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Two calls for Expressions of Interest: Rural Tourism & Disruptive Innovation

  1. 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
  2. £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
Some project ideas might fit under either call. To decide which is best we suggest:

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 Aberdeen

Smart 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 announced

The 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.

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  • Register now for Smart Tourism & RCUK dot.rural workshop 'Rural Needs in Scotland' This SICSA Smart Tourism and the RCUK dot.rural workshop brings together tourism organisations, industry and universities for a one-day event on Friday 16th March, to be held at the new University Library, University of Aberdeen. The day will focus on two themes: - Existing projects in dot.rural and beyond which explore how the digital economy can support rural activities and tourism, with topics ranging from transport, through cultural heritage to small business support. - The afternoon which will consider genealogy and ancestral tourism, understanding the needs of visitors, venues and supporting organisations with a visit and guided tour to St Machars Cathedral churchyard by chief archivist Walter Duncan To register, please click here. Schedule for the day Venue: The ...
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