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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Invea-Tech among the finalists of European Business Awards

Voted as the Czech national champion, Invea-Tech will compete with other European businesses to win the prize in the category of businesses with turnover up to €25m. Company profile video is published for public voting here. The public voting closes on February 24.

The European Business Awards (EBA) will go to the most successful European companies with strong growth, innovation strategies and market leadership in 2015. “We have proved that the state of art European research and development can be turned into a successful tech company. We believe that our story will challenge other researchers to set up their own technology startups,” said Jiri Tobola, co-founder and VP of sales & Alliances at Invea-Tech. In 2014, companies from more than 30 European countries participated in EBA.

INVEA-TECH is recognized among Deloitte CE Technology Fast 50 and Gartner identifies the company as the top vendor for behavioral analysis and automatic anomaly detection solutions. The company is housed within the premises of EBN member JIC in Brno, uses the services of the incubator in its international growth and has received internationalisation support from ACE. 

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ACE Company Spotlight: INVEA-Tech

INVEA-TECH, an ACE Company incubated by partner JIC – South Moravian Innovation Centre  is an international vendor (manufacturer & producer) of network and security solutions specialized in flow monitoring (NetFlow/IPFIX), Network Behavior Analysis (NBA), FPGA acceleration, IP Data Retention and IP Lawful Interception. INVEA-TECH already operates worldwide through its channels and it’s still growing.

INVEA-TECH Team, photo credits: invea-tech

Now, if you didn’t understand any of those words, here is simple explanation: INVEA-TECH develops and markets comprehensive network solutions. Still not enough? Watch one of their webinars and learn more about their activities.

If the tech talk isn’t for you, what you really need to know is that INVEA-TECH is a fine example of a hi-tech spin-off with a robust background from academia. With no extra seed funding the company keeps on growing steadily for several years. They are the leader in the flow monitoring & NBA market which is considered by Gartner as the next generation network security trend. INVEA represents the new generation of cybersecurity companies that follow the success of the likes of AVG, AVAST and ESET which scored in the field of antivirus solutions. Solutions offered by INVEA go several steps further monitoring network behaviour and not only the actual infection and intrusion.

In 2007 workers at Masaryk University got together with workers from the Brno University of Technology and CESNET to form INVEA-TECH as a spin-off. Today they are responsible for monitoring more than a third of the internet in the Czech Republic and offer network solutions all over the world to customers like T-Mobile, Siemens or Raiffeisen Bank. Their FlowMon system was commended at the CeBIT fair in Hannover twice. In 2013 INVEA-TECH was recognized among Deloitte CE Technology Fast 50 as one of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in Central Europe.

INVEA-TECH with its headquarters located in Brno, Czech Republic, is deeply connected to the South Moravian Innovation Centre – participating in professional workshops such as ‘120 Seconds’ networking, helping them to find business partners. "We appreciate the opportunities for networking activities and professional consultation at the JIC,” says Jiří Tobola, Business Director of INVEA-TECH. INVEA is a company completely set up by developers and tech guys.

Their ACE Experience

INVEA-TECH was introduced to the ACE Programme by recommendation of the South Moravian Innovation Centre. Since then, they have participated in the ACE Summit and recently signed agreement with ACE Partner bwcon, on support provided for participation in a major IT security expo.

Thanks to ACE project, INVEA-TECH will have an opportunity to prepare well in advance for one of the most important IT security exhibition in the world it-sa that will be held 7 – 9 October 2014 in Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany. They will be provided with support in marketing, PR activities and arrangement of meetings with potential business partners from DACH region.

In the words of  Rostislav Vocilka, CEO: "under ACE we would like to build an effective marketing strategy that would show our potential customers in Germany how they can effectively protect their company´s networks with us. After the NSA espionage leaks the benefit of having a network behaviour analysis and monitoring tool from a company based in Europe is a strategic advantage and we would like ACE to help us to market this unique value proposition especially in Germany".

 

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ACE Company Spotlight: INVEA-Tech

INVEA-TECH, an ACE Company incubated by partner JIC – South Moravian Innovation Centre  is an international vendor (manufacturer & producer) of network and security solutions specialized in flow monitoring (NetFlow/IPFIX), Network Behavior Analysis (NBA), FPGA acceleration, IP Data Retention and IP Lawful Interception. INVEA-TECH already operates worldwide through its channels and it’s still growing.

INVEA-TECH Team, photo credits: invea-tech

Now, if you didn’t understand any of those words, here is simple explanation: INVEA-TECH develops and markets comprehensive network solutions. Still not enough? Watch one of their webinars and learn more about their activities.

If the tech talk isn’t for you, what you really need to know is that INVEA-TECH is a fine example of a hi-tech spin-off with a robust background from academia. With no extra seed funding the company keeps on growing steadily for several years. They are the leader in the flow monitoring & NBA market which is considered by Gartner as the next generation network security trend. INVEA represents the new generation of cybersecurity companies that follow the success of the likes of AVG, AVAST and ESET which scored in the field of antivirus solutions. Solutions offered by INVEA go several steps further monitoring network behaviour and not only the actual infection and intrusion.

In 2007 workers at Masaryk University got together with workers from the Brno University of Technology and CESNET to form INVEA-TECH as a spin-off. Today they are responsible for monitoring more than a third of the internet in the Czech Republic and offer network solutions all over the world to customers like T-Mobile, Siemens or Raiffeisen Bank. Their FlowMon system was commended at the CeBIT fair in Hannover twice. In 2013 INVEA-TECH was recognized among Deloitte CE Technology Fast 50 as one of the 50 fastest growing tech companies in Central Europe.

INVEA-TECH with its headquarters located in Brno, Czech Republic, is deeply connected to the South Moravian Innovation Centre – participating in professional workshops such as ‘120 Seconds’ networking, helping them to find business partners. "We appreciate the opportunities for networking activities and professional consultation at the JIC,” says Jiří Tobola, Business Director of INVEA-TECH. INVEA is a company completely set up by developers and tech guys.

Their ACE Experience

INVEA-TECH was introduced to the ACE Programme by recommendation of the South Moravian Innovation Centre. Since then, they have participated in the ACE Summit and recently signed agreement with ACE Partner bwcon, on support provided for participation in a major IT security expo.

Thanks to ACE project, INVEA-TECH will have an opportunity to prepare well in advance for one of the most important IT security exhibition in the world it-sa that will be held 7 – 9 October 2014 in Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany. They will be provided with support in marketing, PR activities and arrangement of meetings with potential business partners from DACH region.

In the words of  Rostislav Vocilka, CEO: "under ACE we would like to build an effective marketing strategy that would show our potential customers in Germany how they can effectively protect their company´s networks with us. After the NSA espionage leaks the benefit of having a network behaviour analysis and monitoring tool from a company based in Europe is a strategic advantage and we would like ACE to help us to market this unique value proposition especially in Germany".

 

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