What programmes/competitions does Microsoft UK have live at the moment?

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Here are the details of the various programmes/competitions we have live at the moment so you can have a look around them. 

If your a new Start-up doing any technology then  BizSpark should be of interest to you, you can find more details at www.microsoft.com/bizspark.

If your a start-up then funding is one of your biggest challenges you should take a look at  AppCampus. Appcampus is  great way of getting your app live and getting some funding to take the development forward, you can visit their website at www.appcampus.fi

Here are a few more activities and events taking place  

GameDev Related

Port your Unity3d games to Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone in a day!

Nokia, Microsoft and Unity are hosting a series of Unity porting days across the UK and we would love to see you there! Attend and receive a token for FREE registration to the Microsoft App Store!

There will be hands-on advice and Unity experts to help you port your existing or new mobile games. Don’t delay… there are just 100 places per venue on a first come, first served basis.

Unity Porting Days

Power Up: The Beautiful Game competition

The competition is open to all UK games developers who port and publish their games titles to Microsoft Windows 8 and/or Windows Phone Stores. Each game entered will receive points based on a wide range of game experiences and the number of downloads in the Stores. The top 20 games will win great prizes (prize fund in excess of $50,000!) and all entrants have an opportunity for their games to be discovered and downloaded by 100,000s to millions of players.

Power Up - The Beautiful Game

Global Unity Games Program

Microsoft is supporting the creation and launch of the best made-with-Unity games and apps on Windows Phone/Windows Store. The new offer helps to clear the way for talented and committed Unity developers to reach millions of new players and users.

Global Unity

Unity & Nokia

Apps and Competitions for both developers and consumers


The UK AppChallenge is designed to support and uncover great UK developer talent, by showcasing hidden gems and brand new apps to Windows & Windows Phone super fans! All you have to do is whack a line of code in your app that connects it to the UK AppChallenge app. You’ll immediately start rising through the Windows Store rankings. Plus, UK AppChallenge users will be able to see your app promoted in other apps. Which means even more hits. Finally, you could even be selected as a featured app – then the downloads really start flooding in.


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