Intel Labs Europe founder Prof Martin Curley has been recognised as one of three European CTOs of the Year 2015.
European CTO of Year is an award honouring excellence in technology and innovation leadership awarded by EIRMA (European Industrial Research Management Association) and Spinverse, the Nordic innovation consulting firm.
Curley was named CTO of the Year alongside Marcel Wubbolts of Royal DSM and Jonathan O’Halloran of QuantuMDx.
“Through the inspired technical leadership Prof Curley has provided, Intel researchers in Europe have made a number of significant contributions to Intel Future Technologies”, said Prof Richard Parker of Rolls-Royce, jury member and European CTO of the Year 2014.
Curley spearheaded the creation of Intel Labs Europe to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with the European R&D ecosystem to help improve European competitiveness and society.
Since its founding, Curley has helped increase sixfold the number of Intel researchers in Europe from 800 to more than 4500 and more than doubled the number of labs to over 45.
In addition, he has led dramatic growth in reputation and output from this labs network.
The technology collaboration community he has built is also strong and broad outside the company: Intel now partners with more than 600 European research partners, resulting in a strong and vibrant innovation ecosystem.
Curley is recognised worldwide as a leader in open innovation and demonstrates strong openness in his interaction with the European research and innovation ecosystem, including public private partnerships and industrial players.