In a sign that CES continues to grow despite the struggling global economic situation, 94 companies will exhibit in the new Eureka Park TechZone at the 2012 International CES. The dedicated area was created partnership with the National Science Foundation, Startup America Partnership, CNet and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), showcasing innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2012 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, is scheduled January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Entrepreneurship is a driving force in today’s economy, and exhibiting at CES is a great way for growing companies to gain recognition in the CE industry, said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. We are thrilled to see the overwhelming response from companies interested in exhibiting within the Eureka Park TechZone since its initial launch in June. This new area at the 2012 CES will be a must-see for CES attendees.
The Eureka Park TechZone, located in The Venetian, launched in June 2011 with 28 companies signed on to exhibit. The area has since grown to include 94 companies, spanning more than 9,000 net square feet of exhibit space.
The Eureka Park TechZone is designed to benefit budding entrepreneurs, fledgling start-ups, home grown innovation and small companies looking to gain footing in the consumer electronics industry. The Venetian will also feature CES keynotes and the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase, as well as Eureka Park, a hot spot for venture capitalists, investors, media and more than 140,000 industry professionals looking for the next big thing in technology.
In November, UKTI hosted a competition at its event, TechWorld, with the top three innovative companies awarded space within the Eureka Park TechZone at the 2012 CES. Winners included UK-based Blippar, Stereo Grafix and Yoskhi, which will be among the 94 companies exhibiting within Eureka Park.
CEA recently announced its collaboration with the Startup America Partnership, an independent nonprofit entity launched at the White House in 2011 to help young companies succeed in order to accelerate job growth in America. Several Startup America Firms will exhibit in Eureka Park.
The 2012 CES will feature more than 25 market-specific TechZones covering product categories such as broadband services, safe driving and sustainable technologies.