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Tuesday, 19 October 2010 - 07:15

The winner of Media technology competition Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards was awarded in Tampere, Finland on October 7, 2010. The winner is my GreenSpace project by Kai Kasugai and Felix Heindrich from eHealth Group RWTH Aachen, Germany.

The interactive forest scene myGreenSpace brings the green of nature to elderly people who can hardly leave their home in urban environments. Personal and social data can be rendered into the virtual forest landscape as ambient information in a friendly and unobtrusive way. One strength of the project is its high commercial viability.

Kai Kasugai is an international architect working as a researcher investigating the possibilities...

Friday, 08 October 2010 - 15:30

Applifier is the winner of the MindTrek LaunchPad 2010 main prize of 15 000 € plus business development services from our partners. Applifier helps social game and app publishers of all size to grow their social applications through cross promotion. Over 100 apps use Applifier to promote their application to over 55 million monthly active users on Facebook.

In the first four months after its launch in April, Applifier has delivered over ten million free clicks to its members enabling them to grow faster. Applifier is the first large scale cross promotion network on Facebook and a pioneer in the successful...

Thursday, 07 October 2010 - 17:26

World Summit Award Finland winners, the Finnish nominations for World Summit Award

e-Government & Institutions (e-hallinto ja instituutiot)     
Opasnet
National Institute for Health and Welfare
Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos

e-Health & Environment (e-terveys ja ympäristö)

SmartCare better safety and care
SmartCare tietää läheistesi voivan hyvin
EcoTec Oy

e-Learning & Education (e-oppiminen ja kasvatus)     
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Wednesday, 06 October 2010 - 14:11

Due to Ari Jaaksi's very recent resignation from Nokia, we can confirm that he will not be speaking at MindTrek tomorrow.

However, we are very pleased to announce, that in his place, MindTrekkers will hear from an extremely insightful, highly experienced and knowledgeable speaker from Nokia, namely Olavi Toivainen, Director of Product Management.

A Maemo guru, Olavi has worked at Nokia since 1998 and is currently responsible for product management for the Nokia NSeries' group.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010 - 12:04

This year's MindTrek LaunchPad Jury has been published and consists of an internationally reocognised lineup of experts in the fields of startup and growth companies, business development, funding and interactive media.

The jury is preparing itself for the MindTrek LaunchPad final (Thurs 7th Oct) and is looking forward to seeing the best in new digitial media products and services that Finland has to offer from the finalists' pitches at the event.

 

Monday, 27 September 2010 - 13:40

To cope with popular demand and after much deliberation, it has been decided that the normal conference fee period will be further extended until 30th Sep.

So, take advantage of this offer and register now here!

30th Sep will be the last and final day to register at this price! Registration for the conference will be open right up until 4th October this year.

Thursday, 23 September 2010 - 20:50

MindTrek keynote and Cloud Computing evangelist Dave Nielsen brings CloudCamp to Tampere. With the emergence of Cloud Computing, Dave saw a real need to educate developers, entrepreneurs, IT professionals, and corporate executives about the opportunities and challenges provided by Cloud Computing. Dave co-founded CloudCamp to address this need. Since the first CloudCamp SF in 2008, Dave has helped organize 120 CloudCamps reaching more than 15,000 attendees all over the world.

CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid...

Thursday, 23 September 2010 - 08:16

The normal conference registration fee period has been extended until Sunday 26th September, so register before then to benefit from the normal price and avoid being a late-bird!

Register here

See you at MindTrek 2010!

Friday, 17 September 2010 - 10:50

After much deliberation, the pre-jury has chosen the 6 finalists in this year’s MindTrek LaunchPad competition! In the running for the much coveted €20 000 grand prize are (in alphabetical order):

Cognitive Maps LtdHitlantis
Hitlantis is a community of music makers and the people who want to discover fresh music. The user interface shows artists by genres and arranges artists by the current popularity, “hotness”, which increases according to the activity of the community. Hitlantis offers music lovers a meaningful way to find and connect with similar-minded people...

Tuesday, 14 September 2010 - 07:15

The purpose of the competition was to encourage makers of digital media to generate ideas and develop new and innovative ubimedia products & services. Ubimedia means technology that is embedded in its surroundings. The word “Ubi” comes from the Latin word “ubique” which means “everywhere”. The competition was open to all kinds of artists, practitioners, and industries and the total prize sum is 7.000 Euros.

The three finalists of the Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards 2010

After a long and hard elimination process the jury determined these three and unique finalists (in alphabetical order). “Each year the competition entries come closer to consumer products improving daily life...