Intel Announces Winners of Intel Business Challenge Europe 2012 at the European Forum of New Ideas

Intel Announces Winners of Intel Business Challenge Europe 2012 at the European Forum of New Ideas

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tweak.dk hardware forum


Link: Intel

Skrevet af Martin den 1. Oct 2012. Nyheden er læst 244 gang(e).

Del med dine venner

     

0 kommentarer
Skriv kommentar til nyheden Kommentarer til nyheden fra Facebook

 

Dali Opticon 8

Den danske højttaler producent Dali, behøver vidst ingen videre præsentation. Vi har her på Twea

Læs Mere

Ozone EXON F60

Ozone som laver alverdens udstyr til gamere, har sendt os en af deres seneste mus, i form af deres EXON F60. Der er tale o

Læs Mere

LucidSound LS30

Vi har endnu engang LucidSound på testbænken, denne gang med deres lidt større model, LS30. LS30 er et

Læs Mere

Gamer mus X2 HARADA

Vi skal i denne test kigge nærmere på en producent som jeg personligt mener får for lidt opmærksom

Læs Mere

ASUS bundkort - ROG Strix Z270E og Z270F Gaming

Endnu engang tager vi fat i ASUS her på Tweak.dk redaktionen, når vi her i dag sk

Læs Mere

Blue & NiP Gaming Headset PC - Pro Gamer bundle

Blue har længe været kendt for deres mikrofoner, Snowball og Yeti der ikke koster en formue at komme i gang me

Læs Mere

Corsair musemåtte - Gaming MM300 Extended

Er din gamle musemåtte ved at være slidt, eller mangler du bare en ny en af slagsen? Så kunne dagens tes

Læs Mere

EVGA GTX1060 SC Gaming

Er jagten gået ind på at finde et nyt grafikkort, og er kravet et grafikkort, som skal passe ind, hvor de fysi

Læs Mere

 

Nyeste Videoer og Trailers

Seneste nyheder

Apple klar med forbedring af deres Magic Mouse

Apples Magic Mouse har været genstand for kritik. Nu er der i samarbejde med virksomheden Elevation Lab blevet
Læs Mere

Netflix lancerer 'Sunlamp' til dit hjem

Netflix kommer til udsætning til alle os der har lange vintre, og godt kunne bruge noget mere lys. Med deres e
Læs Mere

Nyt online netværk vil livestream 'high-profile' retssager

Mediate grundlæggeren Dan Abrams planlægger at lancere et online netværk, hvis formål er at sende live fra ret
Læs Mere

Core count vs frequency, hvad er vigtigst i gaming?

Mens vi venter på Ryzens officielle udgivelse d. 2 marts, foregår der en meget interessant diskussion på forsk
Læs Mere

Dette super-batteri følger med LG X Power2

LG har forsøgt at implementere det optimale smartphone-batteri. Det bliver gjort tilgængelig til LG X Power2.
Læs Mere

Intet Bluetooth-headset til Nintendo Switch

Nintendo-fansene må desværre skyde en lang pil efter håbet om at påføre sig et Bluetooth-headset, når der skal
Læs Mere

Leaked: Huawei P10

Der er god grund til at glæde sig til den kommende Mobile World Congress. Her er der en smartphone, som Huawei
Læs Mere

Futurama får sit eget mobilspil

Futurama har haft massiv succes som tegnefilms-serie. Nu prøver man at gå ny veje ved at se, om det er muligt
Læs Mere
Indsend nyhed
Har du fundet en fed nyhed så indsend den så alle andre på Tweak.dk kan få glæde af den.