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Glasgow 2014 launches £30,000 #DigitalSprint competition for businesses that can bring digital to the Commonwealth Games

By Angela Haggerty | Reporter

April 17, 2014 | 3 min read

Businesses have been invited to enter ‘The Glasgow 2014 Digital Sprint’, a £30,000 competition encouraging digital innovation ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

In partnership with Scottish Enterprise, the competition from the Glasgow 2014 organisers is challenging business to come up with ideas that use digital to “enhance the overall experience” for people during the Games, or to create a digital product that will help leave a Games legacy.

Competition: Businesses can win up to £30,000 to fund their idea

Paul Giblin, Glasgow 2014 digital media manager, said: “Digital has already played a huge role in the build up to the Games and helped us engage with key communities across Scotland.

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“We hope this provides an opportunity for some of the smaller, more innovative companies, start-ups and individuals to benefit from an involvement in the biggest sporting and cultural event in Scotland’s history. There’s a wealth of digital talent in Scotland, and we’d love to hear about some of those ideas, either something that will directly benefit users during or after the Games or provide a digital legacy for Scotland and future events.”

As well as a cash prize, the winning entrant will receive business support from Scottish Enterprise or Business Gateway. The competition is open until 18 May and more information can be found here.

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