NASA Administrator to Make Artemis Moon Program Announcement, Media Teleconference Set

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make a significant announcement about the Artemis program's lunar exploration plans at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 23, at the Florida Institute of Technology. The remarks will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Administrator Bridenstine will announce the commercial partner selection to develop and build the first segment of NASA's Gateway outpost – the power and propulsion element (PPE). Gateway will be the lunar orbiting staging point to send astronauts to the Moon's surface in five years.

Following his remarks, Bridenstine will answer questions from media at 2:10 p.m., in the Digital Scholarship Lab at Florida Institute of Technology's Evans Library, 2949 Science Cir., Melbourne.

NASA also will host a media teleconference at 2:45 p.m. The teleconference participants include:
Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator, NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington
Michele Gates, PPE director, NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington
Dan Hartman, Gateway program manager, NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston
Mike Barrett, PPE project manager, NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland

Teleconference audio will stream live at:

For dial-in information, media must contact Jimi Russell at or 216-704-2412 no later than 1 p.m., May 23. Questions may be submitted on Twitter during the teleconference using the hashtag #askNASA.

The Gateway's power and propulsion element is a high-power, 50-kW solar electric propulsion spacecraft section that will provide astronauts access to the entire surface of the Moon. It also will allow the Gateway to serve as a mobile command and service module by providing a communications relay for human and robotic expeditions to the lunar surface.

Charged with returning to the Moon by 2024, NASA's lunar exploration plans are based on a two-phased approach: the first is focused on speed – landing on the Moon in five years – while the second will establish a sustained human presence on and around the Moon by 2028. NASA will use the Gateway to access the Moon, and the agency is targeting launch of the power and propulsion element in late 2022.

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Kia Motors America Teams Up With Siriusxm To Provide The Ultimate EDM Music Festival Experience

Kia Motors America today announced the ultimate EDM music festival experience – the Kia Soul Station Powered by SiriusXM. This immersive activation is designed to provide festival goers with an unforgettable experience and help them refuel their souls in a fun, refreshing way. The activation will feature amazing music, one-of-a-kind glam rooms and a beautifully designed space that promotes the 2020 Kia Soul and SiriusXM. The Kia Soul Station will be a part of three of the most popular EDM Music Festivals this Summer: the Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, FL, May 25-26; the Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago, June 7-9; and the Electric Zoo Music Festival in New York City, August 30 – September 1.

"The Kia Soul has a long history of supporting and promoting cutting edge music, and we are thrilled to provide EDM music festival attendees with not only this one-of-a-kind music festival experience, but to also introduce them to an all-new species of the Kia Soul, the third-generation of our most iconic vehicle," said Saad Chehab, vice president, marketing communications, Kia Motors America.

The Kia Soul Station Powered by SiriusXM is a place where guests can enjoy a little soap, some suds, and the chance to get their glam on. As they enter each festival, guests will be greeted by a 16-foot wide misting arch, so they can cool off before they heat up the dance floor. The Soul Station will also feature a "Human Car Wash" consisting of foam cannons, spinning brushes and drying fans, as well as the "Shine Room," a beautifully designed space where festival goers can sample a variety of makeover products to glam up their style before heading back to the dance floor.

Two Kia Soul models will be on site at each festival for attendees to explore and a wall of tablets will allow attendees to explore the SiriusXM All Access package and sample music from its popular EDM channels, including BPM, Diplo's Revolution, and SiriusXM Chill. In addition, hosts from SiriusXM's BPM channel will be on-site interviewing festival performers.

Beginning May 25 at 10 am ET, subscribers since May 10, 2019, will be able to enter online for the chance to win a trip for two to New York, NY including airfare, hotel stay, and a pair of VIP passes to the Electric Zoo Music Festival in NYC. For Official Rules visit

Since taking the automotive industry by storm when introduced in 2009, the Kia Soul defined and still dominates the category. For the third generation, Kia "gave it everything" and poured more of its "soul" into every inch of the vehicle, resulting in rugged performance, thrilling technology and urban practicality, qualities that appeal to drivers of all ages.

For more information on the Kia Soul Station Powered by SiriusXM EDM Music Festival experience, follow Kia, SiriusXM, the Sunset Music Festival, Spring Awakening Music Festival, and Electronic Zoo Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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BLU Products Introduces the New G9 the Latest Ultimate-Value Smartphone by BLU

BLU Products, the market leader in unlocked devices in the United States, announced today the launch of the BLU G9. The launch of BLU's new G-series value packed smartphone lineup, blending the latest technological advancements and fashion. The G9 brings a vivid 6.3-inch HD+ Infinity display, dual main cameras with several A.I features, powerful octa core processor, and packed with a large 4,000mAh battery in an extremely thin and sleek design. A glistening gradient blue color makes its way from top to bottom of the G9 making this smartphone outshine its competition.

The BLU G9 with 64GB of internal memory and 4GB of RAM is now exclusively available at $179.99 on As part of BLU's promotion at launch, lucky customers who are first in line will be able to purchase the G9 at a limited time offer of $50 off for $129.99 while supplies last.

Customers who wish to purchase the BLU G9 can visit the following link:

Captivating Display Quality

At first glance, users will be blown away with the Infinity Display incorporating a vivid 6.3-inch HD+ (1520 x 720) display with in-cell technology elevating the visual experience to a new level with life-like colors that seem to jump off the screen. The G9's inconspicuous V-Notch provides an ultra-slim bezel display with an 89% screen-to-body ratio, providing amazing images while maintaining a smooth handheld experience. Thin and sleek 8mm housing with premium metallic finish gives a beauteous look and feel.

Fast Performance, AI Technology, and Power Efficiency

The BLU G9 is powered by the 64-bit MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with 2.0GHz Octa-core processor with eight powerful and efficient ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Built using 12nm technology this chipset delivers incredible energy efficiency, longer battery life and is optimized for today's most demanding applications. The smartphone blazes through multiple apps simultaneously, quickly browse the web, or just enjoy the smooth rendering of graphics for just about any game, all while maximizing power efficiency. Coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable internal memory up to 128GB, the G9 is built to handle everything.

Dual AI Cameras - Picture Perfect

The BLU G9 boasts a dual camera configuration powered by AI technology for enhanced smart imaging such as 52 Megapixel Super Zoom, which takes each pixel and boosts it up to four times, maximizing the clarity and detail of every single picture. The Dual Camera System includes a 13 Megapixel Sony IMX214 Sensor with F/2.0 aperture, 1/3 inch sensor with 5P lens paired with a 2MP sub-camera to capture depth of field which results in optimal Portrait Mode blurred background similar to DSLR cameras.

Sharpen up your selfie with the impressive A.I. 13MP front-facing camera with LED flash, featuring advanced technologies, large 1.1μm pixel, F/2.0 aperture, and 1/4 inch sensor.

Additional A.I. Camera Features Include:
Night Mode for low-light environments
Real Time Portrait Mode
Live Camera Filters
Face Beautification Features
Panorama Selfie to capture beautiful backgrounds
Group Selfie Mode to make sure you don't miss anyone
Professional Camera Mode

Quick Charge + Supersize Battery

The BLU G9 comes with a 4,000mAh super battery with an Ultra-Fast 5V/2A fast charging capability that will charge your phone to 50% in just 45 minutes. An extensive 4,000mAh packed battery in a 8mm slim design is an engineering accomplishment also worth noting.

Other Key Features:
Dual Sim
Fingerprint Sensor
Face ID
Split Screen Multi-tasking
Smart Gestures
OTG Charging Supported

Learn more:

Full Specifications:

Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz, (4G LTE Cat 7 Up to 300Mbps) FDD 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/28
Display: Curved 6.3-inch Incell HD+ 1520 x 720, 19:9 aspect ratio, 267 ppi
Processor: MediaTek Helio P22, 2.0GHz Octa-Core, 8 ARM Cortex-A53 up 2.0 GHz
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Dual Rear Cameras: 13.0 megapixel, with LED Flash, , HD 1080p@30fps video recording + 2.0 megapixel depth sensor
Front Cameras: 13.0 megapixel, LED Flash, HD 1080p@30fps video recording
Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, Hotspot
Security: Encrypted Fingerprint Sensor, Face Unlock
Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Memory, MicroSD Slot (up to 128GB)
Dimensions: 155.4 x 71.8 x 8mm I 165g
Battery: Non-Removable Li-Polymer 4,000mAh
5V/2A Quick Charger
Dual SIM
Available Color: Black, Blue


Casio G-SHOCK Announces Latest G-LIDE Model In Collaboration With Pro Surfer Kanoa Igarashi

Today, Casio G-SHOCK unveils an all-new, limited-edition G-LIDE timepiece, in collaboration with professional surfer and G-SHOCK athlete, Kanoa Igarashi. Boasting superior functionality in surf data tracking and performance, the GLX5600KI-7 arrives in a translucent case with silver accents and boasts Kanoa's signature on the case back, face and band.

The new watch is based on the G-LIDE GLX5600 which features a tide graph, an indispensable tool for surfers. The thin, square shape of the watch ensures that it does not obstruct the wrist while surfing. The GLX5600KI-7 features a semi-transparent body that evokes the ocean and is paired with a mirror finish face that gives the watch a simple, cool look. Igarashi's "Kanoa" signature is inscribed on the upper center of the watch face and on the strap keeper and case back, as well as in illumination when the backlight is turned on.

At just 21 years old, the Huntington Beach, CA native has been in the professional surf scene for over a decade. Kanoa was an instant talent from the time he first jumped in the water at the age of 3, and by the time he was 11 he set a new record for the most victories in a single season. He has gone on to win a number of major surfing competitions and is currently a world-class professional surfer competing on the World Surf League Championship Tour at the top of the sport.

The new model features technical capabilities to match with Kanoa's impressive surf skills, including Tide & Moon graphs and a Moon Age data that anchors the face of the timepiece, for anticipating tide and surf swell of the rider's current location.

A video highlighting the collaboration timepiece has been created – watch here:

The new model also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology such as:
200M water resistance
Shock resistance
World time (29 time zones / 48 cities)
Auto EL backlight
Flash alert
Stopwatch and countdown timer
2 Multi function alarms

The GLX5600KI-7 will retail for $130 and will be available for purchase starting this July at select jewelers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.
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BitTorrent (BTT) now Accepted as Payment for NordVPN Products

BitTorrent, Inc., a leader in peer-to-peer protocols and products, announced that NordVPN will now accept BitTorrent (BTT) as a payment method for users. NordVPN, which services more than 8 million customers with award-winning security and privacy products, adds BTT alongside an exclusive list of digital assets it accepts as payment.

"BitTorrent Speed and BTT soon will enhance our popular Windows-based µTorrent Classic client, creating a vibrant BitTorrent ecosystem," said Justin Sun, founder of TRON and CEO of BitTorrent. "The feature will allow over 100 million users to earn BTT, which can be spent as digital currency for many online products and services. We are proud to be working with providers in the privacy and security industry to accept BTT, and more exciting announcements are coming."

To purchase NordVPN using BTT or TRX, please visit, select a plan, then select Crypto Currencies from the payment methods.

SOURCE BitTorrent, Inc.

KP Performance Antennas Releases New Line of Dual-Frequency Omni Antennas Operating in Frequencies from 2300-5850 MHz

KP Performance Antennas, an Infinite Electronics brand and manufacturer of wireless network antennas, has launched a new series of dual-band (dual-frequency), omni antennas offered in 2GHz/3GHz, 2GHz/5GHz and 3GHz/5GHz configurations.

KP's new line of omni antennas consists of 3 models, each with 4-ports, dual-band functionality and horizontal/vertical (H/V) polarization. These antennas provide two frequencies in a single radome enclosure with one mounting point. They are dual-band, enabling 2x2 MIMO in each band or 4x4 MIMO across bands with carrier aggregation. These antennas deliver high-gain ranging from 10-12 dBi and operate in a range of dual frequencies from 2300-2700MHz + 3500-3800MHz, 2300-2700MHz + 5150-5850 MHz, and 3500-3800MHz + 5150-5850 MHz. All models utilize four N-type connectors.

By using low and high-band radios within a single antenna, this line provides different levels of coverage or service to the end user. Elevation beamwidth for this product line ranges from 7 degrees to 10 degrees. The central function of these antennas is as a base station antenna for 2 GHz, 3 GHz and 5 GHz AP radios.

"Our customers want a low-cost antenna solution that provides 360-degree coverage with multiple radio platforms, but only using one omni antenna. This line fulfills our customers' needs while also eliminating the need for mounting multiple sector antennas or omnis," says Justin Pollock, Ph.D., Antenna Engineer at KP Performance Antennas.

SOURCE KP Performance Antennas

Leading Korean Mobile Operator Selects Field Master Pro MS2090A to Help Verify Performance of World's First 5G Network

Anritsu Company announces that South Korea's leading mobile operator, KT Corporation, has selected the new Anritsu Field Master Pro™ MS2090A RF handheld spectrum analyzer to test the world's first 5G nationwide network in the sub-6 GHz band. The Field Master Pro was selected because it supports 5G New Radio (5G NR) demodulation measurements in a field portable instrument and has continuous frequency coverage to 14 GHz for spurious and harmonic measurements, which allows the handheld spectrum analyzer to address the demanding field measurement requirements for 5G NR.

The Field Master Pro MS2090A is being used by KT to install its 5G network and validate base station performance in the field. Among the challenging field measurement requirements for 5G NR being met with the handheld spectrum analyzer are RF spectrum and signal demodulation tests, including cell ID, beam ID, RSRP/RSRQ, SINR, and EVM, in all 5G bands. The Field Master Pro MS2090A can also be configured to cover up to 54 GHz to support the 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) radios at 28 GHz and 39 GHz.

"KT has clearly established itself as an industry leader with the rollout of the first commercial 5G network in the world. Anritsu is proud to be part of this transcendent moment in the wireless industry by supplying the Field Master Pro MS2090A to verify the new network meets the stringent 5G performance standards," said Donn Mulder, President and Chief Financial Officer, Anritsu Company.

"Anritsu delivers ideal test solutions that have helped us evolve our 5G NR base station installation and maintenance work," said Mr. Oh Bum Seok, Vice President of Mobile Access Network Quality Department in KT Corporation. "Anritsu's solution will contribute to the stabilization of our 5G service."

Yu Hyun-Kil, president of the Korean division of Anritsu, said, "Anritsu is very happy to be working with KT to build a 5G NR network using the Anritsu MS2090A. We will continue to work together to actively support the 5G NR field test task."

KT launched its 5G network on December 1, 2018. The new service was deployed in the greater Seoul metropolitan area, as well as in other major cities and isolated areas. KT plans to expand its nationwide 5G network to 24 major cities, key transport routes, large universities and shopping areas.

To learn more visit and follow Anritsu on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

SOURCE Anritsu Company

6 Digital Tools Your New Business Needs

If you’re looking to achieve great things in the coming months, you need to invest in digital tools. Technology provides any new business owner with ways to streamline and automate processes, manage projects, make sharing and collaboration simple and improve the design process. If you’re about to start your own business or are looking for some ways to make your business more productive here are 6 digital tools, you might want to consider investing in.

  • Website Builder
If you want to get anywhere in the world of business today, you have to have a website. It can say a lot about your company and is just like the front door of a bricks and mortar store. You can use it to attract customers and invite them in to make a purchase. Use it for sharing news, information, special offers, and connect it to your social media channels. You don’t have to be too tech-savvy as there are plenty of easy-to-use platforms that’ll have a functional website up and running in a day.

  • PCB Design Tool
A PCB design tool such as those from offers interactive and automated routing, effortless collaboration options, accurate simulations, streamlined workflow, and complete design history.

  • Customer Relationship Management
With CRM, you can log and track every aspect of every relationship you’ve built. There will be no more forgotten leads or lost repeat customers. It will let you know the last time you contacted your most loyal customers, who’s visiting your website and who’s completing forms but not closing the deal.

  • Virtual Private Network
Cyber attacks are a big concern for small business so you should be looking for ways to safeguard your business from hackers, phishers, and other cybercriminals. Use a VPN, and your network connection is more secure even when you’re using a public network. If your business requires the collection of sensitive client data or you regularly work from public spaces a VPN can be a very budget-friendly way to protect your business, yourself and your employees.

  • HR Management Software
It may take you a while to benefit from this type of digital tool but when you’ve got a large workforce, it’s going to come in very handy. HR management software can do everything a HR resources team can do and more. It can manage and coordinate employee shifts, collect bank information, send out company newsletters, and keep you protected from unwanted employment issues and lawsuits.

  • Keyword Research Tools
Content marketing is the buzz word of the decade, and if you want to get ahead and make a success of your business, you have to embrace it. Part of content marketing is creating thoughtful and interesting content that ranks on a Google search. To do this, you need to know what keywords potential clients are using and write your well-written blog posts around those words. A keyword research tool can highlight the words or terms you need to be using.

Using the latest digital tools means you’re able to automate and simplify tasks, improve operations and connect remote users. You’re going to get a good foot in the door if you start using digital tools as early on as possible.

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How to Build Your Corporate Image and Identity

Corporate image and identity act as a foundation for both startups and established enterprises.

For people who are new to these two terms, the corporate identity or image is the way the world thinks about you. It includes the way you handle business, the way you communicate with them, your product packaging, how you take care of issues, and your company values.

Should you have a corporate identity?

You should never lack one. Remember that it is a foundation. If you do not have any, it gives room for the world to define you the way they want. That is one thing you should avoid at all costs because most times, they might regard you in a crude way.

A good corporate identity is one of the factors that could bring in extra profits and help to market your product without any struggle.

Before you begin the process of building the identity of your company, you should be aware of some vital elements that help you build a reputable one. They include:

Your logo


Brand colors



Office décor and furniture

Mission and vision

Branded company assets

Product packaging

With that in mind, how would you end up with a proper corporate identity? What are some of the factors you have to put in mind? Here are things that you should prioritize.

1. Brand strategy matters

You may decide to jump on such a step, but it is ambiguous to start building an identity without having a clear direction.

The strategy breaks down your goals into the brand name, voice, values, and messaging. In

other words, you will be giving your goals a clear and outlined path to follow.

2. Understand the benefits of having an identity

The fact remains, when you understand your mission, then you will experience some benefits.

Some of them include learning to communicate better; your product becomes elaborate, you know how to deal with disasters, among other advantages.

From a client’s perspective, they will know you and everything that concerns you, which eliminates all forms of distractions and confusion.

3. You will have to train your staff

Clients are very particular. You have to be professional when you handle them; otherwise, they may decide to never work with you again.

Therefore, it is vital that you train new staff. By doing this, the newbies will learn how you operate, and the process of dealing with particular situations, especially challenging ones.

4. Have a clear communication process

Many corporates have their individualized communication processes. It all depends on the CEOs or supervisor’s leadership style.

Once you have a transparent communication process, it will be easy for employees to communicate with each other, handle clients, and relay information to their bosses.

5. Create a good marketing strategy

Elements such as the logos and branded company assets go a long way in marketing your company.

During the design process, it is essential that your creative team come up with something that will be impactful, even as the business grows.

Incorporate online marketing through social media and websites as well. Hire an internet marketing agency if you feel that you would require external assistance when it comes to this.


A business with an enhanced corporate identity should stand out from its competitors. It is crucial that you be consistent with maintaining your company’s concept. An inconsistent firm may show signs of being untrustworthy.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Whirlpool Brand Helps Families Skip a Step in Laundry Routines with Latest Innovation: The Smart Front Load Laundry Pair with Load & Go Dispenser

Laundry can often feel like a seemingly endless number of steps, between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying, folding and putting clothes away. That's why Whirlpool is changing the laundry game for families by offering a way to skip a step when tackling this monotonous, but essential, chore.

The integration of the Load & Go™ dispenser - a feature of the new Whirlpool® Smart Front Load Laundry Pair - means that busy families do not need to measure out and add detergent every time they do a load of laundry, allowing them to skip a step in the process. With Load & Go™, individuals only need to add detergent to the Smart Front Load Washer once and the dispenser will auto-distribute soap for up to 40 loads*. By using proprietary Precise Dispense technology, the dispenser will know the exact amount of soap to use based on the size of each load, eliminating the need to tediously measure or guess how much detergent is correct.

"We recently issued a survey that found one-third of Americans often push laundry to the bottom of their chore list1," said Nelly Martínez Garza, laundry brand manager, Whirlpool brand. "To us, it's no surprise at all. Though many individuals see laundry as an act of care they provide for their families, we know laundry remains a daunting task, which is why the Load & Go™ dispenser is such an ingenious feature. By providing a practical, smart and convenient shortcut right on our machines, this dispenser transforms the way we do laundry to help people have one less thing to remember. It may be a small change but it makes a huge difference."

In addition to the Load & Go™ dispenser, the Whirlpool® Smart Front Load Laundry Pair offers an array of beneficial features that help families care for one another, including**:
  • Smart Laundry Capabilities through the Whirlpool® app, offers complete control of the appliance from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet, giving busy parents the flexibility to manage laundry even when away from home. Within the app, individuals can track how much time is left on a load or remotely begin a cycle if they forget to hit start before heading out the door, ensuring laundry will be washed and ready exactly when they need it. Additional features include:
  • Scheduling a wash cycle, which tells the washer through the Whirlpool® app when you'll be home so it starts and ends the cycle on a person's schedule
  • The Laundry Task Manager, which helps individuals delegate laundry tasks amongst family members, such as transferring a load or hanging laundry once done, directly within the app
  • The Stain Guide quickly identifies how to treat stains, such as spaghetti sauce or grass, to lessen the amount of time researching pretreating clothing and doing laundry.
  • Latest in Voice Control Technology provides hands-free control of the appliance from anywhere in the house through an Amazon Alexa-enabled device and coming soon, the Google Assistant**. With voice control technology, individuals can start the machine and instruct their appliance to wash their current load on a specific setting – such as permanent press or brights – without lifting a finger.
  • Intuitive Touch Screens will stay one step ahead of busy parents by guiding individuals to the correct washer and dryer presets based on the settings their family uses most, saving time and ensuring laundry is washed correctly. Families can also pre-program up to 35 personalized cycles to keep regularly used settings easily accessible on the device, such as customized presets that treat dirty soccer uniforms, delicate baby clothing or bulky comforters that require specific washing needs on a consistent basis.

The Whirlpool® Smart Front Load Washer is available starting at $1,499. The Whirlpool® Smart Front Load Dryer is available starting at $1,499 for electric models and $1,599 for gas models. To purchase or for more information on Load & Go™ dispenser and Whirlpool brand's care-centric product innovations, visit

1 Ketchum Analytics, on behalf of Whirlpool Brand, conducted an online survey fielded by YouGov. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1243 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 19th-20thFebruary 2019. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all US adults (aged 18+).

SOURCE Whirlpool Brand

CIOE 2019 to Focus on the Future of Intelligent Driving

Intelligent driving has become a hot spot in the world of vehicle engineering research and a new driving force for the growth of the automotive industry. Among them, environmental sensing is the basis for intelligent driving. Cameras, millimeter-wave radar, laser radar, infrared night vision systems, etc. are right in the essential position of technological innovation. It is predicted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) that in 2025, the global intelligent network of automotive sensor market will reach 54.8 billion US dollars.

The CIOE 2019 (China International Optoelectronic Exposition) is a world's leading photonic platform covering the entire industrial chain. This exhibition will focus on the innovation and development of photonic technology in the field of intelligent driving, focusing on showcasing ADAS, environmental sensing systems, 5G related technologies, and Internet of Vehicle (IoV), etc. CIOE 2019 will be held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from September 4th to 7th. Known to be the largest photonic exhibition in the world, CIOE's exhibition area will reach 110,000 m2. It is expected 2,000 exhibitors and 70,000 professional visitors will join CIOE 2019. It is a one-stop service platform for Tier 1, Tier 2, OEMs and intelligent driving companies to search for products and solutions and to discover business opportunities in China.

Focus on the application and development of photoelectric technology in the field of intelligent driving

CIOE 2019 is supported by various sensor companies, automotive manufacturers, system solution integrators, automotive electronics, research institutes, investment and financing institutions, intelligent driving and other innovative companies, showcasing the latest products on vehicle lens and camera modules, lasers radar, millimeter-wave radar, head-up display system, on-board infrared night vision system, application of 5G technology in the IoV, laser processing equipment such as laser marking and laser welding, original materials and materials such as optical fiber cables and filters, AR/VR, etc. Key exhibiting intelligent companies includes: Innoviz, Valeo, Velodyne, Robosense, SureStar, Ls-Lidar, On Semincondutor, Benewake, Sunny Optical, Phenix, Linkage, Novel, Hamamatsu, Sensingtech, Kyocera, Dali, Iray, SDGI, Han's Laser, Hymson, HGTECH, Dapeng Laser, Lamshine, Sekonix, Inelaser, etc. More on CIOE 2019 Exhibitor List.

Also After a successful first edition, CIOE is proud to collaborate once again with Yole Développement to organize the Second Executive Forum on LiDAR for Automotive on September 5. This event presents applications and technologies within the LiDAR industry, and more specifically, automotive-oriented solutions and it is also an ideal platform to network with 100 high-level professionals to explore the future of intelligent driving.

Register now for free admission to CIOE 2019 now to enjoy your source to thousands of intelligent driving products.

More about CIOE 2019, please kindly visit

SOURCE The 21st China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE 2019)
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Great Opportunity for Designers, Creatives, SMEs and Start-ups - WORTH Partnership Project's Third Call Is Open

Today the third call of the WORTH Partnership Program opens, a new, great opportunity for all those who have an innovative idea in design, fashion, footwear, accessories and jewelery and need support to achieve it.

The WORTH Partnership Program is the first virtual incubator, a four-year initiative funded by the European Union's COSME program which aims to foster the development of innovative products in creative sectors through transnational collaborations between designers, traditional and digital craftsmanship and manufacturing and craft industries.

The second call represented a great achievement for the WORTH community: 183 candidate partnerships, 80 pre-selected projects from 27 European Union countries, up to the 65 winning partnerships formed by 150 international partners.

The selected projects operate: 29 in the fashion / textile sector, 7 in footwear, 5 in accessories, 19 in design / home decoration, 4 in jewelry and 1 in leather, and have been chosen for the exceptional quality of ideas and partners.

Accumulated also by the conviction that innovation can lead an important change in European industry and society, they were also selected for the high level of creativity proposed and for having succeeded in fully embracing WORTH's mission: to connect, create and innovate.

Who can apply?

Creatives, designers, artisans, startups, technology companies and SMEs operating in the following sectors: fashion / textiles, footwear, furniture / home decorations, leather / furs, jewelry, accessories, looking for new opportunities to develop ideas and concepts with a high degree of innovation and integration between technology and design, they can apply by presenting their idea or a project proposal.

Candidates must show a strong interest in collaborating, creating and innovating on a transnational basis. The jury that will select the winners will be formed by renowned international experts in the world of design and fashion, who will evaluate the projects based on their attitude towards innovation, their social and environmental impact, technical and industrial feasibility and their potential of the market.

Support to participants

The selected partnerships will receive benefits valued at €60,000, consisting of:
basic financial support
personalised coaching and mentoring by international specialists and experts
support in access to finance and market positioning
advice on the protection of intellectual property
opportunity to participate in networking activities
participation in two international events in which to showcase their projects.

WORTH Partnership Project

An initiative of the European Commission that aims to support collaboration between PM and start-ups of designers, producers and technology companies to create new products and implement innovative and disruptive ideas. The initiative is implemented by a consortium across Europe, in the belief that creative industries (SMEs and start-ups) are the main drivers of economic growth in Europe.

The WORTH Partnership Project is funded by COSME, the European Union Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

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