The Academy is a spin off from the Digital Pioneer fund. This fund gives financial and organisational support to small grass root communities that realise innovative projects in the public domain on the Internet.
Many of the more than 130 projects that were supported by Digital Pioneers have a common problem: after a successful start, projects have a hard time to scale up their initiative and to build a sound financial and organisational basis. Therefore we started the Academy. The folloeing projects compete in this years Academy: Stills, Mobile Reporters, Radio Ruisriet, Robin werkt ook, Wizzi, City Chat, Seek and Hide, Coonda, Floss, MIMOA and Mail de politiek.
09:00 – 09:20 Introduction by Chris Sigaloff, Projectmanager Digital Pioneer Academy
09:20 – 10:30 Pitches of the eleven Academy projects
10:30 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11.15 Presentation 'Open Doors' by Syb Groeneveld, Member of the Board, KnowledgeLand
11.15 – 11.40 Discussion and hand out first copy 'Open Doors' to Marjan Hammersma, Head Media Department Ministry of Education Culture and Science
11.40 – 12.00 Jury report and announcement of winners Digital Pioneer Academy 2007
For more info on the Academy see: www.digitalepioniers.nl/Academy/Projecten2007
for 'Open Doors' look at www.digitalepioniers.nl/OpenDoors