The Technology Strategy Board and Nesta have worked together to develop the Hyperlocal Media competition, launching on November 4th. With a total fund of £2.5m for collaborative research and development, the aim of the competition will be to invest in several significant projects across the UK. We anticipate a mix of project ideas that target rural and urban areas, but all are intended to develop the kinds of enabling technologies, platforms and services which build up the businesses of the future and help the UK to become a world-centre for hyperlocal media.
Competition Opens: 4th November
Competition Closes: 18th December (1st stage application)
London, 8th November
Cardiff, 18th November
Leeds, 19th November
Glasgow, 20th November
Registration for the briefing events will be opening on Monday 21st October. For more information on the background to the competition, the opportunities for creative and digital media businesses and to register to attend the briefing session go the CIKTN website: http://bit.ly/GNol6g
The Hyperlocal Media Competition is one of six competitions that the TSB will be running in 2013/14, see full programme below:
Cross Platform Production - deadline for registration 6th November.
Frictionless Commerce - deadline for registration 13th November.
Hyperlocal Media - competition open 4th November
Greater Manchester Creative and Digital Launchpad - competition open 4th November
Big Data Exploration - competition open late 2013
Location Based Services - competition open early 2014
Value and Pricing Digital Assets - competition open early 2014