Grants for Future Internet SMEs and Entrepreneurs (New!)

EMC2 would like to invite you to a special funding and mentoring event for Web Entrepreneurs and SMEs, providing the opportunity to access new technologies, expertise and collaborate on cutting edge research.

£3.5m (€4.2m) of grants to be given out in the next 6 months to web entrepreneurs and tech SMEs. Destined to support the building of new internet based solutions, and enhancing existing ones.

Funding of up to €90k for individual entrepreneurs and up to €150k for SME to build the Future of Internet Technologies on:

  • Learning and Training
  • Social Integration
  • Wellbeing and Health

This event is hosted by Digital Shoreditch & EMC2 to enable you to gain crucial insights from key individuals and experts running the FI-ADOPT project and also find out more about the wider FI-PPP programme.

Where and when
Event location: Digital Shoreditch HQ (Playgen), 42-46 Princelet, London, E1 5LP, http://goo.gl/FP0eRH
Date and time: Thursday, Jan 15th from 5:30-6:30 pm
Followed by Digital Shoreditch January Meetup  6:30-9:30pm

Event agenda
17:30 -18:30 FI-ADOPT Presentation with Q&A
18:30-21:30 Digital Shoreditch January Meetup, with FI-ADOPT drop-in info desk
Please register to attend here: https://ds15-january.eventbrite.co.uk

More about FI-ADOPT
FI-ADOPT is a project accelerator, supported by the EU. The second FI-ADOPT call is now Open, and Closes on 30th January 2015.

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Grants for Future Internet SMEs and Entrepreneurs

EMC2 would like to invite you to a special funding and mentoring event for Web Entrepreneurs and SMEs, providing the opportunity to access new technologies, expertise and collaborate on cutting edge research.

£3.5m (€4.2m) of grants to be given out in the next 8 months to web entrepreneurs and tech SMEs. Destined to support the building of new internet based solutions, and enhancing existing ones.

Funding of up to €90k for individual entrepreneurs and up to €150k for SME to build the Future of Internet Technologies on:

  • Social Integration
  • Wellbeing and Health
  • Learning and Training

Come and find out more at the FI-ADOPT free event hosted by EMC2 and Playgen! As the only FI-ADOPT funding event being held in the UK before the first call deadline, you'll be able to gain a crucial insight from key individuals and experts running the FI-ADOPT project and also find out more about the wider FI-PPP programme.

Where and when
The event will take place in the elegant Octagon, Grade II listed Queen's Building at Queen Mary, University of London
Event location: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/howtofindus/mileend/
Date and time: Monday, Sept 29th from 3-6pm

Event agenda
15:00 Registration and general information
16:00 Presentation on the Grants, followed by a Q&A and networking
18:00 Close
Please register to attend here: http://fiadopt-grants-for-future-internet.eventbrite.co.uk/

More about FI-ADOPT
FI-ADOPT is a project accelerator, supported by the EU, and the first call is now open, and closes Oct 30th!

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EMC2 at Greek Innovation Expo 2013!

EMC2 is delighted to announce that it will be an exhibitor at the Greek Innovation Expo 2013, which takes place at Helexpo Palace in the historic city of Athens on 16-19 May 2013. GIE 2013 provides a showcase for Greek and European innovation, enabling leading companies and researchers in technology and design to exhibit, meet and collaborate. Continue reading

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A Showcase of World-class Research: Join Our Webinar!

• Do you work in media computing or communication?
• Would you like to learn about current research and how it could help your organisation/ business?
• Join us at the FREE EMC2 WEBINAR where we will showcase work by some of Europe's leading technology researchers.
• For a flavour of what's on offer see the Research Showcase front page.

 

Tuesday 26th March 2013 starting 10am (UK time).

 

Register for the event here: webinar registration link.
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Ubiquitous Computing with Google Glass

Google Glass is the name of an augmented reality product developed at Google's secretive research lab, Google X. At first glance, the new device looks like a conventional spectacle frame, but it carries computer chips, a miniature battery and heads-up display (HUD) enabling the wearer to interact with virtual space whilst on the move.

As with the pilot displays of modern aircraft, text and images generated by Google Glass are overlaid on the real world scene so that the user can switch attention instantaneously between the two. Activated by voice, touch or head movements, the 'Goggles' allow interaction with apps, the Internet and social networking sites, communicating all the while via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to the user's mobile.

A tiny camera located just above the eye enables lives video streaming from the user's own viewpoint, giving recorded experiences a stunning immediacy:

Keeping users connected whilst minimally distracting them from real-world tasks, the new Goggles are a step closer to the goal of ubiquitous computing – complete integration of computing into everyday objects and activities – and present a significant challenge to smartphones. But whether they can reduce the present toll of jaywalking accidents and lamppost collisions remains to be seen!

Google Glass is due to hit the shops in late 2013 or early 2014.

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