The Glasgow 2014 Digital Sprint is a new competition, launched by Glasgow 2014, which challenges Scotland’s digital industries to find new ways to engage with the biggest sporting event in Scotland’s history.
The brief is simple – yet wide open for original and creative new ideas. Digital Sprint invites entrants to:
Create innovative ideas to enhance peoples’ enjoyment of Glasgow 2014 during the Games and/or deliver a positive legacy once the event has been and gone.
The winner will receive up to £30,000 to develop their idea. In addition to that, Scottish Enterprise will provide tailored business support to help bring their innovation to life.
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.
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.
Companies can register their interest by simply completing this form. Entries must be received by 23:59 on Sunday 18 May 2014. You can stay informed by following the #DigitalSprint hashtag on Twitter.
Glasgow Digital Sprint 2014 – Entry Form