“The Glasgow 2014 Digital Sprint”, launched by Glasgow 2014 is an invitation for the digital business community to develop new ways to engage with the biggest sporting and cultural event in Scotland’s history.
Scotland’s digital talent is being challenged to develop an innovative idea to enhance the overall experience for people during or after this year’s Games.
In partnership with Scottish Enterprise, this competition encourages companies to raise their growth ambitions and create new, exciting, interactive digital products for the Games and beyond.
Glasgow 2014 Digital Media Manager, Paul Giblin, said:
“Digital has already played a huge role in the build up to the Games and helped us engage with key communities across Scotland. We hope this provides an opportunity for some of the smaller, more innovative companies, start-ups and individuals to benefit from an involvement in the biggest sporting and cultural event in Scotland’s history.”
The winning entry of the “Glasgow 2014 Digital Sprint” will be awarded up to £30,000 to produce their winning idea and will receive tailored business support from Scottish Enterprise or Business Gateway.
“There’s a wealth of digital talent in Scotland, and we’d love to hear about some of those ideas, either something that will directly benefit users during or after the Games or provide a digital legacy for Scotland and future events.”
Digital Sprint is intended to deliver digital innovation which will enhance the experience and legacy of Glasgow 2014 and future Commonwealth Games.
The exciting initiative will provide Scotland’s digital innovation businesses with a public platform allowing them to reach a wider audience through their association with Glasgow 2014 and its partner organisations.
Linda Murray, director of Scottish Enterprise’s 2014 team, said:
“This year we have an unparalleled opportunity to showcase Scotland’s business strengths to a global audience and build a long-term business legacy for our economy. We’re known around the world for our rich heritage of innovation and creativity, as well as our growing reputation for digital media. Scotland is home to a wealth of creative digital companies who are making a global impact, including Skyscanner, Axis Animation and Rockstar North, creators of Grand Theft Auto. This competition encourages our smaller companies to raise their growth ambitions and create new, exciting, interactive digital products for the Games and beyond.”
To enter, please visit http://www.glasgow2014.com/digital-sprint-competition or find out more at #digitalsprint