#ACEAward winners announced!

We have a winner! Or three!

The prizes for most impressive international growth, most investable, and best living lab experience are to be awarded during the 2015 Annual EBN Congress, on the 30th October in Brussels. Don't miss out on your chance to come and meet these talented entrepreneurs at our very own ACE booth!

And the winning companies are: 

ACE Health – Most impressive international growth

Agewell Biometrics – Best Living Lab 

AllSquare Golf – Most investor Ready

                           

You will also have the chance to meet the three #ACEAward winners at their stand during the #EBNCongress and hear first-hand from these ACE high flyers about their experience in the programme.

Interested? Come and meet our most impressive start-ups and learn about their internationalisation successes in Brussels, while discussing the future of innovation and entrepreneurship with many thought-leaders and policy makers. Register until 21st October at www.ebncongress.eu

More info about the #EBNCongress and how to register available hereDon't forget to announce your presence using #ACEAward and #EBNCongress and come cheer for our entrepreneurs in just three weeks!

 

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15 #ACECreative bootcamps to take your business off the ground!

Did you miss the first #ACECreative call for companies? You have not made it to the 50 TOP selected companies (yet)? Then, we highly encourage you to stick around!

You will be able to apply to the next call being launched early next year. Also, #ACECreative will be running a series of Bootcamps around Europe where you will have the chance to participate and learn about investment, new markets & trends, while networking with the best industry experts!

Check the online calendar of Bootcamps to find the next ones and instructions on how to participate. The list is long so we’re sure you’ll make it to your nearest one. In the meantime, feel free to use and abuse our Online Resource Centre! It features useful tips and tricks, as well as expert advice or webinars, all created by the business experts we have in our project!

If you have any questions on #ACECreative - the little brother of the ACE project - and what the programme can do for your business, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow us on Twitter @EU_ACE / #ACECreative!

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ACE Final Event at #EBNCongress 2015

#ACEAward: selected finalists will be awarded a cash prize and special support measures at #EBNCongress 2015

With over 100 companies supported to date the ACE project is striving to provide long standing and sustainable support to its companies. The ACE Award, recognising excellence in early-stage internationalisation of our ICT SMEs is currently open for nominations. 

The prize for most impressive international growth is to be awarded at the 2015 Annual EBN Congress, to take place on 28-30 October in Brussels, so don't miss out on your chance to come and meet these talented entrepreneurs!

Interested? Come meet our most impressive start-ups and learn about their internationalisation successes in Brussels, while discussing the future of innovation and entrepreneurship with many thought-leaders and policy makers.

More info about the #EBNCongress and how to register available here. Don't forget to announce your presence using #ACEAward and #EBNCongress and come cheer for our entrepreneurs next month!

 

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Handle the Crisis with ACE Company GINA System

The ACE supported company GINA Software from Brno, Czech Republic, develops mapping systems for mobile devices. It allows navigation through difficult terrain, coordination of teams and efficient exchange of geographical information.

 

A bit of history

2010, Haiti, the country suffers a devastating earthquake. Images of the chaos are broadcasted worldwide showing people in the rubble and nobody to help them.

At that time, Zbynek Poulícek was searching for a topic for his thesis. The earthquake happened during the development of his product for the Imagine Cup. After seeing footage from Haiti he decided with his friends Boris Procházka and Petra Bacíková Cerná. that they would use the programme mapping software they had developed for use in tourism GINA (Geographical Information Assistant) to assist emergency and security agencies.

They entered their project into the Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition, whose objective is . to motivate students, with the help of modern technology, to come up with practical solutions to global problems.  

The GINA technology won the national round, draw the attention of the BBC and was glowingly mentioned by Bill Gates. The humanitarian organisation Hands for Help then used it in practice for dealing with the consequences of the earthquake in Haiti.  It was deployed again in the wake of the tsunami that struck Japan, and the company is looking at more ways access to real-time geographic data can help people and organizations.


Today
The flagship product of the company, GINA System, is available worldwide. In addition to the EU, the company has sales representatives in Haiti and Japan. Its main business partners are Motorola Solutions, Ercom (France) and Microsoft.

Today the system is used not only by the emergency services, but also by naturalists mapping the incidence of rare species. In the South Moravia region it has become part of the integrated rescue system and helps fire fighters and the rescue services coordinate their joint actions.

Although it has been on the market for only a few years, GINA has won a tender from the United Nations (UN). From 2015 members of the UNDP (the United Nations Development Programme) agency began to use the system in Haiti. Using portable hardware such as a tablet and GINA software interlinks responding units and locates people and vehicles in the field.

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