The Open Call for entries in the 5th annual NextGen Digital Challenge Awards programme has already attracted some great ideas from across the UK.
In addition to the original categories for innovations in City, Urban and Rural Broadband Networks, Open Data and Digital Inclusion, the 2015 programme includes opportunities for projects in the ‘Sharing Economy’, Digital Health and ‘Municipal Enterprise’.
A full list of the Awards Categories is available together with details of previous winners and short-listed Finalists.
The Open Call closes at the end of May and the 2015 short-listed Finalists will be announced in June. Nomination is FREE.
The independent judging panel will review the Finalists in September.
Winners will be announced on November 5th at the Awards Dinner hosted by Lord Merlin Erroll in the House of Lords, Westminster. The celebration follows the NextGen15 Workshops & Trade Fair.
Sponsorship opportunities for some Awards Categories are still available – contact: Marit Hendriks via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07734 919479
For UK readers who were unable to trek to Warsaw in February, NextGen Academy has arranged a special treat next month in London.
Like so many delegates, our journey to the 2015 FTTH Council Europe’s annual conference was enlivened by VenturaNext’s mini-MBA led by CCO Richard Jones. In the space of just a few hours delegates already familiar with well worn arguments about investment in fibre access networks woke up to a realisation that those old familiar rules had shifted.
With input costs down, demand up, network planning & deployment management honed and growth outcomes valued more highly, it is time to rethink the decisions that have led many investors to limit risk through severe design compromise.
That is why a re-run of this great workshop is so timely for a UK audience – but delegate places are limited and priority must go to Municipalities concerned for their local economic growth and City Analysts who are called to back new market entrants.
The event on May 19th in central London is not free of charge – but fees have been kept as low as possible with a 40% discounted rate for public sector attendees.