Microsoft and Nokia Invest €18M into a New Mobile Application Development Program at Aalto University

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia are each investing up to €9m into a new mobile application development program at Aalto University (Finland) during the next three years.

The AppCampus program ( will focus on fostering the creation of innovative mobile applications for the Windows Phone ecosystem, and in addition, Nokia platforms, including Symbian and Series 40, and a new generation of self-sustaining mobile startups.

Kicking off in May 2012, the program will be led and managed by Aalto University. AppCampus is intended to attract thousands of application proposals from students and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Aalto University will provide premises, coaching services, and access to both academic and business networks for budding app developers.
Mobile entrepreneurs can benefit from comprehensive support, training in mobile technology, design and usability, and funding to create innovative new mobile apps and services.

The Aalto University Center for Entrepreneurship, headed by Will Cardwell, will manage the program.



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