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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£1.25m Competition: ‘Seeing more than before – emerging imaging technologies’

The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £1.25m in feasibility studies to bring emerging imaging technologies closer to commercial use, a competition that is particularly relevant to the design and computer games communities.

This competition will support projects that could enable richer, more wide-ranging information to be gained from imaging, creating new applications and value propositions, with the potential to disrupt existing markets.

The competition is for "significant advances or breakthroughs, leading to higher speed, reduced noise, wider dynamic range, higher resolution, greater efficiency, wider field, extended bandwidth, higher information content or lower cost." Projects must be collaborative and business-led, and the competition is open to all UK-based companies and research organisations.

The TSB funds feasibility studies in pre-industrial research, in which a business partner will attract up to 65% public funding of their project costs (75% for SMEs). The projects could last up to 12 months, with total costs of up to £150k per project.

Key dates

  • Competition opens: 3rd February 2014
  • Deadline for registration: Noon, 26th March 2014
  • Application deadline: Noon, 2nd April 2014

Application details

Details of the call and how to apply can be accessed from the Technology Strategy Board website.

Briefing Events

The ESP KTN has worked with the Technology Strategy Board to organise several information and networking events throughout the country. Each of the events will have a pitching session that allows organisations to promote their project and expertise and to seek partners for the call.

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Submit Your Business Idea to .ItCup in Pisa!

Do you have an idea for turning research into business?

.itCup is a business competition taking place at the Internet Festival of Pisa, Italy, in October 2013. It is organized by Registro.it in partnership with Polo Tecnologico.

The competition organisers are seeking seed-stage projects that have a business plan or a draft for development. Up to 8 entrepreneurs will be selected to participate in .ItCup, where they will receive free coaching and an opportunity to present their start-up pitches to a group of leading investors.

The event will consist of 4 phases:

1) Selection
You can register here. Ideas will be evaluated on originality, innovation and market potential.

2) Training and personal coaching
The 8 selected seed-stage projects will participate in a training course and personal coaching session to improve their marketing pitch and business plan.

3) .ItCup day
The selected projects will be presented to investors.

4) Follow-up
Winners will receive a report with proposals and guidelines as a starting point for business development.

.itCup is open to everyone: students, graduates, researchers, professors, freelancers, individually or in teams.

To submit your business idea go to www.itcupregistro.it, complete the application forms and send them to segreteria@itcupregistro.it by 7th September 2013.

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EMC2 offers a unique opportunity for technology startups!

A unique opportunity for technology startups!

Are you a technology entrepreneur? Would your startup team like to participate FOR FREE in the bitspiration 2013 Demo Day contest in Poland? Then read on ...

bitspiration (23-25 June 2013, Krakow, Poland, http://bitspiration.com/) is a premier event for creative technology entrepreneurs, one of the biggest technology/ Internet Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe.

The bitspiration Demo Day is a startup contest. With EMC2's recommendation you could gain automatic entry to the semi-final stage – as well as free access to the rest of the festival – for two of your team members.

To be considered for this unique opportunity, please send a one-paragraph resume describing your startup venture to: george.whale@emc-square.org.

Find out more information about the: Demo Day and Demo Day Rules.

Finally, in case you are interested in helping, bitspiration is raising money to fund a prize for the startup contest.

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Royal Academy of Eng. Entrepreneurs Award 2013

For early career researchers and academics -- £40,000 prize for the winner!

As the UK's national academy for engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most successful and talented practitioners from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.

The ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award has been established to identify entrepreneurial researchers, working in UK universities in the field of electrotechnology, who are at an early stage in their career. The award will be presented to an individual or team demonstrating considerable entrepreneurial promise and the potential to benefit the UK's future prosperity.

The winner will receive a personal prize of £10,000 together with a further £30,000 to invest in the development of the winning idea. In addition to the first prize, two additional cash prizes of £2,000 will be presented to runners-up.

For further information please visit the Royal Academy of Engineering website or view the ERAF Award Leaflet 2013 (62).

There is no limit to the number of applications a university or institution may submit.

Applications must be received by Monday 22 October 2012.

If you have any questions please contact Sylvia Hampartumian at the Academy.

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PhD Fellowship at York Funded by DSTL

A fully-funded PhD fellowship for four years starting in October 2012 is available in the area of

Identifying Human Activities from Video Sequences

under the supervision of Dr. Adrian G. Bors of the Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK.

The successful applicant will be part of a research group in a top-rated department in the UK, which is well known internationally.

The PhD fellowship is funded by DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) and will provide a salary for up to four years while covering university fees.

The PhD candidate will be expected to develop and implement new methodologies for processing and analysing video sequences showing various human activities. He/ she will be required to develop computational methods for extracting characteristic features, and to detect and track human motion. At the higher processing level, the PhD candidate will develop methods for classifying and detecting human activities from image sequences. The PhD project will require writing research reports and scientific papers as well as communicating and presenting research results to DSTL and to the scientific community at large.

This PhD fellowship is available only to citizens of EU countries. You will be expected to have an MSc or a good first degree in one of the fields Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics or Physics and have a strong interest in scientific research. You should have knowledge or a strong willingness to quickly acquire the following:

  • Programming skills in Matlab and C
  • Good knowledge and understanding of algorithms and of the mathematics behind them
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Ability to write scientific papers and reports as well as to present and demonstrate research results.

It would be expected that your MSc or final year BSc project was in an area related to Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing or Computational Intelligence.

Knowledge and experience with the following would be highly desirable:

  • Processing and analysing images and image sequences
  • Applied statistics and mathematics
  • Graph representation of data
  • Numerical assessment and analysis of experimental results.

If you are an EU citizen and consider yourself a suitable candidate for this DSTL-funded PhD fellowship you should send the following by email to adrian.bors@york.ac.uk:

  1. Your CV
  2. Short statement of your interest and how you would approach this research topic
  3. Short description of your final year or MSc project
  4. Transcripts with marks achieved during your previous study
  5. List of scientific papers published or submitted, if any
  6. Other relevant major achievements
  7. Names of two academic persons who can provide references for you if requested.

 

PhD funding available: 4 years
Start date: October 2012
Location: Dept. of Computer Science, University of York, York, UK
Contact: Dr. Adrian G. Bors (e-mail, web page)

All candidates will be considered for a preliminary selection and those with the strongest profiles will be contacted.

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