We’re pleased to announce the ten companies that are set to participate in the upcoming IC tomorrow ‘Meet the Innovators 3’ session which forms part of next week’s Hello Culture conference in Birmingham.
The session is set to provide a platform for the companies to raise their business profiles within the arts and cultural space. The audience will feature a number of leading cultural organisations, venues, artists and producers including the likes of Nesta, the Arts Council, The University of Birmingham and others.
The companies presenting come from various backgrounds and provide an array of solutions including 3D and virtual reality models for historic sites and museum artefacts, gamification, mobile payments and augmented reality.
Each company will be given a five minute slot to present with a view to initiate discussions, build relationships and help with possible future collaborations. The ten companies chosen will also be considered for an award of £5,000 from IC tomorrow for the application or service which offers the best prospects for a consumer trial in partnership with one or more cultural organisations.
The ten companies presenting:
- · The Connected Set
- · Capture Ltd
- · Cluster Publishing
- · Gamar Ltd
- · LightBuzz Software Ltd
- · Mimosa Wireless Ltd
- · Moonshine Media
- · Peekabu Studios
- · Red Glasses
- · WildKnowledge
In addition, a further ten companies have also been invited to participate in a speed networking event set for later on Thursday.
Presentations from: 09:45 to 12.45
Speed networking: from 16:00 to 17:00
Location: The Custard Factory, (Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA)
Finalists will be judged on the commercial potential of the consumer trial, the level of innovation demonstrated and the ‘transformative’ opportunities their service or application offers in reference to the themes outlined by Hello Culture 2012.
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About Hello Culture
This year’s Hello Culture conference will focus on Digital Transformation; investing in digital collaborations and transforming culture through digital, explored through a variety of workshops, seminars and keynote speeches across the two days. The initiative is designed for companies which produce creative and innovative uses of digital technologies to inspire new collaborations, concepts, ideas and business models. www.hello-culture.co.uk
About IC tomorrow
IC tomorrow is a Technology Strategy Board programme that stimulates innovation and economic growth in the digital sector, by breaking down barriers and opening doors for a new generation of entrepreneurs. The IC tomorrow network connects digital innovators with leading rights holders, content providers and investors across the UK, through an online directory, events and strategic matchmaking opportunities. IC tomorrow also holds events, runs funded contests and promotes and supports innovation across a variety of sectors including music, publishing, games, film & TV and culture. IC tomorrow also provides a free to use trial management platform for UK-based digital innovators. www.ictomorrow.co.uk
About Technology Strategy Board
The Technology Strategy Board is the UK’s innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy. For more information please visit www.innovateuk.org.
About the presenting companies
The Connected Set
We’re a multi-platform production company developing fun digital products and new formats for TV, mobile, tablet and web.
Capture builds innovative digital asset management, business and e-commerce systems and services to meet today’s cultural and creative needs
An independent and collaborative publisher specialising in the production and development of high-quality print and electronic productions
Bring your story to life and create an immersive experience with our gamified storytelling platform and augmented reality
LightBuzz Software Ltd
We reinvent sightseeing by offering a personalized tour guide which conforms its content to the visitors’ age, interests and history.
Mimosa Wireless Ltd
Mimosa Wireless Ltd are experts in delivering digital media content seamlessly to all mobile devices, via web, apps, and Augmented Reality
Moonshine Media is a digital marketing agency of expertise and experience in the arts, culture and entertainment sectors
Peekabu Studios designs motion control that’s build for the web and Smart TVs, but designed for the home. Control with a wave of the hand
Mobile studio making iPhone and Android apps
Creators of exploration & recording apps – WK creates bespoke apps & also runs an online toolkit for clients to develop simple applications