Digital Catapult facilitated a partnership with Trilateral Research, a company that focuses on the ways in which new technologies may have privacy, social, ethical or data protection impacts. Using the skills gained from the training session, IN2 developed a bidding partnership with Trilateral Research and tendered for a large UK contract.
Digital Catapult provided new sources of investment and contacts. IN2 put together a bid which was selected for funding by the European Commission for €1M. It was a one-off opportunity and without Digital Catapult’s involvement, IN2 would not have secured the funding. The project, EMMA (emma.in-two.com), aims to foster an enhancement in media management, branding, marketing and communication of small and medium-sized companies in the areas of tourism, events and publishing.
As a result of this additional funding, they can accelerate development that would previously have been a lower priority.
As a result of attending the EIT Digital Pit Stop in London,IN2 gained over 40 new contacts, including new client leads and potential partners. These new partners include F-Secure who IN2 secured a knowledge transfer and pilot license agreement with, for the use of the F-Secure Security Cloud API in IN2’s MyMeedia SaaS product which is offering a versatile solution for the creation of social-powered multimedia hubs (mymeedia.com). This sped-up the development of MyMeedia with delivery in an estimated six months. Without the funding IN2 would not have the necessary resources to carry out the developments for making MyMeedia a trusted and secure service.
“Digital Catapult has a diverse set of skills and expertise that can help SMEs in many ways. From specialist business skills and in depth knowledge to event organisations, training and funding know-how, all of which is very relevant. Not only that, they are a very resourceful and friendly group of people to work with.”
Alex Stan, Innovation Manager, IN2
The Digital Catapult Centre provided:
- Workshops and training
- Introductions and building partnerships
MyMeedia is a versatile platform to create social- powered multimedia hubs and help companies to better connect and engage with audiences through more compelling content and experiences.