with no equity required and keep their own intellectual property.

 

We are looking forward to the creative ideas for new products and services from across the region to improve how we live and work together. By giving startups access to the complimentary resources of our three global companies we can help them accelerate their ideas into commercial success, said Christian Morales, Corporate Vice President and General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa at Intel.

 

With an expected 50 billion things connected to the Internet by 2020, the Internet of Everything opens up great opportunities. To help better address these opportunities, Challenge Up! brings together the best of the technology world in an ecosystem of open innovation,” said Mike Flannagan, Vice President of Data & Analytics at Cisco.


Press contact:

Cisco, Communications Central Europe, Judit Sinko, mobile: +36 30 9493 405

Email: jsinko@cisco.com


Deutsche Telekom AG, Corporate Communications, Tel.: +49 228 181 – 4949,

E-Mail: media@telekom.de


Intel Media Relations EMEA, Diana Kaaserer, mobile: +49 172 89 20 686

Email: diana.kaaserer@intel.com

Intel to Usher in Next Era of Computing at IFA 2014

 

   

WHAT:

At IFA 2014, Intel will reveal new products and plans to usher in a new era of computing devices with its latest technology. Below is an overview of Intel’s presence at the show and planned press activities.

   

WHEN:

Intel press activities at IFA; Sept. 3-5, 2014

Intel Exhibition at IFA; Sept. 5 – 10, 2014

 

WHERE:

IFA Exhibition Ground, Berlin, Germany

Intel Booth: Hall 16

 

DETAILS:

Intel Keynote

Sept. 5, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CEST

CityCube Berlin; Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin

 

skaugen.pngIFA will feature a keynote presentation by Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of personal computing at Intel Corporation. Skaugen will reveal new products and Intel’s plans to usher in a new era of computing devices with its latest technology. Executive remarks will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.

 

To secure your seat, please RSVP here.

 

The keynote will be live-streamed in our online newsroom, and a replay will also be available.

 

 

Intel @ Showstoppers

Sept. 4, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CEST

IFA Exhibition Ground Hall 15.2; Berlin

 

Intel will showcase new Intel-based devices, Intel® RealSense™ technology and more at ShowStoppers @ IFA 2014, the Official Press Event of IFA.

 

To secure your seat, please RSVP here.

 

 

Intel Bloghütte (Blogger Lounge)

Sept. 5 – Sept. 10 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CEST

IFA Fairground, Intel Booth, Hall 16; Berlin

 

In the second floor of the Intel hall the Intel Bloghütte (Blogger Lounge) is waiting for you with an area to relax, super fast internet access and catering. Furthermore you find a working area equipped with the latest Intel-powered 2 in 1 devices.

 

To secure your seat, please RSVP here.   

 

 

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Intel Labs Europe to co-innovate with Dublin City Council on a ground breaking Smart City project for a city wide environmental sensing platform

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel® QuarkTM processor based Gateway platforms to enable environmental sensing across the city of Dublin.
  • The intelligent city pilot will give Dublin the infrastructure to be one of the most densely sensed cities in the world.
  • Intel Labs Europe and Dublin City Council will engage and involve citizens and various others sources of public data such as social media.

 

Dublin, April 1, 2014 - Intel and the Dublin City Council announced that they would work together to implement a city wide Internet of Things (IoT) demonstration platform in Dublin City. As urban populations grow worldwide, this collaboration will accelerate a shared vision for high-tech, sustainable cities that utilize low power and small core technology along with ubiquitous sensor capability and seamlessly connect citizens to these capacities and to each other.

 

Intel will deploy a wide scale IoT demonstration platform in Dublin to enable environmental monitoring detecting important city parameters such as air quality and micro-climate conditions. Under the co-innovation project, Intel will adapt its technology, and work with Dublin City Council to come up with new and innovative ways of engaging citizens. The project will also involve the management of data to support decision making and the development of a community of co-innovators drawn from national and local stakeholders.

 

More than 50% of the planet’s population now live in cities, increasing to 75% by 2050 and cities worldwide need to start preparing infrastructure cost effectively. The demonstration platform will incorporate multiple distributed IoT gateways based on Intel Quark processors with various sensor devices to detect and make environmental data available to the city administration as well as to citizens.

 

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on March 27th by Intel President Renee James, Dublin City Manager Eoin Keegan, Dublin Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn and Martin Curley, VP Intel Labs Europe at Intel’s site in Leixlip, Ireland.

 

“Cities are the nexus for the explosion of Internet of Things technologies and we are pleased to partner with the city of Dublin on Intel Quark processor based sensor technology to improve the quality of life and help make the city run more efficiently,” said Intel President Renee James. “We imagine Dublin can serve as a global reference for how these technologies might transform cities.”

 

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn, said: “This is a very exciting development for Dublin and for Intel. People cycling to work or exercising during the day will be able to find the most environmentally friendly routes. In addition there will be the opportunity for smart phones to be used as sensors giving further real time information as to how people are using the city to move about and for exercise."

 

He continued: “I hope that the city will respond by providing better cycle ways, more trees and making traffic adjustments to reduce areas where air quality is poor or noise levels high. This is in keeping with Dublin’s objective to remain one of Europe’s leading digital cities and I’d like to pass on my compliments to everyone in Intel and Dublin City Council for placing Dublin firmly on the global city innovation map.”

 

Owen Keegan, Dublin City Manager, welcomed the announcement of the project and said “This project will facilitate better environmental management of the city with the potential for pro-active real time engagement of citizens, all of which should contribute to improved quality of life. Dublin will be the first city to roll out environmental sensors on this scale. This will bring increased global attention to Dublin from investors, companies and innovators.”

 

 

About Intel Labs Europe

Intel R&D/Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel's alignment with European R&D.


About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


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CONTACT:

Markus Weingartner

+49 89 9914 3145

markus.weingartner@intel.com

 

End-to-end solutions for businesses and consumer to enable smarter energy use through enhanced monitoring, real-time data analytics and automation

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel drives breakthrough solutions in energy through smart technology deployment and collaborations
  • Smart Home: The Intel® Puma™ 6 platform enables the networked home of the future
  • Smart Factory: Intelligent gateway solutions from Intel bring transparency to the factory
  • Smart Grid: Intel is working together with energy provider Westfalen Weser Energie on solutions for more efficient and secure power supply
  • McAfee announces comprehensive security strategy for the protection of smart grids
  • Intel Location: Nord LB/forum – CeBIT fairground, north side of hall 17

 

CeBIT, Hanover/Feldkirchen, March 10, 2014 – Energy is one of the greatest challenges for modern society and becoming more and more expensive for both consumer and businesses. The European Commission (EC) estimates electricity prices will rise by 31 percent in the period 2010 to 20201, making energy efficiency increasingly important. By 2050, renewable energy will account for 50 percent of electricity generation1 according to the EC. The increasing number of renewable energy sources and rising energy prices require optimization of energy distribution and consumption. To address these challenges additional intelligence and automation is required: from the Smart Home, the Smart Factory and the Smart Grid.

 

At CeBIT, Intel unveiled a range of technologies, innovative solutions and collaborations addressing these needs. Intel presented technologies that span a secure arc end-to-end based on Intel Architecture with a view to connecting the dots between the Smart Home, the Smart Factory and the Smart Grid all the way to the Data Center.

 

Smart Home: Energy-Saving and Secure Thanks to the Intel Puma 6 Platform

Sustainability and use of energy in a way that conserves resources begins in the Smart Home. Intel provides the Intel Puma 6 platform, allowing service providers to offer energy-efficient and secure gateway solutions for the Smart Home. Multi-purpose gateways based on the Intel Puma 6 platform are able to virtualize all kinds of services in one platform. This enables consolidation of different Smart Home functions like internet, TV, home security and energy management in one device. Thanks to the integrated Intel® Atom™ processor, the Puma 6 platform offers high performance and impresses with state-of-the-art security functions. The possibilities of Puma 6 are currently being tested for use in decentralized energy management together with energy supplier MVV Energie AG in Mannheim (Germany).

 

In addition, Intel is joining with the EE-BUS E.V. Initiative, whose members are committed to a standardized and energy-efficient exchange of intelligent devices.

 

Intel Gateway Solutions for the Smart Factory

Intel also touched on intelligent and secure gateways, which are based on Intel® Quark and Intel Atom. These offer an integrated, pre-validated hardware and software stack with open standards, which can be used in factories, for example, to connect legacy devices. This makes it possible to optimize productivity within the manufacturing process. In addition, both energy consumption and cost can be significantly reduced. One current example is a Johnson & Johnson manufacturing plant in Ireland. After a successful pilot phase, Johnson & Johnson is continuing to collaborate with Intel to understand on a commercial implementation of this new technology within their manufacturing network.

 

Smart Grid: Innovative Intel Technology for Higher Energy Efficiency

At CeBIT, Intel also presented how the company collaborates with the energy industry to drive secure and energy-efficient operation of Smart Grids. For example, Intel develops analysis solutions based on Intel® Core™ processors for secondary substations together with Westfalen Weser Energie, a large provider of power and gas networks in Germany. In this way, the increasing number of renewable energy sources, which feed into the "last mile" of the network can be determined. Westfalen Weser Energie thus receives a more detailed insight into the local grid and can react to changes in demand for power generation or energy consumption based on the data.

 

Real Time Analytics: Intel Advances in the Next Phase of Big Data Intelligence

Big data analytics play an integral part for Smart Grids becoming reality. With the newly introduced Intel® Xeon® E7 v2 product family, Intel now advances in the next phase of big data intelligence. The processors mark latest technology for mission critical computing and deliver the industry's most advanced in-memory analytics capabilities to gather real-time insights and to make data more valuable. Using analytics to unlock hidden insights in a matter of seconds provides organizations and companies, e.g. in the energy industry, with the ability to make quick decisions and better tailor products and services to customer needs. To help businesses maximize the value of their big data investment, Intel Corporation offers the Intel® Data Platform, a software suite based on open source technologies designed to make it easier and faster for companies to move from big data to big discoveries.

 

New Security Strategy from McAfee for the Protection of Smart Grids

Furthermore, computer security provider McAfee, part of the newly founded Intel Security Group, presented a new security strategy for the protection of Smart Grids at the Intel press conference. It is a holistic approach based on the combination of Intel hardware functions, McAfee security functions and the Wind River operating system. McAfee provides optimized security management for intelligent electricity networks, which analyzes possible security threats in real time and eliminates them in advance.

 

For further information and multimedia content please visit the Intel newsroom: http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-5197.

 

About Intel
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florian.ranner@intel.com

 

1: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/observatory/trends_2030/doc/trends_to_2050_update_2013.pdf

 

 

 

Innovative and secure usages – from smart homes and smart factories through the smart grid to big data

 

LOCATION:

At this year’s CeBIT from March 10-14, 2014, Intel will exhibit at the Nord LB/forum – CeBIT fairground, north side of hall 17. The company will showcase the latest tablets and 2in1 devices as well as demonstrations around smart energy, big data, security and Internet of Things. Bloggers are invited to meet us at the Intel Blogging Lounge.

MEDIA DATES:

Intel will host a press conference on March 10th as well as a tech briefing and an exclusive media booth tour on March 11th. We are happy to offer individual interviews with Intel Executives and technical experts.

 

Intel Press Conference

Monday, March 10, 2014, 5 p.m.
Ground floor Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
Christian Morales, Vice President Sales and Marketing Group, General Manager EMEA, Intel Corporation, and his guest on stage will outline how Intel drives the subject of energy focusing on security, management and connectivity

 

Intel Technology Briefing

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 03.30 p.m.
Ground floor Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
Meeting point: Information counter at the entrance of Nord LB/forum
Intel will hold a technology media briefing on “mobile and secure business solutions”.

 

Guided Intel booth tour

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 04.30 p.m.
Ground floor Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
Meeting point: Information counter at the entrance of Nord LB/forum

 

Interviews

Monday, March 10, 2014 to Wednesday, March 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First floor, Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
Intel Executives and technical experts will be available for individual interviews. To fix an appointment please contact Tina Franke, Kristina Rehl or Marcel Moneke from Flutlicht in advance via intel@flutlicht.biz

 

Intel Blogging Lounge

Monday, March 10, 2014 to Friday, March 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
First floor, Nord LB/forum, CeBIT fairground
The Intel Blogging Lounge will be available again for registered bloggers. Please register in advance through the following link: http://ow.ly/sTUNH

ON-SITE CONTACTS:

Our colleagues at the information counter in the entrance area of Nord LB/forum will be glad to assist you with any queries.

Report Identifies Critical Strategies that Industry Needs to Adopt for Society to Realize the Promise of Big Data

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The insight created by big data technologies has the potential to transform society by enabling new scientific discoveries, business models and consumer experiences. 
  • A group of common, fundamental barriers - like privacy concerns and unwillingness to share data - needs to be addressed in order to achieve the ‘Data Society’ that big data promises.
  • The Data Society Manifesto is a nine-point call to action, published by Intel, that outlines the steps industry leaders need to take in order to start overcoming these challenges.

 

A new research report, The Data Society Manifesto, reveals nine strategies critical for society to realize the full potential of big data technologies. Published by Intel, the manifesto is based on in-depth interviews with industry experts in big data, security, technology and privacy.

 

Big data technologies are transforming industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, logistics and manufacturing.  The ability to combine and analyze huge and disparate data sets to create real insight has the potential to transform society by enabling new scientific discoveries, business models and consumer experiences. Barriers remain, though, if we are to achieve the benefits of the ‘Data Society’ that big data promises.  The Data Society Manifesto outlines the steps that must be taken by industry leaders in order for us to start overcoming these challenges.

 

“Big data has such tremendous potential to transform society and enrich our lives,” said Patrick Buddenbaum, Director, Enterprise Segment, Datacenter & Connected Systems Group, Intel, “but there are common barriers that the industry faces that hinders the mass adoption of big data analytics technologies. For example, an unwillingness to share data, a lack of data analysis skills, and uncertainty from the public about how their data might be used. Rather than talk more about the challenges, Intel is outlining nine areas  industry leaders can focus on to  overcome these barriers, and help realize the potential of big data.”

 

The nine strategies recommended in the manifesto are:

  1. Win over the experts: To win the support of experts who might feel threatened by big data, run big data projects alongside them. Compare the machine predictions with their own and show them how big data, combined with their expertise, produces the best results.
  2. Encourage data sharing: To enable small businesses and research organizations to benefit from big data, we need to move to a culture where anonymized data is openly shared.
  3. Educate tomorrow’s data scientists: Few people today have the technical and statistical knowledge required. We must start educating tomorrow’s data scientists today.
  4. Make the tools easier to use: We need tools for business managers, not data scientists. Ultimately, big data will enable automated decisions that are integrated into business processes.
  5. Build in security from the start: Security cannot be an afterthought. It must be built in to every data project, from the very beginning.
  6. Stop storing everything: To prepare for tomorrow’s data volumes, be selective now. Start with the business case, and work out what data you need. Don’t try to keep everything forever.
  7. Write privacy policies that build trust: Without a clear understanding of how you can use their data, customers will become increasingly unwilling to provide it.
  8. Remember that data represents real people: Don’t cause offence by using or seeking information that you couldn’t politely discuss in person.
  9. Regulate use and abuse of data: The legal framework must switch from regulating data collection to regulating its use. It should prevent the deliberate re-identification of people in anonymized data.

 

The Data Society Manifesto was released at Intel's Internet-of-Things meets the Data Centre Event, in London on 7th November 2013. There is a one page summary of the manifesto, backed by an in-depth report that explains each strategy in more depth, including quotes from experts interviewed. More information on the manifesto is available here:

 

 

Presentations and Keynotes from the London event:

Opening Keynote - Rod O'Shea - Intel

The Internet of Things starts with intelligence inside - Kumar Balasubramanian - Intel

IoT Meets Telecommunication - Jon Jadersten - Intel

BMW ConnectedDrive - Simon Euringer - BMW

Re-architecting the Datacenter for the Internet of Things - Patrick Buddenbaum - Intel

 

 

About Intel

 

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.  

 

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CONTACTS:  Mike Bonello                         

                        Mike.bonello@intel.com                    

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel establishes Intel® Parallel Computing Center Program
  • Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing begins collaboration with University of Helsinki
  • Intel Labs St. Petersburg celebrates its 10th anniversary
  • Intel Labs Honors Top European Faculty and Doctoral Students

 

 

On October 22 and 23, 2013 Intel will bring together over 300 delegates from academia, government, industry and the media at the Research@Intel Europe and the Intel European Research and Innovation Conference (ERIC) in Nice, France.

 

Intel European Research and Innovation Conference

The theme of ERIC 2013 is ‘building a smart, sustainable and inclusive society through research and innovation partnership.’ The focus includes connected cities, computer architecture and design, high performance computing and exascale, mobility and network technologies. Attendees have the opportunity to deepen their areas of expertise, network, as well as collaborate with academia, industry, government and Intel representatives.

 

Research@Intel Europe

Christian Tordo, the deputy mayor of Nice, officially opens the Research@Intel Europe technology showcase 2013. Martin Curley, Intel vice president and director of Intel Labs Europe, will unveil more than 14 innovative research projects. The research projects explore technologies that enrich lives with smarter cities, homes and offices, and with smarter ways to learn, communicate and interact.

 

Intel establishes Intel Parallel Computing Center Program

Intel Parallel Computing Centers are universities, institutions and labs that are leaders in their field. The centers are focusing on modernizing applications to increase parallelism and scalability, as well as to enable significant performance increase. The centers are developing a curriculum to equip scientists, students, partners and computer scientists with the skills to fully leverage the capabilities of parallel computing resources. By enabling the advancement of parallelism, the Intel Parallel Computing Centers will accelerate discovery in the fields of energy, finance, manufacturing, life sciences, weather and beyond. Initially the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin, CINECA Bologna, the University of Texas, the University of Tennessee and the Purdue University will be part of this new program.


Expansion of the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing

At ERIC 2013, Intel announced the launch of a “spoke” institute in Finland, which is affiliated with the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing in Darmstadt, Germany. The new institute will be a collaborative venture between Intel and the University of Helsinki. It will be jointly led by Prof. Asokan (University of Helsinki) and Matthias Schunter (Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing). The goal of this venture is to conduct research that creates new areas of “Usable Mobile Security” to make smartphones and tablets safer.


Intel Labs St. Petersburg celebrates its 10th anniversary

The Intel Labs Europe founding member, Intel Labs St. Petersburg, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It focuses on research in system-on-a-chip (SoC) design, development and architecture. The lab has achieved more than 300 invention disclosures and 100 patents in the last 10 years. It also influenced numerous Intel products and contributed to many international standards.

 

Intel Labs Honors Top European Faculty and Doctoral Students

Intel Labs’ University Program Office returns to ERIC to honor top European faculty and doctoral students through its Early Career Faculty Honor Program and its Doctoral Student Honor Program. A total of six professors and 13 doctoral students will be honored during the ERIC ceremonies. The Early Career Faculty Honor Program was created to promote the careers of the best and brightest early career faculty members at the top universities around the world. The Doctoral Student Honor Program awards fellowships to exceptional Ph.D. candidates pursuing leading-edge innovation in fields related to Intel’s business and research interests in Europe.

 

European students discover new ways of interacting with computers

            Perceptual computing will fundamentally change how people interact with their PCs in intuitive, natural and engaging ways using nothing more than gestures and spoken commands. The Creative® Interactive Gesture Camera is the cornerstone of Intel’s gesture-based interaction initiative. With the Intel® Perceptual Computing Software Development Kit (SDK) 2013, developers can create exciting new applications that take advantage of the SDK’s core capabilities: close-range hand & finger tracking, speech recognition, face analysis and augmented reality. During the Perceptual Computing Workshop as part of ERIC, students will have the opportunity to discover these new ways of interacting with computers.

 

Photos and supporting materials: http://newsroom.intel.com/docs/DOC-4301

 

CONTACT:  

Markus Weingartner  

+49 89 9914 3145

markus.weingartner@intel.com

News Release

 

 

Intel Content Management System Simplifies Digital Advertising

Across Multiple Retail Devices

Intel® Retail Client Manager now available across EMEA

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                             

  • Intel® Retail Client Manager enables personalized, meaningful marketing campaigns to reach the right audience, at the right time, with the right product.
  • New software is a simple content management system to create campaigns and promotions in minutes.
  • IT managers can use software to manage user access, receive real-time error reports and respond to end-user interactions.

 

PARIS, France, October 8th, 2013 – At the World Retail Congress, following the launch of the Intel® Retail Client Manager in June 2013, Intel announces the availability of this content management system in EMEA markets.

Digital signage is increasingly being integrated into every retail device consumers touch from ATMs and point-of-sale terminals to interactive kiosks and vending machines. In order to amplify the power of marketing programs with consistent messages across multiple retail devices, Intel Corporation announced today the availability of the Intel® Retail Client Manager (Intel® RCM). Intel RCM is a simple and cost-effective content management system (CMS) for digital signage solutions.

Industry experts estimate content management systems will reach 35 million units at a cumulative annual growth rate of 40 percent by 2017. However, creating, deploying and managing an effective digital marketing campaign is currently a time-consuming and resource-intensive proposition for marketers and businesses. The result is limited and localized marketing campaigns effectively minimizing the reach and impact on a large scale.

Intel RCM provides a simple interface for marketing professionals, enabling them to create new campaigns and promotions in minutes, customize content instantly and control each screen individually in a secure and manageable environment. Intel RCM also enables marketers to create multiple zones within each digital sign and supports most formats including HD video, Adobe Flash*, static image and web content, maximizing the impact by creating a consistent, powerful impression across multiple points of a consumer’s experience.

“Our experience working with retailers and advertisers has identified two major challenges in Digital Signage implementation” said Rod O Shea, Intel Embedded Group Director; “complete hardware/software solutions have been difficult to source and fragmentation exists within the supply chain of Digital Signage solutions. Intel’s recently launched RCM seeks to change the game by addressing both of these challenges and hence delivering complete and manageable solutions to market.”

When paired with Intel® Audience Impression Metrics Suite (Intel® AIM Suite), an anonymous viewer analytics technology, Intel RCM offers retailers a powerful tool for more personalized, meaningful and relevant advertising. This capability anonymously counts the number of viewers, gender and age group and dwell time for each digital sign, enabling brands to tailor advertising content based on audience demographics. Using Intel AIM suite, retailers can also gauge the effectiveness of content by measuring the length of time viewers spend looking at displays and which ads captured the attention of passersby.

Tesco is one of the largest retailers in the world with over 530,000 colleagues and operation in 12 markets. At their core, Tesco considers listening to their customers and better understanding their needs as central to success. The Intel® Retail Client Manager creates an environment which enables some of this valuable two way communication to take place.

“The opportunity to engage with today’s shoppers via Digital Content is significant.” said Tesco’s Head of Retail Innovations. “As one of the world’s leading retailers, Tesco understands the business drivers to adopt the latest content delivery and management technologies. Tesco is currently evaluating the Intel® Client Manager for deployment in 2013 and beyond.”

For those inside IT departments tasked with implementing and managing the tool, Intel RCM allows them to manage user access, receive real-time error reports and respond to end-user interactions. The platform is also optimized for Intel® CoreTM vProTM processors with Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) enabling remote management and diagnosis of digital signage networks. This reduces costly onsite maintenance visits, allowing centralized IT teams to power-cycle machines, repair software issues, power-down systems and install software updates and security patches.

            Digital signage solutions based on Intel RCM are immediately available through Avnet and Ingram Micro.

 

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com

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CONTACT:    Mike Bonello

                        +49 160 99 11 55 43 

                        mike.bonello@intel.com

Intel Capital believes on-the-ground presence and long-term commitment is key to successful investments


MOSCOW, July 5, 2013 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment and M&A organization, today celebrated 10 years of investing in Russia and CIS. Intel Capital entered Russia in 2003 with an investment in internet company Ru-Net/Yandex and since then has invested in 15 companies across the region.

 

Speaking at an Intel Capital event to mark the occasion, Arvind Sodhani, President of Intel Capital and Intel Executive Vice President, detailed Intel Capital’s history and success in the region: “As one of the first international venture capital investors in the country, we have invested in and worked alongside the strong local engineering talent behind many of the region’s most exciting technology innovations. In turn, these companies have benefitted from the unique global perspective Intel Capital provides entrepreneurs along with the resources, network and expertise to help them grow their businesses.”

 

“We are delighted to  mark this milestone in our  investment activity,” added Marcin Hejka, Managing Director Intel Capital Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia/CIS, “We first came to Russia after identifying the huge technology talent and the opportunity for local innovations to be globally successful. The past 10 years have confirmed Russia has talent that rivals or exceeds many mature markets, while maintaining the characteristics of high growth emerging market – a combination that is a perfect environment for innovative investors like Intel Capital.”

 

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Intel Capital is one of the most established and successful venture capital firms in the world, often entering markets before others. In Russia and CIS, Intel Capital’s Moscow-based team, currently run by investment directors Igor Taber and Maxim Krasnykh, has led investment rounds in consumer and enterprise focused companies including most recently:

 

  • AlterGeo, a geo-location social network in Russia.
  • DeNovo, an enterprise class data center and cloud provider in Ukraine.
  • Eruditor (USD$4 million), a Moscow-based provider of online marketplaces for freelancers and businesses.
  • Sapato, an ecommerce retailer specializing in footwear that was acquired by Ozon, the largest ecommerce company in Russia. Intel Capital remains invested in Ozon.
  • Rock Flow Dynamics (USD$2 million), a developer of high performance modeling software for dynamic simulations of hydrocarbon underground reservoirs.

 

In addition to leading the above investments, Intel Capital also participated in a $45m investment round in KupiVIP Holding, one of the largest fashion ecommerce websites in Russia, and a round in Speaktoit, a natural language processing company.

 

 

 

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Contacts        

 

Maria Kibkalo

  1. maria.kibkalo@intel.com

+ 7 926 237 64 21

 

 

About Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel's global investment and M&A organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, health, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$10.8 billion in over 1,284 companies in 54 countries. In that timeframe, 202 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 320 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2012, Intel Capital invested US$352 million in 150 investments with approximately 57 percent of funds invested outside North America. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.

Promoting entrepreneurship and showcasing innovation to empower young people to become the business leaders of tomorrow


NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Italian team, Sensing ElectroMagnetic Plus (SEM+), won the top prize for their technology that introduces the third touch dimension in consumer electronics enabling a more natural interaction between humans and devices
  • Prizes awarded to five teams from Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Denmark. The five winners will now compete at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley in October 2013
  • Competition reached thousands of students across 27 EMEA countries. Top 24 teams from 9 countries were selected for the European Finals in Dublin, Ireland
  • In its eighth year, the challenge continues to drive what it initially set out to do: catalyse entrepreneurialism, inspire young people to create and to produce, and to become owners of their own destiny

DUBLIN, June 19, 2013 – Intel Corporation today announced the winners of the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2013, the result of an eight month long business plan competition that helps identify and support some of the most creative and innovative students and graduates across Europe. Set alongside the Euro Nano Forum, a forum bringing together European experts on nanotechnologies, the Intel Business Challenge Europe is a competition fostering innovative solutions and the smart technologies of the future. Finalists developed concepts which spanned healthcare & medical devices; energy and cleantech; people and society; ICT; biotechnology and nanotechnology. The participants had to demonstrate to the jury of venture capitalists, academics and business leaders that their solution was capable of becoming a real-world business by articulating a clear value proposition, business strategy and potential market.


Following a series of intensive training workshops and a two day pitching process, five winners were awarded a place at the global finals, selected by a judging panel chaired by Marcin Hejka, Managing Director of Intel Capital Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.  The five winning teams will now represent Europe at the Intel® Global Challenge 2013 Finals at UC Berkeley in October 2013.


The first place was awarded to Sensing ElectroMagnetic Plus (SEM+) from Italy. SEM+ develops and markets a new patented technology that introduces the third touch dimension in touch sensors.  SEM+ layer detects the position and intensity (pressure) of multiple contacts on a surface even if it is curved or flexible.  The technology, applied in consumer electronic devices, enables a more natural interaction between humans and devices.

Security solution – Excalibur - from Slovakia received second place. With the rise of the Internet of Things, Excalibur aims to provide seamless and omnipresent authentication, with all of a user’s accounts being secured centrally using their mobile phone.


Third place was awarded to implantable biomaterials solution, Tensive, from Italy; in fourth place was Bulgarian game design platform, Gameleon; and in fifth position was the innovative Catheter coating technique from the Danish team, BioRepeller.  All five award winners have been granted a place at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, Silicon Valley.

 

Bernadette Andrietti, Vice President, EMEA Director Marketing at Intel said:

 

“I have been blown away by the talent we have seen at this year’s final here in Dublin. The standard has been so high and the drive, ambition and creativity showcased by all 24 teams have made the jury’s decision very difficult. What has really stood out this year is that so many of the projects not only aim to generate revenue, but also look to use technology and science to advance society as a whole.”


 

The winning teams were amongst thousands of submissions from 27 countries initially received for the Challenge. Teams competing in the Finals in Dublin came from 9 countries: Bulgaria, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and United Kingdom. All participating teams received coaching and support from international experts throughout their preparations to refine their ideas, create viable business plans and hone their presentations to attract interest and investment.


Intel is the project organiser, with Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise and INVESTIN High Tech Foundation as the strategic partners. This year, the IBC Europe Finals have been approved by the Irish presidency of the European Union, which gives the participants even higher visibility on the European market and at a policy-making level. The winners will now go on to compete globally against finalists for the international title at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, based in the global technology hub, Silicon Valley.

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Note to Editors

Images and photos from the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2013 are available at:

https://www.facebook.com/IntelBusinessChallengeEurope

 

A video is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGd7HzFigDk

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com

 

Intel, Intel Core and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.


Contact: Diana Kaaserer

Call: +49 172 89 20 686

diana.kaaserer@intel.com

                       

                       

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