|NextGen Challenge - finalists announced|
|Written by David Brunnen|
|Tuesday, 01 November 2011 14:49|
The short-listed Finalists for NextGen Challenge were announced today.
Their entries have now been sent to the independent judging panel and the results will be announced on November 15th during the NextGen conference dinner at Bordeaux Quays Bristol.
There will be three winners - one for each of the three honours categories; 'Rural leadership and Community Development', 'Innovative Funding solutions' and 'Collaborative Advantage'.
The diversity of entries shows that local communities are making a great effort to ensure that the national transformation of utility broadband infrastructures is being designed to deliver both economic growth and societal development.
Congratulations to all who entered. Details of the NextGen 11 conference and exhibition (15th & 16th November, Bristol) can be found here
theNextGen Challenge Finalists are:
For rural leadership & community development
CPEND (North Dorset)
Tegola Network (Edinburgh university)
Knowle West Media Centre
For Innovation in Funding
Derwenthorpe (Fibre Options)
For Collaborative Advantage
E2BN (East of England)