Category Archives: More Events

SHOWCASE: A free tech conference for the NW

Date: September 16th, 2010
Venue: MF Building, University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Derry
Time: Doors open 9am
Cost: FREE

What is it?

SHOWCASE is a free one-day conference showcasing fresh ideas in cloud, mobile and web-based apps taking place at the University of Ulster, Magee campus on September 16th.

The event features project demonstrations and product launches from twenty of the most exciting developers, startups and growing companies from across the region, alongside industry workshops from Microsoft, Ubuntu and others.

To learn more or to book your free place, visit

You can also apply to demo at SHOWCASE, to learn more go here


Deadline for VC Forum Applications


Are you seeking funding for a high potential product or service? You have the opportunity to be connected with a number of active venture capital investors from the UK and Ireland.

NISP CONNECT is seeking up to 8 qualified applicants for the upcoming VC Forum, showcasing local entrepreneurs in the areas of Hitech, Biotech, CleanTech and Digital Media & Software to an exclusive audience of capital providers, from within and outside of the region.

Applications to present at VC Forum will be accepted from 15th June through 30th July 2010.

To submit an application for the VC Forum, Apply Here

(via SyncNI)

Volunteers Needed for Digital Derry Exhibition at City of Culture Event

Derry City Council have asked us to put together another small Digital Derry exhibition (like the one we did at Foyle Days) to take place at the Guildhall next Thurs + Fri around the announcement of the City of Culture winner.

Thurs 6-8:30pm in the Guildhall itself
Friday 11-5pm in outside marquee in Guildhall Sq

We need ideas and volunteers for both or either day:

  • artists and illustrators who can work live (using for example a tablet and laptop) and have it displayed on a big plasma screen as they work – see the stuff Angela McBride did at Foyle Days for a good example
  • games developers who want to showcase their stuff
  • video people who can do some live video / vox pops interviews
  • anything else even vaguely digital that you can think of …

Drop me a line to mark[at] if you would like to help out – and please pass it on.

New GPS travel services for Donegal unveiled this week

Local entrepreneur John Ward will be demoing his GPS travel service, navigatour™ at Harry’s Bar and Restaurant from 4-8pm on Wednesday 7th July.

Customers will receive a FREE download of the innovative service onto any sat nav device – Garmin, TomTom or PDA that is Windows Mobile enabled.

navigatour™ offers information (and sat nav enabled directions of course) on activities, attractions and accommodation in County Donegal as well as the hidden gems and the off-beat.

If you’ve got an MP3 enabled device, you can bring it along and get the upgraded audio tour, racontour™, featuring over 75 stories and anecdotes about Inishowen that kick in as you drive along. John will also be previewing the iPhone application for this service.

How to Raise Equity Workshop

Start-up companies across the island are being offered the opportunity to learn more about how to cash in on a €280,000 prize fund in the InterTradeIreland All-island Seedcorn Business Competition 2010.

InterTradeIreland’s equity advisers will talk about the benefits of entering the competition and how to prepare a business plan to attract potential investors during a series of free workshops.

In addition, a previous winner will talk about their own personal experience of the competition.

The Derry workshop takes place at 6pm on July 21st at Magee. The session lasts around an hour and refreshments will be provided. To register your interest, email or tel 028 3083 4138.

Smart Grids and the Business Opportunities

What: Intelligent Energy Networks (Smart Grids)
Speakers: Willie Donaghy, SmartGridIreland & Tony Davitt, Cisco Systems

Date: Wednesday 30th June
Time: Registration and lunch 12.00 noon, 12.30 start
Where: Room MS020, Intelligent Systems Research Centre, University of Ulster, Magee campus

This free seminar will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about
the development of future electricity networks in Europe – the concept
of the Smart Grid.

This will be a user-centred, market based, interactive, flexible and sustainable electrical network system. Smart Grid employs innovative products and services together with intelligent monitoring, control, communication and self-healing technologies. In this way it can integrate the actions of all users connected to it – generators, distributors, consumers and prosumers.

This is a free information seminar organised and supported by the
University of Ulster Knowledge Club in conjunction with the EpiCentre.

To register for this event, please email or telephone 028 9036 8019 by Monday, 28 June 2010.

Magee End of Year Show

Next week, UU’s Design End of Year Show takes place in the Foyle Arts Building at Magee.

This exhibition showcases a diverse range of work (illustration, graphic design, moving image, product design, games design, animation, photography and web design) by final year students from both the BDes Design & Communication and the BSc Multimedia Computing and Design courses at Magee.

The exhibition is open to the public from 10am to 4pm daily, from Monday 14th June to Thursday 17th June (with guided tours by appointment).