AG's University Relations department has recently announced its first Innovation World 2014 Idea Contest for universities worldwide. The company has invited faculty members and students from universities everywhere to develop a concept describing the idea and a tangible model for a showcase to be presented at Innovation World 2014 from October 13th to 15th in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The project should highlight Software AG's technology and demonstrate the software’s potential with regard to the four mega trends big data, mobile, social and cloud services in a tangible way. The winning team will receive up to $10,000 to help fund development of the showcase.
Bashar Yaish, Vice President for the Gulf Region, Software AG, said: “We invite students and faculty from international universities to participate in the Innovation World 2014 Ideas Contest. It will be an excellent opportunity for them to showcase their creativity using the Software AG product suite to the media and industry leaders in the USA. Software AG has always taken a keen interest in encouraging and promoting new talents as well as fresh technology and this contest is the latest initiative in this direction.”
The Software AG product suite helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process management technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better services. Faculty members and students from around the world are being called on to develop a compelling technology and business model in order to demonstrate the solid benefits that companies can gain from Software AG's portfolio. The winning model will be demonstrated at Innovation World 2014 and presented to the Innovation World audience by the students.
To get an impression of what a showcase could look like, check out the winning showcases  from our previous CeBIT Idea Contests.
This year's contest is now open, and interested parties can enter by email at firstname.lastname@example.org  by February 28th, 2014. The concept must be submitted by April 17th, 2014. The winning team will be notified by May 1st, 2014 and will receive up to $10,000 to fund the showcase project. They will present it at Innovation World 2014 on October 13-15, 2014.
For all other information, conditions and application forms, please go to the Innovation World 2014 Idea Contest website .