• Intel, Imperial College London and University College London today announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the creation of an Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities research, based in London.
  • The signing took place at 10 Downing Street prior to a high-profile roundtable, the conclusions of which focused on advancing UK competitiveness.

LONDON, January 16, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Imperial College London (ICL) and University College London (UCL) for the creation of an Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities research in London.

Speaking of the MoU, Intel CTO Justin Rattner said “The collective goal is to establish a new, open, collaborative research institute focused on understanding and enhancing the sustainability of cities and their inhabitants’ quality of life. Intel and the two universities are already hard at work defining a robust research agenda including plans to engage the communities in and around London in defining the future of sustainable city life.”

The collaborating institutions, who together offer uniquely broad and deep expertise spanning technology, user experience, business model innovation, the built environment, and commerce, will conduct world-leading research that draws on these areas. It is expected that details of individual projects will be confirmed in the first half of 2012.

Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts, who witnessed the signing of the MoU and opened the roundtable, commented “This agreement is a clear signal that the UK is a great place for high-tech research and that our significant investment in e-infrastructure will drive growth and innovation. It brings together leaders from the academic and business worlds and, using London as a test bed, will provide exciting new commercial opportunities to find technological solutions to everyday problems.”

The idea of bringing so many distinguished attendees together for the high-level roundtable was to generate ideas, options and relationships to help advance UK progress through developing new ways of innovating and collaborating.

Speaking at the roundtable at 10 Downing Street, Professor Martin Curley, Director of Intel Labs Europe commented, “Intel’s growing network of UK Labs and development centres has proved the UK’s R&D capabilities in a variety of technologies. This latest development with Imperial and UCL in London will create the opportunity to develop an environment which drives resource optimisation, creates new services and will help enhance the quality of life of those who live in large cities.”

Professor Stephen Caddick said "I am delighted that UCL has been able to work with Imperial College and Intel to create this ground-breaking new Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities. The partnership combines the research strengths of two world leading universities with the outstanding research and innovation strengths of a world class corporation. It is an exciting model for partnership working and demonstrates our commitment to collaboration in research and enterprise."

          Edward Astle, Pro Rector Enterprise at Imperial College London, said Imperial was very pleased to be working with UCL and Intel, adding: “The developments in technology over the last few decades have transformed everyone’s lives, but we’ve only begun to explore how technology can transform our cities. This new collaboration gives us the opportunity to explore how we can use the technologies in cities more effectively and develop new ones to improve the ways in which people live, work and play."

The new Institute for Sustainable Connected Cities research will participate in the Intel Labs Europe network of Research & Development, Product, and Innovation Labs which span the European region.



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Intel to Provide Update on Ultrabook Systems,

Keynote by Intel CEO Paul Otellini

When:             Jan. 10-13, 2012 (pre-show Intel Corporation highlights include a Jan. 9 media conference at the 2012 CES Press Day)

Where:           2012 International Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas Convention Center; Intel booth at Central Hall #7253


What:             Intel Media and Analysts Briefing

  • At the 2012 CES Press Day, Intel Vice President & General Manager PC Client Group, Mooly Eden will provide an update on Ultrabook™ systems and what to expect from the new category in 2012.

Intel Keynote

  • Intel President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini will deliver his keynote address on Day 1 of CES.
    • 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom
    • "Intel is at the forefront of the mobile revolution, powering computing, communications and entertainment platforms that are bringing amazing new experiences to consumers around the world. We are thrilled to welcome Paul Otellini back to the CES keynote stage to share his strategic vision for Intel and the future of consumer technology." -- Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association

Intel Booth Preview for Media, Analysts

  • On opening morning of CES, Intel will provide credentialed media, bloggers and analysts an exclusive sneak peek at the Intel booth and product demonstrations before the show floor officially opens.
    • 7-8:15 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Intel booth, Central Hall #7253
    • Event is during pre-show hours; enter through exterior C2 lobby

What  Else:   Throughout the show, Intel will showcase the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor-powered Ultrabook™ devices as well as several Intel® Atom™ processor-based Intelligent Systems. Numerous other Intel-powered devices from leading manufacturers will also be displayed. “Spotlight” performances happening inside the Intel booth will highlight the amazing things talented artists and innovators are doing with technology today.

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