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Future Cities Special Interest Group - innovateuk
The thirty councils will receive £50,000 each from the government's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board (www.innovateuk.org) to complete feasibility studies showing how they could integrate their transport, communications and other infrastructure to improve the local economy, increase quality of life and reduce impact on the environment.
tsb  competition  future  cities  icricities 
july 2013 by dunc
Future Cities Solutions - Funding competition - innovateuk
The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £5m in an SBRI competition to stimulate solutions in three areas, where UK cities face many of the same specific challenges: in energy, data and transportation.
tsb  competition  future  cities  icricities 
july 2013 by dunc
Kaggle: making data science a sport
Kaggle is a platform for data prediction competitions that allows organizations to post their data and have it scrutinized by the world's best data scientists. In exchange for a prize, winning competitors provide the algorithms that beat all other methods of solving a data crunching problem. Most data problems can be framed as a competition.
convergence  openinnovation  analytics  competition  data  datamining  statistics 
june 2012 by dunc
BIOMOD | International Biomolecular Design Competition
BIOMOD is a design competition in which undergraduate teams compete to master control of biomolecules on the nanometer scale. Focus areas may include—but are not limited to—biomolecular robotics, biomolecular logic and computing, and structural bionanotechnology. Students conceive and execute projects during the summer and then gather in Boston in November to present their work and win awards.
convergence  nanotech  biotech  biology  AutodeskIDEAS  biomod  competition  genetech 
april 2012 by dunc
Philips Livable Cities Award
"Richard Florida, chair of the Philips Livable Cities Award supervisory panel, outlines the components of a livable city such as good schools, outdoor spaces, cultural arts and the importance of feeling safe and secure, as he introduces the Philips Livable Cities Award program."
smartcities  livable  Philips  competition 
august 2010 by dunc
McKinsey: What Matters: Prizes: a winning strategy for innovation
"In 1714, the British government offered a cash award of £20,000 to anyone who could develop a way of precisely determining a ship’s longitude. Although most felt the answer would emerge from a leading astronomer, in an early example of crowd sourcing, the prize inspired the British clockmaker John Harrison to develop the marine chronometer, which by solving the problem greatly enhanced the safety of long-distance sea voyages." nice examples of how 'prizes' have been used to incentivise innovation.
innovation  prize  strategy  competition  crowdsourcing 
august 2009 by dunc
Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City
An exhibition critically exploring the evolving relationship between ubiquitous/pervasive computing and urban architecture - SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 27, 2008
architecture  competition  ubiquitouscomputing 
may 2008 by dunc

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