Technology Strategy Board launches competition to find Europe’s hottest gaming entrepreneurs

IC Tomorrow offers five businesses the chance to work with industry leaders Google and Sony

Digital Innovation Contest-Games, a competition to find five of the hottest gaming start-ups in Europe, has launched this week hosted by IC Tomorrow, part of government-backed innovation agency the Technology Strategy Board.

The contest aims to discover and develop the best gaming prototypes in the UK right now by providing budding digital gaming entrepreneurs with the opportunity to work with major brands including Google Chrome, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Intel, Crytek UK, ODEON Cinemas and Pinewood Studios.

There are five challenges for applicants to compete for, each worth an estimated £25,000, including: ‘Open Street Map Data’, ‘New Markets and Perceptual Computing’, ‘Games and Cinema’, ‘Second-screen Use in a Game’ and ‘Wider Games Distribution on Mobile Web’.

The competition will run in London with the contest finale taking place on Wednesday 13 November.

Matt Sansam (pictured), IC Tomorrow programme manager, commented: “This is a great opportunity. The winners get to trial their ideas with some of the key players in the global games arena. They get funding to do this and retain their intellectual property at the end of the process.”

Gaming enablement manager of Intel, Richard Huddy, added:  “Today, experiences shape our lives and technology can be used to enrich that process. “We’re excited about connecting with local, vibrant entrepreneurs and discovering creative new experiences.”

Entry deadlines for the Digital Innovation Contest-Games close on October 16, to apply click here.

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