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Slides by Judith Symonds looking for research funding opportunities for uCommerce research.

Slides by Judith Symonds looking for research funding opportunities for uCommerce research.

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  • Exploring Research Funding for External uCommerce Projects Dr Judith Symonds AUT University
  • Travel
    • Attend a conference
      • Global Mobility Roundtable 2009, Cairo, Egypt.
    • Visit research scientists or research centre.
      • Bill Hardgrave at Walton Business School
  • Travel grants
    • BuildIT
      • http://buildit.csi.ac.nz/
    • International Science and Technology Linkages Fund
      • http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/site/funding/isat/default.aspx
    • Fullbright Travel award
      • www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nz-travel.html
  • Build a hotspot intelligent recommender
    • Single server hotspot application operating on mobile phones
    • Investigate push marketing models of intelligent recommendation
    • Performance testing & usability testing
    • Establish credibility
    • Build knowledge and ability
    • Feasibility/proof of concept
    • 1 year duration
  • Approach
    • Internal research & development funds
      • Research assistance
      • CAPEX for technology
    • NZTE industry funding
      • Technology Industry Fellow (TIF)
        • Allows business to hire a specialist
      • Technology for Business Growth (TBG)
        • Commercial development of technology
        • Not business as usual.
  • People
    • Postgraduate scholarship
      • High achiever
    • Postdoctoral research fellowships
      • James Cook Research Fellowships
  • Build a demonstrator shopping precinct
    • Indoor shopping precinct with 3 merchants
    • Up to 10 shoppers
    • 1 banker
    • Aim: develop an environment in which to develop uCommerce information systems
    • Many spin-off projects, researchers and collaborators.
    • 3-5 year duration
  • Private Enterprise Funding
    • Microsoft research
      • http://research.microsoft.com/ur/us/fundingopps/default.aspx
      • Rfp - solicited
  • Foundation
    • Marsden
      • Research (scientific) excellence
      • Investigator driven
      • Annual funding rounds
    • International Investments Opportunities Fund
      • Matches funds from an internation investor
      • Opportunity – window.
  • Last Resort
    • NZ lotteries significant projects (>$1mil)
      • http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-Lottery-Grants-Lottery-Significant-Projects-Fund?OpenDocument
      • Capital work only
      • Completion
      • Last resort funder
  • Private Sector Sponsors
    • Equipment on permanent loan
    • Contributions ‘in-kind’
      • Space
      • Time
      • Equipment/resources