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Software AG launches first Innovation World 2014 Idea Contest for Universities worldwide

  • Software AG's University Relations department is inviting faculty members and students worldwide to develop an idea for this year’s Innovation World
  • The project should use the Software AG Suite with unrivaled data, integration and process platforms and illustrate them with a model in a tangible way
  • The winning team will receive up to $10,000 to fund the showcase project and will have the opportunity to present its project at Innovation World 2014 to top media representatives and industry leaders

Darmstadt, Germany, 1/22/2014

Software AG's University Relations department has announced its first Innovation World 2014 Idea Contest for universities worldwide. The company has invited faculty members and students from universities everywhere to develop a concept describing the idea and a tangible model for a showcase to be presented at Innovation World 2014 from October 13th to 15th in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The project should highlight Software AG's technology and demonstrate the software’s potential with regard to the four mega trends big data, mobile, social and cloud services in a tangible way. The winning team will receive up to $10,000 to help fund development of the showcase.

The Software AG product suite helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process management technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better services. Faculty members and students from around the world are being called on to develop a compelling technology and business model in order to demonstrate the solid benefits that companies can gain from Software AG's portfolio. The winning model will be demonstrated at Innovation World 2014 and presented to the Innovation World audience by the students.

To get an impression of what a showcase could look like, check out the winning showcases from our previous CeBIT Idea Contests.


This year's contest is now open, and interested parties can enter by email at university@softwareag.com by February 28th, 2014. The concept must be submitted by April 17th, 2014. The winning team will be notified by May 1st, 2014 and will receive up to $10,000 to fund the showcase project. They will present it at Innovation World 2014 on October 13-15, 2014.

For all other information, conditions and application forms, please go to the Innovation World 2014 Idea Contest website.

About Software AG
Software AG (FRA: SOW) helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a "leader" in fifteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas and Natural, Alfabet and Apama, ARIS, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has around 5,300 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €1.05 billion in 2012 (IFRS).

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Contact:
Software AG
Bärbel Strothmann-Schmitt
Senior Manager, Public Relations
Uhlandstrasse 12
64297 Darmstadt
Germany
Tel: +49 6151 92-1502
Mobile: +49-176-1592-1649
Baerbel.Strothmann-Schmitt@softwareag.com
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Barbara Koegler
Senior Vice President Corporate Communications
Uhlandstrasse 12
64297 Darmstadt
Germany
Tel: +49 6151 92-1574
press@softwareag.com
http://www.softwareag.com