This blog is by Volker Held at Nokia Siemens Networks.
The winner of the Innovation Award: Racana. Amit Sternberg CEO of Racana with the award together with Hossein and representative members from the jury. In the picture, from left to right: Meir Cohen, Ajit Kahaduwe, Hossein Moiin, Amit Sternberg – CEO Racana, Yair Shoham – Intel Capital, Amos Talmor, Baruch Bar – Cellcom, Guy Attar
What happens when you give Israeli innovators a chance to shine with ideas that create business opportunities and speed up innovation? The winners of the recent Israel Innovation Competition provide the answer with a long list of innovations that shows the value of an open environment to encourage and stimulate new ideas and translate them into concrete software solutions.
So who were the winners? Drum roll here. The winner of the Global Innovation Award is Racana, which developed a platform for personalizing content and making content recommendations. Their solution identifies area of interest and on this basis would enable operators to offer personalized digital content. The Promising Start-up Award went to C-B4, which created predictive software that automatically models ‘objects’ such as services, probes or network components to find hidden patterns in large data sets – and predicts network problems before they happen.
Other top performers in the competition were Nice Optimize with its powerful geographical location engine that provides a detailed 3-D view of radio conditions. The innovation from SentryCom enables confidential and certified file transfers and online transactions. Uppspace created a monitoring and crash prevention system for cloud computing, while Velocee developed an innovative concept to reduce data traffic in mobile networks.
The competition entries were assessed by experts from Nokia Siemens Networks, together with representatives of external parties such as Intel Capital, Cellcom Israel Ltd, Israel Export, and International Cooperation Institute. Mr. Amos Talmor, an experienced high tech investor, chaired the assessment.
The winners of the competition now have an opportunity to evaluate and test their solutions with Nokia Siemens Networks and continue their dialog about the potential of Liquid Applications.
All of these innovations are built on the capabilities of Nokia Siemens Networks Liquid Applications, which turns the base station into local hub for service creation and delivery. By using information that has always been in the network, Liquid Applications has the potential to fundamentally change the definition of personalized service.
For more information about innovation at Nokia Siemens Networks, visit the Israel Innovation Competition and Innovative thinking websites. Also see our recent press releases about Liquid Applications and Nokia Siemens Networks puts its technology vision intro practice
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