Cisco BIG awards
Building on the success of London 2012
Tuesday 18 September 2012
The Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2012 were a huge success. Thanks in no small part to all the hard work put in from everyone involved. Cisco put in a huge amount of effort and commitment too, viewing The Games as part of a bigger vision to help SMEs’ drive for technological innovation, and that’s why it has left all the equipment in the Olympic Park for SMEs to benefit from.
A big vision for technology
To continue this vision, Cisco will open two networked innovation centres. One, in Shoreditch, will be developed with local SME communities.
The second, in Stratford, will provide a state-of-the-art connected community with the focus of developing and creating the newest technology.
A big opportunity for businesses
As well as these innovation centres, Cisco will create a number of National Virtual Incubators. Designed to give SMEs an online network, they will help open up collaborations and opportunities between companies, entrepreneurs and educational research facilities.
Prime Minister David Cameron commented: “I welcome this major statement of support... This will help create many new jobs and opportunities.”
A big award
Cisco launched the BIG Awards to recognise achievement, innovation and business acumen.
These awards give the winning SMEs the chance to be mentored, trained and gain advice from top in-house experts from Cisco and potential Award partners.
After much deliberation Snap Fashion was chosen as the winner. They’ve won a prize worth $250,000, including financial support and a 12-month mentoring and support package that covers PR, marketing and legals. This will not only give their business a boost, but will encourage others to enter the technological business industry.
A big future
Cisco is committed to continuing the success of the London 2012 Games; by supporting and encouraging the next generation of UK high-tech firms to help drive the economy and leave a lasting legacy for emerging companies.
As the dust settles on a summer of sporting triumphs at London 2012, how widespread will its impact be? On every front, there is good reason to be optimistic.Read more...
Culinary experts in The Netherlands thought it was 'fresh' and 'tasty'
- 1 Marijuana use by teenagers does not result in a lower IQ or worse exam results, study finds
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough
Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
Kim Jong-un 'purge': Six North Korea officials missing for weeks 'may have been executed'
Diwali: What is the festival of lights – and how is it celebrated around the world?
Nathan Cirillo: Final pictures emerge of soldier moments before he was shot dead by Ottowa gunman
Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
iJobs Money & Business
£350 - £360 per day: Ashdown Group: SQL Developer with T-SQL, Watford, Hertfor...
120-150k: Accountancy Action: We are looking for an experienced CFO from a min...
£24000 - £28000 per annum + bonus & benefits: Ashdown Group: IT Business Syste...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: The SThree group is a world le...