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11 Posts authored by: Diana Kaaserer

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

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Intel, with McAfee and Wind River, and Alstom Grid announced a strategic collaboration that will enable the companies to seamlessly integrate operational technology and information technologies in order to meet current and future challenges and opportunities in the Smart Grid industry. A key benefit of the collaboration will be increased expertise gained from cross-training through pilot projects run by both companies. To achieve this, Smart Grid pilot demonstrators will liaison between the companies with the goal to improve Smart Grid technologies, particularly in the field of security and hardware platforms. For more information, check out the press release and the whitepaper

Intel today released a report on “Women and the Web” looking at the enormous Internet gender gap in the developing world and issues a call to action to double the number of women and girls online in developing countries from 600 million today to 1.2 billion in three years.

 

Working with the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and UN Women and World Pulse, a global network for women, the Intel-commissioned research comprised interviews with 2,200 women and girls in urban and peri-urban areas of four focus countries: Egypt, India, Mexico and Uganda. The study represents the first attempt to quantify the internet gender gap, to assess what prevents women from accessing the internet, and to identify ways to get more women online.

 

The report highlights that on average, across the developing world nearly 25 percent fewer women than men have access to the Internet, and the gender gap soars to nearly 45 percent in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa. Further, the study found that one in five women in India and Egypt believes the Internet is not appropriate for them.

 

Doubling the number of women online would mean that 40 percent of women and girls in developing countries would have access to the transformative power of the Internet and its economic, educational and social benefits . This goal, if realised, could potentially contribute an estimated US $13 billion to $18 billion to annual GDP across 144 developing countries.

 

For more information, the full report can be viewed here.

FTSE Group (“FTSE”), a leading global index provider and pioneer in responsible investment, has presented Intel with the new Sir Mervyn Pedelty Award at the FTSE4Good ceremony, held at the London Stock Exchange today.

 

The award is designed to recognise companies which have made the most significant demonstration to environmental and social performance into corporate strategy of their businesses  in recent years.

 

This year, Unilever was awarded the top prize with, Diageo, Go-Ahead and Intel receiving highly commended awards for its approaches to social responsibility and governance. Intel has been included in the FTSE4Good Index since its inception and is the current technology super-sector leader in the FTSE4Good ESG Ratings.

 

“We are very honoured by this recognition from FTSE4Good” said Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa. “It will serve as a motivation to continue our work in 2013. We strongly believe that integrating corporate responsibility into our business creates long-term value for Intel, our employees, for society, and for our stockholders.”

 

Sustainability is in integral part of Intel’s business. We have an ambitious vision for the next decade: Create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. One of the four strategic objectives supporting our vision is to: “Care for our people, care for the planet, and inspire the next generation.”  We use a distributed model for managing corporate responsibility, as we believe that embedding responsibility within business groups across the organization is the most effective approach. Since 2008, we have linked a portion of every employee’s variable compensation—from front-line employees to our CEO—to the achievement of environmental sustainability metrics.

 

Check out the blog post from Intel’s Suzanne Fallender for more insight into Intel's CSR strategy!

 

The FTSE press release can be obtained here and a photo of the ceremony is attached.

 

For more information on Intel CSR pls. go to Intel annual CSR report.

Fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship is critical for

European competitiveness and job creation, especially in light of youth unemployment

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total of $120,000 in prizes (($50,000 cash prizes and $70,000 for travel to global finals) awarded to five teams from Denmark, Bulgaria, Sweden and France for projects in biochemicals, image processing, infrared chemical analysis, solar technology and body heat energy
  • Top 24 teams from 15 countries chosen from 4,000 submissions to attend the European Finals in Sopot, Poland. The five winners will now compete at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley in November 2012.
  • Biosyntia from Denmark won the top prize of $25,000 for a patent pending project to help chemical manufacturers move from chemical to biological production while reducing both costs and CO2 emissions.
  • Prizes were awarded by Jerzy Buzek, former President of the European Parliament during the European Forum for News Ideas and Christian Morales, VP and General Manager Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 

SOPOT, September 26, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the winners of the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2012, a technology business plan competition that helps identify and support Europe’s strongest entrepreneurial students and graduates. Set alongside the European Forum for New Ideas (EFNI), which brings together politicians, academics and business leaders to discuss the future of Europe, the Intel Business Challenge Europe aims to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs and feed the innovation culture by identifying and nurturing talented young people that have the passion needed to turn a good idea into a great business.

Five winners were awarded a share of the $50,000 cash prize money by Jerzy Buzek, former President of the European Parliament and Christian Morales, VP and General Manager Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa, and will now represent Europe at the Intel Global Challenge 2012 Finals at UC Berkeley in November 2012. Chosen by a jury of venture capitalists, business leaders, academics and industry experts at the European finals, winning teams had to demonstrate a technology-based solution capable of becoming a real-world business by articulating a clear value proposition, business plan and potential market.

The first prize of $25,000 was awarded to Biosyntia from Denmark for their work in helping chemical manufacturers move to biochemical methods while reducing costs and CO2 emissions. Imagga from Bulgaria won the second prize of $15,000 for developing a series of products that automate image processing in the cloud. In third place with prizes of $5,000 were Black Silicon Solar from Sweden for a nanotechnology manufacturing system for solar cells that may make the cost of solar energy competitive with fossil fuels within the coming years and IRSee from Denmark for an infrared chemical analysis system. SmartSwitch from France received the investor’s award for a wireless and battery-free switch powered by body heat energy.

“Innovation is the competitive and social corner stone of the 21st century so it’s vital that we find new ways to spark entrepreneurial momentum,” said Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Intel Corporation. “Now in its seventh year, the Intel Business Challenge Europe shows that collaborating with NGOs, academia and government across Europe can catalyse entrepreneurialism and set young people on their way to becoming tomorrow’s job creators and innovators.”

The winning teams were amongst the initial 4,000 submissions received for the Challenge and had competed at more than 20 affiliated national competitions reaching 20.000 students in Europe and Israel. They then successfully completed two rounds that selected the final 24 teams for Sopot. All participating teams received coaching and support throughout their preparations to refine their ideas, create viable business plans and hone their presentations to attract interest and investment.

The Intel Business Challenge Europe was organised in cooperation with Junior-Achievement-Young Enterprise and Investin. This year’s winners will now go on to compete against US and APAC finalists for the international title at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, based in the global technology hub, Silicon Valley. In addition to the prize money and spot in the global finals, the contestants will get the opportunity to meet with some of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious investors.

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Note to Editors

Images and photos from the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2012 are available at: http://www.facebook.com/IntelBusinessChallengeEurope

 

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:      Diana Kaaserer             

                        +49 172 89 20 686                    

                        diana.kaaserer@intel.com     

                        

                        

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • GE Healthcare and Intel to establish evaluation lab in Israel to align and optimize the companies' products

 

March 14, 2012, Haifa, ISRAEL - GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric and Intel Corporation announced today the creation of an evaluation lab in Israel in an effort to jointly test new technologies. The lab is located at the GE Healthcare premises in Tirat Carmel, in close proximity to the Intel R&D center in Haifa, with managers and employees from both companies leading the activities in the collaboration.The lab will focus on aligning and optimizing the companies' products, such as Intel's microprocessor technologies and products of GE Healthcare including ultrasound diagnostic imaging systems.

 

"The long term objective of this collaboration is to scale these activities to other GE product areas and use the lab as a worldwide hub for all Intel technologies and expertise," said Michelle Tinsley, general manager of Intel's Intelligent Systems Group. "As leaders in our respective industries, Intel and GE Healthcare aim to bring truly innovative technologies to the medical imaging industry."

 

As part of the collaboration, GE Healthcare and Intel will provide technology and expertise support. In addition, GE Healthcare will provide hosting and operational management for the facility.

 

"This is an exciting collaboration between two global companies who are industry leaders in technology innovation," said Mike Harsh, GE Vice President and GE Healthcare Chief Technology Officer. "The hope is that this partnership between GE and Intel will lead to the development of affordable and advanced healthcare technologies that ultimately will bring better healthcare to more people around the world."

 

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 has been operating in Israel since 1974. The company is mainly engaged in the development and production of network and communication products and microprocessors.It has four development centers (Haifa, Yakum, Jerusalem and Petach Tikva) and two production plants (Kiryat Gat and Jerusalem), and employs more than 7000 people directly, as well as several thousand external service providers.

More information can be found on the company websites: Intel International - www.intel.com, and Intel Israel – www.intel.com/il

 

About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.
For our latest news, please visit http://newsroom.gehealthcare.com



Diana Kaaserer

Intel Education Summit

Posted by Diana Kaaserer Nov 25, 2011

Intel and the Regional Government of Castilla & León co-host

Intel Education Summit

Leading international educators, policymakers and private institutions consider technology’s role in delivering 21st century skills for economic growth

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel and the Regional Government of Castilla & León co-host eighth annual Intel Education Summit on 24 & 25 November 2011 in Salamanca, Spain
  • Speakers drawn from academia, education policy and private institutions to consider technology’s role in transforming education, the use of Public Private Partnerships and to share best practice examples from across Europe

SALAMANCA, SPAIN, November 24, 2011 – Intel Corporation and the regional government of Castilla & León, Spain, today convened the eighth annual Intel Education Summit (24 & 25 November 2011, Salamanca, Spain) to consider the power of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in transforming education to equip learners with 21st century learning skills.

Joined by leading international education, policy and private sector representatives including Fernando Sanchez Pascuala, General Director of School Policies, Ministry of Education Castilla y León, the Summit and plenary working groups aim to identify how technology use can derive both economic and educational reform.

In addition to keynotes on topics including the need for systemic change in education and the challenges and opportunities for education in the new economy, plenary sessions will provide practical examples from across Europe on areas like the role of Public Private Partnerships in cultivating the skills needed by private enterprise within education systems. The Summit will also celebrate Intel® Teach, Intel’s professional development program, having trained over 10 million educators globally to effectively integrate technology into their lessons. The teachers trained through Intel Teach have reached more than 300 million students around the world.

““Today’s youth are the future innovators and job creators,” said Bernadette Andrietti, Director Intel Europe. “It’s vital that we identify new ways to equip them with the skills they need to make the most of their opportunities in a rapidly changing global environment. Technology can make a difference in transforming education for the 21st century.  It is a great tool for personalized, life-long learning and can help develop critical skills for an innovative society like problem solving, collaboration or entrepreneurism.”

Castilla & León was selected by Intel as co-host for the Summit because the region is leading the implementation and usage of ICT in education through its ‘Estrategia Red XXI’ (Network Strategy for the 21st Century) project, which is considered one of the key strategies for education. The Regional Government is using tools such as the Intel® Teach Advanced Online & Collaborative professional development community to develop and support highly skilled and innovative teachers and help them take full advantage of 21st century pedagogic practice and technology. The system helps deliver education transformation through on demand high quality training, resources, support and collaborative tools developed with educators for educators.

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 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.

Intel Announces Winners of Intel Challenge Europe 2011

at European Forum of New Ideas

Winning projects from Denmark, Poland and Israel range from ways to make the most of an organization’s collective wisdom, to controlling devices using brainwaves

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 128 projects submitted online to the Intel entrepreneurship competition and 33 teams were selected to attend the European Finals in Sopot, Poland.
  • First and second place prizes were awarded by Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, to teams from Denmark, Israel and Poland during the European Forum for News Ideas* and Christian Morales, VP and General Manager Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa .
  • European winners will compete at the Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley in November 2011

 

 

SOPOT, September 29, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced the winners of Intel Challenge Europe 2011, a business plan competition designed to identify and support Europe’s strongest entrepreneurial university students.

Two winning teams from both Eastern and Western Europe were selected by a panel of venture capitalists, business leaders, academics and industry experts to represent Europe at the Intel Global Challenge 2011 Finals at UC Berkeley from 8-10 November 2011.

The first prize recipients, each receiving $20,000 in prize money, were BUCKY’o’ZUN from Denmark and Photo-Genie from Israel. BUCKY’o’ZUN proposed a new material that blocks 99.99% of UV light when applied to skin or materials prone to fading, while Photo-Genie makes looking good in photos easy for everyone.

The second prize winners, who received $10,000 each, were NeurON from Poland and WeDecide from Denmark. NeurON created  software that uses thoughts, feelings and emotions from brainwaves to control devices, create colors, or control a ‘mind-keyboard’, while WeDecide is a software system that is designed to help organizations realise their collective wisdom in an incentivised, engaging and transparent online decision process.

Other entries included software applications that assist with shopping and cookery tasks, through to developments in medical sciences and motoring technology.

Now in its 6th year, the competition aims to shape a new generation of entrepreneurs and feed the innovation culture by helping to instil interest and development of technological projects with strong business and commercialisation potential.

“Creative young minds can devise some of the best innovations. With support from educational institutions and entrepreneurship organizations across Europe, students are able to develop and commercialize their ideas through coaching and feedback from successful entrepreneurs and investors that create real business value,” said Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Intel Corporation.

Morales also hosted a roundtable session at the Intel Challenge Europe alongside representatives from Intel Capital and the company’s Corporate Affairs team on the importance of entrepreneurialism. “Entrepreneurialism fuels our future growth,” said Morales, “instilling an entrepreneurial spirit is vital for Europe if we want to stay ahead of the curve.” The roundtable considered why young people must be given the critical thinking and problem solving skills from an early age to ensure they are prepared for lifelong learning. “The Intel Teach program has trained ten million teachers globally on how to use technology in the classroom to inspire learning. Students must be active participants in their education because there are no longer assurances of a job for life in a single profession. Today’s learners are likely to have any number of employed or self employed roles in their careers and it’s our duty to prepare them for tomorrow’s job market,” added Thomas Osburg, Director Europe – Corporate Affairs, Intel. For Marcin Hejka, Managing Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Intel Capital, inspiring an entrepreneurial spirit is vital for Europe’s competitiveness: “Entrepreneurialism is the crude oil of job creation and success directly creates jobs. We also need to help entrepreneurs understand the value of failure because not every new venture can succeed but every attempt helps them refine their ideas.”

The next destination for the lucky Intel Challenge Europe winners will be Intel® Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, based in the global technology hub, Silicon Valley. The contestants will be invited to tour some of Silicon Valley’s most recognised start-up companies and meet with investors, while competing for the global title against US and APAC finalists.

 

 

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Note to Editors:

The Intel Challenge Europe Finals 2011 were collocated with the European Forum for New Ideas (ENFI) conference in Sopot, Poland from 28 – 30 September 2011. The conference is bringing together business and political leaders from Europe to consider new ideas and realistic solutions to the critical challenges that Poland, Europe and the world are facing today. More information can be found at: http://www.efni.pl/index.php.

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 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.

CONTACTS:  Diana Kaaserer              

                        +49 172 89 20 686                     

                        diana.kaaserer@intel.com

Intel is a strong supporter of entrepreneurs  as a critical part for future development and job creation. Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises – all of which were started by individuals – represent 99 per cent of all enterprises in the EU and account for 90 million jobs, making it important to identify and develop tomorrow’s entrepreneurs as the cornerstone of future prosperity.

 

The Finals of Intel's European business plan competion "Intel Challenge Europe" are going to happen Sep 26-28 in Sopot, Poland.

To participate, students submit a business plan and get the chance to present their innovative business ventures to a panel of venture capitalists, educational institutions and entrepreneurship organisations. The competition provides in-depth feedback on how to develop ideas and to turn them into real businesses. Participants also get the opportunity to network with other students and business leaders, all of which helps them to become successful entrepreneurs. The laureates of the European competition will be invited to join the global edition, Intel®Global Challenge@UC Berkeley, in November 2011.

 

Competition entries for the Intel Challenge Europe this year range from applications to assist with shopping and cookery tasks, through to developments in medical sciences and motoring technology. Over 30 teams from across Europe have been short-listed as semi-finalists and you can find a full list at the end of this page.

 

The Intel Challenge Europe finals will run in parallel with the European Forum for New Ideas. Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager of Intel EMEA, will co-host a panel session at the Forum, on the future drivers of competitiveness of Europe and European enterprises, on 28 September 2011.

 

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Diana Kaaserer, Intel EMEA Media Relations, +49 172 89 20 686 or Nick Fishleigh, Hill & Knowlton, +44 7584 205 500.

 

Intel Challenge Europe 2011 – Press Agenda

                       

Tuesday, 27th of September 

19:00 – 21:00 CET      Introduction to the Intel Challenge Europe and Innovation Poster Session with Intel Challenge Semi-Finalists

21:00 CET                   Announcement of Intel Challenge Finalists

 

Wednesday, 28th of September

08:00 – 10:00 CET      Breakfast media roundtable hosted by Intel: Supporting entrepreneurialism in Europe – how can we nurture tomorrow’s job creators?

10:00 – 14:30 CET      Intel Challenge Finals (Judging Sessions)

Interviews with Intel executives can be arranged. 17.10 – 18:05 CET      Intel Challenge Awards ceremony

17.45 CET                   Panel discussion “It’s the innovation, stupid!” at the European Forum of New Ideas hosted by Christian Morales, Intel VP and GM EMEA

 

 

Intel Challenge Europe 2011 – Semi-Finalists

 

Country

Project

Description

Denmark

DobreTech

DobreTech offers the next generation of motor protection for users of medium size electrical motors, which can provide a full protection to the motor for an affordable price.

WeDecide

Smart Group Decisions. WeDecide enables client communities to realize their collective wisdom by facilitating an engaging and transparent online decision process.

France

Appoke

Appoke is a social application market for Android phones. Its social network improves both users’ experience by giving them a new system to find apps and developers’ experience by offering them a way to spread apps inside a community.

WeCook.fr

WeCook.fr's aim is to help people plan meals matching their tastes on a weekly basis or for a dinner with friends and therefore to be able to order shopping lists online easily.

Germany

BUCKY'o'ZUN

BUCKY'o'ZUN is a new technology which, as the first in the world, can protect 99,99% against all UV-radiation making it able to prevent skin cancer and extend the lifespan of various materials.

EXTEND3D

EXTEND3D is revolutionizing the way of presenting information in industrial environments to significantly boost labor-intensive workflows.

Lingoking

Lingoking is an online-based platform, providing an accessible and user-friendly telephone interpreting service to anyone, at any time and from anywhere.

Greece

ELearning Motion Games

MS Kinnect based motion detection learning games for children with learning disabilities

Hungary

Hand-in-scan

Hand-in-Scan enables the immediate and objective verification of surgical hand disinfection. This allows for the correct education and strict control of personal hand hygiene in the medical environment.

SightQ

The sharp-sight-tester is which is based on IT and makes it possible to get quick, precise and without subjectivity sight testing with updated statistics and customised information.

Tresorium

Tresorium - The new generation cloud storage security

Israel

CUall

CUall develops an advanced collision warning system.

EFA project

Our purpose is to create a diagnostic tool for Attention Deficit Disorder that works using physiological parameters.

FRESH

New aero-dynamic, mechanical and constructive concept of Wind Turbine allowing to build giant (100MW) one.

GreenSafe

Integral double-rounded house-energy generating/accumulating system. Provides excellent clean energy generation/usage parameters. Provides house the high safety against earthquakes

Photo-Genie

Photo-Genie is about getting a great shoot, in one click, without being a photography expert.

Italy

Technoganga

The rising price of many electro-medical devices makes many of them not accessible by developing countries. Our aim is to improve the quality of the health system in these countries, proposing low cost versions of already existing devices.

Netherlands

Vooxl

Providing travelers with quality guiding using crowd-sourced audio tours, alleviating the pain of having to find quality reliable local guides.

Poland

BrainOptics

Portable tool to diagnose traumatic hemorrhage at accident situation. The background of the instrument is near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technique that uses the light to get information of a brain oxygenation and/or blood-flow.

Innovators

RapidBasket is a modern, distributed system accessible from each Internet browser and even a mobile device which doesn’t necessarily have to be a high-end smart-phone. It uses the power of modern technologies in order to open the new era in a grocery shopping.

NeurON

Electronic device controlled by brain waves. We present a software and a headset that can use your thoughts, feelings, emotions for controlling devices, creating colors, music, arts, mind-keyboard.

P&P

A new generation mat for babies that helps keep baby sleeping and reduces the risk of cot death.

YumYum

Mobile application designed for cooking using recipes, diets and what you have in your fridge.

Romania

Alapago

RTVR offers a community driven platform for real-time visualizing malware spread. The service will provide real-time maps and relevant analysis for common users as well as free API access to researchers/industry/authorities to the database.

CleverTaxi

CleverTaxi aims to forever change the way we order taxis, breaking down through waiting timeouts, language barriers, getting you the closest, cheapest, best value taxi, wherever you are.

Switzerland

PreDiVine

By using wireless sensors, PreDiVine predicts the evolution of vineyard diseases and suggests adjustments and targeted treatments, reducing the impact of infection and the number of treatments while saving the production costs.

Nomad3D

Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) is the next revolution of TV and Mobiles. Fundamental problem: double complexity and reduction of battery life by 50%. NOMAD3D CODEC reduces the battery life by less than 10% and is a fast enabler for 3D FULL HD.

Turkey

Pikeman

Miner Instant Tracking System will be a system that simultaneously tracks positions of workers and equipment in the mine, records them and shows their location in a 3D map. Herewith, helping workers and saving equipment in any problems will be faster by knowing exact positions of them.

United Kingdom

buildr.com

Aimed at families, friends, colleagues and enthusiasts; Buildr automates book creation and gives everyone involved a chance to participate.

Heliomobil

Our mission is to provide affordable and easy-to-use supplemental technologies for residential solar energy collection systems that reduce initial investment costs, increase energy savings and promote global solar energy adoption.

In Touch

We propose to distribute a system directly to doctors that provides a single patient record that can be accessed and updated by different medical professionals whilst protecting the security of patient's personal information.

Eeve

Eeve is a mobile location-based social network for events. It allows users to discover and create the most interesting events in real time.

Scottson

The Scottson Mouse: the future of portable medical diagnostics. An affordable, pocket-sized, wireless ultrasound device making ultrasound diagnostics more accessible for all.

Intel Embedded Competition Deadline Extended to 1 August 2011

 

The entry deadline for the inaugural Intel® Embedded Competition has been extended to 1 August 2011 to take into account university coursework & exam deadlines and local holidays in the UK, France and Germany.

 

Interest in the inaugural competition has been very high and we’ve received great submissions but have allowed more time for teams to submit their great idea for tomorrow’s embedded application.

 

More information on the competition, prizes and judging criteria is included below. As a reminder, teams simply have to submit their idea, outlined in no more than four pages, to intelembeddedcompetition@intel.com before 1 August 2011.

 

We’re looking forward to receiving your submissions and wish participating teams the very best of luck!

Intel® Embedded Competition gives European university students the chance to compete for a prize fund of up to 17,500€ to grow and market their ideas

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Entries are now being accepted from UK, French and German university students for the inaugural Intel Embedded Competition, a search for novel embedded computing product ideas based on the Intel® Atom™ architecture
  • Teams and solo students have until 1 July 2011 to submit a four-page project proposal for the chance to be among the 15 (five per country) teams selected to compete at the European finals during Intel Challenge Europe in Sopot, Poland, from 26 – 28 September 2011
  • Three prize levels are on offer to support further development of winning projects: 2,500€ and one Intel Atom product for each of the 15 country teams selected to attend the finals, an extra 5,000€ for each country winner chosen in Sopot and 10,000€ for Europe’s overall winner, making a total prize fund of 17,500€ for the team that wins the contest

Munich,  June 9, 2011 – University students and recent graduates¹ in the UK, France and Germany have until 1 July 2011 to enter the inaugural European Intel® Embedded Competition, Intel’s search for tomorrow’s novel embedded applications based on the Intel® AtomTM architecture. The Competition will award Europe’s top team 17,500€ in product development and marketing funding.

Already prevalent in embedded applications ranging from transportation to energy and digital signage, the Competition seeks to find new ways to use the Intel® Atom™ architecture by tapping Europe’s higher education talent. It builds on Intel’s vision to support the embedded Internet and create new connected smart devices that extend beyond the PC, from precision farming equipment to industrial robots or medical devices.

The competition is supported by the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) based out of Germany and local education partners in the UK and France. To enter, teams or solo students simply have to submit an original embedded application to intelembeddedcompetition@intelchallenge.eu. Entries should include a description of the hardware, algorithms and protocols used, as well as details on how the product could be brought to market in no more than four pages.

“Europe has some of the world’s most enquiring and entrepreneurial young minds and we’re excited to see how they’ll apply their skills to creating tomorrow’s embedded applications,” said Prof. Dr. Mark Harris, Director Higher Education for Intel Europe. “Competition will be fierce to identify and submit innovative ways of bringing compute intelligence to a new range of connected devices that will create new markets and enhance the way we live and work.”

Once submitted, a panel of judges comprising Intel, Fraunhofer IESE and local education partners will select 15 semi-finalists (five per country) based on the market potential of each concept and the students’ plans to bring their product to life. Each team will receive 2,500€ and an Intel Atom-based hardware platform to develop their idea into a prototype, as well as technical guidance to include software support from Intel and travel support to showcase their product at the finals, which will be held during Intel® Challenge Europe in Sopot, Poland, from 26 – 28 September 2011. One team per country will be named champion at the Challenge and will receive an additional 5,000€ in development funding. Each country winner will then offer a 5 – 7 minute presentation to a judging panel at the event to win an extra 10,000€ and will be crowned Europe’s overall winner.

The search for the next embedded application will be held alongside the Intel® Challenge Europe competition finals, where university students will present business plans that use technology to create new market opportunities. Now closed for entries, the Challenge drew hundreds of submissions from more than 41 European counties, all of which are now being reviewed by local judging panels.

 

Notes to Editors

¹ The European Intel Embedded Competition is open to students and that have graduated in the past two years

 

 

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Young Scientists Use Tin in Potential New Cancer Treatment

Bay-Area Team Wins the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, 46 Students Awarded from Europe, Middle East and Africa

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest high school science research competition and a program of Society for Science & the Public, announced its top winners in Los Angeles. 46 Students from Europe, Middle East and Africa got awarded.
  • A team from Lafayette, Calif. received the Gordon E. Moore Award, a $75,000 prize in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO.
  • One team from Thailand and one individual from Reno, Nevada were named Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award winners and each received prizes of $50,000.

LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2011 – Matthew Feddersen and Blake Marggraff from Lafayette, Calif. were awarded the top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public. They received $75,000 and the Gordon E. Moore Award, in honor of the Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO, for developing a potentially more effective and less expensive cancer treatment that places tin metal near a tumor before radiation therapy.

Taylor Wilson from Reno, Nevada was named an Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award winner and received $50,000. Taylor developed one of the lowest dose and highest sensitivity interrogation systems for countering nuclear terrorism.

The team of Pornwasu Pongtheerawan, Arada Sungkanit and Tanpitcha Phongchaipaiboon from Thailand also received an Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award. This team determined that a gelatin found in fish scales could be successfully used in modern day food packaging – an invention that could have positive, long-term effects for the environment.

“We champion the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair because we believe that math and science are imperative for innovation,” said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel’s Corporate Affairs Group. “This global competition features youth trying to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through science.”

            This year, more than 1,500 young entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists were selected to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest high school science research competition. They were selected from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories, including for the first time France, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Macao SAR of the People's Republic of China.

In addition to the winners mentioned above, more than 400 finalists received awards and prizes for their groundbreaking work. Awards included 17 "Best of Category" winners who each received a $5,000 prize. The Intel Foundation also awarded a $1,000 grant to each winner’s school and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair-affiliated fair they represent.

 

The following lists the 17 Best of Category winners, from which the top three were chosen:

Category

Name

City

State/Country

Animal Sciences

Adrienne McColl

San Pedro

California

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Andrew Kim

Athens

Georgia

Biochemistry

Dianna Hu

Dix Hills

New York

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Nithin Tumma

Fort Gratiot

Michigan

Chemistry

Raghavendra Ramachanderan

Chennai

India

Computer Science

Lai Xue

Chengdu

China

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Jane Cox

Provo

Utah

Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical

Demitri Hopkins

Tigard

Oregon

Forrest Betton

Eric Thomas

Beaverton

Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering

Samantha Marques

Midlothian

Virginia

Energy and Transportation

Nathan Kondamuri

Dyer

Indiana

Environmental Management

Pornwasu Pongtheerawan

Meung

Thailand

Tanpitcha Phongchaipaiboon

Arada Sungkanit

Environmental Sciences

Jinyoung Seo

Go-Yang City

South Korea

Dongju Shin

Seoul

South Korea

Mathematical Sciences

Matthew Bauerle

Fenton

Michigan

Medicine and Health

Matthew Feddersen

Lafayette

California

Blake Marggraff

Microbiology

Erica Portnoy

Dix Hills

New York

Physics and Astronomy

Taylor Wilson

Reno

Nevada

Plant Sciences

Kira Powell

Odessa

Washington

 

 

Students from Europe, Middle East and Africa won 46 awards at the annual science competition. Successful award categories spanned physics and astronomy through to environmental management and were won by students from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and South Africa. Danielle Elizabeth Boer from South Africa won $60,000 in the behavioral and social sciences category for her investigation to determine whether playing music in factories could increase the productivity of workers. Filip Naiser from Czech Republic received $1,500 in the Computer Science category for the development of a software that allows users to control a mouse cursor with their eyes. The “Eye-Controlled Cursor” can benefit people with physical disabilities. More details on award winner names, countries and categories can be found in the Notes to Editors.

 

Here are just some of the images of our EMEA participants:

 


Egypt’s Ahmed Hussein demonstrates his investigation into how the ecological niche of termite colonies for the benefit of humans

 

The UK’s Thomas Ladyman shows off his spider robot

Russia’s Egor Kotelnikov used theoretical and practical demonstrations to considered whether falling Dominos hold lessons for future energy production

 

… and here’s a full list of the EMEA award winners:

 


:

Name

Country

Award Category

Tomas Svoboda

Czech Republic

Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical

Erika  Gedeonova

Czech Republic

Chemistry

Filip Naiser

Czech Republic

Computer Science

Marek Kovar

Czech Republic

Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering

Tomas Petak

Czech Republic

Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering

Marie Emilie Kaas Ibsen

Denmark

Medicine and Health Sciences

Hanne Binder

Denmark

Energy & Transportation

Marine Auriol

France

Mathematical Sciences

Clement Martinez

France

Mathematical Sciences

Titouan Coislier

France

Physics and Astronomy

Florian Livet

France

Physics and Astronomy

Corentin Pasquier

France

Physics and Astronomy

Arnaud Vespa

France

Mathematical Sciences

Jan Kaeberich

Germany

Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical

Denise Marie Hurley

Ireland

Environmental Management

Muireasa Anne Carroll

Ireland

Environmental Management

Mairead Maeve Kingston

Ireland

Environmental Management

Erez Urbach

Israel

Computer Science

Maya Ellen Samuels

Israel

Chemistry

Alessandro Abati

Italy

Computer Science  

Mattia Olivier

Italy

Earth Science

Daniele Olivo

Italy

Earth Science

Cristofer Pezzetta

Italy

Earth Science

Mohamed Maamoon Sehimat

Jordan

Earth Science

Doha Raaouf Sokarieh

Lebanon

Environmental Sciences

Hayat Mousa Itani

Lebanon

Environmental Sciences

Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu

Romania

Computer Science

Diana Galautdinova

Russia

Biochemistry

Vasily Sergeevich Bolbachan

Russia

Mathematical Sciences

Yaroslav Dmitrievich Boyko

Russia

Chemistry

Ilya S Shoshin

Russia

Computer Science

Alexander Sergeevich Shved

Russia

Chemistry

Konstantin Slavnov

Russia

Computer Science

Lev Yurovskiy

Russia

Physics and Astronomy

Grigory Astretsov

Russia

Physics and Astronomy

Polina Vladimirovna Shalaeva

Russia

Physics and Astronomy

Gadzhi Shamil'evich Osmanov

Russia

Computer Science

Mahmoud Motaz Ghulman

Saudi Arabia

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Bayan Mohammed Mashat

Saudi Arabia

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Marek Buchman

Slovakia

Chemistry

Alessio Pio Giuricich

South Africa

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Danielle Elizabeth Boer

South Africa

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Oleg Dreval

Ukraine

Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical

Ennan Umerov

Ukraine

Energy & Transportation

Jack Daniel Francis McCann

United Kingdom

Chemistry

 

            Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education, owns and has administered the International Science and Engineering Fair since its inception in 1950.

“We congratulate the top winners for having the drive and curiosity to tackle these significant scientific questions,” said Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public. “Their work, and the work of all of the finalists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, demonstrates what students can accomplish when they are inspired to pursue inquiry-based research.

            The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists are evaluated onsite by hundreds of judges from nearly every scientific discipline, each with a Ph.D. or the equivalent of six years of related professional experience in one of the scientific disciplines. A full listing of finalists is available at www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2011. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2011 is funded jointly by Intel and the Intel Foundation with additional awards and support from dozens of other corporate, academic, governmental and science-focused organizations.

To get the latest Intel International Science and Engineering Fair news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, join the Facebook group at http://intel.ly/intel-edu and follow Twitter updates at http://twitter.com/intel_education. To join Intel's community of people sharing their stories with the hope of becoming a catalyst for action and a voice for change in global education, visit www.inspiredbyeducation.com.

To learn more about SSP, visit www.societyforscience.org, follow SSP on Twitter at www.twitter.com/society4science, or visit SSP’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/societyforscience.

 

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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