Software AG's University Relations department has announced its global CeBIT 2014 idea contest for university students and faculty members. The company has invited faculty and students from universities everywhere to submit creative proposals for a showcase project to be presented at CeBIT 2014. The project should highlight Software AG's technology and show the potential of the software with regard to the four mega trends big data, mobile, social and cloud services in a hands-on way. If selected, up to ten thousand euros are available to implement the winning project.
The Software AG product suite helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better services. Students and professors from around the world are being called on to develop a compelling technology and business model in order to concretely demonstrate the benefits that companies can gain from Software AG's portfolio. The selected winning model will be demonstrated at Software AG’s booth at CeBIT 2014 and presented to the CeBIT audience by the students.
The showcase at the last CeBIT – Smart FactoryKL’s Augmented Manufacturing – was very popular with visitors. Augmented Manufacturing from the SmartFactoryKL features a context-sensitive work area that guides an individual, with the help of augmented reality, through complicated production processes. The system, in combination with the ARIS MashZone, runs as an app on tablets and provides innovative and state-of-the-art support for workers in the assembly industry.
“With its focus on creating digital societies and further advancing business productivity, the Middle East knows very well the long-term implications of of Mobile, cloud, data and social sweeping the IT practice. The Global Universities Idea Contest is an exciting platform forgetting the educational community up close and personal with cutting-edge Software AG solutions and craft surprising and effective ways to harness their full potential,” said Nicky Sheridan, Senior VP – Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Software AG.
This year's contest is now open, and interested parties can enter in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20th, 2013. The concept must be submitted by October 18th, 2013. Winners will be notified on November 4th, 2013 and may receive funding up to €10,000 to implement the showcase project so it can be presented at CeBIT 2014, to be held March 10-14, 2014.