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TheCrowdCafe: Crowdfunding research, news, and resources. University of York - Crowdfunding for York's education community. New Bedford Economic Development Council | Open for Business! Ocean Technology Enterprise Centre. The Ocean Technology Enterprise Centre, located in the new NRC Industry Partnership Facility in St. John's, Newfoundland, is a place for ocean technology companies to develop their technology and business opportunities in a supportive and cooperative environment. The mission of the NRC Ocean Technology Enterprise Centre is to promote the development of ocean technology business in Newfoundland by: Providing a supportive environment to assist the growth and development of new ventures in ocean technology and: Providing co-location facilities to assist collaborative activities between NRC researchers and ocean technology companies and organizations.

Mad Rock Marine Solutions Inc. is manufacturing and marketing its innovative lifeboat release mechanism. The Ocean Technology Co-Location Program is directed towards ocean technology companies that can benefit from co-location with NRC. Campus incubation consortium The P.J. Facilities Organization OTEC Co-location Program Contact. Mobile providers participation. Young Creative Entrepreneur Programme | Creative Entrepreneurship | Creative Economy. The Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) programme IDENTIFIES and CONNECTS a global group of emerging creative pioneers, founders and innovators. We look for people who have been in business 2 - 7 years and who are making an impact through NEW IDEAS and NEW BUSINESS MODELS and inspiring others around them through their work.

Our alumni are global innovators, pioneers and leaders Since 2004, we're been selecting the “ones to watch” from creative sectors around the world and bringing them together in the UK to share ideas, insight and spark off international collaborations. In 2014 we are growing our network with new YCEs from DIGITAL PUBLISHING, LIVE MUSIC, CULTURE, BROADCAST and FASHION/ DESIGN. Some of our most inspiring alumni include: Ridwan Kamil, winner of Indonesian YCE in 2004, in 2013 elected Mayor of Bandung. Dana Kleinert won the Slovakian YCE in 2011 and went on to form the first Slovak Fashion Council. ‘Smart Kigali’ project will boost Economic Growth in RWANDA. VENTURES AFRICA – Thanks to the launch of the government-backed “Smart Kigali” project, people in Rwanda now have access to free internet via Wi-Fi enabled devices.

The project, which is line with Rwanda’s Vision 2020, symbolises another step towards achieving the East African nation’s prospects of becoming a regional IT hub, as it steadily moves past the tragic events of the 1994 genocide into a future built on a Knowledge-based economy in order to attract more foreign investment. Five years ago, Rwanda launched the “One Laptop Per Child” initiative in schools across the country. So far, the project has seen about 200,000 laptops distributed to more than 400 schools. Going further, Rwandan government signed a $140 million deal with South Korea’s largest Telecom – Korea Telecom (KT) Corp in June, 2013 to provide 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) Broadband networks across the country especially in areas where internet connectivity is low. Up votes: 0 Down votes: 0. Business Incubator at ESRIN for Italy / ESRIN / About Us / ESA. ESA Business Incubator at ESRIN for Italy Earth Observation - a potential for Business development 27 April 2009 ESA Business Incubation at ESRIN for Italy (EBI Italy) is the Italian branch of the ESA-wide Business Incubation initiative.

It hosts entrepreneurs and start-up companies that use space technology and systems in non-space sectors at BIC Lazio's ITech Business Incubator in Rome. The cooperation between ESA and BIC Lazio is based on a support contract signed on 3 March 2009, by Volker Liebig, ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes and Head of ESRIN, ESA’s establishment in Italy, and Enrico D'Agostino, President of BIC Lazio.

"The innovative aspect of this agreement is that on the one hand, the companies can benefit from ESA’s technical expertise, and on the other hand get business support from BIC Lazio," said Enrico D’ Agostino, President of BIC Lazio. ESA offers Business Incubation at three ESA establishments ITech Business Incubator or: Institute of banking and finance. The Forum of Young Global Leaders | World Economic Forum - The Forum of Young Global Leaders. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multistakeholder community of more than 900 exceptional young leaders. Bold, brave, action-oriented and entrepreneurial, these individuals commit both their time and talent to make the world a better place.

The community is made up of leaders from all walks of life, from every region of the world and every stakeholder group in society. Nominated under 40, these young leaders are proposed through a qualified nomination process and assessed according to rigorous selection criteria that creates a diverse and truly representative body, while accepting only the very best leaders who have already demonstrated their commitment to serving society at large. Set up as an independent, not-for-profit foundation under the Swiss government, the Forum of Young Global Leaders is an integral part of the World Economic Forum and part of the larger New Champions community. The Forum of Young Global Leaders has three objectives: IP as an asset/bank collateral.

AFP file photo You have been granted a patent. What is next? At least three things can happen. For the fortunate few, that piece of paper could bring in immediate rewards. For the majority, it could be either a case of delayed gratification or in most cases the hapless scenario of nothing but a learning opportunity. There is, however, a promising development in Southeast Asia that could potentially help ease the plight of creators and inventors who are counting on their intellectual property (IP) assets, particularly on patents, for financial gains.

Singapore recently introduced an IP financing scheme, a key component in the government’s ambitious and expensive 10-year IP program. Under the Singapore’s IP financing program, the government can partially underwrite the value of patents that are used as collateral in the event of default. Next-door neighbor Malaysia has a similar initiative. The Philippines has not yet released a detailed program on IP valuation.