The European Chief Technology Officer of the Year Award goes to Intel

Intel Vice President and Director of Intel Labs Europe, Prof. Dr. Martin Curley, awarded for his excellence and leadership in technology and innovation in Europe.


UTRECHT, the Netherlands, October 15, 2015 – The European Industrial Research Management Association* (EIRMA) and the Nordic innovation consulting firm Spinverse* named Intel Vice President and Director of Intel Labs Europe, Prof. Dr. Martin Curley, the European Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the year 2015.

European CTO of the Year is the leading award honoring excellence in technology and innovation leadership in Europe. It is given to the most innovative technology leader of a highly successful European organization.

Martin Curley’s creation of Intel Labs Europe and his commitment to improve Intel’s alignment with the European R&D ecosystem were reasons for his selection. His work to increase the number of Intel researchers from 800 to 4500 in labs and development centers across Europe were another important contribution. Martin Curley has helped create significant growth in output and reputation of Intel Labs Europe. The organization built a technology collaboration community numbering more than 600 European research partners resulting in a strong and vibrant innovation ecosystem.

Martin Curley has contributed strongly to the European Innovation ecosystem and chairs the EU Open Innovation Strategy and Policy group (OISPG). He was a co-founder of the Innovation Value Institute in Maynooth, Ireland, and is a member of several high level advisory boards including the EU Connect Advisory Forum and the Smart London Board. Martin Curley recently co-authored and co-edited two books on IT Management and Entrepreneurship, the IT Capability Maturity Framework body of knowledge guide and the Experimental Nature of New Venture Creation.

“I am very honored. Innovation is a team sport and I am privileged to be the captain of the Intel Labs Europe team and accept the award on behalf of the outstanding researchers and innovators across the whole R&D network. Working together with the broader European Innovation ecosystem we are using technology to help create a better Europe, strengthening the economy and improving quality of life,” said Martin Curley at the awards ceremony in Utrecht, the Netherlands. “Congratulations to the other two winners Dr. Marcel Wubbolts and Jonathan O’Halloran and thanks to EIRMA and Spinverse for establishing this award to recognize the importance of technology and innovation in Europe.”


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Carlos Härtel, GE (l.), Martin Curley, Intel (m.), Laura Koponen, Spinverse (r.)



About Intel Labs Europe

            Intel R&D and innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research labs, product development labs and innovations labs spanning the region, as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe was formally established in early 2009 as the central means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Today Intel Labs Europe consists of about 4500 R&D professionals with a presence in many European countries.

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.


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About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel can be found at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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