Tag Archives: innovation

The view from Manchester – CIKTN/UKTI focus group

As part of my work with CIKTN and UKTI I produced and chaired a focus group in Manchester at the end of May, with participants comprising expert representatives from local businesses, development agencies and business networks. The discussion sought to … Continue reading

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CAC 2011 – update #5 – news on commissions

Latest news on CAC 2011. After consideration by the panel two projects have been selected to move forward towards commission: Heavenly Mysteries – a collaboration between Interactive Video in UK and Very! in Singapore Electric Village – a collaboration between … Continue reading

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Stimulating innovation in creative sme’s, Italian style

Milan is probably not the place you’d expect to have a conversation about the problems of stimulating innovation given the city’s global reputation for design and fashion. Designing Connectivity [and here “connectivity” is networks and information rather than digital] was … Continue reading

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UK as Innovation Hub – perception vs reality?

I highlighted in an earlier post some work on behalf of the CIKTN, in partnership with UK TI, to look at the proposition of the UK as a global digital innovation hub (Silicon Roundabout & beyond….) and the necessary conditions … Continue reading

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Media Sandbox 2010 – all over bar the paperwork?

Well yes and no.  Whilst the scheme has officially ended actually the whole point is that this is the beginning of something for the participants – not the end. Media Sandbox is about catalyzing and incubating new ideas, it is … Continue reading

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Silicon Roundabout? Silicon Gorge? Where are the UK innovation hotspots?

In November 2010 David Cameron delivered a speech which centred around an aim of the UK becoming the most attractive place in the world to start and invest in innovative technology companies. [Full transcript] Through my work with the CIKTN, … Continue reading

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Asia TV Forum – Singapore 8-10 December 2010

Asia TV Forum is emerging as a key trade show in SE Asia. Based on a sales and distribution model, it is similar to MIP TV in style but much smaller and therefore less manic. Over the past three years … Continue reading

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Media Sandbox 2010 commissions announced

The seven successful commissions under this years’ Media Sandbox project have been announced. The commissions cover a wide range of innovative concepts from environmentally aware mobile games to scent “sculptures”. For 2010, Media Sandbox has been divided into two strands: … Continue reading

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TSB £600k competition for disruptive digital solutions

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has launched an exciting £600k competition to help small businesses turn innovative ideas into new market opportunities. The competition is inviting ideas for disruptive solutions in four categories: Energy, Digital, Healthcare and Sustainability. Looking more … Continue reading

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The global Mobile App economy / Mobile Clicks 2010

Two very interesting documents were published this week, both highlighting the exponential growth and significant commercial opportunities for the global mobile app economy. And reinforcing that impression Vodafone launched Mobile Clicks 2010, looking to invest €150,000 into mobile internet start … Continue reading

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