Introducing the Microsoft Innovation Centre!

Microsoft Innovation Centers ( MICs ) are state of art technology facilities for collaboration on innovative research, technology or software solutions, involving a combination of government, academic and industry participants.

Microsoft is partnering with local governments, academic institutions, industry organizations and software and hardware vendors to expand its network of Microsoft Innovation Centers (MIC).

To foster innovation and the development of strong, self-sustaining local software industries, Microsoft and partners in each community work together to operate the MICs, which are open to students, professional software developers, IT professionals, entrepreneurs and academic researchers.

While each Center tunes its programs to local needs, they all provide similar content and services designed to accelerate technology advances and stimulate local software economies through skills and professional training, industry partnerships and innovation.

Primary areas of focus include:

Skills and Intellectual Capital: The Skills Accelerator focuses on intellectual capital and people enablement with software, business management and marketing courses, software development courses, and employment programs for students.

Industry Partnerships: The Partnership Accelerator focuses on enabling successful partnerships by connecting people and organizations in the innovation ecosystem. The MICs do this by offering programs on partnering with Microsoft, and by cultivating local and regional industry alliances that support the growth of software ‘industry clusters’ and software quality assurance programs.

Solutions and Innovation: The Innovation Accelerator focuses on enhancing local capacity for innovation through hands on engagements. This includes labs for ISVs, startups, partners, students, and entrepreneurs.

There are currently more than 100 Innovation Centers World Wide.

Visit the Microsoft Innovation Centre website to learn more!

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