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Meta glasses present ‘augmented reality’

"It elicits this very magical effect where you could literally place holograms on the real world, reach out and touch them with your hands," said Meron Gribetz, Meta founder and CEO.

Gribetz, 28, is the brains behind the technology. Originally from Israel, he moved to the United States seven years ago to study computer science and neuroscience at Columbia University.

As a student, he began contemplating what the next computer could be.

"All I knew was that I wanted an infinite computer screen, and I wanted to be able to touch holograms and stick them on parts of the real world," he said.

Gribetz launched the company in December 2012 and moved to California with help from Y Combinator, which helps fund and nurture promising tech startups.

He now lives and works with 25 employees in a Los Altos mansion overlooking Silicon Valley and has four other properties where employees sleep at night.

"We all live together, work together, eat together," he said. "At certain key points of the year we have mattresses lined all around the living room."

It’s not a typical work environment, but what Gribetz is creating is far from ordinary.

He believes Meta glasses could change computing as we know
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"The fundamental game changer that we’re bringing to the table is this application that allows you to take your phone, tablet and soon personal computer and project them in 3 D
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If this happens, it could usher in the next generation of computing using your hands and a pair of glasses. He believes the potential applications are endless.

"We’ve had surgeons apply for this because they want to be able to perform surgery while seeing a 3 D CAT scan," Gribetz said. "We’ve had architects apply for this because they want to be able to build houses with their hands collaboratively."

Eventually, Gribetz says, the glasses could also be used for 3 D Skype sessions.

"You could actually put on these glasses and see a 3 D render of your mother from all the way across the country in New York sitting on the chair in your room here in California," he said.

The first version of the glasses, a developer edition, is selling for around $700. The glasses are set to be delivered in December, Gribetz said.

Meta is also creating 3 D apps that range from virtual Lego to surgery applications. But soon developers from around the world will have a chance to weigh in.

"We’re going to start off by perfecting five or six applications that showcase the differences from other form factors," Gribetz said. "But soon thereafter we’re going to open this up to developers worldwide, and they’re going to come up with things that we couldn’t even imagine."

In a demonstration video provided by Meta, a woman uses the glasses to sculpt a virtual vase with her fingers before printing it in 3 D, while others play chess on a virtual board.

So how does the technology work?

"The glasses are . a two part system. The first is a 3 D
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Unlike Google’s rival Glass eyewear, which has a smaller screen and is primarily controlled by your voice, Meta glasses could have the potential for an infinite screen controlled by your hands.

"Google is going to take one category of wearable computing, the notification machine," Gribetz said. "Meta is a graphical solution that’s going to allow people to build ‘Iron Man’ like interfaces and interact with digital information in a much more natural way graphically."

Until then, there are some limitations. The first version can only be used indoors. The company also is working on increasing the field of view, improving latency issues and making the glasses smaller and less bulky. Within two years, Gribetz says, the glasses will be as sleek as a pair of Ray Bans.

But stylish specs with built in computer technology do raise the inevitable questions about privacy.

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No rest for weary crews at Westover Air Reserve Base

Air Force C 5 Galaxy aircraft. Phoenix Management Inc. has the contract to keep the runways and the aircraft parking areas clear of snow.

Their mission involves much more than pushing snow into piles. Art Herring, supervisor of roads and grounds, said they were required to keep the flight area cleared down to bare pavement. Crews were pushing snow into rows Monday, where massive snow blowers then transferred the snow into a line of waiting dump trucks. Those dump trucks then took the snow to another part of the airfield where the snow was dumped. More
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Neighbors play a role in major drug raid

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Heron’s Wood home is Carrigaline House of the Week

A CONSIDERED, and well implemented, side and part rear extension, is part of the description given to 8 The Oaks by its selling agent Michael O of Savills.

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Had it come for sale before the hols, it would surely have featured on many families Santa wish lists of places they like to hang their festive stockings, at the end of this year. It a fine trading up option, guided at 10 years old, No 8 is indeed a well extended home, with a rear sun room by an enlarged open plan kitchen/dining room, making for a very airy interconnected
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It was originally built about four feet deeper than the standard house plan, to the owner request, back in 2004 by obliging builders Astra Construction, and this makes the sun room/kitchen nice and extra long.

Now in conjunction with the side add on, which was done four years ago with about six to eight feet extra width broadening the dimensions, it all allows for a good flow from back door to utility/laundry and onto the play room, so free ranging kids can be monitored as they move safely from inside play to back garden play spaces.

Next up, a set of glazed double doors leads to the more formal mid house dining room, and another set beyond again opens to the front living room a perfect party home for easy circulation.

This latter set of double doors is in solid pine: putting some glass in would give a bit of extra daylight to the dining room in between, and another Velux or two in the sun room pine sheeted ceiling would give another lift in the luminosity stakes.

The extension hasn been done with particular architectural bells and whistles which might rapidly date it and the preponderance of varnished woods (floors, doors, kitchen units, some ceilings) makes it all the more warm looking and easy on the eye. Kitchen units are in oak, by Celtic
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Its seeming warmth is more than skin deep too, as the home has been invested in, in recent times, with insulation upgrades, a new condenser boiler, it has a remote controlled gas fire in the 14 by 12 living room and that all has paid off with a good B3 BER to its credit.

In addition, this above average home has decent broadband (70mb), extra power points, many TV points, and an alarm, and currently has a wireless Sonos System for hi fi in all rooms.

Even outside, the garden BBQ area has a double socket, and the solid build shed tucked away in a corner also has power and is insulated, with a pitched, slate roof.

Externally, this handy shed is finished with fibreboard cladding, looking like lapped timber sheeting, and it has a concrete floor, workbench and lots of storage shelving to boot.

It very low maintenance as is the exterior of these Heron Wood homes, with wood grain pvc double glazing, dash and warm feature tiling on the window bay.

Back inside, the open flow main rooms are backed up by a slender play room to the front/side, which was added on around 2009, plus there a very useful utility and guest WC.

Now moving on to their third ( A rated) new family home being built elsewhere in Carrigaline, the owners came up with the extension layout themselves having lived in No 8 since 2004, and they knew best what would work for them in terms of opening up a new flow of space for use by a bustling young family, with three children belting around, aged four years and under.

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Joan Rivers’ funeral draws celeb

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Flowers are placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star for Joan Rivers on Sept. 4.(Photo: Mark
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NEW YORK Joan Rivers’ funeral was "quintessential New York," Hoda Kotb told reporters.

The Today co host, Kathie Lee Gifford, Howard Stern, Donald Trump,
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"Today" team Kathie Lee Gifford, left, and Hoda Kotb arrive. (Photo: D Dipasupil, Getty Images)

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Diane Sawyer, who just stepped down as anchor of "ABC World News," was among the famous faces. (Photo: Craig Ruttle, AP)

The service included a eulogy by Stern and music from Audra McDonald, Hugh Jackman and the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. Kotb said it "felt like a Broadway show with tons of humor, lots of tears, and ended with a standing ovation."

When the service was over, bagpipers streamed out of the temple and played several songs, including New
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Bagpipers perform York, New York in honor of Joan Rivers. (Photo: Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY)

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Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, and Melissa’s son, Cooper Endicott, 13, arrive for Joan Rivers’ memorial service at Temple Emanu El on Sept. 7, 2014, in New York City. Rivers died on Sept. 4 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on Aug. 28.Articles Connexes:

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Hollywood Hacker Christopher Chaney Honed His Skills For Years

LOS ANGELES A federal judge sentenced
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Prosecutors said Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Fla., also targeted two women he knew, sending nude pictures of one former co worker to her father. The judge noted the damage to the women was in some ways worse than what Chaney’s celebrity victims endured.

The women, identified in court filings only
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"It’s hard to fathom the mindset of a person who would accomplish all of this," Otero said. "These types of crimes are as pernicious and serious as physical stalking."

Prosecutors were seeking six years imprisonment, but Otero said he was concerned that Chaney would not be able to control his behavior and had shown a "callous disregard" for his actions.

Chaney, who could have faced a maximum sentence of 60 years under the law, apologized in court but denied that he had sent naked photos of women he
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"I don’t know what else to say other than I’m sorry," Chaney said.

Actress and singer Renee Olstead said in court Monday that she attempted to kill herself after Chaney leaked nude photos of her. She said she had never before considered suicide.

"I just really hope this doesn’t happen to someone else," she said, crying. "You can lose everything because of the actions of a stranger."

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The accounts of the cybervictims served as a cautionary tale for people even major celebrities who snap personal, sometimes revealing photos.

Aguilera said in a statement issued days before the sentencing that although she knows that she’s often in the limelight, Chaney took from her some of the private moments she shares with friends.

"That feeling of security can never be given back and there is no compensation that can restore the feeling one has from such a large invasion of privacy," Aguilera said.

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How many people who advocate banning animal testing have accepted medicines which have almost surely been
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Julius Ross, United Kingdom

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I propose that every effort be made to ensure the humane treatment of experimental

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Testing of such frivolous items as cosmetics on animals has always abhorred me.

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Those who’d done aerobics or running ate more than 90per cent of the calories they’d just burnt in the post workout meal.

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However, other research suggests it’s the type of exercise that determines how hungry you’ll feel. Aerobic exercise (anything that raises the heart rate) seems to keep hunger under control, while anaerobic exercise, which builds muscle, will leave you with an appetite.

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Os dejamos a continuación una información que nos llega desde la Organización de Mujeres Empresarias de Murcia (OMEP), dirigida a mujeres emprendedoras:

Desde la Cámara de Comercio de Murcia nos invitan a la Jornada Mujeres Emprendedoras en Sectores Económicos Emergentes, que se celebrará en el próximo viernes, 7 de junio a partir de las 9.00 h, en la Cámara de Comercio (Plaza de San Bartolomé).

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Tanto la asistencia a la jornada, como la participación en el programa, son totalmente gratuitas, siendo el aforo limitado y, por tanto, necesaria la inscripción previa.

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Presentación

Qué es la empresa

Espíritu emprendedor:
1. Capacidades de la emprendedora
2. Emprender en femenino

Sectores emergentes:
1. Presentación
2. Características
3. Sectores emergentes de alto valor, nuevas oportunidades de mercado en Murcia.

11:30 Café.

12.00 Segunda parte.

Qué es un plan de negocio

1. Aprender de los errores

2. Estructura plan de negocio

Innovación y generación de ideas

Conclusiones y cierre

Un estudio analiza las potenciales oportunidades de negocio detectadas en Cehegín

En el Centro de Referencia TIC acogimos ayer tarde la presentación de un estudio realizado por la Unión de Cooperativas de trabajo asociado de la Región de Murcia (UCOMUR) en colaboración con el INFO, sobre oportunidades de negocio detectadas en Cehegín.

En primer lugar el INFO realizó una breve presentación del Plan emprendemos de la Región de Murcia. [Aquí podéis descargar la presentación].

Y a continuación fue Juan Antonio Pedreño, presidente de UCOMUR, quien entró en materia. Nos explicó qué es una cooperativa, sus características y defendió este tipo de empresas como un modelo de empresa de futuro debido a que contribuye a la generación deriqueza, al desarrollo humano y profesional de sus socios y trabajadores, a la creación de tejido social y empresarial eficaz y solidario en la comunidad de murcia, y al desarrollo local como empresas socialmente responsables.

A continuación os dejamos un breve resumen de los puntos que consideramos más importantes. Aunque podéis tener acceso a la presentación completa en el siguiente enlace.

En el ámbito concreto de Cehegín, señaló la sobre-especialización en la industria extractiva y manufacturera y la menor especialización en el sector servicios.

En cuanto a las oportunidades detectadas en el Noroeste, se resumen en las siguientes:

- Desarrollo de la actividad turística a través de la adecuación de las infraestructuras y ofertar actividades complementarias al alojamiento.

- Acceso a nuevos mercados en sectores como el turístico y agroalimentario, como consecuencia de la ampliación de la UE y la construcción del nuevo aeropuerto internacional.

- Fomento institucional de la incorporación y uso de las nuevas tecnologías y en I+d+i.

- Mejora en la formación de empresarios y trabajadores, que permita la diversificación, mejorar la comercialización y la calidad de los productos.

- Aprovechamiento de programas de apoyo a las PYMES.

- Desarrollo de la pequeña industria.

-Fomento del atractivo turístico de los municipios: enoturismo, turismo rural, turismo de aventura,…

- Realización de procesos de mejora de infraestructuras culturales, deportivas, turísticas, rurales,…

En el caso concreto de Cehegín, el estudio señala las siguientes fortalezas:

- Es el segundo municipio con mayor concentración de empresas de la zona.

-Aumento de la proporción de la población joven.

- Alta especialización en la industria extractiva, especialmente en la extracción de mármol y de piedra.

-Alto grado de especialización en el sector agrícola, especialmente en el cultivo de olivar, almendro y viña en el secano, y albaricoque y melocotonero en regadío.

- Importante patrimonio histórico de interés cultural: pinturas

rupestres declaradas Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO.

- Riqueza paisajística: Parque Natural San Agustín, Vía Verde o Parque Ecológico, entre otros.

- Importante crecimiento de alojamientos rurales.

- Incipiente crecimiento de turistas en el municipio.

- Alberga uno de los 10 centros tecnológicos: CT del Mármol y de la Piedra.

A partir del análisis del diagnóstico y del trabajo de campo realizado han identificado el grado de desarrollo de los principales grupos de actividades económicas del Noroeste. De manera que podemos señalar algunas actividades que tienen un buen posicionamiento, como las industrias extractivas, la hostelería, el suministro de energía, eléctrica y gas, gestión de residuos, información y comunicaciones.

En cuanto a la potencialidad, las actividades destacadas son: agricultura, silvicultura, ganadería y pesca, suministro de aguas y gestión de residuos, hostelería, información y comunicaciones, y actividades sanitarias y de servicios sociales.

Para concluir, el estudio propone una serie de acciones:

1- Potenciar el turismo rural

2- Redefinir el turismo religioso y la forma de potenciarlo

3- Desarrollo del sector transporte

4- Desarrollo de actividades asistenciales (centros de día, residencias, etc.)

La Comunidad facilita a los jóvenes emprendedores el acceso a los microcréditos del programa del Injuve y Microbank

CARMHola a todos. Os reproducimos a continuación la información que nos ha llegado a través de una nota de prensa de la CARM, por si fuera de vuestro interés:

El Consejo de Gobierno ha autorizado la adhesión del Gobierno regional, a través de la Consejería de Presidencia, al convenio suscrito entre el Instituto de la Juventud del Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad y la entidad Microbank, para realizar actuaciones de promoción y apoyo a la juventud emprendedora y empresaria.

Se trata de poner en marcha el Programa de microcréditos’, que facilita el acceso a una financiación de carácter específico, a efectos del inicio, promoción y apoyo financiero de proyectos empresariales durante el año 2013.

De este modo, se habilita una línea de financiación de hasta 10 millones de euros, sin necesidad de avales, y fija que el mobile casino porcentaje máximo de la financiación será del 95 por ciento del coste total del proyecto, teniendo en cuenta en cada préstamo una cuantía máxima

de hasta 25.000 euros.

La Comunidad se incorpora a esta iniciativa a través de los Centros Locales de Empleo de los municipios de la Región, donde se atenderá, informará, orientará y asesorará a los jóvenes que soliciten ayuda financiera para sus proyectos empresariales. Los beneficiarios serán jóvenes emprendedores menores de 35 años que inicien su actividad o la hayan iniciado en un periodo inferior a tres años y presenten el plan de empresa precalificado y el Informe de Viabilidad.

Se les facilitará un modelo estandarizado de presentación y elaboración de un Plan de Empresa que recoja toda la información de su proyecto. El Centro Local de Empleo realizará una precalificación o valoración técnica del proyecto y emitirá, en su caso, el Informe de Viabilidad. También se asesorará sobre cómo tramitar y presentar ante Microbank la documentación para solicitar el microcrédito correspondiente.


PILDORA FORMATIVA GRATUITA PARA EMPRENDEDORES

Instituto de Fomento de la Región de MurciaEl Instituto de Fomento organiza el próximo 13 de mayo, dentro de su programa de píldoras formativas para emprendedores, un taller de marketing tecnológico, “NO BUSQUES CLIENTES, HAZ QUE TE ENCUENTREN”.
En esta ocasión se aprenderán las diferentes técnicas y posibilidades de marketing tecnológico que existen actualmente, que usadas adecuadamente, mejoran la presencia de la marca y los productos en Internet.

Si estáis interesados podéis obtener más información y realizar la inscripción en el

siguiente enlace:

Información e inscripción

Nueva convocatoria del prograna InnoEmpresa

Hace unos días fue publicada en el BORM la convocatoria InnoEmpresa de apoyo a la innovación para pymes y organismos intermedios. Os dejamos a continuación un post que nuestros compañeros del INFO han publicado en su blog, por si fuera de vuestro interés:

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“Las empresas y organismos intermedios de la Región de Murcia interesados en incorporar la innovación a su gestión tienen una gran oportunidad en el Programa InnoEmpresa 2007-2013. La nueva convocatoria, abierta hasta el 23 de abril de 2013, ofrece ayudas para favorecer la mejora de la capacidad de innovación organizativa y gestión avanzada de la PYME así como la incorporación de diseño de producto.

La diferencia entre el Programa dirigido a pymes o dirigido a organismos intermedios reside principalmente en los costes elegibles.

En qué consiste InnoEmpresa

Este Programa ofrece una subvención a fondo perdido de entre el 30% y el 50% (según los casos que se describen más adelante) para apoyar iniciativas innovadoras.

El importe se ofrece en concepto de asesoramiento y apoyo, no pudiendo superar el máximo de 200.000€ por beneficiario en un periodo de tres años.

Se apoyarán:

- Proyectos que impliquen la adopción de nuevos modelos empresariales innovadores que supongan una mejora en diferentes áreas de la empresa, así como un incremento de la productividad.

- Diseño de producto, pudiendo incluir elementos de identidad gráfica, envase y embalaje además de comunicación siempre que se encuentren asociados al nuevo producto.

- Podrán ser beneficiarias las pymes cuya actividad se localice en la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia y que esté comprendida entre las enumeradas en el Anexo III de la Orden (Página 15 del BORM nº68 del 23 de marzo de 2013, descargable en este enlace)

- No podrán ser beneficiarias las empresas en crisis.

Las ayudas para inversiones

- Hasta un 40% a fondo perdido para pequeñas empresas y microempresa

- Hasta un 30% a fondo perdido para medianas empresas.

- Hasta el 50% a fondo perdido para ayudas blandas (ayudas no monetarias enfocadas a asesoramiento y apoyo)

Costes elegibles

Los costes elegibles para las pymes son:

- Inversiones (licencias y servidor)

- Colaboraciones externas (consultoría)

Los costes elegibles para los organismos intermedios son:

- Inversiones (licencias y servidor)

- Gastos de personal técnico directamente relacionado con el proyecto

- Colaboraciones externas (consultoría)

- Viajes y desplazamientos

- IVA (cuando represente un gasto)

- Gastos generales

Los requisitos para ser beneficiario

- No haber iniciado el proyecto antes de la presentación de la solicitud de ayuda

- Mantener las inversiones al menos 5 años

- El proyecto debe ser técnica, económica y financieramente factible, que no constituya para la pyme solicitante una actividad permanente o periódica y que no esté relacionado con los gastos de funcionamiento normales de la misma

- Las pymes deben contar con uno o más empleados

Cómo se solicita la ayuda InnoEmpresa

- Tramitación y notificación electrónica exclusivamente (¿Qué necesito para tramitar telemáticamente?)

- Fecha de convocatoria abierta del 24 de marzo al 23 de abril

Más información en el INFO

Los técnicos del INFO están a disposición de todos aquellos interesados en recibir más información sobre el Programa InnoEmpresa. Se pueden enviar las consultas al email ayudasinfo@info.carm.es o llamar al teléfono 900 700 706″.


La empresa “Tiempo de Ayudar y Cuidar” presenta un nuevo servicio

Tiempo de Ayudar y CuidarUna de las empresas alojadas en nuestro vivero de empresas, “Tiempo de Ayudar y Cuidar” presentó ayer un nuevo servicio. Esta empresa, especializada en la ayuda a domicilio para personas mayores, presentó la campaña “Identifícame”. Consiste en ofrecer chapas con códigos QR para que las personas Tiempo de Ayudar y Cuidarque lleven esas chapas puedan ser identificadas de manera rápida y fácil.

El código QR (Quick Response), es un sistema para almacenar información, un enlace entre el mundo físico y el digital. “Lo mejor de estos códigos es que no necesitan ningún lector especial, cualquier teléfono móvil con sistema operativo puede leerlo. Primero hay que escanear el

código, seguidamente el código cargará la web y aparecerá la información”, aclaró Maria Victoria, la gerente de la empresa. El precio de la chapa y de su mantenimiento es de 20 euros.

Desde el Centro de Referencia TIC queremos dar la enhorabuena a Maria Victoria y a su equipo por el trabajo que están realizando. Para nosotros es un placer tener una empresa como ésta alojada en nuestro vivero de empresas.

La Caixa y ENISA convocan los Premios EmprendedorXXI, con una dotación de 280.000 euros

Os dejamos a continuación una noticia publicada en murciaeconomia.com, sobre la nueva edición de los Premios Emprendedor:

La Caixa abre la convocatoria de la nueva edición los Premios EmprendedorXXI, una iniciativa impulsada por La Caixa y co-otorgada por Enisa (Empresa Nacional de Innovación) que tiene el objetivo de identificar, reconocer y acompañar a las empresas innovadoras de reciente creación con mayor potencial de crecimiento en España.

Los Premios EmprendedorXXI alcanzan en 2013 su séptima edición, convertidos en una de las iniciativas de apoyo a los emprendedores más consolidadas de España. Desde su creación, en 2007, más de 2.500 empresas españolas han participado en los premios y 150 emprendedores de éxito han resultado galardonados en las diversas categorías.

En su edición de 2013, los emprendedores participantes pueden aspirar a un total de 41 premios, que valoran a las mejores empresas según su sector de actividad, su trayectoria en el mercado y los hitos alcanzados.

Como novedad, La Caixa ha decidido potenciar la dotación de los premios con la creación de un programa de acompañamiento y networking internacional para poner en contacto a los emprendedores ganadores con líderes sectoriales a nivel mundial. Entre otras actividades, este programa incluye puentes tecnológicos para conocer de primera mano los principales polos de innovación mundial: Silicon Valley y Tel Aviv.

Los premios también incluyen un ambicioso programa de formación específico para emprendedores, impartido por instituciones como la Universidad de Cambridge, IESE y ESADE, y una importante dotación económica, que se ha incrementado en la edición 2013 hasta alcanzar los 280.000 euros en conjunto.

Abierto el plazo de presentación de candidaturas
La participación en los Premios EmprendedorXXI está abierta a todas las empresas españolas con menos de siete años de actividad.

La organización ha establecido dos categorías, una dirigida a proyectos en fases iniciales con menos de 2 años en el mercado (categoría “emprendes”), y otra para empresas innovadoras ya consolidadas en su sector o con una trayectoria entre 2 y 7 años (categoría “creces”).

El plazo para enviar candidaturas en las dos categorías se abre hoy, día 12 de marzo, y se cerrará el próximo 21 de abril. Los interesados han de inscribirse a través de la página web, www.emprendedorxxi.es.

Categoría “emprendes”: premios para compañías de reciente creación
La categoría “emprendes” premia candidatos con un plan de negocio convincente, que ya hayan demostrado su potencial consiguiendo hitos relevantes en las primeras etapas de su empresa.

“Emprendes” se divide en dos fases: autonómica y estatal. Los ganadores autonómicos, que se darán a conocer entre los meses de mayo y junio, obtendrán el acceso al programa de acompañamiento y networking internacional organizado por La Caixa especialmente para emprendedores, así como la participación en el curso Ignite Fast Track, impartido por la Universidad de Cambridge, y un premio económico de 5.000 euros.

Además, estas 17 empresas ganadoras en la fase autonómica de “emprendes” competirán por el galardón estatal, dotado con 20.000 euros. Este se dará a conocer en octubre, en la gala oficial de entrega de los Premios EmprendedorXXI.

Categoría “creces”: empresas con alto potencial de crecimiento
“Creces” es la categoría para empresas ya consolidadas. El ganador de “creces” responde al perfil de una empresa con resultados relevantes, un ambicioso plan de crecimiento y un equipo con alta capacidad de gestión.

El premio establece una única fase, de ámbito estatal, pero con especialización sectorial. Por esta razón, hay tres primeros premios: uno para empresas de ciencias de la vida, otro para tecnológicas y un tercero para emprendedores relacionados con la innovación industrial y la sostenibilidad.

La presidenta de las empresarias de Murcia, próxima invitada al NE&I

Manuela Marín en el NE&I de marzoHola a todos! Esta semana tenemos una nueva edición del “Noroeste Emprende e Innova” con Manuela Marín. Será este jueves, día 7 de marzo, a las 19:30 horas.

En esta ocasión, teniendo en cuenta que el día 8 es el día de la Mujer Trabajadora, hemos querido que sea una mujer quien comparta su experiencia como emprendedora con todos nosotros. Y mejor aún siendo la Presidenta de la Organización de Mujeres Empresarias y Profesionales de Murcia.

Manuela Marín es diplomada en Graduado Social, técnico superior de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales, en la especialidad de seguridad en el trabajo, de ergonomía y psicosociología aplicada, y de higiene industrial. Asimismo es auditora del sistema de gestión de prevención de riesgos laborales y ha trabajado como administradora-gerente en varios servicios de prevención, además de poseer una amplia experiencia como formadora.

En la actualidad, Manuela es gerente de Altiplano Salud (http://www.altiplanosalud.com/) y de Aseform (http://aseform.com/ ), una consultora enfocada a proporcionar a las empresas asesoramiento en formación especializada, de forma que cubra las obligaciones legales y necesidades que puedan surgir a empresas, trabajadores y a cualquier persona que quiera adquirir una formación específica. Por su parte, Altiplano Salud es una policlínica ubicada en Yecla que va a abrir dos nuevas delegaciones este año en Jumilla y Murcia.

Os invitamos a todos a asistir el próximo jueves a esta charla. Como siempre la asistencia es gratuita y tendremos la ocasión de

compartir experiencias con Manuela y con todos los demás asistentes.

Es aconsejable que confirméis vuestra asistencia en el 968002060 o en info@centrodereferenciatic.es.

Además, para aquellos a los que les interese pero no podáis asistir, la charla se retransmitirá en directo por streaming desde www.centrodereferenciatic.es