CAT-iq Student Design Competition : DECT Forum Requires Exciting Ideas for Home Communication Products and Services

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The DECT Forum invites design students from all over the world to participate in the first international CAT-iq Design Competition and investigate in the future of broadband home communication.

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This is an opportunity for design students from various disciplines to showcase their creativity and exciting ideas to an international jury of industry leading companies: The following experts will judge the submissions:

Vincent Buet (Director Consumer Marketing, Philips) Pieter Hermans (Chairman of the Jury, CEO Jakajima) Erich Kamperschroer (Chairman and President DECT Forum) Nicholas Rhodes (Director of St. Martins College London) Lesley Taylor (Head of Design, SGW Europe) C.H. Tong (President, VTech) More information about the jury at: http://www.catiqdesigncompetition.org/jury.html

The DECT Forum would like to encourage students' creative thinking to conceive the future of home communication. There is almost no limit on the creative and innovative opportunities of the CAT-iq technology. The home communication industry is challenging participants in the competition in two basic areas:

Products – stylish non-computing hardware devices Innovative and new services that can be offered by telecom network operators "DECT Forum grants that inventors will stay owner of their own ideas. We will promote and market the best entries but will not claim intellectual property rights. This means that design students can not only win excellent cash prizes but additionally, the companies, who are sponsoring the competition will be interested to identify talented students for opportunities in their own organizations, says Erich Kamperschroer, Chairman of the DECT Forum.

For the winners of the CAT-iq Design Competition these prizes are available:

First prize: 10,000 € Second prize: 5,000 € Third runner-up prize: 1,000 € The registration closes on September 19, 2008. The deadline for the submission of entries is October 10, 2008. Winners will be announced on November 14, 2008. Interested design students find all details and contacts at http://www.catiqdesigncompetition.org and http://www.cat-iq.org.

About DECT Forum and Jakajima:

The DECT Forum and Jakajima arrange the Design Competition. The DECT Forum, located in Berne, Switzerland, is the international industry association representing the worldwide home communication industry. Full members of the DECT Forum are: American Telecom, Ascom, Avaya, AVM, Binatone, CCT, DSP Group, GN Netcom, Infineon, Kirk, Panasonic, Philips, Plantronics, RTX, Sagem, Siemens, SiTel, SGW Electronics Limited, Swissvoice, Telematrix, Thomson, Topcom, Unical, Uniden, Vtech. For more information please visit: http://www.cat-iq.org and http://www.dect.org. Jakajima is an independent market intelligence and innovation company for the telecom, ICT, and consumer-electronics trade chain. Jakajima is based in Nuenen, Netherlands. Please read more at http://www.jakajima.eu.

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