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UKTI Mission to SXSW 2012

      The run up to the annual tech pilgrimage to Ausin, Texas for South by South West Interactive has now started. Last year saw over 19,000 delegates from 63 countries attend 935 conference sessions, and 2012 promises to be even bigger. Alongside the Interactive conference, there's also SXSW Film and the legendary SXSW Music festival.   ...
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Connecting Digital Start Ups, Berlin: a brief round up

55 companies from the UK and Germany gathered at the British Embassy in Berlin last week for the Connecting Digital Start Ups event. A partnership between CIKTN, UKTI Germany, the UK Science Innovation Network and Berlin industry network Medianet, the intention was to create positive connections for collaboration and commerce between the two countries. Opened by the British Ambassador...
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Connecting Digital Start Ups – British Embassy, Berlin 15th September

  The agenda for the Connecting Digital Start Ups event in Berlin is now finalised –  download here .   Over the course of the day we’ll hear overviews of the UK and German digital markets, personal experiences from entrepreneurs including Charles Nasser, CEO Claranet, and Burckhardt Bonello, founder FairVentures, and finance perspectives from...
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Connecting UK & German digital start ups, Berlin event - DEADLINE APPROACHING

  Registrations will close at the end of next week for a unique opportunity to meet the hottest German digital start ups and network with key media businesses and financiers - in Berlin, 15th Sept.   Berlin is the centre of the German creative economy, with 30,000 businesses turning over around €20Bn per year. In addition to strong traditional...
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Enabling Innovation – UKTI Digital Media Mission to China: 25-30 Sept 2011

  UKTI is organizing a mission to Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing specifically targeted at UK technology businesses.   Encompassing ICT and mobile the mission will make introductions to major Chinese businesses including China Mobile, Tencent, Tudou and Shanghai Media Group.   UKTI detail as below:   The aim of Enabling Innovation is to...
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Great line up for Connecting UK & Germany digital media event in Berlin – new additions

  Some great names have been confirmed to speak at the Connecting UK & German Digital Media event in Berlin on 15 th Sept.   The event will bring together the hottest Berlin start ups alongside established German media businesses and financiers, providing a unique opportunity to get an instant introduction to opportunities in one of Europe’s most dynamic...
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India – content opportunities, immediate & future

  Two content opportunities in India, one immediate, the other more a trend for the future (and clearly one to watch).   International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI) also popularly known as The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most delightful and imaginative national and international children’s cinema to young...
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Connecting digital start ups between the UK and Germany – Berlin 15th Sept 2011

  A unique opportunity to meet the hottest Berlin digital start ups and network with key German media businesses and financiers.   Berlin is the centre of the German creative economy, with 30,000 businesses turning over around €20Bn per year. In addition to strong traditional creative sectors, such as Film, TV, Design and Music, it is the main cluster for...
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Gamescom – August 2011 – Cologne – assistance for UK businesses

  The UK is partner country for the Gamescom event in Cologne, billed as the world’s largest tradefair for interactive games.   To support UK companies in attending TIGA and UKTI Germany have put together a programme which delivers market background, expert insight and tailored networking opportunities (as well as discounted event attendance). See the details...
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Opportunity to meet Chinese children’s media content channels – London 4th July

  UKTI is hosting a delegation of Chinese media organisations and digital platforms in central London on 4 th July. With a focus on children’s media and animation there is an opportunity for UK content producers to meet and present to key staff.   China is the second largest economy in the world with a population of over 1.4 billion. The opportunities for...
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Digital Mission destinations – where would you suggest for 2011/12?

  Chinwag is carrying out a short survey to guide their planning for Digital Missions in 2011/12.   Digital Missions, hosted in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment, have been running for over 3 years and have included trips to the USA, Japan and China.  The missions have been a huge success with dozens of companies finding new business, setting up offices...
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From VCs to Super-Angels: The New Rules of Startup Investment

  One for the diary – joint event from UKTI and Chinwag looking at the challenges and opportunities in the current funding landscape: http://bit.ly/fXWebR   Date : Thursday, 31st March 2011 Time : 10am - 1pm Place : BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET Cost : FREE ( Please RSVP to attend in-person or watch...
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UK as Innovation Hub – perception vs reality?

  I highlighted in an earlier post some work in partnership with UK Trade & Investment to look at the proposition of the UK as a global digital innovation hub (Silicon Roundabout & beyond….)  and the necessary conditions to achieve that aim.   As a first step we held a workshop in East London, inviting businesses, networks and support agencies...
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Chinwag’s Global Grill @ SxSW Interactive

  Chinwag and UKTI are organising the Global Grill, an official SXSW party, for all the international folks heading to Austin for South by South West (SXSW).   As they put it themselves “what better way to celebrate than with an opportunity to network with fellow out-of-towners and our American friends with some fine local BBQ and cold beverages?” ...
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Developing the UK as a global centre of digital innovation - would you like to contribute your experiences to inform policy recommendations?

  Are you an East London based digital tech company? Are you available Thursday afternoon?   CIKTN in partnership with UK Trade & Investment is holding a workshop on 10 th Feb, 1400 > 1730 in London, E1. We have had a couple of spaces become available at the last minute and would be happy to accommodate senior staff from 2 local digital media businesses....
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Massive public investment for nationwide NGA rollout (clue: it’s not here…)

  Unfortunately that line should end “in Australia”, as the Australian Government undertakes an A$36Bn (£23Bn) strategic initiative to deliver NGA fibre to 93% homes by 2018.   The roll out will be managed by the Australian National Broadband Network company (NBN), a publicly owned vehicle – and although there is talk of potentially...
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Annecy International Animation Festival 2011 – UKTI support for UK Producers

  Annecy International Animation Festival – Annecy, France, 6-11 June 2011 – is one of the key dates in the Animation industry diary. Comprising a Film Festival and Distribution Marketplace it’s a relaxed but highly focused opportunity to find new talent, trends and do some business.   7000+ attendees from 70 countries showcasing new content and...
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Silicon Roundabout? Silicon Gorge? Where are the UK innovation hotspots?

  In November 2010 David Cameron delivered a speech in East London which identified the aim of the UK “becoming the most attractive place in the world to start and invest in innovative technology companies”.  [ Full transcript ]   Over the next few weeks the CIKTN will be working with UK Trade & Investment to explore the current landscape,...
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UKTI Mission to SxSW Interactive announced - apply now

With over 15,000 attendees last year,  South By Southwest Interactive (SXSWi)  is the premier interactive and digital media conference in the US. In the industry, it’s known as the place to test out new disruptive technologies, learn from the global movers and shakers, pitch to investors, and get your company in front of people who can make a difference.   The...
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Doing Business in Asia: Meet the Experts- 10th Feb 2011, Newmarket

UKTI will be holding a Doing Business in Asia event with a specific focus for Technology companies, in particular those in low carbon, energy, healthcare, creative industries, life science, ICT, advanced engineering, electronics design and digital media sectors.   This will be an opportunity to meet UKTI Directors of Trade and business experts from across 12 Asian...
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Levelling the playing field: tax incentive or market distortion?

A slightly disappointing Westminster Media Forum session yesterday exploring the UK creative industries in the international market – but one which came to life when touching on the subject of my previous post from Animated Encounters - tax subsidy.   Once again the issue of UK competitiveness, in a market which demands highly entrepreneurial behaviour by content...
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Doing business in China – some research and insight

  In developing the UK China Animation Forum I collated research and statistics on the Chinese media market, and held a pre-market briefing for participants. The intention was to set the scene and context for the upcoming visit and pass on expert insight and experience. Whilst very hard to fully prepare for a market before you get there, the aim was to ensure that the delegation...
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Asia TV Forum, Singapore 8-10 December 2010

The creative industries in Singapore are the fastest expanding sector on the island, delivering around 6% GDP (Media sector value in 2008 = S$22Bn). They are seen as a key growth opportunity and through the Singapore Media Development Authority over £100M is currently being invested in digital infrastructure, innovation and international connections – reinforcing the position of...
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NASSCOM Animation & Gaming Summit, India

UK Trade & Investment is organising a mission to the NASSCOM Animation and Games Summit in Hyderabad, and also including a visit to Pune, India from 8th to 13th November.  If you are a UK games or animation company interested in doing business in India, then UKTI would like to help you.   The first half of the mission will take place in Pune, a city with around 1000...
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Silicon Roundabout? Silicon Gorge? Where are the UK innovation hotspots?

  In November 2010 David Cameron delivered a speech in East London which identified...

India – content opportunities, immediate & future

  Two content opportunities in India, one immediate, the other more a trend for the...

NASSCOM Animation & Gaming Summit, India

UK Trade & Investment is organising a mission to the NASSCOM Animation and Games Summit...