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Innovation World

For universities worldwide

The Innovation World Idea Contest invites students and faculty members from universities worldwide to create ideas for a showcase to be presented at Innovation World, Software AG´s largest annual conference.

The winning showcase project proposal receives up to $10,000 to fund the creation of their showcase. The students then present their model to Software AG´s customers at Innovation World. This is a great opportunity to attract important individuals from the technological industry, guests, and media representatives with creativity and ingenuity.


Keynote Speaker Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich

Innovation World 2014 Idea Contest Winners

Two students from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Utkarsh Garg and Shyamak Aggarwal, won the first annual Innovation World Idea Contest. The students displayed their disaster relief system, titled “EndoVelicus” at Software AG’s Innovation World 2014 in New Orleans. EndoVelicus uses Software AG’s Apama, Terracotta, and webMethods products.

The winners were able to present their idea at both the University Relations booth and at the webMethods World track session, which boasted around 500 attendees.

The runner-up was a team from RWTH Aachen, followed by a tie for third place between Widener University and the University of California, Berkeley.

To learn more about the contest or the 2014 winners, see the resource section at the bottom of the page.


Utkarsh Garg and Shyamak Aggarwal, the winners of the IW 2014 Idea Contest presenting their disaster relief system, EndoVelicus, at the University Relations booth

The idea contest winners, presenting their idea at the webMethods World track session




University Relations Breakfast @ Innovation World 2014

Winners of the Innovation World 2014 Idea Contest were invited to the University Relations Breakfast held by Jürgen Powik, Senior Director of University Relations. Here, the winners were presented with their awards and had the chance to meet Software AG’s CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich. Also present was Joe Gentry, SVP of Field Operations and University Relations Ambassador for North America.


(L-R) Joe Gentry, Shyamak Aggarwal, Utkarsh Garg, Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich, Jürgen Powik

(L-R) Joe Gentry, Yvonne Antonucci, Stanislav Starovoytov, Gabrielle Gibson, Michele Hanley, Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich, Jürgen Powik



Innovation World Free Tickets

Usually, we provide free tickets to Innovation World. A former winner of our Innovation World tickets was Professor Vinicius Cardoso from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.




Innovation World 2014 Idea Contest Winners & their ideas


Press Release

Idea Contest Winner 2014



EndoVelicus, A Disaster Relief System