Two calls for Expressions of Interest: Rural Tourism & Disruptive Innovation
Some project ideas might fit under either call. To decide which is best we suggest:
- Rural Tourism Innovation Projects "Providing information services to tourists exploring rural areas; Supporting the diaspora to visit/learn more about Scottish ancestry; ‘Gamifying’ the connections between people, places and historical records." Closing date for EoIs: 6 July
- £40k Disruptive Innovation Challenge "Finding a way to harness ideas from computing science and informatics research and digital technologies, to create disruptive new tourism products or services." Closing date for EoIs: 27 July
a) If your idea is relevant to rural tourism, but doesn't particularly promise "disruption", submit to Call 1.
b) If your idea is both disruptive and relevant to the rural, submit to Call 1.
c) If your idea is disruptive but doesn't have much to do with rural tourism per se , submit to Call 2.
d) If your idea is neither disruptive nor rural, don't panic - there will be another call for full proposals, later in the year.
For more information on the topics and information on how to submit, please click here.
'Rural Needs in Scotland', a SICSA Smart Tourism and dot.rural event, Friday 16 March 2012, University of AberdeenSmart Tourism and and dot.rural hosted their spring event on the topic of
'rural needs in Scotland', with a specific focus on ancestry. Organised
in partnership with the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub, this took the form of a one-day event on Friday 16 March and was held at the
University of Aberdeen. For more information and a link to the presentations, please click here. This event will inform the next call for proposals for Innovation Projects with a rural theme, with a deadline date likely to be set for early summer 2012. More information will follow on the website shortly.
Topics and deadline for first round of Challenge Fellowships announcedThe first Challenge project proposal deadline for the Smart Tourism project was 31 January 2012. For more information on the topics and information on how to submit, please click here.
Smart Tourism Second Call for Innovation Project Proposals - Deadlines
The first call deadline for proposals to the smart tourism project was 31 July 2011, and the 2nd call deadline was 16 November 2011.
More information on the funded innovation and challenge projects to date can be found by clicking here.