From October 2014 onwards the new Ghent University spin-off Karybel, originated from the Lemcko lab, will perform the services requiring an in-the-field activity with respect to the analysis of power quality problems. The spin-off will however go beyond analysis and also offer solutions, designing a customer-specific system based on commercially available products. In addition, Karybel will offer project management services to assist its customers with the implementation of the identified solutions.
Last week at the ECFI Munich 2014, the European Commission kickstarted its FIWARE Acceleration Program, along with iMinds and 15 other accelerators. iMinds is the coordinator of CreatifiFI, an open call for projects focused on innovative Future Internet solutions for the creative industries and the cultural sector.
Battle of Talents (BoT) – organised by Venture Spirit – is THE student business plan competition. Teams from different Flemish universities, university colleges and business schools will compete each other for the coveted tittle “Flanders’ most promising entrepreneur”. Of course there are great prizes to be earned, such as the Electrabel Energy-prize; a direct ticket for the Telenet Idealabs valued at €25 000; and lots of tablets, IPhones, newspaper subscriptions,…
Last year two students from VUB won the competition, in 2013 two students from Leuven took fist place and in 2012 two students from AUGent were declared victorious. Will you win this year? Registration for the competition is free via www.battleoftalents.be.
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now. Don’t be a futurist, he suggests: be a now-ist.