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Xetal named one of the 18 most promising European start-ups

Xetal named one of the 18 most promising European start-ups

Launched in October 2013, OPENAXEL is a European project with the goal to support ICT companies in accelerating their business growth through internationalisation and cross-border financing. One of its key activities is to detect the 18 most promising start-ups in Europe who will, among other things, go to Silicon Valley to meet top rated CEO´s and investors, and participate to the OpenAxel Showcase at the at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2016.

Xetal has been selected as one of the 9 winners of the second (and last) call among more than 1100 european start-ups. Making Xetal “one of the most promising European startups!” to quote Agustin Moro Cañada (Wayra – Telefonica) from the OpenAxel team. “This is an amazing opportunity for us to be introduced in Silicon Valley” – says Francesco Pessolano, CEO of Xetal, – “And it comes at a moment where we see significant sales growth especially in Italy thanks to our partner SeeingSmart“.

OpenAxel

OpenAxel is mapping all the European acceleration services providers that can help emerging startups and SMEs in Europe, with special focus on bridging the gap between industry and entrepreneurs and connecting emerging talent with business partners and digital corporations. OpenAxel’s network grows every day and includes more than 4600 entrepreneurs, 660+ startups, 130+ accelerators, 60 digital corporations and 10K ICT companies. Additionally, OPENAXEL will detect best entrepreneurial European through two calls for projects to select the most promising 18 start-ups in Europe who will receive boost in form of business trip to Silicon Valley, mentoring, privileged visibility among the investors community, and so on.

Xetal

Xetal is innovating the way building adapt to people needs. Xetal have developed kinsei: an innovative indoor people localisation technology that does not require a person wearing or carrying any type of device or phone. Kinsei relies on proprietary positioning sensors placed on walls, beds or door frames to detect and track of one or more people with an accuracy of about 30cm. When such an accurate position information is used together with knowledge about the room itself, it is possible to understand what is happening in the room, what people are doing and determine what is likely to happen next. kinsei does not use cameras, audio or any other identification technology making it the perfect technology for when respect for personal privacy is a must.

XETAL KINSEI WINS SPECIAL MENTION AT GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS

XETAL KINSEI WINS SPECIAL MENTION AT GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS

Xetal Kinsei technology has been awarded Special Mention in the Building and Elements category of the German Design Awards 2016. The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most well respected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles.

The German Design Council selects a panel of international design experts to judge the entries. The distinction Special Mention is awarded to works whose design features particularly successful aspects or solutions – an award that honours the commitment of companies and designers. They selected Xetal Kinsei as a result of its simple design that yet make bring smartness in buildings making them safer and more energy efficient with style and simplicity.

The award will he handed to Francesco Pessolano, CEO of Xetal, during the official Award Ceremony to be held in Frankfurt (February 2016).  Mr. Pessolano, commented that “the award is a result of Xetal user-driven innovation that combines simple design with revolutionary technology to make buildings safer and more comfortable”.

 

Xetal

Xetal is innovating the way building adapt to people needs. Xetal have developed kinsei: an innovative indoor people localisation technology that does not require a person wearing or carrying any type of device or phone. Kinsei relies on proprietary positioning sensors placed on walls, beds or door frames to detect and track of one or more people  with an accuracy of about 30cm. When such an accurate position information is used together with knowledge about the room itself, it is possible to understand what is happening in the room, what people are doing and determine what is likely to happen next. kinsei does not use cameras, audio or any other identification technology making it the perfect technology for when respect for personal privacy is a must.

The German Design Award

The German Design Award is conferred by the German Design Council, Germany’s leading brand and design authority. Its mission is to present the latest developments on the German design scene. Established in 1953 as a foundation on the initiative of the German Bundestag, it supports the economy in consistently achieving brand value through design. This makes the German Design Council one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. In addition to business associations and institutions, the exclusive network of foundation members includes, in particular, the owners and brand managers of many well-known companies.

Xetal nominated for German Design Award 2016

Xetal nominated for German Design Award 2016

The German Design Award is the international premium prize of the German Design Council focused on discovering, presenting and awarding unique design trends. Every year, top-quality submissions from product and communications design are awarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. The competition places the highest demands on the evaluation of its prize winners: the unique nomination process ensures that only those products and communication design achievements are invited to participate which stand out with proven design quality.

Xetal has been nominated for the Construction and Home category for its innovative indoor localisation technology Kinsei, which has already received praises by several member of the German Federal government during the latest CeBIT Expo in Hannover.