Restaurant app proposal among winners in £620,000 Glasgow digital innovation competition

AN app that hopes to allow restauranteurs to check the price, quality and provinence of prospective supplies from ‘remote’ wholesale food markets has been named among the winners of a £620,000 digital research and development funding project in Glasgow.

In total, eleven ‘creative and digital businesses’ in Glasgow together scooped the £620,000, following a funding competition, ‘The Digital and Creative Clyde Launchpad’, launched in January by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with Creative Clyde.

Says a media release announcing the winners: “The Digital and Creative Clyde Launchpad is designed to accelerate the growth and expansion of digital and creative businesses and help develop the growing community of creative businesses in Glasgow. The competition was open to SMEs and after a series of competitive rounds, the successful 11 companies have been offered up to 60 per cent funding for their innovative R&D projects, up to a maximum of £60,000 per project.

“The companies now have six months to court other investors and funders to gain match funding to enable them to complete their R&D projects.”

The restaurant app proposal has secured £60,000 of funding.

The release quotes David Bott, director of innovation poogrammes at the Technology Strategy Board, as saying: “The idea of a Launchpad is to draw companies, investment and people into the digital and creative cluster and encourage networking and cooperation. SMEs that might not be able to develop a product without support, get funding for R&D projects, but we also want to help the whole cluster grow.”

The e11 winners are: Connect-in, Axis Productions, Market App, Streamba, Screenmedia Design, Front Page, Creative Training Unlimited, Distrify, StemCloud, Dimensional Imaging and We Are Snook.