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Partnering for Innovation, £18m TSB fund for UK technology companies

Creative Industries KTNThe Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has recently announced a new competition of £18m for collaborative technology R&D to support the UK’s digital industry.

To help digital firms successfully enter this competition, the Creative Industries KTN have organised a series of six regional events taking place through-out May and June 2010.

The six Partnering for Innovation events that will take place around the UK, in Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and London.

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Texas anyone? Applications for Digital Mission to South by South West interactive Closing Soon

Picture by Benjamin EllisDigital Mission to SXSWi is back for it's second year after the success of the mission to Austin in March 2009.

The mission to SXSWi is a great opportunity to take advantage of the publicity and profile from a group of British companies attending SXSWi.

The applications for the mission are open until Fri 4th December. The form is pretty painless and shouldn't take more than 20 mins to complete. There's also lots more info about the application criteria on the Digital Mission website.

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Sony and Lionsgate confirmed for LA/SF mission

Sony Pictures Home EntertainmentMeetings with technology maestros Sony Home Entertainment and leading independent film studio Lionsgate have been added to the list of activities for the Digital Mission to Los Angeles and San Francisco (11-16th Oct, 2009).

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Tuesday, 1st September.

We announced recently that the 15 mission companies will already benefit from a tailored range of activities including visits to leading US design firms IDEO and Astro Studios with official evening receptions in Los Angeles and San Francisco at the residences of the respective Governor Generals.

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US Visa regulation changes in a nutshell

ESTAAs of 12th January 2009, all UK visitors to the US will need to complete an online registration which replaces the Visa Waiver Form (the green card you usually fill out on the plane).

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Pitch at SXSW Interactive - entries close Friday

For those travelling to Austin, Texas in March for SXSW 2009, either as part of the Digital Mission or seperately - here's a cracking competition to feast your eyes on.

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