Your Country, Your Call Initiative Designed to Help Prepare Ireland for the Future

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

DUBLIN, February 17, 2010 - HP today announced that it is supporting "Your Country, Your Call", an
initiative to encourage innovative proposals which can help foster economic
renewal in Ireland. HP is a key contributor providing financial and in-kind
services, including innovation expertise, to enable the initiative to gather
ideas from Ireland and around the world.

"Your Country, Your Call" aims to find two transformational proposals
that will enable the Irish economy to grow, employment to be created and
prosperity to flourish. With a prize fund of EUR200,000 and Mary McAleese,
President of Ireland, as its Patron, the initiative spans a broad range of
categories from sports and arts to communications and technology.

Speaking about the announcement, Martin Murphy, Managing Director, HP
Ireland and member of the Your Country Your Call Steering Group, said "Your
Country, Your Call is a collaborative initiative designed to foster future
economic success for Ireland. HP is delighted to support this exciting new
project. We are proud to have been involved from conception of what started
out as a conversation among a small group of people and has evolved to this
great competition. We believe that this is an inspiring and timely
initiative, and we are proud to contribute, providing company support and

The competition was launched on 17th February 2010 and is open to anyone
with an idea for Irish development. Full entry details are available at

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