10 February 2012
Last night, the Octopus team proudly joined client Cisco
to launch the British Innovation Gateway (BIG) Awards 2012, an open
innovation competition to discover and reward the finest examples
of the UK's most innovative start-up digital businesses and
We were joined by the great and good of the UK's tech, creative
and digital industries, as well as Cisco's global CTO, Padmasree
Warrior (@Padmasree), who has
over 1.4m followers on Twitter. Puts my 204 to shame :(.
The awards, which run from 1 February - September 2012, form the
latest stage in Cisco's BIG initiative (www.CiscoBIG.co.uk), a
significant five year investment of cash, technology and human
resources, which aims to develop Britain's innovation eco-system
and create an environment in which start-up digital businesses and
their ideas can flourish.
Open to individuals, groups of individuals and legal entities in
the UK, applicants can enter their technology concept or prototype
into one of five categories, including 'Future Cities' and
'Internet of Things'. The overall winner will receive a total
prize package of $200k, made up of cash, mentoring, digital
marketing, public relations and legal services.
As a business, we are thrilled to be an official partner of the
Awards - alongside JP Morgan, Bird & Bird and DNX - as
innovation and technology are at the heart of so much of what we do
at Octopus. Members of our team will sit on the judging
panel, and we can't wait to see some of the amazing and creative
concepts that the entrants come up with. We're also excited at
the opportunity to work with the winners, who will receive
extensive PR support and a dedicated PR Programme as part of their
For more information on the BIG Awards, please go to www.theBIGAwards.co.uk.
Entries close on 31 March 2012.
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