Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Limoges launches Webdesign International Festival 2006

22.08.2005


The Webdesign International Festival 2006, held in Limoges, in central France, will host three days of international competitions, lectures, debates, demonstrations, exhibitions and meetings focusing on interactive, web-based design from 2 to 4 February 2006. The University of Limoges is also setting up a training course in web-design skills. The first 20 candidates for the diploma in ’Sensorial web design and online creation strategies’ will begin their studies this October.

During the 2006 Webdesign International Festival (WIF) there will be 24 hours of non-stop competition between dozens of web-design teams from all over the world. Simultaneous pre-selections will take place in more than ten countries across three continents on 18 and 19 November 2005. The final will be held in Limoges from 2 to 4 February 2006. There will also be lectures and business meetings for professionals, exhibitions, and evening events for web-design enthusiasts.

The second WIF is focused on new technologies and is held in Limoges in the heart of the Limousin region. "The Webdesign International Festival is a federating event central to a regional strategy aimed at ICT. The Festival, an occasion for discovering talent, launched the creation of an international network of web-design skills and a centre of competence in the region," says Benoît Duverneuil, project manager with the Limousin Regional Development Agency (ARD).



On 15 October 2005, the University of Limoges is to welcome its first intake of 20 web designers. These are either students with two years of higher education or professionals who wish to complete their training. The WIF will provide them with opportunities to make contacts and find professional positions all over the world. The new diploma will also attract talents spotted during the festival to the region.

The University of Limoges is very close to the Limoges technology centre, research laboratories and science and high-tech businesses, and aims to train the upcoming generation of web designers, information architects, heads of internet projects and Flash animation specialists. The Limousin region is fast becoming a centre for web creation, part of a trend across the French regions.

The training programme has a central core of graphic design and web design, internet and multimedia technologies (Flash, real-time 3D, etc.), and communication strategy. This is completed by à la carte modules. The 10 months of training comprises five credits: multimedia design and creation; web semiology and aesthetics; marketing project management; basic knowledge (technologies, business English, communication theory, etc.); and user experience (ergonomics, content interactivity, W3C standard, etc.). The speakers and teachers are sector professionals, university researchers and world specialists in their fields who come to Limoges for the WIF. Applications should be sent to the University of Limoges.

About the Webdesign International Festival

The 2006 Webdesign International Festival is being held at the initiative of the Limousin Regional Development Agency (ARD Limousin). The 2004 Webdesign International Festival helped support local economic development and assisted in the establishment of innovative businesses in the region. The aim of WIF is to stimulate collaboration between web designers from varied professional, cultural and geographic horizons. The emphasis is on web creation with competitions, experiments and multimedia installations, business meetings, conferences, events for the general public and direct video broadcasts. The initiative was launched five years ago to promote new technologies in the heart of the Limousin region of Central France.

About the Limousin Regional Development Agency and the region of Limousin

The Agence Régionale de Développement du Limousin (ARD Limousin - the Limousin Regional Development Agency) was founded in 1992 and has been given responsibility by the Limousin Regional Council for leading regional policy in the development of new technologies and centres of competence related to the new broadband internet infrastructure.

Limoges is not only the home to porcelain makers. The region has always found new opportunities for development. It has high-performance, varied SMEs and SMIs in areas ranging from agro-industry to plastics and from the timber industry to high-precision mechanics and cosmetology. It also hosts major national and international companies including Legrand, International Paper, Bristol Myers Squibb, Unilever, Danone, Isoroy and Weston. It became very active in the field of information technology and associated technologies when it launched the Actilimousin programme in 1996.

Set in the heart of Central France and the country’s wider West Atlantic region, Limoges is a leading business and cultural centre. The city has all the facilities and services of a regional capital with a population of nearly 200,000 people. The quality of life is excellent in the Limousin region, which is an added bonus for businesses and for the deployment of R&D activities and cutting-edge technologies. The Limousin region has become involved in several European programmes. An example is Practiciel, a European innovation laboratory that groups and supports innovative regional competences and helps businesses to acquire new capabilities and run projects to meet regional needs in this sector.

Kate AMBLER | FTPB - Press Bureau
Further information:
http://www.webdesign-Festival.com
http://www.infotechfrance.com/london

More articles from Information Technology:

nachricht Deep Learning predicts hematopoietic stem cell development
21.02.2017 | Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

nachricht Sensors embedded in sports equipment could provide real-time analytics to your smartphone
16.02.2017 | University of Illinois College of Engineering

All articles from Information Technology >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

Im Focus: Three Magnetic States for Each Hole

Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports".

Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientists from Singapore and Australia, designed a special grid structure in a thin layer of cobalt in...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Impacts of mass coral die-off on Indian Ocean reefs revealed

21.02.2017 | Earth Sciences

Novel breast tomosynthesis technique reduces screening recall rate

21.02.2017 | Medical Engineering

Use your Voice – and Smart Homes will “LISTEN”

21.02.2017 | Trade Fair News

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>