Grant za najbolji mobilni internet startup

Deadline: 7 November 2014
Open to: web entrepreneurs and small/medium enterprises from eligible countries
Grant: up to 100,000 euros

Future Internet Public Private Partnership aims to accelerate the development and adoption of Future Internet technologies in Europe, advance the European market for smart infrastructures, and increase the effectiveness of business processes through the Internet.The types of projects that IMPACT will fund are:

  • Start-up stage:Projects with a working prototype available, valued less than a million Euros and at least two founders who work full time for the project and with a target market launch date that is set in six months away, after the submission deadline of the call;
  • Growth phase:Companies already present in the market for less than seven years with turnover below two million euros, where the founders still own 51% of Shareholders Equity and provide indicators proving an exponential growth potential. The objective is its globalization or the consolidation of a change of business focus.


The call is opened for:

  • SMEs (legal persons) participating on their own – A SMEs person will be considered if they are: Headcount in a Annual Work Unit less than 250 and annual turnover is less than 50 million euros
  • Web entrepreneurs participation in a group of minimum of two individuals

List of eligible countries: Austria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom


The beneficiaries will receive the 100.000€ in cash in three stages:

  • 1st Stage (Month 0): 25%, once the’IMPACT sub-grant Agreement’has been signed and the deliverables indicated submitted and validated.
  • 2nd Stage (Month 3): 50% once the criteria for this second stage have been completed and the deliverables submitted and validated.
  • 3rd Stage (Month 6): 25% delivered in 2 batches. First batch of 10% at the end of the acceleration program, if all the objectives have been gotten, and the remaining 15% will be approved but the payment will be done when the IMPACT consortia will receive the last payment from the European Commission.


You can submit your project proposal on the online platform where you need to register and create an account.Proposals need to be submited in a single stage that need to include:

  1. General Information;
  2. Project Proposal:Market opportunity; Technology; Competition/Differentation; Commercial strategy and Scalability; Financials and Metrics; Team;
  3. Attached Documents: Technology map; Business plan;
  4. Honor declaration on exclusion criteria and absence of conflict of interested.

For more information please check the official call and see the FaQ section

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Here are five open alternatives to Office 2013

Between Microsoft’s October launch of Windows 8 and Tuesday’s rollout of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365, there’s no denying that it’s been a decision-filled few months for PC users.

It seems safe to say that Windows 8 has not been received as enthusiastically as Microsoft might have liked, but Office is of course a whole different ballgame, as they say.

With numerous components and pricing plans, this cross-platform entry is surely Redmond’s broadest-reaching office product to date.

Time will tell how well it does, but meanwhile there are plenty of alternatives for those who remain unconvinced. Here’s a small sampling of what’s available from the world of free and open source software.

1. LibreOffice

Certainly the leading office productivity suite on the open source side is LibreOffice. In the two or so years since it was forked from OpenOffice, it’s become the suite most commonly included by the top Linux distributions. With six feature-rich applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more, the software had already been downloaded some 20 million times by last fall. It’s available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

2. Apache OpenOffice

Then, too, there’s Apache OpenOffice, now under the purview of the Apache Software Foundation. OpenOffice is what LibreOffice is based on, so the two share many similarities; development work seems to be progressing more quickly on the latter, however. Not to be confused with the German variation now known as White Label Office, this suite is available as a free download at the project site.

3. Calligra Suite

Stepping a bit closer to Microsoft’s new suite in terms of cross-platform compatibility is Calligra Suite, a graphics and office suite created by the KDE project from KOffice in 2010. With versions for desktop PCs, tablets, and smartphones, this package includes eight components spanning word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, vector graphics, and more. It can be downloaded for free for Linux, FreeBSD, OS X, and Windows.

4. OxygenOffice Professional

OxygenOffice Professional, meanwhile, is an enhanced version of OpenOffice that comes with extra goodies including templates, clip art, samples, fonts, and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) support. Now in version 3.2.1, this free software can be downloaded for 32-bit Windows as well as 32- and 64-bit Linux.

5. Feng Office Community Edition

Finally, there’s Feng Office Community Edition, a free and open source online project management and collaboration tool formerly known as OpenGoo that offers task management, document management, project management, time tracking, knowledge management, and more. Users of the software can create and edit text documents and presentations online; they can also upload, organize, and share files. The free software can be downloaded online; paid professional versions are also available starting at $59 per month.

ROCK Fest na Uni 2012

Festival se održava u Novom Gradu na sjeverozapadu BiH. Iako se održavao i ranije u nekoliko navrata i pod drugim nazivima, ovaj put uz izmjenjen karakter želimo konačno da ga postavimo na stabilne noge (opet uz skroman početak), ovaj put uz pomoć Omladinske Banke Novi Grad koja je dala pola sredstava i MONO-a. Potrebno je da se mladima u Novom Gradu i šire pruži nešto drugačije i autentično.
Za mjesto održavanja odabran je stadion Mlakve u Novom Gradu, tačnije parking stadiona. Udaljen od centra grada oko

1,5 km ili 15ak min. hoda. Smješten je uz samu rijeku Unu (jedna od najljepših i najčistijih u BiH) gdje se mogu naći odlična mjesta za kamp, roštilj i kupanje (naravno sve je stvar vašeg izbora). Svakako će te se naći u dobrom društvu sa hladnim pivom i dobrom MUZIKOM.
Potreba za promocijom AUTORSKIH, (neafirmisanih), ALTERNATIVNIH muzičkih bendova iz grada predstavlja inicijalnu ideju u organizovanju ROCK festa NA UNI.
To je ujedno i želja da se kroz muzički izražaj prenese jasna i glasna poruka društvu i okruženju u kojem žive, da su mladi ljudi svjesni svoje pozicije i da im se omogući da daju svoj doprinos kulturi čiji su dio.

Nagrađeni video sa konkursa (Under)represented

Konkursom su se tražile nove i originalne teme u kojima kandidati predstavljaju svoj pogled na svijet, društvene pojave, probleme i teme od javnog interesa koje su uočili. Ključno je bilo da video-priča predoči novi aspekt, analizira stanje iz nove perspektive, otvori nova pitanja i finalno postavi određenu temu u žižu javnosti.

UN Women’s Call for Proposals for the UN Trust Fund – 19.01.2012.

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, UN Women has announced the availability of grant support to NGOs under the the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

This call for proposals also marks the UN Trust Fund’s 15th Anniversary. It was established by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166 in 1996 to support national and local efforts to end violence against women. The UN Trust Fund awards grants annually through an open and competitive process. The majority of its grantees are NGOs, with grants awarded also to governments and UN country teams.

Current call for proposals is open to NGOs, women’s and community-based organizations and coalitions and operational research institutions and UN Country Teams in partnership with governments and civil society organizations to apply and seek funding support.

The areas of action under this call are:

  • Closing the Gap on the Implementation of National and Local Laws, Policies and Action Plans that Address Violence against Women
  • Addressing Violence against Women in Conflict, Post‐conflict and Transitional Settings

The UN Trust Fund can allocate funding from US $300,000 to $1 million for large civil society organizations, governments and UN Country teams. For small organizations, including grassroots women’s organizations and networks, project funding for a minimum of $100,000 will be considered. Project durations can be from 2-3 years.

Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note. Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note.

The deadline for submission of the Concept Note is 19 January 2012, 11:59pm New York Time (EST). For more information, visit this link.

Proposals invited for the Next Funding Cycle by the National Endowment for Democracy Source – 20.01.2012

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.  Since its founding in 1983, the Endowment has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners and scholars of democracy the world over.

NED’s direct grants are aimed at providing financial support to hundreds of nongovernmental groups abroad working to ensure human rights, an independent media, the rule of law and to advance other democratic goals.

NED encourages applications for financial support from activist organizations in diverse situations, such as transitional countries where the goal is democratic consolidation, authoritarian countries where the goals are liberalization, and the protection of human rights.

In this context, NED is currently seeking grant proposals from eligible organizations to be considered during the next board meeting scheduled to be held on March 30, 2012.

Programs Eligible for Grants

NED is especially interested in proposals that originate with local democratic groups. It is also interested in nonpartisan programs seeking to strengthen democratic values. Note that the Endowment does not make grants to individuals.

Selection Procedure

NED Board of Directors meets every quarter for reviewing and evaluating the grant proposals. In addition to evaluating how a program fits within the Endowment’s overall priorities, the Board considers factors such as the urgency of a program, its relevance to specific needs and conditions in a particular country, and the democratic commitment and experience of the applicant.

Last date for submission of grant proposals for the next cycle is January 20, 2012

For more information, visit this link.

Powerful Video Editor Lightworks Released as Open Source

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EditShare, the company behind Academy and Emmy award-winning video editing software Lightworks announced plans to release its product under an open source license. Lightworks was most recently used to edit movies like Shutter Island and Centurion, but is also credited with helping create otehr films like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Mission Impossible.

Lightworks Open Source is packed with a ton of features including 3D editorial functionality, native RED editing, native 2K support with DPX and RED, and Universal Media File support. It can also share media and work in tandem with other editing software such as Final Cut Pro and Avid.

Under development since 1989, the Lightworks project was acquired by EditShare in 2009. The company says releasing it under an open source license so it can reach its “full potential.”

“EditShare has built a reputation for offering open solutions that enhance collaboration. In taking this uncharted path with Lightworks, we follow this same principle,” said James Richings, Co-Managing Director, EditShare EMEA in a prepared statement. “Lightworks Open Source offers a highly collaborative development environment based on powerful and feature-rich underlying technology, which has come from over one million hours of software development.”

EditShare plans to let developers create and sell plugins, options, or I/O devices through an online market place. According to Tara Montford, EditShare’s Co-Managing Director, “We are increasing our development and support staff, and all contributed code will be thoroughly managed by our distinguished Lightworks team, ensuring the reliability of the new Lightworks Open Source editor.”

Lightworks won’t be officially available until Q3 of this year, but you can sign up to be notified when it’s released.

11 Free Windows Programs Alternatives For Linux

We have lots of software available to use on Windows platform to complete our different work, but they are not free and when we go to run them on Linux so we don’t have any option. Don’t worry about it, today we are listing here 11 Free Windows Programs Alternatives For Linux in which most of them are also usable on the Windows platform. There are many alternative available for single software, but I just tried to list down some very similar and useful alternative.You are welcome to share if you know more Free Windows Programs Alternatives For Linux that our readers/viewers may like.


Alternative: Adobe Photoshop


GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.


Alternative: Quick Books

GNU Cash

GNUCash is designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. Though not as powerful and wide-scale as Quick Books, GNUCash is a perfect open source tool for small business and personal finance purposes.


Alternative: Microsoft Office

open office

OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.


Alternative: Adobe Acrobat

PDF Edit

Free (and open source) editor for manipulating PDF documents. GUI version + commandline interface. Scripting is used to a great extent in editor and almost anything can be scripted, it is possible to create own scripts or plugins.


Alternative: ACDSee


The photo viewer is a fast, lightweight application for viewing images on your desktop. Installed with Picasa 3, it lets you to take a quick look at images without having to fully open the Picasa 3 program.


Alternative: Microsoft Internet Explorer


Mozilla Firefox is a fast and powerful web browser designed to run on both Linux and Windows. There are far fewer issues with spyware, adware, and pop ups making it far more secure than Internet Explorer.


Alternative: Adobe Dreamweaver


Firefox 3 sets the pace with dozens of new features, including the smart location bar, one-click bookmarking and blindingly fast performance. Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity. View Web pages faster, using less of your computer’s memory.


Alternative: Microsoft SharePoint


Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform. The open source model allows Alfresco to use best-of-breed open source technologies and contributions from the open source community to get higher quality software produced more quickly at much lower cost.


Alternative: Adobe Flash


The OpenLaszlo platform allows developers to create applications with the rich user interface capabilities of desktop client software and the instantaneous no-download Web deployment of HTML. The OpenLaszlo platform is open source and free for development and deployment.

Anjuta DevStudio

Alternative: Microsoft Visual Studio

anjuta devstudio

Anjuta DevStudio has been designed to be simple to operate yet powerful enough to fullfil all your programming needs. Many features have evolved since the early days and several very attractive ones added.


Alternative: Winamp


Amarok is the music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface. Amarok makes playing the music you love easier than ever before – and looks good doing it.


Alternative: ViceVersa

Backup PC

BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX and MacOSX PCs and laptops to a server’s disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.