Call for Telecoms and Convergent Media related research and commercial projects

10 07 2009

Here is a chance for deaf people and those interested in improvements in the telecoms sector to make a difference for deaf people by encouraging innovations and investment in new technology.

UCL (University College London) want to hear from individuals who have past, current or planned commercial activities (including spin-outs and consulting work) that target or involve telecoms innovations.

Companies ar eno longer confined to their own markets. Fixed, mobile, and IP service providers can offer content and media services, and equipment providers can offer services directly to the end user. How will new telecommunications technologies develop? Where will the social, economic and legal barriers between digital and real-world lives break-down? Where will the innovations in new media take us?

The conference on 12 November 2009 will cover:

* New telecoms and media technologies
* The need for collaboration between traditional telecom suppliers and media service providers
* The technical, legal and social problems faced and the disruptive forces to convergence

UCL are now looking to identify the following people:
LEADING-EDGE RESEARCHERS
STUDENTS
BUSINESSES AND INVESTORS
DECISION MAKERS

To express an interest in participating at the event, contact Euphame McDonald, Events & Marketing Manager, UCL Advances on advances@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Advances, UCL’s centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction, hosts a series of annual ‘Technology Innovation Forum’ events which bring together academics and researchers with established businesses and investors in order to encourage new relationships that may lead to future research or commercial opportunities.

Previous events have focused on themes such as:
Sport
Imaging
Energy and Sustainability
Medicine

The format of these events is typically focused on a half day conference that includes short presentations of recent research and commercial projects, panel discussions with academic and leading business figures and a keynote presentation. These have delivered real benefits to members of UCL and external organisations.

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10 07 2009
Nesmuth

OCDAC is in the final stage of a yearlong survey that studies the relationships between communication devices and employment of the deaf and hard of hearing.

This video blog explains it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41ffp9DwhX0

The survey http://www.deafadvocacy.org/comdevsurvey.pdf

Results will be ready in October.

We have collected a few hundred responses and would like to to have at least 300 more responses to meet the goal.

Richard Roehm

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