Monday, November 21, over 50 European startups competed in a technological contest in Stockholm. This contest is held by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, (EIT) under the power of the European Commission.
In the Swedish capital, 10 finalists in the infrastructure category were reunited after being carefully selected among 240 other competitors. They were to pitch their business to the jury and the winner would be awarded a cash prize as well as the prestige that accompanied being hand-picked by the most brilliant brains in Europe.
Two Spanish startups were awarded the First and Second Prize
AOIFES, a business from Camas in Sevilla, was awarded the first prize. The startup introduced their project: a Wi-Fi optimizer. This device, the web states, is a product of the founders’ desire to give people better Wi Fi connection at all times in every device.
The second place went to 3Ants, a business birthed in Cadiz but with its main offices now in Madrid. This startup is a content protection agency that searches, located and deletes pirate content all over the internet.
They use new technology and processes that had never been used before in content protection. They have created tracking systems that locates the original file in the ISPs and targets it for deletion. This technology and method sets 3Ants as a pioneer in technology for the anti-piracy market.
As it does this, 3Ants tracks the links that redirect content through social media. The 3Ants’ team is conscious that these are the only channels through which pirates can advertise their products.
The fact that 3Ants’ tracker can pin point the exact file that is being shared on the storage server allows it to offer an in-depth protection. Most of the existing companies only tackle links published on search engines. But this neither tackles the root of the problem nor the spread of the content via social media.
Both companies showed great care and precision in the development of technological innovation. This only proves that Spain is one of the pioneers in European technology.
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