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7 of Minalogic's start-up companies at the renowned Consumer Electronics Show will demonstrate the Rhone-Alpes region's strengths and the power of the collaborative innovation generated in Europe's Smart Valley.
GRENOBLE, France, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Minalogic, the French global competitive cluster focusing on micro- & nanoelectronics and software, supports 7 of its start-up companies in attending the CES 2014 Edition: Alpwise, BeSpoon, Cyberio, ISKN, Kalray, Movea and Kolor.
BeSpoon, ISKN, Kalray and Kolor will exhibit on the French Pavilion of the Eureka Park area, Movea will have a booth in the South Hall, and Alpwise will demonstrate its innovation together with EM MicroElectronics in the South Hall.
Philippe Wieczorek, Head of the Minalogic's Software Group, will also come to Las Vegas to support these high-potential companies, highlight their innovations and strengthen their relationships with key worldwide leaders. He will promote the cluster's wealth of research-led innovation in intelligent miniaturized products and solutions for industry.
Minalogic, headquartered in Grenoble, a city that has been ranked by Forbes as the 5th most inventive in the world,the only French city listed in the Top 15, is one of the leading clusters in Europe in the field of micro- & nanoelectronics and software, federating 193 public and private organizations to foster collaborative innovation. The aim of Minalogic is to create a global business ecosystem in the field of smart, miniaturized solutions based on leadership in research and innovation and on the leading role of major groups supporting the growth of SMEs. To reach this objective and to increase open innovation, the cluster leverages synergies between micro- & nanoelectronics and software companies, labs and additional supportive entities in the Rhone-Alpes region.
In Las Vegas, as a key representative of the European Smart Valley, Minalogic will promote the electronics & software ecosystem.
- Grenoble is a major center for micro- & nanoelectronics with approximately 25,000 professionals from worldwide leaders as STMicroelectronics, Thales Electron Devices, Trixell, Tronics, Soitec, Sofradir, Mentor Graphics, Wind River/Intel, Advantest, etc., 5,000 researchers working for in public research, and 6,800 students in Electronics alone1. Grenoble's ecosystem includes all parts of electronics: microelectronics and microsystems, electronic design automation, equipment manufacturers, cleanroom manufacturers and service providers, with a diversified range of applications.
- Grenoble also counts approximately 15,000 professionals in software working for international SMEs and global leaders like Capgemini, Atos, Business & Decision Eolas, Bull, HP, Xerox, Orange Labs, Oracle (from Sun Microsystems), Salesforce, etc. With 2,000 researchers working for public labs and 5,000 students in ICT, Grenoble covers all the fields of ICT: cloud computing / SaaS, hosting, big data, eCommerce, simulation, security, internet of things, EDA, artificial intelligence... 1
"The CES 2014 experience will allow Minalogic's members to broaden the impact of their innovation and better capture their share in key markets. Being part of the vibrant global electronics and software industries at CES will bring the startups essential feedback and additional opportunities to leverage technological advances and their collaborative partnerships. New contacts, combined with established experience in open innovation, will lead to accelerated growth", commented Philippe Wieczorek.
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Created in 2005, the Minalogic global competitive cluster in Grenoble is a public/private partnership with more than 200 members dedicated to supporting integration of hardware and software. Minalogic's collaborative projects are focused on developing products and services that capitalize on the potential of better combinations of micro- and nanotechnology and software. The cluster encourages and supports industry research-training collaborations with companies in Europe, Asia and the U.S., while responding to the global high-tech community's need to identify new value-added services that can be integrated into existing products in health care, the environment, mobility, the media, the textile industry and other areas.
1 Source of data: AEPI, the Grenoble-Isere Economic Development Agency
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