The Mobile Applications Centre is a centre for inter-disciplinary mobile applications at Imperial College London. The Centre aims to bring together talent, expertise and engagement from across the College to work with partners in academia and industry in developing innovative and pioneering mobile applications. A particular focus of research is the intersection of mobile applications and the Internet, in particular the exciting new possibilities opened up by on-demand computing infrastructure or “Cloud Computing”.
Part of the Technology Strategy Board portfolio of KTNs, the ICT KTN brings together the previous Digital Communications and Digital Systems KTNs. It is hosted by the not-for-profit ICT KTN Company Ltd, working in association with Intellect, NPL and QinetiQ as delivery partners. It seeks to bring a competitive advantage to the UK by facilitating the exchange of knowledge on Information & Communications Technologies and accelerating innovation. https://ktn.innovateuk.org/web/ictktn
The Creative Industries KTN is one of 14 Knowledge Transfer Networks that are funded by the Technology Strategy Board to support business led innovation across the UK. Creative Industries KTN accelerates innovation by bringing together those who develop technology with people within the creative industries who can exploit it. Its work supports the strategic priorities of the Technology Strategy Board. www.creativeindustriesktn.org
The nice people at Nokia have very kindly lent us the use of 4 Nokia N8s as ‘participant journalism’ devices to record the speakers, workshops, interviews and pitches. Keep your eye peeled for some great content to be made available after the event!
IW is new style of economic collaboration between seasoned business angels, venture capitalists, London universities and business schools, R& D bodies, technology transfer departments, commercialisation departments and highly specialised professional
service providers. Formed by a group of entrepreneurs in collaboration with City of London Corporation, IW provides a community and runway for businesses to achieve sustainability and high growth.
IW aims to support early stage, technology and high-growth businesses in urban centres through application of knowledge transfer between collaborators and their outside networks. Start-ups can find incubation workspace, hot desks, meeting/event rooms, access to financing and professional business advice. Start-ups are provided guidance delivered by mentors who also manage a micro-lending fund effectively acting as ‘ bank manager’ and as business advisor to mentee companies.
The IW initiative supports risk-mitigation through knowledge and experience, while actively nurturing a well-founded relationship between entrepreneurs and mentors. The Smithfield 10,000 sq ft office area comprises 104 fully serviced desks, 3,000 sq ft. allocated to the IW Member club and lounge area, hot-desks, meeting rooms, cafe, seminar space, Wi-Fi, virtual office solutions, members-only professional services centre, access to mentorship and varied events. The space has been designed to allow affordable formal and informal meeting spaces in central London, offering companies permanent or temporary workstations alongside a club area. http://www.theiw.org/