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Partnering for Innovation: BIRMINGHAM

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

Partnering for Innovation: BIRMINGHAM

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CITIN              DCKTN



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Partnering for Innovation: Birmingham

Is a collaborative partnership event, co-owned by the partners Screen West Midlands, DCKTN and lead partner CITIN. It is part of the Partnering for Innovation Programme taking place across the UK in February and March 2009.

Event Overview

Partnering for Innovation: Birmingham is an inspiring and inclusive one-day event developed to raise awareness of and support applications to the Technology Strategy Board’s (TSB) research and development collaborative fund. The event programme will include a combination of short briefings and presentations, creative brainstorming and knowledge sharing, as well as facilitated networking and collaborative working opportunities.

Who Should Attend

Representatives from the digital technology sector and broader creative industries, including computer games, mobile communication, virtual world, film, video, music, publishing, TV, radio and universities with technology and communication research and development expertise.

Event Schedule

09.30 - 10.00  Registration 

10.00 - 10.30  Show & Tell

Details: Networking and initial project and ideas sharing session. Facilitated by David Crowther.

10.30 - 10.45  Welcome and Introduction

Details: Jeremy Davenport, CITIN, Jason Hall, SWM & Steven Lowe, DCKTN

10.45 - 11.15  Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Too Afraid to Ask… 

Details: TSB briefing presentation; Peter Dirkin, TSB.

11.15 - 11.45  Break    

11.45 - 12.15  Here's One I Made Earlier

Details: TSB Funding case study and sucess story: Aaron Miller, Blitz Games.

12.15 - 13.00  Digital Barn Raising

Details: Open discussion and knowledge harvest of project ideas to share delegate
contacts and expertise.
Facilitated by David Crowther.

13.00 - 13.45  Lunch       

13.45 - 14.30  Where's the Money?   

Details: Competitive speed pitching for applications and ideas by funding representatives; Jason Hall, 4IP, Tom Blount, Advantage Proof of Concept, Steve Manthorp, Arts Council West Midlands & Dan Licari, Advantage Access to Finance

14.30 - 17.00  Collaborative Working Session  

Details: Ideas generation, development and exploration of new project teams in small groups 4-6 people. Facilitated by David Crowther.

15.30 -17.00  Ideas Clinic     

Details: Pitching and feedback session for new collaborations and project ideas to  funding panel.

17.00-18.00  Networking Drinks   

18.00-18.00  Event Finish  


TSB's Accessing and Commercialising Content in a Digitally Networked World competition for funding, recognises that the content industries account for three-quarters the 'gross value added' (GVA) by the creative industries in the UK. The call addresses the new challenges around generating revenue from digital content, finding and establishing rights around content (including user-generated content), tools and systems that increase market visibility, interacting with digital platforms, and developing new business models.

For more information visit the TSB website.

Full Partnering for Innovation Programme

    * Bristol - Tuesday 17th Feburary
    * London - Thursday 26th Feburary
    * Birmingham - Tuesday 3rd March
    * Liverpool - Tuesday 10th March

    * Wales - Thursday 12th March 
* Glasgow - Thursday 19th March

Event Contact / 07764845255

Have questions about Partnering for Innovation: BIRMINGHAM? Contact the organizer

When & Where

The Studio
7 Cannon Street
B2 5EP Birmingam
United Kingdom

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

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