Sponsors of the MIT Mobile Experience Lab, Past & Present
Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunications corporation, headquartered in Paris, France. It provides telecommunications solutions to service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, enabling these customers to deliver voice, data and video services. The company focuses on fixed, mobile, and converged broadband networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services. It leverages the technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation and R&D houses in the communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent has operations in more than 130 countries.
As market transitions evolve so do our product offerings – all to best meet customer needs. Over time, Cisco has evolved from Enterprise and Service Provider solutions to addressing customer needs in many other segments including Small, Consumer and Commercial. The network has truly become the platform for providing one seamless, transparent customer experience. As a result, Cisco and Cisco technology is changing the way we work, live, play and learn. We strive to be \Best in the World\ and \Best for the World\ – offering solutions that meet customer needs, exceed their expectations and contribute to the world in a positive way. Connecting and collaborating with others is a key element of Cisco’s culture. Making the world a smaller place through technology and using it to enhance life experiences. That’s the \Human Network\ – a place where everyone is connected.
Emergence BioEnergy Inc. (EBI) is a Lexington, MA based company exploring alternative energy solutions for low-income and developing countries around the world. EBI was founded and is headed by Iqbal Quadir, the visionary and catalyst behind GrameenPhone, the largest provider of cellular services in Bangladesh.
Motorola is a global communications leader powered by a passion to invent and an unceasing commitment to advancing the way the world connects. For more than 80 years, our communication solutions have allowed people, businesses and governments to be more connected and more mobile.
The sons of Mariano Guzzini, Raimondo, Giovanni, Virgilio, Giuseppe and Giannunzio found Harvey Creazioni on the 30th June, for the production of artistic objects in enamelled copper. The name is a reference to Harvey, the invisible giant rabbit, the imaginary friend of James Stewart in the film of the same name released in 1950. At the beginning the young Guzzinis work only in the evenings after their shifts at Fratelli Guzzini. Harvey is the nucleus of the future iGuzzini Illuminazione. Indeed, soon after the foundation of the company, the production of copper objects is supplemented by the manufacture of lighting equipment in plastic.
TIS is the center and driver for innovation, cooperation and technology transfer for all South Tyrolian players of the innovation system, especially for companies. A services centre for innovative business people – that’s the TIS innovation park. Staff at TIS provide advice and guidance for young entrepreneurs who are starting out in their own businesses; they help firms set up networks with other and they bridge the gap between science and the world of business. The TIS innovation park creates relationships. It connects business people: with business people, researchers and experts – and is the professional when it comes to solving problems: intelligently, efficiently and lastingly.
The AG2 Publicis Modem is a communication agency Publicis Group WebNative. We are part of the global operations of Publicis Modem in the world, which today has more than 1,400 employees in Europe, North America and Asia. In Brazil, we have over a decade of operation, with about 200 employees in Sao Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul with big brands such as Bradesco, Embraer, General Motors, Bunge Group and SEB. Our business is to make communication from multichannel platforms and environments interact to enhance the marketing strategies and sales organizations. Our mission is to make the brands of our clients ever stronger through interactive experiences designed with intelligence, creativity and innovation.
Avea, the sole GSM 1800 mobile operator of Turkey, was founded in 2004. Being driven by a spirit of innovation, Avea, the youngest operator of Turkey, has a nationwide customer base more than 12.5 million. AveaLabs, the innovative face of Avea, hosts research and development activities towards better services and products for its customers through its innovation center, incubation center, and customer experience center.
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The Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (I.C.E., Istituto nazionale per il Commercio Estero) is the Italian government agency entrusted with the promotion of trade, business opportunities and industrial co-operation between Italian and foreign companies. It supports the internationalisation of Italian firms and their consolidation in foreign markets.
The Province of Brescia is a renowned zone for tourism, especially in the many beautiful places around the Lake of Garda and on the mountains. An agreement has been reached by the Province with a national telephone company (TIM) to send tourist information by sms (short message service): the information concerns the availability of hotels, camping and other kind of accommodations for tourists, as well as the calendar of the main seasonal events.
The Province supplies to the management of the services publics who have for object turned production of assets and activities to realize fine social and to promote the economic and civil development of the local communities.
Technology, research and innovation are the driving force behind economic, social and cultural progress. Discover the investment and assistance received by the sector in Catalonia, projects currently being carried out to establish the knowledge society and specialist publications.
Trentino Sviluppo is an agency that has been created by the Autonomous Province of Trento with the aim of helping local companies and stakeholders to contribute to the growth and promotion of Trentino as a business and research hub. The agency’s objective is to stimulate sustainable development in the province of Trento. Trentino Sviluppo’s activities are based on the principles of entrepreneurship, innovation, social cohesion, quality of life, of employment, and of the environment. Whether a company is already consolidated or still a start-up, Trentino Sviluppo can offer it services that may prove quite useful in tackling competition in the Italian and international markets.
Venice has been known as the “La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Bridges”, and “The City of Light”. Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described it as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man”. Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, due to the city being one of the world’s greatest and most beautiful cities of art. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day and an average of 7 million tourists a year. There are numerous attractions in Venice, such as St Mark’s Basilica, the Grand Canal, and the Piazza San Marco, to name but a few.
The Italian Consulate in Boston
The Trees and Timber Institute of the National Research Council was created in September 2002 by the merging of three previous institutes: the Institute for the Propagation of Tree Species (IPSL), the Institute of Wood Research (IRL) and the Institute of Wood Technology (ITL). It is the biggest Italian institute for research in the wood-forest sector. The staff of IVALSA comprises 70 people, divided between the two branches in Trento and Florence. The research activities cover the technological development of wood, building, dendrochronology and preservation of the cultural heritage, protection and valorisation of the forests, assistance for companies, education and documentation service. The laboratories are equipped with innovative and advanced testing machinery and perform activities of consultancy and certification. IVALSA collaborates with many Universities for the accomplishment of master or doctoral theses and participates in many national and European research projects. Moreover, IVALSA takes part in standardising processes for the entire area of wood on both the national and European level. IVALSA is a meeting place for scientific and technical exchanges; the natural reference point for the wood sector and for whoever is dealing with wood as a specialist, researcher, designer or building contractor.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler is situated in Trentino, a province in northern Italy governed under a special autonomy statute. The foundation, with more than 350 researchers, conducts studies in the areas of Information Technology, Materials and Microsystems, Italo-Germanic studies, and Religious sciences. Thanks to a close network of alliances and collaborations, FBK also conducts research in theoretical nuclear physics, networking and telecommunications, and social sciences (studies of public policy effectiveness).
The research of the Smart Cities group focuses upon intelligent, sustainable buildings, mobility systems, and cities. It explores the application of new technologies to enabling urban energy efficiency and sustainability, enhanced opportunity and equity, and cultural creativity. Buildings and cities can usefully be compared to living bodies. They have skeleton and skin systems that provide shelter and protection to their inhabitants, metabolic systems that process inputs of materials and energy to support daily life, and now artificial nervous systems consisting of sensors, networks, and ubiquitously embedded computational capacity. Smart Cities is particularly concerned with the emerging roles of networked intelligence in fabrication and construction, urban mobility, building design and intelligently responsive operation, and public space. It takes a broadly multidisciplinary approach, and is not constrained by traditional professional boundaries.