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Four UK-based teams of young entrepreneurs in Intel Business Challenge Final

intel business challengeFour  UK-based teams of young entrepreneurs have made it through to the final of a prestigious international scientific competition.

Intel Business Challenge Europe 2013 is a competition for innovative products, smart technologies and interactive web and mobile applications in areas such as healthcare & Medical devices, energy, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

The finals will take place between June 17th and 19th June in Dublin, Ireland.

Hundreds of superb teams entered the competition and the final represents the culmination of an eight-month process with the largest numbers of projects coming from Italy, Romania, the UK and Israel.

The UK finalists are:

  • London-based Desktop Genetics which is developing easy-to-use tools to take the pain out of Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology techniques.
  • SOMA Analytics, also based in London, is developing a smartphone application to measure, manage and predict your wellbeing.
  • Cambridge start-up Project Policy is an online, intuitive tool, bringing in data from many different sources to help the world make sense of policy.
  • LifeInU is devloping a home monitoring system for high risk pregnancies, focusing on cases of high blood pressure and diabetes, namely Preeclampsia and Gestational Diabetes.

The finalists were selected by a panel of international experts for their innovative and creative aspects, as well as business potential. All of the competitors are undergraduate or PhD students or young graduates, aged between 18 and 34.

The five best projects of the Intel® Business Challenge Europe 2013 will take part to the Intel® Global Challenge Finals, which will be held in October 2013 at the University of California, Berkeley.

The finalists of the Intel® Global Challenge will compete for $100,000 in prize money and will have the opportunity to “sell” their ideas to Silicon Valley investors.

The 2013 IBC Europe Finals are a side event part of the EuroNanoForum, a forum bringing together the best European experts and policy makers on nanotechnologies. Moreover, for the very first time, this year’s edition is an approved event of the Irish Presidency of the European Union.

Intel is the project organizer, with Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise and INVESTIN High Tech Foundation as the strategic partners.

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