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Are you working on a project which involves raising young people’s digital skills? NESTA and the Nominet Trust are looking to fund you!

Hot off the heels from their first round investments back in March, the second round of funding is being released and there is £250k available. So far, their impressive portfolio include Code Club and Coder Dojo, with the latter having a branch in Edinburgh.

If you’re interested, there are a number workshops, with the closest being Glasgow on Tues 22nd Oct. If that’s too far, then fear not, there are two web chats on Friday 11th Oct, and Thurs 7th Nov.

Any questions, please contact education@nesta.org.uk

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For anyone that’s looking for funding, there is a new round of funding from the Technology Strategy Board. Check out more details at:

http://www.innovateuk.org/deliveringinnovation/grant-for-research-and-development.ashx

I’ve included a quick intro below.

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Want £10K to test a new digital service you’ve developed? Read on, info from Stuart Dredge at Mobile Entertainment below (thanks Stuart :)). And thanks to Colin Adams for sending in the link! Applications due 11th March at noon, contest brief and details from Stuart as follows:

Government-backed IC tomorrow initiative wants to kick off consumer trials of new and innovative digital services.

The UK’s Technology Strategy Board has launched a Digital Innovation Contest, which aims to distribute £200,000 of funding to 20 innovative new digital services.

The contest, organised under the TSB’s IC tomorrow scheme, plans to provide up to £10,000 to each startup chosen from the contest, for a six-month consumer trial. (more…)

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Plastic electronics is said to be one of the next big things, and it may just be worth a little thought. The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) sure thinks so, and they are offering £3 million to fund ideas in this emerging field. Compared to silicon, plastic electronics are cheaper, lighter, and more flexible.

At the Consumer Electronics Show, Plastic Logic showed off a plastic e-reader which was all the rage in show floor chatter. Did you know the company was a spinout from Cambridge University?!

It’s interesting to step back in time and watch this news announcement from 2007 when Cambridge labs were first making breakthroughs in this area. Seems they had a good vision of three years ahead, and I’m curious to see (more…)

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