<p>Box UK is delighted to announce that it was selected from a number of highly innovative organisations to be a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) company. Box UK is one of only nine companies selected to participate, and the only one from outside of North America, from 22 finalists and hundreds of applicants. </p>

<p>Claire Cunningham from MIT commented, “Box UK was selected because of its new Amaxus 4 product, which we consider an exciting development in the Content Management System world. The strength of Box UK’s customer base was also a factor and we are looking forward to continuing to work with the company.” </p>

<p>In E-Lab, teams of graduate management, engineering and science students work on a project brief with MIT professors critical to the success of a new technology venture. They typically work with technology-intensive, intellectual property-based companies, including biotech, cleantech, wireless, software and hardware manufacturers. </p>

<p>“The combination of MIT professors, Harvard Business School MBAs and the resources of both schools is something that will be used to allow Box UK to maximise the opportunities for Amaxus 4,” said PJ Meyer from Harvard Business School. </p>

<p>In September Judy Haynes (Box UK’s Operations Director) and Dan Zambonini (Box UK’s Technical Director) travelled to Boston to spend time with the MIT team.</p>

<p>“As we prepare to launch a brand new iteration of Amaxus in the spring of 2009, the opportunity to get the perspective of thinkers from world-class institutions like MIT and Harvard has been invaluable,” said Judy Haynes. “We are very much looking forward to hearing the final report from our E-Lab team and to applying some of their conclusions as we plan to unveil this amazing product.” </p>

<p>About MIT
<br />MIT is a world-class educational institution. Teaching and research – with relevance to the practical world as a guiding principle – continue to be its primary purpose. MIT is independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. Its five schools and one college encompass numerous academic departments, divisions and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centres, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries. The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship. </p>

<p>About Box UK
<br />Box UK was born out of the work of leading thinkers and doers in the industry. With offices in London and Cardiff, we are obsessed with the Internet and emerging technologies. Our passion and enthusiasm permeates everything we do, continually inspiring us to create bold, innovative solutions for our clients and partners. Our international reputation continues to allow us the privilege of working with the world’s best people, from FTSE 100 companies to global standards bodies and leading organisations across the UK public and heritage sector.</p>

<p>About Amaxus
<br />Amaxus is Box UK’s leading Web Content Management System. With its ability to operate a website that delivers hundreds of thousands of documents and objects through a user-friendly interface, this state-of-the-art system can be customized to meet the diverse needs of clients. Already an amazing product, additional innovations will be introduced to Amaxus with the launch of the newest version of the software early in the spring of 2009. Stay tuned to the Box UK website (<a href="http://www.boxuk.com">http://www.boxuk.com</a&gt;) for the latest news on exciting new Amaxus features, launch information and ways that Box UK and its products and services can turn your business dreams into reality by creating high-value, low-risk and award-winning solutions. </p>

<p>For more information on this project or Amaxus call us at +44 (0) 870 707 0031 or email <a href="mailto:info@boxuk.com">info@boxuk.com</a>. All media inquiries may be directed to Amy Thibodeau, Marketing Executive at +44 (0)29 2022 8822 or by email at <a href="mailto:amy.thibodeau@boxuk.com">amy.thibodeau@boxuk.com</a>.</p>

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Published on: 10:06AM on 7th January 2009