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Acronis, a global leader of cyber protection and hybrid cloud solutions, has partnered with F1 in Schools for the 2018 World Finals of this global education programme.  

The F1 in Schools World Finals 2018, takes place this week at Resorts World Sentosa with 50 teams of talented students competing for the F1 in Schools World Champions 2018 title and with this, scholarships for City, University London and UCL Engineering, as well as a the F1 in Schools Formula 1 World Champions trophy

Acronis personnel will join the judging panel to assess the F1 in Schools World Finals teams’ work and present the one of the event’s category awards, the Enterprise Portfolio Award. The winners of the award will be treated to a visit to the Company’s International headquarters in Singapore ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix. 

Acronis was founded in Singapore and is currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary. Acronis research and development centre, based in Singapore, develops artificial-intelligence andblockchain-based technology that is part of the cyber protection solutions used by motorsport teams.

Acronis cyber protectionsolutions are widely usedby a number of teams in Formula 1, Formula E, and other motorsport series. Acronis addresses the five vectors of cyber protection — safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) — through its easy, efficient, and secure products that are prefect for motorsport teams of any size. 

Acronis is also involved in education through the Acronis Foundation. The non-profit organisation was established to support initiatives designed to stimulate education in developing countries.

Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1 in Schools, says of the tie-up, “We’re very pleased to welcome Acronis as a partner for our 2018 World Finals. There is obvious synergy between Acronis and the F1 in Schools programme, with cyber protection being fundamental to our modern digital world. The company’s relationship with Formula 1 and the company’s presence in the Formula 1 paddock also extends the fit between F1 in Schools and Acronis.I’m sure Acronis will reap the rewards of partnering with us, promoting the products of this world- class company.”

“We have a great presence in Formula 1 and we support F1 in Schools education initiatives that promote technology and cultivate the much-needed talent. We wish all winners and participants great success in the future,” said John Zanni, President of Acronis.

The prestigious F1 in Schools programme runs in 45 countries and the competition challenges students to design, develop, manufacture and race a scale model Formula 1 race car. 

About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

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