By Lisa Johnston
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Arlington, Va. — The Eureka Park TechZone will expand by 30 percent to feature more than 200 exhibits at the 2014 International CES, to be held Jan. 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas.
The TechZone, featuring homegrown innovations in consumer technology, has been developed in partnership with UP Global (the merged entity between The Startup America Partnership & Startup Weekend), the National Science Foundation (NSF), General Electric Company (GE) and AT&T.
Eureka Park is a dedicated area showcasing budding start-ups and entrepreneurs. Now in its third year, the Eureka Park TechZone will span more than 2,000 square meters and showcase more than 200 exhibitors. Eureka Park will be located on Level One of the Venetian and returns as the hub for the entrepreneur and start-up communities.
“The Eureka Park TechZone provides a stage for new companies with technologies for which we don’t yet have product categories, to market their innovation to venture capitalists, media and buyers. Eureka Park’s continued success solidifies the International CES as the ultimate proving ground for innovators of all shapes and sizes in consumer technology,” said Karen Chupka, International CES and corporate business strategy senior VP, CEA.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with UP Global and the National Science Foundation for the 2014 CES, and can’t wait to experience the ‘Eureka’ ideas that will fuel and transform our lives in the years to come.”
Also new for 2014, the Academia Tech TechZone will be floored within Eureka Park. Academia Tech focuses on the unique technologies coming from colleges and universities. The TechZone will showcase a collection of academic institutions at the 2014 CES, with Columbia University, N.C. State, University of Texas at Austin and Penn State University already confirmed as exhibitors.
CEA also announced the launch of the Eureka Park: NEXT TechZone, a dedicated area at the 2014 CES, designed for mid-stage start-ups that have launched a product within the past year. Eureka Park: NEXT will be located on Level Two in The Venetian Ballroom.
Companies interested in exhibiting in the Eureka Park, Eureka Park: NEXT or Academia Tech TechZones should contact Kristen Nafziger at knafziger@CE.org or (703) 907-7648.
Registration for CES is now open. For more information, visit CESweb.org.
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