Microsoft-Nokia: 18 million euros for the development of mobile applications

In May, Microsoft and Nokia will launch the “AppCampus” a program to develop mobile applications supported by Aalto University on the outskirts of Helsinki. This program has a lifespan of three years, will be based AppCampus up to 18 million euros, the two parties had undertaken to invest 9 million euros each.

“The AppCampus program has been set up to foster the creation of innovative mobile applications for the Windows Phone ecosystem and in addition, Nokia platforms, including Symbian and Series 40, to create a new generation of self-sustaining mobile startups” said Microsoft in an official statement.

AppCampus begin in May, collecting submissions of applications designed by entrepreneurs or students. Microsoft and Nokia will fund the development, therefore the most promising and most innovative. Past two years the campus of the University of Aalto have created thirty startups. For those of you who want to participate you can find more useful information’s on this web site.

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