I-Cube Competition - Romania
" Innovation Incubator Initiative "

AWARDS 2006
September 19, 2006 / Bucharest, Romania

Three winners were selcted from five semi-finalist Romanian university teams by a Four-Person Review Panel of technology and business experts.

FIRST: AdTim
"Ecological High Volume Water Pump" -  EHVWP
Team Members: Daniel Rosner, Ioan Sotropa, Quynh Hoa Nguyen
- Polytechnic University of Bucharest / Computer Science; Electronic, Communications & Infomatics
- University of Bucharest /  Mathematics & Computer Science

Award presented by Radu Georgescu (lft) founder of Gecad

SECOND: Hephaestus - Newstream
"OnLine News Streaming Service"
Team Members: Ovidiu Dan, Horatiu Mocian, Maria Valentina Caluser
- InHolland University / Information Technology
- Petru Maior University, Targu Mures / Computer Science
- Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca / Economic Sciences

Award presented by Alexandru Coston (lft) founder of Interakt

THIRD: A Team - MicroMagic
"Motion Triggered Remote Control"
Team Members: Catalin Mircea Dumitrescu, Stefan Eugen Arghir, Tudor Bogdan Airimitoaie
- Polytechnic University of Bucharest / Automatic Control & Computer Science

Award presented by Prof. Serban Petrescu (lft) of Polytech Univ and founder of Neuron

RUNNER-UP: Tim Team - InScarts
"Intelligent Shopping Cart System"
Team Members: Anca-Gabriela, Balanel, Irina-Maria Ailenei, Mihai-Claudiu Balan
- Polytechnic University of Bucharest / Computer Science & Engineering

RUNNER-UP: Zotikos Design - IMC
"Intranet Mobile Communications"
Team Members: Radu-Calin Donca, Daniel Pava, Ioan-Mihai Baba
- Cluj-Napoca Technical University / Mechanics; Automation & Computer Science; Architecture & Town Planning

The finalist review panel included:
Adrian Amariei / Axonite (Romania)
Dan Dimancescu / Pr. BEH, llc (USA) and Honorary Consul of Romania Boston (USA)
Radu Georgescu / Pr. Gecad (Microsoft)
Prof. Serban Petrescu / Polytechnic Univ. of Bucharest and Neuron (Romania)

The semi-finalist review panel included:
Adrian Amariei / Axonite (Romania)
Dr. Stefan Constantinescu / Ludwig Institute (Belgium)
Manuel Costescu / McKinsey (USA)
Dan Dimancescu / Pr. BEH, llc (USA) and Honorary Consul of Romania Boston
Prof. Mircea Gheorghiu / Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Val Livada / Weybridge Group (USA)
Prof. Serban Petrescu / Polytechnic Univ. of Bucharest and Neuron (Romania)
Prof. George Stefan / Polytechnic Univ. of Bucharest and Connex Technologies (USA)
Dinu Teofilovici / Oracle (USA)
Anton Theodorescu / IBM Venture Capital (USA)

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BACKGROUND:

The competition is modeled on the highly successful MIT $100K Competition run by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Two representatives of that competition met with the student founders of the I-Cube Association (Romania) in June 2006 during a visit to Bucharest.

For details contact:

Ms. Ioana Ceausu, President & Co-founder
I-Cube Association (Bucharest - www.icube.ro
Email:  ioana.ceausu@gmail.com

DONORS:
I-Cube is grateful to the following cash donors for their generous contributions:
Aspera Foundation (Lincoln, MA)
Dan Dimancescu (Lincoln, MA)
Val Livada, Weybridge (Winchester, MA)
New Vista Ventures (Cincinnati, OH)
Dinu Teofilovici, Oracle (Bedford, MA)

ADVISORS:
United States
Email: t s g d d @ a o l . c o m  Tel: 617 497-1111
Boston:
Dan Dimancescu - BEH llc  /  Mircea Gheorghiu - MIT Chemistry Dept  /  Val Livada - Weybridge Group  /  George Stefan - Connex Technologies  /  Anton Teodorescu – IBM   /  Dinu Teofilovici - Oracle
New York: Manuel Costescu - McKinsey
San Francisco: Dana Beldiman - Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
Student members: Ovidiu Bujorean, MIT Sloan School  /  Sorin Grama, MIT Sloan School  /  Dragos Hau. Berkeley-U.Cal. (California)

Romanian I-Cube Advisory Group:
Bucharest: Adrian Amariei, Axonite  /  Dr. Stefan Constantinescu, Ludwig Institute (Belgium)  / Alexandru Costin, Interakt  Christian Mladin, Varian / Prof. Serban Petrescu, Polytechnic Univ. and Neuron
Student member:Ioana Ceausu, Univ of Bucharest and President I-Cube Association (Romania)