Calling all Innovators! Win a Prime Spot at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2012

written by: Richard Kastelein

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For the fourth year in a row the ICT KTN, working in association with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), is pleased to announce a competition open to UK-based SMEs with an innovative new mobile or wireless solution or product, with a simple, easy-to-submit, uncomplicated entry submission format.

On offer are free places to showcase your solution or product on the UKTI stand, located in a prominent position in the main avenue (Avendia, AV26), which is on route to all the main areas of the exhibition and conference at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona from 27th February to the 1st March 2012. Each winner will be provided with stand branding, listing in the UK event directory and three complementary exhibition passes. In addition to the space and free passes on the UKTI stand, the winners will also receive assistance with press and media activity to maximise coverage and company proposition. This will include a workshop, prior to going to Barcelona on "Getting the most from the media at Mobile World Congress 2012".

2012 will be a significant year for the UK in terms of major sporting events. With this in mind the judges will be particularly interested in applications related to Mobile ICT technology and applications for Sport, eHealth and to address high capacity Mobile ICT challenges for staging major events. This is your chance to introduce your high technology product to the more than 60,000 key industry decision makers that are expected to attend.

If you would like to take part in this competition please summarise in no more than 500 words the nature of your new solution or product, it's unique value proposition and benefit to the customer, how this will be displayed on the stand to maximise visitor interest, and why you believe your company should be awarded a place to showcase it at next year's Mobile World Congress. Application forms can be downloaded here and completed forms should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and arrive no later than 5:00pm on Friday 30th September 2011. Note there are three tabs in the Excel submission sheet.

A panel representing the ICT KTN and UKTI will assess all submissions received by this date. Up to twelve short listed companies will then be given the opportunity to present their products at the competition finals: Date: Monday, 31st October 2011 Time: Doors open at 6pm for a prompt 6.30pm start. We will close at around 9.30pm.

Where: CBI conference centre at Centrepoint (Please use the entrance at street level. Nearest tube is Tottenham Court Road on the Central Line, note that the Northern Line is not stopping at Tottenham Court Road at the moment, nearest alternatives are Goodge Street and Leicester Square).

Registration and attendance for the event final will be free, and will be soon open to all members of Mobile Monday, Cambridge Wireless and the ICT KTN on a first come first served basis. This will provide an excellent opportunity for the short-listed companies to draw their products to the attention of a wider audience. A panel of judges will select up to four companies from those presenting at the finals to each be the recipient of a free place to showcase its product on the UKTI Stand at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Keep up to date with the work of the ICT KTN by becoming a member. Membership of the ICT KTN is free, and participants are encouraged to register as members at Contact for further information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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