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IBM Smarter Planet

Event Details

September 20, 2011 - 3:30pm  to 
September 20, 2011 - 8:00pm
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9AB
Contact Name: 
Steve Ewing
Contact Email: 
steve [dot] ewing [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk
Contact Phone: 
+44(0)7886 354 049

Informatics Ventures and the School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, in association with the Edinburgh Centre for Climate Change, are hosting an event with IBM on Tuesday 20th September 2011 at the Informatics Forum in Edinburgh.

We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with IBM as part of its continuing search for global entrepreneurs who want to build a smarter planet.

So whether you’re a high tech startup, spinout, an existing SME or generally interested in the smarter planet agenda, we would like to invite you to join us for some nibbles and drinks and learn more about our ongoing engagement and the initiatives, such as IBM’s Smarter Planet and in particular the opportunity to participate in IBM SmartCamp London in November 2011.

Since November 2010 SmartCamp finalists have raised more than $25m total in venture capital funding. Including Streetline ($15m) , CareCloud ($5m) , Panoramic Power ($4.8), and Sproxil ($1.8m). On August 25th 2011, Dow Jones featured a story titled "Big Blue Banks On Small Start-Ups For Growth" - which included good coverage of a number of SmartCamp companies.

Informatics Ventures connects high tech entrepreneurs and investors with the next generation of innovators, bringing together the people in business, academia and Government who are passionate about creating software and web companies.