The challenge focuses on innovative projects and ideas in Healthcare & Medical devices, Energy and Cleantech, People & Society, ICT, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology. On 8 – 10 September the 24 finalists who will compete against each other in a pitching event in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The CEE startups participating are…
Photo credit: http://on.fb.me/1ArXa8l EDMdesigner, a Hungary-based company, is pitching its drag and drop e-mail editing tool, which focuses on smartphone viewing optimisation among other features.
Romanian Exhale combine the computing power of a smartphone with a sleek breathalyser to give users not just their current blood alcohol level, but also an indication of when they would be able to drive again or a suggestion to call a cab with one click.
Sofia-based Orelsoft aims to prevent fishing and Trojan Horses on electronic devices by developing a unique password security software.
Pill Buzz, the second Romanian startup in the group, came up with the idea for a bracelet that reminds scatterbrained clients to take your pills in time.
Another Hungarian company, SmartVineyard, provides a solution for wine growers to protect grapes from diseases and control their development.
Exploring a niche in Poland, VR One offer consultancy and installation of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality equipment, including programming, 3D graphics and distribution of the equipment itself.
Before the final event, IBC offers trainings for pitching, provides mentoring session with experts and opportunities to meet the right people for the next steps ahead. The participating teams have the chance to win a place at the Silicon Valley programme that will take the challenge on a global level. So, the five best teams of the European finals, one for each field, will face the winners from the other world regions later this year.
IBC Europe belongs to Intel Global Challenge that aims to help ideas develop into functioning startups. In the last eight editions of the challenge, 166 teams took part in the global final event and more than 56 million dollars have been invested in participating startups.