Athens, Greece - 19 December 2016 - Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced today that it has awarded four monetary prizes, of 2,000 euros each, to graduates of Computer Engineering & Informatics Department and Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of the University of Patras, who submitted outstanding theses in the areas of Microelectronics and Networking Software. The awards ceremony took place in the Conference & Cultural Center of the University of Patras. The awards were decided by two committees comprised of University professors and Intracom Telecom executives.
Commenting on the company's initiative to reward the best theses, Mr. M. Prountzos, Intracom Telecom's Human Resources & Administration Director, said: "Intracom Telecom's monetary awards initiative lies within our company's CSR commitment to support the European Pact for Youth initiative in fighting youth unemployment and reduce the skills gap required by the labour market. We are looking forward to expand this "thesis competition" in other universities throughout Greece in the years to come. We inaugurated this initiative in Patras, where Intracom Telecom operates its software development centre employing over 200 R&D scientists".
Intracom Telecom offers university graduates the opportunity to participate in research projects as part of their thesis and do their traineeship in the company's departments, sharing the latest developments in cutting-edge technology. In 2016, 30 students completed their industrial placement at the company's premises, while in full alignment with the European Pact for Youth's objective to bridge the skills gap, the company collaborated with the Electrical Engineering Students' European Association (EESEC LC Athens) and organised workshops on Java Enterprise edition and C++ for university undergraduate students.
Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 35 years in the market. Intracom Telecom innovates in the areas of small-cell backhaul, wireless transmission and broadband wireless access and has successfully deployed its industry leading point-to-point and point-to-multipoint packet radio systems worldwide. Moreover, the company offers a competitive portfolio of revenue-generating telco software solutions and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on big data analytics, converged networking and cloud computing for operators and private, public and government clouds. The company invests significantly in R&D developing cutting-edge products and integrated solutions that ensure customer satisfaction. Over 100 customers in more than 70 countries choose Intracom Telecom for its state-of-the-art technology. The company employs more than 1,800 people and operates subsidiaries in Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and North America.