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

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Intel Continues to Nurture Entrepreneurship with Social Enterprise Programme


Intel, JA-YE (Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise) and Ferd have partnered to launch a pan-European Social Enterprise Programme. Building on the success of its recent project, the Sci-preneurship competition, the Social Enterprise Programme is designed to help students to develop businesses with the aim to solve a social challenge. The programme will guide 7000 European students aged 15-19 over next 2 academic years in taking a business idea from concept to reality.

 

For more details about the Social Enterprise Programme, please click here.

 

  • Citrix XenClient-based client virtualisation solution specially designed for business clients using Intel® vProTM technology
  • SmarTop® - Smarter Desktop: enables a range of modern usage scenarios, such as using multiple images on one client
  • Optimum security, user-friendliness, performance and mobility for users

 

 

Zurich, 17 November 2011 – Intel and Swisscom IT Services today unveil their Intel® vProTM technology-based intelligent desktop virtualisation solution for business clients at the Intel Channel and Customer Conference in Zurich. The service combines common usage scenarios  such as partitioning of personal and business content on the same device and other functions such as enhanced backup and restore options. It also features improved security and setup options optimised for international use. As a result, users can enjoy enhanced security, user-friendliness, excellent performance and a whole new approach to mobility, both in the office and on the move.

 

SmarTop® is an innovative workplace service featuring intelligent desktop virtualisation (IDV) based on Intel® vProTM technology. Aimed at business clients, the new service provides company IT departments with the necessary security in terms of access to company resources and sensitive data. It combines, for the first time, the advantages of centralised desktop environments with fully mobile application scenarios. IDV is based on the technical principles of centralised management with local execution, smart display of layered images and the use of device-specific security policies. PCs powered by Intel® Core™ vProTM processors are ideally suited to IDV, with their central and remote management, enhanced endpoint security, hardware-assisted virtualisation, out-of-band management and anti-theft technology.

 

The innovation in the SmarTop® service lies in its seamless expandability. It uses a platform that can be deployed cost-effectively for day-to-day use cases. SmarTop® can be used wherever increased employee mobility requires specific solutions. It boasts enhanced security options for protecting data in mobile applications, and also offers an ideal solution for the continuity scenarios associated with critical roles.

 

Equally, the trend towards consumerisation demands increasing hardware customisation – in some cases users can even use their own devices. This smart, upgradable ‘technology as a service’ enables business and private use to be combined on the same device, and multiple, separate workplaces to be supported on a single piece of mobile hardware.

 

SmarTop® is powered by Citrix* XenClient*, a high-performance bare-metal client hypervisor developed and optimised for Intel® vProTM technology. The XenClient exploits all the benefits of Intel® Virtualization Technology and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology. Citrix has incorporated these technologies into XenClient, thereby combining the advantages of local desktop virtualisation with the virtualisation and management functions of Intel® vPro™ technology-based devices.

 

Patrick Messmer, Business Development Manager at Intel Switzerland: “The Swisscom SmarTop offers centralised application and OS management with local execution – an excellent example of Intel’s intelligent desktop virtualisation. Users work with their usual environment and enjoy unbeatable user-friendliness without having to compromise on security.”

 

 

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 www.intel.com/pressroomand blogs.intel.com.

 

 

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NEWSHIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have signed a multi-year agreement to create the Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory in Barcelona.
  • The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory will be Intel’s fourth European exascale R&D lab
  • The new lab will focus on scalability issues in the programming and runtime systems of exascale supercomputers.
  • The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory as well as the other European exascale labs are part of Intel’s strategy to reach exascale performance in the next ten years.

 

BARCELONA, Spain, November 16, 2011 –Today, Intel Corporation and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have signed a multi-year agreement to create the Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory in Barcelona. The new lab will be located at the premises of BSC and focus on software and extraordinary levels of parallelism which will be needed to utilize future Intel-architecture based supercomputers. Exascale supercomputers will deliver up to 1,000 times the performance of today’s fastest systems using as many as 100 million processor cores to do so.

The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory will be the latest member of Intel’s European research network -- Intel Labs Europe – which consists of 25 R&D centers employing more than 1500 R&D professionals.

Breakthroughs made possible with exascale computing may include, for instance, the ability to simulate extremely complex health care and biochemical phenomena such as the design of drugs which target very specific proteins or certain mutants of cancer genes. Exascale supercomputers could help solve other grand challenge problems in the areas of quantum physics, weather forecasting, climate research, biological modeling and physical simulations including the simulation of airplanes in wind tunnels or research in nuclear fusion. The results could mean breakthrough and life changing solutions to these grand challenges.

When building a system consisting of millions of cores, getting all of them to work together for an extended period of time also represents a major problem. Hence, completely new software concepts and methods will be required to bring power consumption to acceptable levels and to make the system fault tolerant. The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory will focus on highly scalable parallel run-time systems to support the enormous amount of parallelism. Future exascale supercomputers will be hugely complex and challenging to understand and to control. The new lab will try to solve many of these challenges by conducting R&D intended to enable better software tools to analyze and predict performance and behavior of highly complex exascale systems.

“We are looking forward to working with BSC on the challenges of exascale computing” said Stephen Pawlowski, Intel Senior Fellow and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter and Connected Systems Pathfinding. “BSC is one of Europe’s most renowned HPC labs and offers very interesting technology to scale run time systems, tools and applications up to exascale level. This cooperation is another proof-point of Intel’s commitment to exascale R&D in Europe.”

The Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory will employ about a dozen R&D professionals and augment Intel’s European exascale R&D strategy. Previously Intel created new exascale research centers in Paris (France), Jülich (Germany) and Leuven (Belgium). All four European exascale R&D centers will seek close collaboration among each other as well as with the CERN openlab in Geneva (Switzerland).

“We feel delighted about this collaboration because it is a great challenge for our institution,” said BSC Director, Professor Mateo Valero. “With this joint center we intend to address new problems emerging from exascale machines, such as programming models and tools. The vast expertise of both Intel and BSC will set this joint center up for success.”

 

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.Today, Intel Labs Europe consists of 25R&D centers employing more than 1500 R&D professionals.

 

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 www.intel.com/pressroomand blogs.intel.com.

 

 

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CONTACTS:

 



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Student Entrepreneurs Win Intel Award for Outstanding Innovation

 

Intel Foundation Bestows $100,000 for Entrepreneurial Research

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Forward from China won the 2011      Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving a $50,000 award from the Intel      Foundation for inventing a photo-editing platform that simplifies every      aspect of image processing and design for Chinese consumers.
  • Maxygen-mobile DNA of Russia      received $20,000 award as runner up, having developed an inexpensive and      portable DNA test solution. The third prize was awarded to NanoDiagX      of Egypt for a much more cost-effective and faster virus testing method for Hepatitis C, which could help earlier identification and treatment of infected patients critical to reducing transmission of the disease
  • Danish entrepreneurs,      BUCKY’o’Zun, were presented with The Young Innovator Award for their      inexpensive chemical compound that provides 99,9% protection against all      forms of UV radiation.

 

[Market]., Nov. 11, 2011 – Forward, a team of student entrepreneurs from China, has won the 7th annual Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley (formerly the Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge), for creating Gaitu, a one-stop image processing platform that matches Chinese consumers with designers who add special effects, provide image-sharing services and turn edited photos into art or merchandise.

            The Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley is a global business plan competition that encourages student entrepreneurs and rewards innovative ideas that have the potential to have a positive impact on society. Local winners from 22 countries including Denmark, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Turkey and Yemen participated in the competition. The Intel Foundation will award a total of $100,000 in cash prizes, $50,000 of which went to Forward.

Second place and $20,000 was awarded to Maxygen-mobile DNA of Russia for inventing a low-cost, portable DNA test solution that can be used at the point of care to quickly identify thousands of infectious diseases, genetic predispositions and hereditary conditions. The $10,000 third-place prize went to NanoDiagX of Egypt, which used gold nanoparticles to develop a virus test that can detect Hepatitis C in less than an hour, and at one-tenth the cost of current commercial tests.

“Intel has a strong commitment to fostering student innovation around the globe,” said Shelly Esque, president of the Intel Foundation and vice president in Intel’s Legal and Corporate Affairs group. “Through our education programs, we’ve seen firsthand how empowering entrepreneurs positively impacts individuals, communities and economies. The Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley helps students develop lifelong innovation skills to identify problems and develop solutions they will use throughout their careers.”

The competition, held at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, drew 28 teams from more than 20 countries. Founded in 2005, the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley is a joint project of Intel and the UC Berkeley Lester Center for Entrepreneurship. The project is designed to motivate young entrepreneurs to develop innovative technologies that solve real world challenges, build viable business models and move that technology out of university labs and into the market.

This year, the finalist teams presented business plans that reflect groundbreaking work in such fields as healthcare, technology, energy conservation and disaster management. These plans included ultraviolet radiation detection, a coconut-based packaging alternative, and an advanced fire protection and detection system. Representatives of more than 12 leading venture capital firms from the San Francisco Bay Area served as judges and provided valuable feedback to the teams.

In addition, three special awards, worth $5,000 each, were presented to Intel Global Challenge teams earlier this week. The Social Innovation Award went to NextDrop of Berkeley, Calif., for its water management solution that helps people in emerging markets better predict water availability in communities. aQuainnova of Thailand won the Emerging Impact Award for the team’s Genovex business tool, which can provide early detection of viral diseases in shrimp. The Young Innovator Award was given to the entrepreneurs from team BUCKY’o’Zun of Denmark for their inexpensive chemical compound that when added to sun lotions, anti-aging creams, paints, among other products, provides 99.99 percent protection against all forms of UV radiation.

Intel has also launched a People's Choice Awards Contest for the public to vote for its favorite competing team of young entrepreneurs. The winning People’s Choice Awards team will receive a $5,000 prize. Visit www.inspiredbyeducation.com/vote to learn more and vote.

Over the past decade alone, Intel has invested more than $1 billion, and its employees have donated close to 3 million hours toward improving education in more than 60 countries. To get the latest Intel education 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.

 

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

               

The results are in! Intel and Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise Europe (JA-YE) have announced the winner of the first Sci-preneurship student contest, a European competition where students come together in multi-country teams to collaborate on projects which can have a real and positive impact on society.

 

The European prize was won by a team of students from Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal who created a microscope device which integrates Nano- and image-recognition technologies to determine how close a food product is to expiry. Click here to access Sci-preneurship in pictures.

 

Competing students were alumni from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and JA-YE entrepreneurship programmes. Each team included members with backgrounds in either maths and science or business and entrepreneurship to create a blend of scientific expertise and commercial aptitude: the key ingredients for innovation. Five judges from the private and public sectors evaluated the solutions and presentations from the young entrants to determine the ultimate victor!

 

Maria Tereza Bezem from the winning team said: “I learned how to value business ideas and how to bring to life a scientific idea, commercialise and present it.”

 

All participating students benefitted from employee mentors from Intel and partner organisations who encouraged students to devise ideas which were not only creative and inspiring but also, commercially viable.

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

At the 23rd annual European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), three up-and-coming scientists from Ireland, Switzerland and Lithuania have taken home a total of €21,000 prize money.

 

The contest, set up by the European Commission, aims to identify young people who have an interest in science and provides encouragement as they embark on their scientific career path. This year, the winners beat 87 entries from 37 countries worldwide to the top prize with projects in computing, engineering and medicine.

 

The youngest winner, 16 year old Alexander Amini from Ireland, devised a tennis sensor data analysis system that automatically distinguishes between 13 different tennis stroke types. Alexander believes his computer software can be applied to all types of motion assessment scenarios such as, sports, physical therapy and emergency responses.

 

Elsewhere, 19 year old engineer from Switzerland, Pius Markus Theiler, invented a revolutionary commercial device for climbing which enhances the safety for climbers and labourers who work high above the ground. The final winner, Povilas Kavaliauskas, aged 18 from Lithuania conducted medical research into the role of houseflies in spreading antibiotic resistant bacteria, discovering that houseflies do not transmit bacteria over long distances.

 

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, and guest speaker at EUCYS, urged young people to pursue science related careers with the hope to one day support major scientific breakthroughs. "Young, talented researchers will help shape our future. We need to find answers to society's biggest challenges such as climate change, finding sustainable sources of energy, feeding the world or fighting disease” said Máire.

 

The international jury panel has granted an additional three teams from Israel, Germany and Malta to represent Europe region at Intel ISEF 2012. The teams, specialising in engineering and mathematics, were selected by the judging panel, Tapio Kosunen, State Secretary from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Government of Finland; Anneli Pauli, the European Commission’s Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation; and Professor Maria Ana Viana-Baptista, the President of the Jury.

 

More information about the EU Contest for Young Scientists can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/youngscientists/index_en.cfm

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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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Just under a month left for university students to submit entries online to European-wide Intel entrepreneurship competition.
  • Winners to participate in Intel® Global Challenge @ UC Berkeley.
  • $100,000 in prize money up for grabs along with mentoring from entrepreneurial leaders throughout the competition.

MUNICH, April 14, 2011 – Following its launch in March, university students have just under a month left to participate in the Intel® Challenge Europe 2011 as the deadline to submit entries draws near. Business plan proposals, in the form of executive summaries of 1-3 pages, must be sent through by Sunday, 8 May 2011 via http://www.intelchallenge.eu/participate/.

The Intel Challenge Europe is a business plan competition for university students and is organized in collaboration with educational institutions and entrepreneurship organizations across Europe. Its goal is to build up the next generation of entrepreneurs and feed the innovation society by helping to instil interest and development of technological projects with strong business and commercialization potential. By advancing technology entrepreneurship, Intel Challenge Europe can support projects that create value-added production chains, employment and innovation-fuelled economic growth.

The entries from the first round of the competition will be shortlisted further in two rounds of business plan submissions and presentations, capping off with a regional face-to-face final in Sopot, Poland on 26-28 September 2011. During the regional finals, two teams each from Western Europe and Eastern Europe will be selected. The Intel Challenge Europe finals will be held in conjunction with the European New Ideas Forum. The Forum is an avenue for discussions among business communities from the European Union, with a view to seeking and promoting new solutions for the pressing economic and civilization issues facing Europe and the world.

The four winners of the regional finals will be invited to participate in the Intel® Global Challenge @ UC Berkeley in November this year. Participants will compete for $100,000 in prize money, and will receive mentoring throughout the competition from leaders in the entrepreneurial communities in Europe and Silicon Valley.

“Some of the best innovation ideas come from creative young minds. By helping students develop these ideas and turn them into real business value, they will have the opportunity to have a positive impact on society. The young generation’s ideas will lead to the creation of new businesses that create new jobs, stimulate economic growth and raise standards of living," said Christian Morales, Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Intel Corporation.

Business plan proposals must be based on a novel technology invention, demonstrate market need and ideally, scale to global demand. They should be directed to the development of technologies that may include, but are not limited to, the areas of wireless computing, digital home, enterprise and consumer software, energy, nanotechnology, semiconductors, digital health and biotechnology. The new venture must not have received any venture capital funding and can have only up to $250,000 investment. For more details on participation requirements, go to: http://www.intelchallenge.eu/howtowin/

Entries will be evaluated in each country by highly qualified judges in various fields, including academia, venture capital and investment, entrepreneurship, and technology. To be successful, entries must – among other things – comprise a technological innovation with a clear value proposition, cover a potentially interesting market, hold a solid business plan, and be presented clearly and precisely.

The Intel Business Plan competition for university students was founded in Eastern Europe in 2004 and is today available to students across Europe, Turkey and Israel. More information on Intel in education and entrepreneurship is available at http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/index.htm.

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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A Gaming world with 200 high-end PCs based on Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors and finals of the Intel® Extreme Masters

  • In collaboration with Alternate/Wave, MEDION, MSI and MYSN Schenker Notebooks, Intel will be offering 10,000 sq metres of pure gaming fun in hall 23.
  • For eSport professionals, the Intel Gaming Hall will host the finals of the Intel Extreme Masters – the premier class of international eSports, the first Intel Friday Night Games of the Bundesliga ESL Pro Series Summer Season and the final of the Intel GP Series with the racing simulator iRacing.
  • Intel Experts’ Corner and daily Intel Tech Talks, featuring speakers including Shmuel „Mooly" Eden, Intel Vice President and General Manager, PC Client Group
  • Football fans will have the chance to take on the robot goalie “RoboKeeper”, which is driven by Intel® processors.

Feldkirchen, 23.02.2011 – The Intel Gaming Hall (hall 23) will once again be THE destination at CeBIT for all gamers, whether professional or amateurs. In an area roughly the size of a football pitch, Intel will join forces with hardware manufacturers such as Alternate/Wave, MEDION, MSI and MYSN Schenker Notebooks to create a world of experience for gamers. Here, amateur players will be able to indulge their gaming passion, with around 200 high-end systems based Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors.

        Even the world’s top eSport professionals will once again be joining in. Hall 23 will play host to the finals of the Intel Extreme Masters, the first Intel Friday Night Games of the ESL Pro Series Summer Season and the world finals of the Intel GP Series. Additionally, there will be daily Intel Tech Talks on topics relating to games and technologies on the main stage in hall 23, as well as the Intel Experts’ Corner and “RoboKeeper”, the fastest goalie in the world.

    

Top-class eSport – The finals of the Intel Extreme Masters and much more

 

The first rounds of the World Championship finals of the fifth Intel Extreme Masters, the world’s highest eSport league, will kick off on the onset of CeBIT  - on 1 March. Here, eSport champions from Europe, Asia and America will battle it out in the disciplines Counter-Strike, StarCraft 2 and Quake Live to be named the best PC players in the world. This sporting event carries a total prize fund of USD 400,000 – making the Intel Extreme Masters one of the world’s most lucrative online leagues for professional gamers. Spectators can watch all the games of the Intel Extreme Masters live in hall 23 and online at www.intelextrememasters.com or www.esl.tv. The tournament will be broadcast on TV in seven languages. The finals of all three disciplines will be held on Saturday, 5 March.

On Friday, 4 March, the first Intel Friday Night Games of the Bundesliga ESL Pro Series Summer Season – the prelude to season 18 (www.eslproseries.de) will kick off in hall 23. More information on ESL and the subject of eSport is available at www.esl.eu/de.

        A further highlight will be the final races of the Intel GP Series on Friday, 4 March at 10 am (http://www.iracing.com/intel-gp-series/). Here the top ten drivers in the world from Europe, North America and Asia/Australia come together to battle it out on the iRacing racing simulator for the title of the world’s greatest iRacing driver. The prize money for the Intel GP Series, which originated as part of the Intel Extreme Masters from a partnership between iRacing.com and Intel, totals USD 23,000.

 

Games for visitors, Intel Tech Talk and Intel Experts’ Corner

 

Visitors can also put their driving skills to the test on the racing simulator in a dedicated area of the Intel Gaming Hall. Trade fair guests can also make use of around 200 high-end systems from Alternate/Wave, MEDION, MSI and MYSN Schenker Notebooks that are based Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors. The games on offer will include Starcraft 2 and League of Legends.

        In addition to the gaming area, visitors to hall 23 will also find out interesting information about games and technologies in the daily Intel Tech Talks. The highlight will be a 45-minute Tech Talk featuring Shmuel „Mooly" Eden, Vice President, General Manager, PC Client Group and Intel Corporation on 4 March from 3 pm. The Mooly Eden talk will also be streamed live at intel.de/getsmart. In the Intel Experts’ Corner, visitors will also have the opportunity to speak to Intel specialists to find out about new gaming products.

 

RoboKeeper – The fastest goalie in the world

    

As a special treat, Intel is offering the opportunity to football fans to enter into a man vs. machine dual with RoboKeeper in the Intel Gaming Hall. This robot goalie works like a classic TIPP-KICK goalkeeper, with the engine control based on a fanless embedded computer from Kontron with an Intel multi-core processor. RoboKeeper was developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund. The eyes of RoboKeeper are two cameras that can record up to 50 images per second. They focus on the ball and follow its trajectory. Based on the resulting pictures, image processing software calculates the probable impact point of the ball in the goal, to which the robot goalie reacts within just 0.3 seconds.

About Intel

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel Capital to invest $26 million in six mobility companies around the globe.
  • New investments will help drive continued innovation in mobile hardware, software and applications ecosystems.
  • Technologies bring new user experiences across a continuum of devices.

 

 

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Feb. 14, 2011 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, today announced six new investments to drive continued innovation across the mobile hardware, software and applications ecosystems. The new deals total approximately $26 million and include open source mobile software solutions company Borqs; location-based mapping platform and tools provider CloudMade; QuantumFilm™-based image sensor vendor InVisage; open source online video platform Kaltura; online authentication provider SecureKey Technologies; and unified communications and collaboration service software provider VisionOSS Solutions.

The six companies each have developed innovative technologies to enhance the user experience across a continuum of devices, including handhelds, tablets and laptops, that run a variety of operating systems including MeeGo and Android*.

“As more devices compute and connect to the Internet, it creates an opportunity to deliver new end-user capabilities by supporting the development of mobile infrastructure, applications, services and components for Intel® architecture-based platforms,” said Arvind Sodhani, president, Intel Capital and executive vice president. “These six investments represent key growth areas of the mobile ecosystem and will contribute to bringing important features to the next generation of mobile devices.”

“These Intel Capital investments represent innovative companies that Intel is working with to help advance our mobile platform initiatives across smart device segments including handheld, tablet and notebook businesses,” said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Ultra Mobile Group. “The investments, coupled with Intel’s expanding set of capabilities in silicon, software and communications, will help the company accelerate plans across a variety of smart devices and market segments.”

Details on the new investments follow:

Borqs Ltd. (Borqs) (Beijing) is an Android software integrator for mobile devices. The company works with name-brand smart phone OEMs, semi-conductor companies, and mobile operators to enhance the Android system to meet their requirements. With expertise ranging from kernel, device-level drivers to top-level user interfaces, Borqs Android solution has been deployed in more than 30 Android mobile devices for W-CDMA networks and TD-SCDMA networks. Borqs Android solution is Google CTS compliant. The investment from Intel Capital, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions, aligns with Intel’s port of choice strategy to support multiple operating systems across a variety of devices and will be used by the company for business development.

CloudMade (Menlo Park, Calif.) was founded in 2007 to enable developers to build location-enabled applications and services. The company provides application developers with a range of innovative tools and application programming interfaces to enable the creation of unique location-based applications across all major web and mobile platforms. Today there are more than 16,000 developers using CloudMade's tools to create applications for mobile and Web consumers. The investment from Intel Capital will be used to further strengthen the platform and to work with developers to provide them with an unparalleled suite of tools designed for their specific needs. CloudMade will be certified under the Intel’s AppUp™ application store.

Kaltura (New York) provides a widely adopted open source online video platform. More than 100,000 media and entertainment companies, enterprises, small- and medium-size businesses, educational institutions, service providers, platform vendors and system integrators use Kaltura’s flexible platform to enhance their websites, Web services and
Web platforms with advanced customized rich-media functionalities that are delivered through any connected device. Kaltura’s features and products enable the easy deployment of custom workflows involving video, photo and audio creation, ingestion, publishing, management, distribution, engagement, monetization and analysis. The investment will be used to enhance rich-media functionalities on tablets, mobile phones and other connected devices, with a special emphasis on supporting the MeeGo™ mobile operating system and Intel’s AppUp application store.

InVisage Technologies, Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.)  is harnessing the power of custom-designed semiconductor materials to develop QuantumFilm, the world’s first commercial quantum dot-based material for image sensors. QuantumFilm replaces silicon as the light capture material to enable high-fidelity, high-resolution images from such handheld devices as camera phones and digital cameras. Imaging is becoming an increasingly important capability across notebooks, handhelds and tablets. InVisage will use this funding round -- led by Intel Capital -- to bring its products and technology into mass production.

SecureKey Technologies, Inc. (Toronto) designs hardware and software solutions to enable the strong cryptographic capabilities of debit, credit and identity smartcards -- including those within Near Field Communication-based phones -- for online authentication and online purchases. SecureKey's solutions provide a powerful user experience that can be delivered across platforms improving both the security and convenience of online transactions. The company’s focus on secure transactions aligns with Intel’s vision of security as a key pillar of computing across all platforms, as more peoples’ lives are conducted online. The investment will be used to drive growth and expansion.

VisionOSS Solutions (Reading, UK) provides a unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) service delivery and management platform to service providers and large enterprise customers that are planning to, or have already launched, complex, multi-cluster IP-PBX and UC&C architectures. The VOSS technology is a real-time, fully automated, scalable and centralized UC&C service delivery and management platform, which reduces complexity, speeds implementation, and cuts costs for the fulfilment of UC&C services. VOSS will use the new funds to fuel its growth, and to support the evolution of its technology which has already been deployed in a significant number of tier-one service providers.

About Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel's global investment 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, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$9.8 billion in over 1,100 companies in 48 countries. In that timeframe, 189 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 258 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2010, Intel Capital invested US$327 million in 119 investments with approximately 44 percent of funds invested outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.com.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • At the 11th Annual CEO Summit, Intel Capital announces 18 new investments, spanning 11 countries and totaling approximately $77 million.
  • Five new follow-on deals also announced.
  • The new investments align with Intel’s strategic objectives to foster innovation in core PC and server market segments, while helping enable advancements in adjacent computing areas including Smart TV, tablets and smartphones.
  • 28 exits of Intel Capital portfolio companies in 2010.
  • The Intel Capital CEO Summit has over 700 attendees this year from Intel Capital portfolio companies and Intel’s global customers and partners.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, reaffirmed its dedication to foster worldwide innovation with the announcement of 18 new investments. The new deals total approximately $77 million and were announced today at the 11th annual Intel Capital CEO Summit, Intel Capital’s gathering of portfolio company CEOs, corporate technology decision makers from Global 1000 companies and thought leaders from around the world. The new Intel Capital investments span 11 countries including Brazil, China, Germany, India, Israel, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United States.

The new investments align with Intel’s strategic focus on fostering innovation in core PC and server market segments including cloud computing, mobility solutions and access to broadband wireless in geographies around the world. Additionally, these investments will help enable advancements in adjacent computing areas including smart TV, tablets and smartphones.

“Innovation continues to thrive all over the world,” said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president. “Despite the economic environment, these 18 investments help advance next generation computing technologies aligning with Intel’s vision that more and more devices will compute and connect to the Internet, called the ‘compute continuum.’ The innovative technology developed by these companies supports the compute continuum from advancements in PCs and server trends, such as cloud computing, to building out the ecosystem around smart TVs and smartphones.”

2010 has also been an excellent year for Intel Capital portfolio companies. To date, 28 Intel Capital portfolio companies have exited in 2010 either through an IPO or acquisition. These exits clearly demonstrate Intel Capital’s dedication to support portfolio company business development efforts through events such as Intel Capital Technology Days (ITDs) and the Intel Capital CEO Summit, and are a key indication of the critical role technology innovation has played in driving the global economic recovery.

“The successful exits of our portfolio companies demonstrate Intel Capital’s company building and business development capabilities,” Sodhani said.

The new investments include Adaptivity, Althea Systems, Anobit, boo-box, De Novo, IPTEGO, Layar, Lilliputian Systems, Inc, Ortiva Wireless, Rock Flow Dynamics, Select-TV, SilkRoad, Taifatech, Videon Central, Verismo Networks, Winchannel, YuMe and Yummly.com.

In addition to the new investments, Intel Capital also highlighted recent follow-on investments in GainSpan, JackBe, Fonality, TecTotal and Wortal.

Details on the new investments follow:

Adaptivity (Charlotte, N.C.) helps companies address the complexities associated with IT design and implementation. Adaptivity’s Blueprint 4IT Lifecycle Suite™ enables intelligent IT design decisions to be incorporated into repeatable actions across the technology build and deployment lifecycle. Whether seeking to rationalize IT portfolios or design enterprise cloud programs, companies use Adaptivity’s tailored blueprints to optimize legacy infrastructure operations and accelerate the delivery of new IT services. The funding will be used to accelerate product development and build out sales and marketing infrastructure.

Althea Systems’ (Bangalore, India) cloud-based video discovery platform makes it easier to find and share online videos across various devices. Althea launched a PC version of Shufflr, a social video browser, with a rich, immersive video experience in July. Shufflr's video discovery platform on the cloud aggregates video from several sources and combines machine aided and social discovery engines to help users find video they like. Shufflr will soon be available on smartphones, tablets and TVs, providing continuity of video experience from one device to another. The investment from Intel Capital will help the company expand its development team and marketing efforts.

Anobit (Herzeliya Pituach, Israel) is a provider of solutions to the growing NAND flash memory market segment. Its patented MSP™ (Memory Signal Processing) technology significantly improves the endurance and thus the cost structure of NAND-based products and systems. Anobit’s products, ranging from flash controllers to enterprise-class solid state drives, are designed for leading NAND flash manufacturers, consumer electronics vendors and storage solution providers. The company will use the funding to expand its core business operations to meet surging demand for its technology and products.

boo-box (São Paulo, Brazil) is one of the first technology-based ad systems in Brazil to address advertising on social media. Its innovative platform allows creative freedom for agencies, intelligent targeting for advertisers and increased control for publishers. boo-box services range from ad serving to affiliate marketing, addressing all types of advertising needs in social media. The investment from Intel Capital will be used to accelerate development of targeting and optimization tools, and to strengthen business operations.

De Novo (Kiev, Ukraine) is the first enterprise-class data center provider offering high quality IT services to leading enterprises in the Ukraine. De Novo experts have significant experience in project realization focused on IT systems research, design, implementation and maintenance at the corporate level. Intel Capital’s investment will be used to expand outsourcing services, such as Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, based in the De Novo Data Center.

IPTEGO (Berlin) is a provider of Next Generation Network optimization software. IPTEGO's PALLADION software suite analyzes Next Generation Networks from any vendor to provide real-time network intelligence, troubleshooting, customer experience monitoring and seamless integration of third-party products. Utilizing PALLADION allows operators to securely and quickly migrate to IP-based networks such as IMS, reduce operational costs, generate additional revenue and minimize churn. Intel Capital's investment will allow the company to speed up penetration of global markets and ensure rapid growth.

Layar (Amsterdam, Netherlands) is the largest augmented reality platform in mobile used to bring impactful experiences into people's everyday lives. Layar works with thousands of developers creating nearly 1,500 layers for users to see the world with new information and meaningful digital content. The Layar platform is available on Android*, iPhone* and Bada* devices and also comes globally pre-installed on tens of millions of phones promoted by leading handset manufacturers and carriers. Layar will use the funding to further develop its platform and drive the development of meaningful augmented reality content.

Lilliputian Systems, Inc. (Wilmington, Mass.) is developing a Personal Power™ solution for consumer electronics devices that targets the portable power market segment. The company delivers a small form-factor battery charging solution that provides extended run-time for today’s CE devices. Lilliputian’s patented Silicon Power Cell™ technology is based on highly efficient solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) wafer fabrication methods, and is fueled by recyclable high-energy butane cartridges. Intel Capital’s equity stake provides resources for volume manufacturing.

Ortiva Wireless (La Jolla, Calif.) offers advanced commercial solutions for proactive management of mobile video, allowing service providers to dramatically improve control, quality and efficiency of rich media content delivery. Ortiva's iVOG™ (internet Video Optimization Gateway) for open internet media and mVOG™ (mobile Video Optimization Gateway) for portal services extend service reach, increase network efficiency, and improve video coverage density for mobile operators while dynamically shaping the content to give subscribers the smoothest video and clearest audio experience possible – regardless of fluctuating and hostile wireless network conditions. The new funding will be used to expand sales, marketing and engineering resources.

Rock Flow Dynamics (Moscow) offers high performance modeling software to simulate fluid and gas filtration dynamics of hydrocarbon underground reservoirs. The company’s fully integrated dynamics modeling solution, tNavigator, was designed from the ground up for the latest generation of multicore processors and can be seamlessly used for reservoir simulations on laptops, multiprocessor servers and clusters. The Intel Capital investment will be used to establish a Houston office and expand sales and marketing globally.

Select-TV (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a provider of end-to-end systems and content solutions for IPTV deployment. Widely deployed in luxury hotels and resorts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, Select TV’s set-top box utilizes the power of the Intel® Atom™ processor to provide easy navigation to Web content and highly interactive entertainment and online education applications. The company has also recently embarked on trials in Southeast Asia with telecom operators who are deploying IPTV to consumer homes. Intel Capital’s investment will be used to accelerate the development of IPTV solutions and to expand the company’s presence in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe.

SilkRoad technology, Inc. (Chicago) provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) integrated talent management solution. Through SilkRoad's Life Suite™, companies are able to hire better employees, identify high and low performers, drive a pay-for-performance culture and improve employee tenure. The SilkRoad Life Suite™ solution set includes: OpenHire™, for recruiting management; RedCarpet™ for employee onboarding and life events; WingSpan™ for flexible employee performance management; GreenLight™ for learning management; Eprise™ for employee intranets and content management; and HeartBeat™ for core HR. Plans for Intel Capital's investment include a significant expansion of SilkRoad's worldwide direct sales and marketing efforts, strategic acquisitions and continued product development.

Taifatech (Jhubei City, Taiwan) is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in system-on-a chip (SoCs) and system design solutions that provide management and connectivity through LAN or WLAN. To address the growing digital video delivery market segment, Taifatech has developed solutions that provide wireless connectivity for such systems. Taifatech’s Taiwan-based team utilizes its strong networking and video ASIC design expertise, coupled with a team of software developers and local Taiwan-based OEMs, to provide the cost effective solutions. Intel Capital’s investment will be used to expand Taifatech’s development efforts of Intel® architecture-based wireless connectivity solutions.

Videon Central, Inc. (State College, Penn.) is an independent software vendor (ISV) that specializes in applying core IP and integration services for the growing consumer electronics market segment of internet connected digital video products. Videon is the leading ISV of Blu-ray disc™ middleware and video streaming technology for embedded devices and a charter member of the Intel® Consumer Electronics Network (Intel® CEN). Videon offers OEM and content development companies a unique set of capabilities to facilitate their digital media product applications. Intel Capital’s investment will be used to build Videon’s market position by expanding our IP portfolio to take advantage of the growing smart TV segment.

Verismo Networks’ (Mountain View, Calif. and Bangalore) open Internet TV platform brings seamless convergence of IPTV linear channels, Internet video, social networking and personal media playback directly to the TV. The Verismo end-to-end solution enables OEMs in service providers and IP MSO segments to expand their reach globally and cost effectively while giving subscribers an un-paralleled viewing experience. Verismo will use the investment to accelerate its growth and expand its sales and marketing operations.

WinChannel (Beijing) is a developer of information and sales management software for the consumer industry. Winchannel’s software platform manages and analyzes channel information such as replenishment orders, sales transactions, inventory and promotional activities in near real time, helping brand owning companies to monitor and understand market mechanisms and market responses to promotion, making sales operations more efficient. The investment from Intel Capital will be used in R&D and as working capital.

YuMe (Redwood City, Calif.) is a video advertising technology company that delivers video ads across all connected device channels — online, mobile, and CE/TV. Its ACE™ technology platform powers both its premium ad network and its enterprise solutions: ACE for Publishers and ACE for Advertisers. ACE for Publishers, a complete set of cloud-based ad operations tools, enables publishers to simplify video ad management functions to drive higher revenue, streamlined processes, and lower operating costs. ACE for Advertisers, an end-to-end, buy-side video campaign management system provides an enterprise-class solution and professional services package that mitigates the complexity of video ad campaign management. Meanwhile, YuMe’s premium video ad network helps advertisers reach their target audience at scale whenever and wherever they’re watching video. The investment will be used to further video advertising technology monetization solutions.

Yummly.com (Palo Alto, Calif.) is pioneering semantic search and recommendations for food. Its robust platform empowers people to search for and discover recipes based on their personal tastes and preferences, and offers a comprehensive database of more than 500,000 recipes aggregated from leading cooking sites and cookbooks. Yummly plans to apply funding from Intel Capital’s investment to expand its engineering team and further develop its platform’s functionality and features.

Intel Capital CEO Summit 2010 is sponsored by Aon Corporation, Capgemini, Credit Suisse, Evercore Partners, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, KPMG, Morrison & Foerster, Needham & Company, NYSE Euronext and Silicon Valley Bank. The summit is the pre-eminent technology networking event, with over 700 attendees from Intel Capital portfolio companies and Intel’s global customers and partners. Industry technology executives attend the summit to identify innovative solutions and business development opportunities.

About Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel's global investment 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, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$9.7 billion in over 1,100 companies in 48 countries. In that timeframe, 189 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 258 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2009, Intel Capital invested US$327 million in 107 investments with approximately 50 percent of funds invested outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit http://www.intelcapital.com.

        

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