Tekes has granted Tempo funding for Coberg Ltd for developing the Frameright publishing technology. The occasion was celebrated by eating a fancy dinner at McDonalds. We also celebrated by practising our baking skills and baked a cake for the people at Microsoft Flux.
Since our last blog in April we have again been so busy that we haven’t even had time to catch our breath. Writing this piece allows us to ‘take
five’ and reflect on what we have undertaken and achieved.
We have been working on a lot of things from administrative stuff to visual design and at the same time tried concentrate on developing the product itself. Frameright has offered us a creative and intellectual challenge that is super fun and demanding at the same time. Our lives have been filled with books and articles and podcasts and online lectures about various topics from media publishing to founding and scaling start up companies.
One of the former Uutisraivaaja finalists was team Influence Networks, Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Pierre Romera in the first competition in 2011. We found out what they have been up to since.
We have had a busy month or so; in fact, it has been so busy we have had little time to celebrate getting through the first stage of the competition!
Frameright has been bubbling under for a while now. Three weeks ago we had an exciting week of Uutisraivaaja semifinal presentations and it was such a great feeling to finally pitch the idea and hear the reactions. It was also wonderful to see what other teams had come up with. Panic, excitement, happiness and many other feelings were going up and down on a roller coaster. After 12 fascinating ideas, it felt very relieving to hear that we had made it through to the finals.
The finalists of the media innovation competition Uutisraivaaja has been selected. Five projects move forward as finalists, chosen by the jury of Uutisraivaaja in Helsinki on March 8th.
Uutisraivaaja received 50 applications, many of which were related to new business models. Also the categories Co-production (crowdsourcing, co-creation) and Information collection and curation were popular. A few projects concerns robots and automatic knowledge production.
The Uutisraivaaja application period closes soon. The deadline is January 17th at 5pm Finnish time. Now is the time to finalize your application!
The application period for the next cycle of Uutisraivaaja Media Innovation Challenge has started on Monday September 19th. You can compete of the 250k development money by filling out the application by January 17th 2017 at 5pm Finnish time (UTC+02:00) at the latest. The finalists will be chosen in March. They will be provided with some seed money and valuable mentoring from experienced professionals. Uutisraivaaja winners will be announced in the fall of 2017.