The UK Technology Strategy Board’s IC tomorrow programme has launched a £180k contest for startups with innovative services and technologies for digital licensing. It’s not just a music thing: EMI and PRS for Music are on board as partners, but also Pearson, Tate and Bridgeman Art Library. Successful applicants will get up to £37k to develop prototypes to be tested with these companies. Three categories are included: music, publishing and museums/galleries, although entries will also be welcomed from services that can license information across multiple sectors and media types, as well as from metadata or content specialists. Online entries must be submitted by 22 March, with finalists chosen to pitch later that month.

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