Archive for February, 2011
Despite the hype around mobile health applications and big market projections mobile health app developers will not be able to create big revenues with a pay per download business models. So how will mHealth apps generate enough sustainability to meet the rising expectations during this hype phase? How will mHealth business models evolve in the future ?
Posted on February 22nd, 2011 by Caroline
Digital Innovation Camp
A partnership event hosted by Inventorium & Ramblers Cymru
When: 10th March 2011, 10am until 4pm
Where: CARAD, East Street, Rhayader, Powys
The aim of this Digital Innovation Camp is to bring together ideas, people and digital tools to build solutions, and create exciting new ways to engage with the public in Wales who use the outdoor environment.
Those who may wish to attend include:
- Any organisation which wants to engage with the public
- Any environmental organisation
- Any organisation which has data
We are living in an age where the public consume information in new ways. The traditional methods of communication are in decline and these are being replaced by a rapid uptake in the use of social media, mobile communications, location based technologies (LBS), maps and geographical information systems (GIS).
Inventorium sets a platform to promote innovation in new digital technologies and is partnering with Ramblers Cymru to engage with people who wish to explore these opportunities and reach new audiences.
These changes are presenting many challenges and opportunities. You are welcome to attend this workshop if you wish to discuss the latest ideas, trends and developments and work with a wide range of partners at the cutting edge of the adoption and use of these new communication streams.
With technology changing at a quick pace this is now a good time to share and collaborate with a wider audience. We also have much smaller budgets and wish to collaborate and work smartly together. Together we can explore the new opportunities for value-added tourism destination management in the 21st century.
Inventorium has developed a series of tools to help guide participants through an open innovation concept development process. The objective of this workshop is to take forward a number of supported ideas, collaborate and look at funding routes so the ideas become a reality. Inventorium and Ramblers Cymru are already partnering with Swansea University (Fit Lab), Swansea Metropolitan University, Bangor University, Peoples Collection Wales and WAG, Visit Wales.
Places are limited to 40 people so please book your place by return of e-mail at your earliest convenience.
Posted on February 18th, 2011 by Jenny
One of the UK’s largest bioscience events to be held outside London, speakers at BioWales 2011 include Wales’ Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor John Harries, Lesley Griffiths AM, Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills, and Professor Paul J. Davis, Chief Scientific Officer for Mologic and founder of Unipath – the maker of the ‘Clearblue’ pregnancy test. The event focuses on five themes – e-health, Diagnostics, Clinical Access, Finance and Future Watch and includes seminars on Finance, NHS Procurement, Innovation, Clinical Access for Product Development, and Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTN) and Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Support. £50 a ticket -Register online http://www.biowalesevent.com/
Posted on February 16th, 2011 by Caroline
Spotlight will be holding their Mid Wales conference in Theatr Hafren, Newtown to discuss the current economic landscape, learn new ways of working and gain inspiration to face the challenges of change. Keynote is Tim Smit, co founder of Eden project.
Register at Spotlightmidwales.com
Posted on February 15th, 2011 by Caroline
A new iPhone/iPad mobile App Offmaps 2 is now available
It renders OpenStreetMap data directly on to the device and the main feature is the ability to download maps for selected areas around the world with several zoom levels for offline viewing. This is fabulous if you remember to do this while at home before heading out somewhere.
Offline vector maps have a useful search facility and have public transport overlays in some areas.
Posted on February 6th, 2011 by Caroline