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Ingram Content Group Launches 1440 Accelerator to Find Innovations to Shape the Future of the Publishing Industry




Ingram Content Group Launches 1440 Accelerator to Find Innovations to Shape the Future of the Publishing Industry

Up to 10 Publishing Startups to Receive Equity Investment and Mentorship

Today, Ingram Content Group announced the launch of its new accelerator program, 1440, named for the year Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press technology. Built on the belief that publishing innovation has the power to change the world, 1440 aims to find and accelerate startups creating the next breakthrough innovations in the publishing industry.

“At Ingram Content Group, we pride ourselves on constantly looking for innovative technologies and ideas to help our customers improve their business,” said John Ingram, Chairman and CEO of Ingram Content Group and Chairman of The Nashville Entrepreneur Center. “We’re excited to collaborate with the EC and Jumpstart Foundry to advance the publishing industry.”

The program is set to begin in September and will consist of an intensive 14-week process designed to accelerate the growth of up to 10 startups. Participating companies will receive a $ 30k investment for 10% equity and will be mentored by seasoned experts at Ingram Content Group.

The expertise of Ingram Content Group will be supplemented by the guidance and mentorship of The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Jumpstart Foundry, who both boast impressive track records launching new businesses. 1440 will begin on the heels of Jumpstart Foundry’s flagship accelerator, whose participants will graduate in August at Health:Further and The Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Project Music, which launched eight music technology companies in April.

Stuart McWhorter, CEO of The Nashville Entrepreneur Center said, “Any time we’re approached by an innovative company with rich expertise like Ingram Content Group to work on a project like this, we get excited. There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll be able to help build some incredible companies with huge implications for the publishing industry.”

Ingram Content Group, headquartered near Nashville, Tenn. and with offices globally, is leading the way that digital and physical content reaches consumers. Publishers, online and physical retailers, libraries, and educators partner with Ingram to reach more readers, engage with more patrons and enhance the learning experience. Through an unmatched global distribution and logistics network, and innovative technologies including automated print on demand, digital asset management and distribution, and e-learning platforms, Ingram offers a complete set of tools to reach readers around the world.

Applications for the 1440 program are currently open and will close on August 7. It’s an open call for ideas which could range from improving customer experience to bringing books to new markets to helping publishers establish stronger relationships with end customers. Interested startups can learn more and apply at FourteenForty.co.

About Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., VitalSource Technologies Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures Inc. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at http://www.ingramcontent.com.

Contact: Elizabeth Fielding 615.321.3110

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Increasing R&D Activity & Expanding Applications Drive the Global Sol-Gel Products Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

Follow us on LinkedIn – Strong investments in R&D has resulted in a wide number of sol-gel products being commercialized in recent years. Currently, a number of products are in pipeline in various stages of development, testing, and evaluation. Demand for Sol-Gel processing is surging, due to the superior homogeneity and purity of glass and ceramic materials synthesized using the process, when compared to the conventional methods. Sol-gel techniques enable ceramics and glass to be shaped at low temperatures into fibers, films, monoliths, nano-powders, and a variety of other forms that would otherwise be impossible to achieve through conventional processes.

The market in the coming years is poised to benefit from the expanding use of sol-gel products in aerospace, automotive, construction, cosmetics, agriculture, analytical chemistry, food and beverages, architecture, biomedicine, chemical, defense, dentistry, electronics, environmental, refrigeration, and textiles. In the electronics sector, sol-gel products are used for manufacturing fiber optic sensors, and thin films and coatings for optical, electronic, and opto-electronic devices and components. Luminescent solar concentrators; gasochromic, photochromic, and electrochromic plates for intelligent windows; active waveguides; environmental sensors; biological impurity sensors; non-linear and linear optics materials; and semiconductor quantum dots are few of the numerous advanced materials being developed for optoelectronic applications.

Sol-gel technologies are also being used in the production of anti-reflective coatings for architectural and automotive applications, decorative and protective coatings for various substrates; and lasers and nonlinear-active and passive waveguides. Sol-Gel processes are being used for synthesizing aerogels, nanofibers, and ultra-thin, multi-functional nano-coatings with enhanced anti-bacterial, easy-to-clean, self-cleaning, anti-fouling, hydrophilic or hydrophobic, fingerprint-resistant, abrasion-resistant, or heat resistant properties. The biomedical field represents another major end-use sector, with applications ranging from biomolecule carriers for biomedical and dental products, to filtration and separation membranes. Increased focus on preventing cross-infections and nosocomial infections is enabling sol-gel processes to play a vital role in the development of bio-active antimicrobial nanocoatings and materials for a diverse array of bio-medical products and surfaces.

As stated by the new market research report on Sol-Gel Products, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. The country also ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 8.9% over the analysis, supported by increasing research and development initiatives in Sol-Gel technology.

Major players in the market include 3M Company, Aspen Aerogels Inc. Cabot Corp., Chemat Technology Inc., Compagnie De Saint-Gobain SA, Gaema Tech Co. Ltd, MarkeTech International Inc., Nanogate AG, NTC Nano Tech Coatings GmbH, Prinz Optics GmbH, and TAASI Corporation.

The research report titled “Sol-Gel Products: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of global companies. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets such as the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Rest of Europe markets), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please click here

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes 1500+ full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world’s largest and reputed market research firms.

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Pearson Tops the 2015 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards With Eight Finalist Honors


New York, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2015

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, tops the 2015 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards with the most finalists for the sixth consecutive year. The company’s eight finalists illustrate the power of online, blended learning and digital solutions to transform teaching and learning.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement across the software, digital information and education technology industries. This year, nominated ed-tech products underwent an intensive review by educator judges from around the world.

The 2015 Pearson finalists are:

Connections Education Middle School Art – Best Arts & Creativity Solution

An online course, Middle School Art is organized around the three artistic processes of creating, presenting, and responding. In addition, the program emphasizes how art and design can drive innovation in the same way science, technology, engineering, and mathematics do.

Pearson Writer – Best Postsecondary Learning Solution

To help improve outcomes across all areas of study, Pearson Writer helps students manage their writing and research projects, and find the resources they need from trusted, searchable content, accessible anytime, anywhere — from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers.

WriteToLearn – Best Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution

WriteToLearn is an online literacy tool that accurately assesses writing, returning targeted feedback within seconds, providing students in grades 4-12 with the foundation necessary to build writing skills and develop reading comprehension while expanding on their word knowledge.

Connections Education Virtual Music Tools – Best Arts & Creativity Solution

The Virtual Music Tools are an integral part of Connection Education’s Juilliard eLearning Music courses, allowing students to play a host of virtual instruments, create and combine sounds using a digital sampler, and even compose, record and share their own music.

Med Term Scramble – Best Health & Medical Information Solution

Med Term Scramble is a free game for health sciences students and working professionals to practice and test their knowledge of medical terminology.

Pearson Collections – Best Service Using Aggregated Content

Pearson Collections gives college and university professors the freedom and flexibility to create their own unique, custom course materials, using a variety of different content types and sources, creating one-of-a-kind custom course materials that focus students on the unique needs and requirements of a course.

PowerSchool – Best Classroom Management Solution and Best Education Cloud-based Solution

The fastest-growing, most widely used web-based student information system, PowerSchool enables today’s educators to make timely decisions that impact student performance while creating a collaborative environment for parents, teachers, and students to work together in preparing 21st century learners for the future.

The SIIA membership will vote for finalists in each category and the 2015 CODiE Award winners will be announced at the Education Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 5.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.

Contact:

Stacy Skelly, stacy.skelly(at)pearson(dot)com, or (800) 745-8489






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