IDEA Scotland (IDEAS) is hosting a 12-month innovation support programme for start-up businesses in the digital, technology and creative media sectors in Dundee.The rationale of the programme is to improve the investability of innovators aiming to build scalable businesses and exploit the “connected digital economy.”

IDEAS is an innovation centre which is running 2 innovation programme cycles in its pilot year with 3 distinct phases: socialisation/application, customer discovery/business model validation, prototype execution/evolution.

We’re calling for businesses that are seeking to harness and transact with customers (in either b2b or b2c domains) with content / technology / service provisions via the internet. We expect the proposition to have high growth potential, preferably with international market growth downstream.

Specific areas of focus for IDEAS’s lead commercial partner, DC Thomson, include; digital journalism, digital entertainment, big data and learning technol...
IDEA Scotland (IDEAS) is hosting a 12-month innovation support programme for start-up businesses in the digital, technology and creative media sectors in Dundee.The rationale of the programme is to improve the investability of innovators aiming to build scalable businesses and exploit the “connected digital economy.”

IDEAS is an innovation centre which is running 2 innovation programme cycles in its pilot year with 3 distinct phases: socialisation/application, customer discovery/business model validation, prototype execution/evolution.

We’re calling for businesses that are seeking to harness and transact with customers (in either b2b or b2c domains) with content / technology / service provisions via the internet. We expect the proposition to have high growth potential, preferably with international market growth downstream.

Specific areas of focus for IDEAS’s lead commercial partner, DC Thomson, include; digital journalism, digital entertainment, big data and learning technology; this is not exhaustive. Innovators will be able to access DC Thomson’s IP and data during their cycle.

The primary performance objective of the accelerator programme is to improve and enhance the Investability of your proposal. This means IDEAS’s focus is to help your idea succeed and become commercially viable.

What Does Investor-Ready Mean?

In simple terms, being Investor-Ready means understanding the key points that investors want to know about your business opportunity so they can decide whether or not they are interested in making an investment.

Benefits include
- free workspace with cloud computing apps
- access via NVI network using Cisco equipment, remote working
- board level mentor panel access
- up to £25k prototype funding
- team effectiveness analysis
- guest workshops and speakers throughout programme
- online Judge business school offering to compliment business model work
- access to wider partners, knowledge and customer base
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