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GRAND's Digital Wave - Technology for Digital Media, SMES, Start-ups (Calgary, AB)

Invitation to Industry and Researchers

GRAND NCE Workshop


Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Digital Media Jobs Creation

The Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (“GRAND”) is pleased to hold a workshop at the University of Calgary, August 8, 2013 on the general subject of Emerging Digital Media Technologies, Methodologies and Practices: Developer Solutions, Industry Needs and Approaches to Collaboration.

The workshops will provide a forum for the communication of research results and highlight the development of innovative graphics, animations and new digital media emerging from Canada’s research universities. In addition, the workshop offers industry an opportunity to network with researchers and a platform for future collaboration on key graphic, animation and digital media problems and needs. 

Attend the workshop if your are interested in:

  • Gaining access to the latest digital media technologies;
  • Working with an university or industry partner on a specific business or research problem;
  • Starting a new digital media venture/start-up that builds on innovative and lead-edge gaming, animation, simulation and new media technologies;
  • Obtaining information on funding and/or business and investment support through GRAND and other public and private sources;
  • Networking with universities and/or national digital media specialists;
  • Accessing university entrepreneurship incubators;
  • Identifying future digital media employees and/or consultants;
  • Understanding the IP transfer process;
  • A free lunch

Overall, the intent of the workshop is to encourage industry and research interaction that could lead to future product development and commercialization and stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and digital media startups.