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Inspiring Akyumen Falcon Education Tablet Project Made Possible After Securing Erasmus+ Funding

MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwired - January 13, 2016) - Akyumen Falcon Education Tablet

The project has been a culmination of a collaborative effort between Akyumen Technologies and the EU to provide advanced mobile tablet technology to students and educators. The project will allow students and educators in Spain to gain vital access to advanced mobility technology with Akyumen Falcon Tablets. The result of the project will see students and educators return with more success in the use of tools and content for education.

Erasmus+ is the European Union's (EU) programme for education, training, youth and sport, with the EU committing £12 billion to the programme between 2014 and 2020. In the UK, the programme is managed by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK.

The project is funded under Key Action 1 (KA1) of the programme with EUR4 million allocated in 2016 for the acquisition of Akyumen Falcon tablets for Spain and specifically for Mobility of individuals in the field of education, training and youth.

Akyumen Technologies CEO Aasim Saied said: "We are delighted to have been successful in Erasmus+ and are looking ahead to starting the project. Over 10,000 students, educators and other young people will benefit from the project and the opportunities it will provide to modernise education."

About Akyumen Technologies Corp (Akyumen)
Akyumen is a privately held US company and operates globally. Akyumen designs, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative electronic and mobile technology products to consumers worldwide. The company values the social responsibility of providing open access to tools and information to enhance the human experience globally.

Further information from www.akyumen.com

About Erasmus+
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020. It significantly increases EU funding (+40%) with an overall budget of EUR14.7 billion (£12 billion) for the development of knowledge and skills and aims to increase the quality and relevance of qualifications and skills. Two-thirds of its funding will provide grants for more than 4 million people to study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad in 2014-2020 (compared with 2.7 million in 2007-2013). The period abroad can range from a few days up to a year. In the UK, it is expected that nearly 250,000 people will undertake activities abroad with the programme. Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of Lifelong Learning, including schools education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. Erasmus+ provides funding for organisations to offer opportunities to students, teachers, apprentices, volunteers, youth leaders and people working in grassroots' sport. It will also provide funding for partnerships between organisations such as educational institutions, youth organisations, enterprises, local and regional authorities and NGOs, as well as support for reforms in Member States to modernise education and training and to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and employability.

The programme is managed in the UK by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, which is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK.

Further information from www.erasmusplus.org.uk

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