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WISeKey technologies showcased by Microsoft as one of the most exciting R&D European products at MERID 2005

    Geneva/Brussels (ots) -  The Microsoft event MERID (Microsoft European Research & Innovation Day) was designed to bring together politicians, companies, researchers, academics and policy makers in Brussels for a debate on the future of European research and development (R&D). Speakers included Carl Bildt, former Swedish premier and now UN Special Envoy. Some 15 Irish delegates attended the conference. The innovation day also showcased products of Microsoft and its partners' R&D activities to demonstrate the vibrancy of Europe's innovation sector. This part of the event was visited by Irish European Commissioner Charlie McCreevy.

    Carlos Moreira, Chairman and Co-Founder of WISekey SA was part of the Roundtable  "What is Needed to Drive Europe's Global Competitiveness?" at the Microsoft Research and Innovation Day. The roundtable discussion was moderated  by Ann Mettler, executive director and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, with the participation of German MEP Jorgo Chatzimarkakis; Colette Lewiner, executive vice-president of Capgemini; Carlos Moreira, co-founder and chairman of WiseKey; and Carlos Zorrinho, president of the Council of Ministers for the National Lisbon Strategy.

    At the event Microsoft announced their commitment to key European partners including CapGemini, WISeKey SA and Gemplus SA, to showcase some of the most exciting R&D products and activities currently coming out of Europe.

    http://www.microsoft.com/emea/presscentre/MERID_QA.mspx

    Microsoft has invested US $95 million in EMEA in FY05 on software developer support initiatives. Some of these investments are yielding benefits today with software breakthroughs in critical areas such as security and interoperability

ots Originaltext: WISeKey
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Contact:
Daniel Ybarra, Director of Corporate Communications, WISeKey
E-Mail: info@wisekey.com
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