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.

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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

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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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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two new investments in Jeeran and ShooFeeTV
  • Intel Capital expands Middle East portfolio with Nymgo
  • Intel Capital continues its commitment to fostering entrepreneurship in the Middle East

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Oct. 27, 2010 – Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, continued its strong commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the Middle East with the announcement of three investments. The investments were announced today at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa.

Further building on Intel Capital’s commitment to provide continued support for its portfolio companies, Intel Capital provided a second financial boost to Jordan-based Jeeran (online social networking) and  ShooFeeTV (web-based entertainment guide), both of which were originally funded in May 2009. Intel Capital also announced expanding its investment portfolio in the region to a total of eight with the addition of United Kingdom and Lebanon-based Nymgo (VOIP telephony services).

The announcements follow Intel’s fifth year celebrations for the Digital Transformation Initiative, established in 2005. Initiated with a pledge to aid socio-economic development in the Middle East, Intel reaffirmed its commitment to help the region grow by inspiring innovation, promoting research and enhancing education in the Arab world.

“These investments highlight the innovative thinking and potential in the Middle East and we are excited about the on-going development and the regions evolving technology landscape,” said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president. “We fully support and believe in prospects for the Middle East and look forward to supporting these companies in their growth in the coming years.”

Details on the new investments include:

Jeeran (Jordan) is a vibrant web community platform representing the next evolution of social networking. Jeeran introduced a breakthrough in the social networking industry with its young and innovative vision that provides Arab users with the latest tools and creative means to communicate and interact. Jeeran will use the funds to deploy city portals in each of the major Arab cities across the Middle East.

ShooFeeTV (Jordan) is a content provider and aggregator of Arab satellite channel listings, which centralizes information for more than 270 channels.  The information includes programming data, celebrity news, pictures and video clips with 800,000 unique entries, movies, trailers and photographs. ShooFeeTV will use the funds to enhance their working capital and expand their business model.

Nymgo (UK and Lebanon) launched in December 2008 and offers end VOIP services. With over two million downloads, Nymgo serves customers in over 200 countries worldwide. Since creation, Nymgo has served over 300 million minutes of international calls generated by a global customer base. With Intel’s help, Nymgo will accelerate infrastructure deployment, operations enhancement and global marketing.

Feroz Sanaulla, Intel Capital’s Director for the Middle East and Africa said: “We trust in local talent and believe that Arabic providers should be fully equipped to supply regional content. By investing in such companies that inspire, create or deliver local content, we are on the right path toward a positive future in the Middle East.”

The funding for investments in the region comes from the US$50 million Intel Capital Middle East and Turkey Fund. This fund invests in companies developing innovative hardware, software, local content, and services throughout the Middle East and Turkey.

          

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$9.5 billion in over 1,050 companies in 47 countries. In that timeframe, 175 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 241 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.

About Intel Digital Transformation Initiative for the Middle East

The Intel Digital Transformation Initiative for the Middle East is a comprehensive, multi-year program aims at expanding Intel's commitment to foster local innovation and competitiveness throughout the region by enhancing education, inspiring entrepreneurship and promoting research.

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University Research Center Will Lead to New User Interfaces and Experiences

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

·   Intel Corporation, Nokia and the University of Oulu have announced the establishment of their first joint research center.

·   One of the first objectives of the new lab is to create new and compelling mobile user experiences that leverage the rapidly increasing capabilities of mobile devices.

·   The lab is the latest member of Intel Labs Europe – Intel’s European Research Network.

 

OULU, Finland, Aug. 24, 2010 – Intel Corporation, Nokia and the University of Oulu officially opened the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center today. It will employ about two dozen R&D professionals and become the latest member of Intel’s European Research Network, Intel Labs Europe.

Initially the lab will conduct research for new and compelling mobile user experiences that could leverage the rapidly increasing capabilities of mobile devices. Creating interfaces that are more similar to interactions in the real world can enable experiences that are more natural and intuitive, in the same way that modern games and movies are more immersive through the use of realistic 3-D graphics.

The new lab is well aligned with the MeeGo open source platform recently launched by Intel and Nokia. MeeGo provides the greatest flexibility for developing new 3-D experiences on mobile devices as much of the lab’s research activity will also be open source.

  “The University of Oulu’s focus on future telecommunications solutions as well as electronics and photonics made it the perfect location for the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center,” says Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer and director of Intel Labs.

Another potential area of research could look into technologies that allow displaying a 3-D hologram of the person you are talking to on the phone, a capability only found in science fiction movies today. Consumers will feel more involved and engaged with their mobile experience than with current methods.

“3-D technology could change the way we use our mobile devices and make our experiences with them much more immersive,” said Rich Green, Senior vice president and chief technical officer, Nokia. “Our new joint laboratory with Intel draws on the Oulu research community’s 3-D interface expertise, and over time will lay down some important foundations for future mobile experiences.”

The lab will be located at the Center for Internet Excellence at the University of Oulu, and will work closely with the Oulu Urban Living Labs, which provide a unique environment for sensor research, testing and piloting technological and social innovations. The Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center follows a successful industry and academia collaboration model similar to the ones of Intel Labs Barcelona and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain, the Intel Visual Computing Institute and the Saarland University in Germany or Intel Labs Berkeley at the University of California at Berkeley in the United States.

 

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’s European research & development network, Intel Labs Europe, consists of 22 labs employing more than 900 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/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.

 

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CONTACTS:

 

Intel CorporationNokiaUniversity of Oulu
Markus WeingartnerCommunicationsMinna Rautakorpi
+49-89-9914-3145+358-71-80 3-4900+358-45-261-6888
markus.weingartner@intel.compress.services@nokia.com minna.rautakorpi@cie.fi   

 

 

Pictures from the official Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center opening event will become available on August 24, at 8:00 AM (CET) here:

http://heikkala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/CIE_Intel_Nokia_PressPics

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 

·   Intel Capital and MCI have each made a 5 million Euro investment in Netretail Holding, B.V., which operates e-commerce sites in five CEE countries

·   This is the second round of financing for MALL.CZ from Intel Capital

·   Intel Capital demonstrates its strong ongoing commitment to the Central Eastern European region through the follow-on investment in MALL.CZ

 

PRAGUE, CZECH   REPUBLIC, Sept. 16, 2010 – Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, today announced additional funding for MALL.CZ, operated by one of its portfolio companies in the Central Eastern European region. Intel Capital and MCI, a leading Polish investor, have each made a 5 million Euro investment into MALL.CZ’s holding company, Netretail Holding, B.V. (“Netretail Holding”). In addition, Ondra Tomek also invested €1M in the company in a separate investment.

            The investment demonstrates Intel Capital’s confidence in the future prospects for the company and its commitment to the Central and Eastern European region. 

MALL.CZ is located in the Czech Republic with Netretail Holding also having operations in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Germany. The Group currently runs localised ecommerce shops in the region with 600 product categories – from consumer electronics to sporting equipment. MALL.CZ has more than 1,000,000 registered customers and a daily visitor rate above 100,000 users.

Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president, said: “This investment is a clear indication of Intel Capital’s commitment to the Central Eastern European region. It demonstrates our unwavering commitment to invest in technology innovation globally, and stimulate economic activity in the region by encouraging local entrepreneurship.”

Ondrej Fryc, CEO of Netretail Holding, commented: "Since 2000 we have pioneered a new approach to Internet retailing, investing heavily in customer services, infrastructure and large logistics warehouses.  Intel Capital has been a very valuable supporter in this endeavour. This approach has differentiated the company from the competition and enabled us to grow significantly in the last few years.  As a result of the second round of financing from Intel Capital and MCI, our group will be able to develop customer satisfaction and grow into other markets in the region. The e-commerce sector is growing rapidly and there are significant opportunities for new approaches and innovations.”

      Marcin Hejka, Managing Director Intel Capital Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Intel Capital first recognised the company’s potential in 2008 when it originally invested in the company. Netretail Holding is one of the leading e-commerce companies in Eastern Europe and achieved strong growth in the last year despite tough economic conditions in the region and negative GDP growth. We have continued to support the company through challenging times and believe that it has excellent growth opportunities to expand into other markets in the region.”

 

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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$9.5 billion in over 1,050 companies in 47 countries. In that timeframe, 175 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 241 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.

 

About MCI

MCI was created in the year 1999. It is the leading Private Equity group in Central Europe managing the funds: MCI.TechVentures (Venture Capital), MCI.EuroVentures (Growth Capital), MCI.BioVentures (Venture Capital & Seed Capital), Helix Ventures Partners (Seed Capital & Start-up), Internet Ventures (Venture Capital) & MCI Gandalf Aktywnej Alokacji (Absolut Return Hedge Fund). The value of assets managed by MCI reaches 554 million PLN (30/06/10, including Internet Ventures). It specializes in investments in innovative companies operating in: TMT, Internet & mobile technologies, BPO, VAS, SaaS, IT services, distribution, e-commerce, digital media & entertainment, financial services, medical services,  life science/biotechnology and clean technologies. The MCI Group has so far executed a total of 39 investment projects and executed 17 full exits and six partial exit transactions. MCI currently has direct investments in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, with an approach to Romania and Hungary. In the period between 01.01.1999 and 30.06.2010 MCI Management SA generated net IRR at the level of 19,84%. MCI Management SA is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since February 2001. MCI is a member of the Polish Private Equity Association and the Polish Association of Stock Exchange Issuers.

 

About Netretail Holding

Netretail Holding is the leading regional online retailer in the CEE region, covering Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Netretail Holding is currently running fully localised e- shops in the region with over 600 different product categories ranging from consumer electronics to sporting equipment. Netretail Holding has more than 1,000,000 registered customers and a daily visitors rate well above 100,000 users. In the last fiscal year (ended 31st March, 2010), the consolidated revenue of the group reached US$100 mil. (ex-VAT). For more information on Netretail Holding please visit http://www.nrholding.com

 

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And we’re as likely to chat about it online, as by the water cooler

 

 

 

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gathering round the TV set with family and friends is still a much loved past time.
  • Rather than nattering about programs the next day, we’re increasingly logging on to chat about them in real-time.
  • By connecting with viewers in this way, we have naturally created a ‘Global Fireside.’
  • Smart TV – the next-generation of TV – will make it easier for us to achieve this.

 

SWINDON, United Kingdom, Sept. 7, 2010 – Research[1] into TV viewing habits, released today by Intel, has revealed the emergence of the ‘Global Fireside’. TV is still a ‘sociable’ experience, but rather than nattering about programmes the next day, we’re increasingly logging on to chat about them in real-time. By connecting with fellow viewers in this way, we have naturally created a ‘Global Fireside.’

     Gathering around the TV set with friends and family remains a much-loved pastime – 74% of us say so. But we have taken the old habit of chatting about TV programming and propelled it into the 21st Century. 42% of 18-24 year olds use instant messenger (IM) to converse about broadcasts, while more than a third (35%) post comments to social networking sites. Generation X is getting in on the act too. 20% of adults use IM and 16% social networking sites. Plus, 22% of us want a quick and easy way to recommend shows to friends.

     Paul Tapp, Consumer Electronics Marketing Manager for Intel EMEA, said: “TV is still a ‘group activity’ that is, families and friends gathering round the TV to watch their favourite programmes, only today we are just as likely to gather virtually through social networking sites, as in person. The World Cup this summer was a prime example of this, with increasing numbers of us turning to Facebook and Twitter to comment and quip on events as they happened.”

     “Even more of us are set to join the ‘Global Fireside’ thanks to the biggest TV revolution since television born - smart TV,” continued Tapp.  “It combines everything people love about TV and the Internet.  People can easily surf between TV channels, websites, their own digital content and social networking applications, and enjoy an interactive and highly social experience.  For example, with smart TV devices people will be able to chat with others, regardless of their location, in real-time. Imagine the possibilities - if you’re a fan of the Boston Red Sox but live in Geneva, you’ll be able to connect with a group of TV friends from as far afield as Nairobi, Bangalore and Manila to watch the game together, and talk about it as it happens.[2]”

 

Channel You

     We may have hundreds of channels to choose from, but well over a third of us (46%) still struggle to find something we actually want to watch. Too much choice, it seems is no choice, with the vast majority of us (86%) sticking to the same small number of channels despite having lots to choose from.

     But the days of complaining there’s nothing to watch are numbered. Smart TV serves up our own personal TV channel, making it easy for us to watch all sorts of programming on our TV set, whether that’s traditional broadcasts, streaming video on the Internet or films stored on our laptops – 39% of us say we will welcome this innovation with open arms. But it’s not just a question of making it easier for us to do the work, what we actually want is our TV to do all the work for us.

     60% want our TV sets to recommend programmes based on our previous viewing habits, along the lines of websites that suggest books or music we may like based on our previous purchases; while two-thirds (67%) of us want our TVs to find our favourite shows that are no longer on air. Smart TV has the potential to do both.

 

Satisfying a craving

     We are unwittingly trying to create our own smart TV by fusing together TV, the Internet and our own personal digital content.  42% of us use our laptops whilst watching TV; while just over a third of us (35%) have linked our laptops to the TV set. Unsurprisingly, given the general confusion about cables, ports and tuning, the tech-savvy amongst us (52%) are more likely to have experimented with this.

     While this tech wizardry may be considered futuristic by many of us, the motivations for linking up the laptop to the TV are timeless. 62% of us do it so we can show off photographs to our friends and family – the Noughties’ equivalent of old-fashioned slide show – loved by many, yet hated by more; while 59% of us simply want to watch films we’ve download from the Internet.

 

What is Intel bringing to Smart TV?

Intel is using its deep experience and compelling computing innovation to drive the industry forward and propel advances in smart TV technologies.   The Intel® Atom™ processor is bringing intelligent and powerful capabilities to the smart TV experience.  Available in a new range of TVs, DVD/Blu-ray* players and set-top boxes, this processor provides the compute performance needed to deliver a truly integrated broadcast and broadband experience.

 

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/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.

 

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[1] Survey information

This independent survey was conducted in August 2010 by RedShift Research on behalf of Intel through an online questionnaire. The respondents were nationally-representative of the adult population. The breakdown of the 7,012 respondents by region is: France (1,007), Germany (994), Italy (1,002), Netherlands (994), Spain (1,000), Sweden (1,002) and UK (1,002).

 

[2] Internet access, Internet-enabled content/services, and 1080p HD video may require additional hardware and/or subscriptions at additional cost. Check with your device manufacturer for details.

Today Intel formally announced the third in a series of joint research centers focused on driving high-performance computing systems to exascale levels. Exascale means performance surpassing a billion billion computations per second — enough to hypothetically scan through every word ever spoken by humanity in about the time it took you to read this sentence.

 

These research centers are all new members of the Intel Labs Europe network:

 

 

Reaching the next level of supercomputing performance is about more than just reaching an arbitrary milestone. It’s about crossing many different thresholds of possibility that reside in the Exa-scale domain, to provide scientists and doctors new tools to draw new insights from of massive amounts of data. It’s about, along the way, developing the technologies that will one day allow the cloud to scale to level where massive distributed computers can simulate reality and synthesize “holodeck” like science-fiction experiences. And, over the long term, high performance tecnhologies become personal technologies — your PC today probably has more computing capability than a supercomputer from 20 years ago. Reaching exascale is about shaping the coming decades of computing.

 

These labs begin research as Intel unveils new plans for the Intel® Many Integrated Core architecture, which build upon Intel’s history of many-core related research including Intel’s “Larrabee” program and Single-chip Cloud Computer. Taken together, this represents a major effort from Intel to work with industry and academic collaborators to break down the barriers to unlocking truly phenomenal computing capabilities for the future.

With the launch of today's ExaScience Lab in Leuven (Belgium) Intel’s European research network called Intel Labs Europe now consists of 21 labs. The three latest labs that became members of Intel Labs Europe are the following:

-          Exascale Computing Research Center, Paris (France) – December 2009

-          ExaCluster Laboratory, Juelich (Germany) – May 2010

-          ExaScience Lab, Leuven (Belgium) – today

 

The new labs are chartered with the goal of finding knowledge that could turn exascale supercomputers into reality. At present the three labs account for about 50 R&D professionals out of more than 900 for the whole of Intel Labs Europe. The combined exascale research team of the new labs in Paris, Juelich and Leuven is expected to more than double over time.

 

You can find the press release accompanying today’s ExaScience Lab opening here:

http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/2010/20100608corp.htm

 

If you would like to read about the first two exascale research centers please check out these links:

ExaCluster Laboratory in Juelich:

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/en_eu/blog/2010/05/31/intel-expands-european-high-performance-computing-research

Exascale Computing Research Center in Paris:

http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/2009/20091118comp.htm

 

 

I will also post more information and background on the combined high-performance computing story in the context of exascale over the coming days. Check back if you’re interested…

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