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E-Centre eNews Vol.24 (Jan 16, 2013)

In this issue:

 EC Workshop: Android 3D Game on Chidori Workshop + Hands-on Lab (25-29 Jan)
《SME One營商有計系列》之ICT創業篇
 Startups Connect : Online Crowd Funding on 27 Feb
 Canadian Financing Forum 2013 - Full Conference Panel Details!
 Invitation for 2012/13 LSCM R&D Project Application
 Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion


EC Workshop: Android 3D Game on Chidori Workshop + Hands-on Lab (25-29 Jan)

Android 3D Games開發工作坊

日期: 2013年1月25-29日 (周五至周二)
時間 1月25日 下午2時30分至9時 (晚飯時間 下午6時至7時)
1月26日至29日 早上9時30分至下午5時30分 (午飯時間:12時30分至 1時30分)
地址: 香港數碼港道100號數碼港三座數碼港企業發展中心
費用: - 每位 HK$1,800
- 學生及支持機構成員可享八折優惠 HK$1,440
** 費用已包括穿梭巴士 (金鐘<-> 數碼港)、膳食及証書
語言: Premium Agency從日本派專業導師來港教學,並提供廣東話 / 普通話翻譯
主要對象: 富遊戲開發經驗的開發人員或內容創作公司
是次工作坊的參加者將於為期5天的工作坊,透過實際練習來學習如何使用Chidori來完成自己的3D應用程序
***主辨機構會提供Samsung電腦及手機在課堂內使用,另鼓勵參加者自備Android手機(OS 2.1或更高版本)及手提電腦。
關於所需配置,請參考http://pa.cyberport.hk/terms_and_condition.htm中內容。
特色:

短週期快速開發,5天完成自己的小遊戲
利用Premium Agency的教學材料在5天內完成自己的遊戲原型(prototype)製作。

低成本高回報,支援學員作品的商業銷售
學員的作品完成後,如果希望繼續加工作為商業產品,Premium Agency會給予種種輔導,全力支持商業化使用。

使用跨平台的“千鳥引擎”,可輕鬆實現多平台移植 (iOS, Windows, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox360, etc.)
本次雖然是Android的教學,Premium Agency可導學員快速移植到iOS平台,實現一份學費,雙份回報。

講師手把手教學,解答學員各種開發疑問
小班開課,講師會聆聽每個學生的疑問,細心指導。

不論程式設計人員或是美工人員都大力歡迎!
實際開發過程中,需要程式設計人員和美工人員組成小組,所以歡迎所有程式設計人員和美工人員的加入。


有關課程詳情及網上報名,請即Click 入http://pa.cyberport.hk名額有限,報名從速! (截止日期: 2013年1月19日)
查詢熱線:3166 3900

關於Premium Agency, Inc

Premium Agency Inc.于2003年在日本成立。是一家既"開發遊戲"又"創作CG"的公司,在日本可以算是排名Top10以內的獨立工作室。

我們的願景是"通過提供3D相關的各種服務,為大眾貢獻'快樂'和'豐裕'"。我們的目標是成為"Hybrid Contents Provider"。

從創立到現在,從家庭用遊戲機到手機遊戲、甚至虛擬現實和擴張現實我們都有涉足。使用自主開發的面向多平臺的3D圖形引擎"千鳥引擎(Chidori Engine)",我們不斷實現技術積累,活躍在文化產業的廣泛領域中。現在,我們向所有開發者提供這一款"千鳥引擎",同時積極致力於培養創作人才,希望開發者可以借此實現高品質低成本的內容製作。

導師介紹︰

武田 哲平(Takeda, Teppei)
學生時代在遊戲程式庫的製作過程中對渲染器及程式設計產生了濃厚興趣。日本工學院專科學校遊戲製作學科畢業後,2011年就職於Premium Agency Inc.,作為程式設計人員任職于研究開發部門技術研發小組。
工作後主要從事擴張現實解決方案Prana等的展示內容製作,以及安卓手機3D社交類遊戲Agent7的製作。目前擔任千鳥引擎及葵程式庫的開發工作,對外負責技術支持、以及教育培訓的講師工作。曾擔任中國南昌教育項目的講師。

參與製作項目摘要:

  • Agent7 (安卓平臺3D社交類手機遊戲)
  • Prana (擴張現實解決方案LiveAR的相關產品)
  • 千鳥引擎Vita版(自主研發的遊戲引擎)
  • 中國南昌教育項目

  • 原 祐太(Hara, Yuta)
    先後畢業於神奈川工科大學資訊學部資訊媒體學科的本科部和研究生部。
    於2011年就職於Premium Agency Inc.,現工作於視覺美術組,參與了遊戲,影像等眾多項目的美術作業。

    參與製作項目摘要:

  • Time Travelers  (game/Multi-Platform LEVEL-5 Inc.)
  • Smart Fighter  (game/android MTI Ltd.)
  • Digimo (App/iOS digimo inc.)
  • Etc.
  • ※其他因保密協議暫時無法公佈名稱。

  • 《SME One營商有計系列》之ICT創業篇

    主辦機構:
     
    香港生產力促進局
    SME One

     

     

    《SME One營商有計系列》之ICT創業篇

     日期:2013年1月25日 (星期五)    時間:下午2時30分至4時

    (2時15分登記入座) 

              為孕育更多本地科技企業和人才,數碼港透過培育計劃,提供財政資助、支援及專業服務,培育正處於發展初期的資訊及通訊科技初創企業,並提升他們的發展實力。除了數碼港培育計劃,數碼港創意微型基金亦向具備高發展潛力的新成立項目或商業創意概念,提供種子資金資助,從而鼓勵並激發各種創新和創意思維。

             

     

     
     
    時間內容講者
    香港數碼港管理有限公司驅動ICT起步企業成長
    14:30 - 15:00數碼港培育計劃
    • 如何享用數碼港免租辦公空間?
    • 申請資格
    • 培育期滿後的支援
    • 資助金額及用途
    • 成功個案分享
    • 答問環節

    曾冠文先生
    香港數碼港管理有限公司
    企業發展中心經理


    個案分享:
    李勁華先生
    Innopage Limited
    創辦人及行政總裁

    香港數碼港管理有限公司 - 煥發ICT創新思維
    15:00 - 15:30數碼港創意微型基金
    • 申請資格
    • 資助金額及用途
    • 成功個案分享
    • 答問環節
    曾冠文先生
    香港數碼港管理有限公司
    企業發展中心經理
     


    個案分享:
    陳澤威先生
    AfterShip Limited
    共同創辦人

    微軟香港有限公司如何利用雲端科技降低成本實現創業夢想 
    15:30 - 15:50
    •  介紹一套完備的辦公室雲端方案,讓企業可以靈活善用資源,令資源緊拙的中小企都能享有大型企業般的基建系統。
    • 雲端技術帶來的高流動性,讓員工能隨時隨地都能工作,大大提升企業競爭力。

    馮竹雅小姐
    微軟香港
    中小型企業部門經理 

    SME One - 中小企支援中心 
    15:50-16:00
    • 簡介SME One中小企一站通服務
    梁偉民先生
    香港生產力促進局SME One大使

     
    地點:九龍塘達之路七十八號生產力大樓大堂 SME One (港鐵九龍塘站C1出口)
    語言:粵語
    費用:免費
    查詢電話:(852) 2788 6262
    電郵:smeone@hkpc.org
     

     

    Startups Connect : Online Crowd Funding

    Date: 27 February 2012 (Wednesday)
    Venue: Solution Lab, Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre, Level 5, Core F, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road
    Time: 12:30-14:00
    Fee: Free-of-charge
    Language: English

    A not-to-be missed hands-on first opportunity to learn how you can make use of crowdfunding, one of the hottest new online methods to raise funds from early bird fans and customers of your digital product or service.

    Hong Kong's online crowdfunding platform FringeBacker will share with you case studies from Hong Kong and the United States.

  • How you can use crowdfunding to raise funds for your digital product or service through pre-selling to early bird fans and customers
  • How crowdfunding gives you instant and direct market feedback on your design or pricing
  • Successful crowdfunding case studies, ranging from HK$100,000 to HK$80 million

    Bring your lunch, come meet us and join in our talk! 

    About FringeBacker

    FringeBacker is a Network Partner of the United Nations' UNESCO Observatory RLCCE, and provides the only bilingual (English/Chinese) full-service online crowdfunding platform in the world featuring "all-or-nothing" moneyback assurance for people who use it. Launched in September 2012, FringeBacker provides a free online showcase that creative and innovative people use to display their products or services, or other work, connecting these people directly with the public. FringeBacker's platform facilitates pre-selling of your digital products or services that are not yet readily available, or simply raising funds for your project.

    Registration

    If you are interested in this event, please click HERE to register by 25 February 2013.

    Organizers:


  • Canadian Financing Forum 2013 - Full Conference Panel Details!

     

     

    The New Start-up to Exit Journey:

    Founders, Funders & Exits


    February 21 & 22, 2013
    Fairmont Pacific Rim

    www.financingforum.com 

       

    Happy Holidays!!

    As a gift from us to you we are offering

    Special Early Bird Pricing on registration ONLY until Friday, December 21, 2012.

    Register now with discount code "CFFEEB" and receive a very merry discount!

     

     

    Don't Miss the Line-up of CFF 2013 Full Conference Panel Sessions!

     

    Exits, Exits, Exits: Selling to Strategics 

    The traditional venture funding ecosystem is continually evolving, and now more than ever, corporate strategic funds are playing an increasingly important role in maintaining a healthy investment environment. Whereas IPO's were almost considered a rite of passage in the 1990's, the credit crisis locked the public markets and M&A activity has become the overarching liquidity strategy for venture backed companies. Listen to some of the key corporate acquirers as they discuss acquisition activity and how to successfully onboard with their firms.

     

    US Deal Syndication and Cross-Border Investing: How to Access the World's Largest VC Network

    Given the fluid nature of the current investment environment, it is increasingly evident that companies and VCs are actively looking to form cross-border connections. With the reduction of onerous barriers to foreign investment in Canada, US funds are increasingly looking north of the border for syndication opportunities. Listen in as Managing Partners from US and Canadian VC funds discuss the syndication environment, what drives it, and how entrepreneurs can leverage existing cross-border relationships.

     

    Meet the Investors

    With the decreased legal and taxation burdens tied to cross border investment, the Canada/US border has opened up, and US firms are looking to Canada for both innovative technology companies and viable syndication partners. Listen to senior players from some of the key North American VC firms as they discuss key issues currently facing the VC space and what really peaks their interest when it comes to ground-breaking technologies.

     

    Click Here to See the Full Program of Events!

     

     

    New Sponsor Spotlight

     

    We are pleased to welcome the Canada Media Fund (CMF) as a Gold Level Sponsor of the Canadian Financing Forum 2013!

    The Canada Media Fund champions the creation and promotion of successful, innovative Canadian content and software applications for current and emerging digital platforms through financial support and industry research. Created by Canada's cable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada, the CMF aspires to connect Canadians to our creative expressions, to each other, and to the world. Please visit www.cmf-fmc.ca.

     

     

    Call for Presenting Companies!

     

    The 2013 Canadian Financing Forum invites both early and growth stage companies to apply to present! This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company in front of investors and other major industry influencers. The CFF is a fantastic platform to gain visibility among the investment community and companies do not need to be in active fundraising mode to present.

     For more information or to apply please click here!

     

     

    Registration Details

     

    Special Early Bird Pricing ends this Friday, December 21st!

    Register with discount code "CFFEEB" now!

     

     Network with the who's who of the west coast VC, Startup & Corporate Strategic communities.

     Make 2013 your big build year!

     

     

     Preferred Accommodation

     

     

     

    Stay at one of western Canada's most beautiful and luxurious hotels while you are at CFF 2013.

     

    A special room rate has been negotiated for CFF delegates and to make a reservation, call 1-800-441-1414, and use the block code CANA0213_001. Rooms are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and will fill up quickly. Reservations must be made by January 30, 2013 to be eligible for special CFF 2013 pricing. For more information, please click here.

     

    This year's event schedule is comprised of a full-day on Thursday, Feb. 21 and a half-day on Friday, Feb. 22. We suggest arriving on Wednesday - enjoy the vibrant city life of Vancouver and rise early for CFF 2013 on Thursday!

        

      

     

    GrowLab DemoDay

     

       

    Attend GrowLab DemoDay on February 20th, 2013 in Vancouver, BC. Meet and network with some of North America's top entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and advisors. GrowLab is excited to showcase the best and brightest startups from their community. Register now to reserve your spot!

     

     

     CFF 2013 Title Sponsor

     

     


     

     

     

     

     

    More information is available at the CFF 2013 website. Visit www.financingforum.com for updates and announcements.

     

    For questions or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

    Erynn Shannon, Associate Executive Director at erynn@criticalpathgroup.com

     

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    Invitation for 2012/13 LSCM R&D Project Application

    Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM R&D Centre) is now inviting applications for research and development projects.

    Applications for funding should be under one of the following technology focus areas:
    1. RFID Hardware and Systems
    2. Networking and Infrastructure Technologies
    3. Industrial Segment-Specific Proposal
    4. Internet-of-Things (IoT) Technologies and Applications

    The deadline for application is on 8 March 2013, 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time). Interested applicants please visit http://www.lscm.hk/RD/CallForProposals.do for more details.


    Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion
    Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion
    19-22/3/2012 (Mon-Thur), Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Apply Now
    FILMART is a leading event in Asia and an important market for the global film, digital content and entertainment players to get together. Renowned producers, distributors, investors and professionals will be there to network and negotiate business deals. The Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion (DE Pavilion), inaugurated in 2004, has received high acclaims not only from the DE industry, but also from filmmakers alike. The Animation & Digital Entertainment World is poised to astound the market in 2013.

    Who should exhibit? Industry related to...

    Animation, Computer Graphics, Digital Content, Digital Effects, Digital Post-production, Entertainment Software, Games, Mobile Content, Post-production.

    Why exhibit? To…

    • Attend a wide array of special events and seminars;
    • Gain access to the international market and Chinese mainland market;
    • Meet buyers, sellers and financiers from across all platforms;
    • Seek collaboration opportunities;
    • Sell your state-of-the-art products and services strategically
    Highlights in FILMART 2013
    • Equipment and Post-production Services Pavilion
    • Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (Concurrent event)
    • TV World
    Major Events in the Animation & Digital Entertainment World in FILMART 2012:
    • Digital Entertainment Industry Networking Reception
    • Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Conference
    • Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards Ceremony

    Special rate to join the DE Pavilion (with government's funding)

    Booth Size Original Price Discounted Price
    3 sqm HK$ 17,700 HK$ 2,250
    9 sqm HK$ 29,600 HK$ 4,100

    Entitlement

    • Enjoy FREE business matching
    • Enjoy FREE one-stop consultation service
    • Enjoy FREE poster and demonstration counter (additional booth facilities)
    • Enjoy FREE feature in tailor-made promotional trailer and catalogue

    Enquiries

    Ms Elisa Ng
    Tel : (852) 2584 4286
    Fax : (852) 3521 3195
    Email : elisa.hl.ng@hktdc.org
    Website : www.hkfilmart.com/filmart/
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