SINGAPORE – 14 MAY 2019: Today, Ubisoft announced the fourth season of its start-up program at the world’s biggest start-up campus, Station F in Paris, France as well as its expansion to Singapore. By expanding this program to Asia. Ubisoft will be able to support and reach out to more entrepreneurs around the world working on innovative technologies to help shape the future of entertainment. The “Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab” as it will now be known is managed by Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab.
In collaboration with the Singapore studio, the newest program will recruit for its first season of start-ups residing at PIXEL, an innovation space managed by the IMDA (Info-communications Media Development Authority), the government agency leading Singapore's digital transformation with infocomm media.
“We are now heading into our fourth season of our start-up program at Station F in Paris, and are very happy to extend the Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab to Singapore” says Catherine Seys, Start-up Program Director at the Strategic Innovation Lab. “Ubisoft Singapore has been established for more than 10 years, and from what we already know of the region we are confident that its vibrant local tech ecosystem and strong talent pool are key ingredients for budding start-ups.”
Mr Howie Lau, Chief Industry Development Officer, IMDA added “We are excited about partnering with Ubisoft in this new initiative. PIXEL, located in the One-North innovation district with a vibrant tech and media community, is well positioned to play the role of the Asian node of Ubisoft's Entrepreneurs Lab. This collaboration will enable participating start-ups in Singapore and the region to access IMDA PIXEL’s facilities and local programs, as well as to access Ubisoft’s global resources and mentorship to develop innovative solutions for the entertainment sector.”
All selected start-ups, in both campuses, will benefit from a six-month personalized program enabling each entrepreneur to interact with Ubisoft experts as well as partners across the company`s international network. The mentor of this new season is Serge Hascoet, Chief Creative Officer at Ubisoft, whose 30+ years’ experience and creative vision for the company will be an invaluable asset to them.
The fourth season offering two tracks, both available in the Paris and Singapore campuses, will focus on two themes:
Candidates can apply now https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/company/start-ups/station-f.aspx. The program will take place from September 1 2019 to March 1 2020, and the application process will close on June 30 2019.
For more information about Ubisoft’s programs and opportunities, please visit Ubisoft.com.
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