Open call for actúaloop, Ideas Competition for Innovation in Research Social Networks

The call actúaloop Competition is part of the activities of the company Frontiers in collaboration with the Center of Support for Technological Innovation (CAIT) of the Technical University of Madrid.

Frontiers is a leading community-rooted open access publisher. By taking publishing entirely online, Frontiers drives innovation and develops new technologies to make peer review more efficient and transparent, provides impact metrics for articles and researchers, merges open access publishing with a research network platform - Loop - to catalyse research dissemination, and popularizes research to the public, including children. For more information, visit: http://www.frontiersin.org

Loop, the research network created by Frontiers, is designed to maximize impact and readership for researchers and their articles. Loop seamlessly plugs into the environments of researchers, their universities and on published articles via a range of free plugins. This cross platform integration makes authors and their research visible on multiple websites via a universal Loop profile, which showcases and disseminates research achievements and academic impact. Their approach is open, collaborative and inclusive and they strive to provide a platform where researchers have all the tools at their disposal to enhance academic discovery and impact. This includes integration with ORCID.

The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and Frontiers launch the first edition of the actúaLoop competition for entrepreneurs and technical teams. The main goal of the competition is to promote ideas which utilize the API of the Loop research network to create innovative applications around the academic and publishing industry with the support and mentoring of UPM and Frontiers.

The winner will be awarded 5.000 € and the best 10 ideas will be promoted for an incubation phase to develop them. In addition, participants can have access to business angels as well as job opportunities in an exciting multinational environment.

For more information about the Competition please visit www.upm.es/actualoop and read the Bases

Applications are filled online at the address www.upm.es/actualoop

Open call and acceptance of submissions until
January 7th 2016

For any questions please write to actualoop@upm.es

For more information about Loop please click here and to visit the Loop developer portal click here

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