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€3m for UK MedEye implementation

Mint Solutions, along with partners in Belgium and the UK, has received a €2.4m grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation. Total cost of the project, including contribution from partners, is €3m.

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Everest VR to be part of permanent Everest exhibit at the Royal Geographical Society

VR producers Sólfar and RVX have donated their collaborative product, Everest VR, to the Royal Geographical Society in London. The VR experience will become a permanent part of their Everest exhibit.

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Vivaldi adds built-in screenshot options and more in new update

Vivaldi, the browser founded by former Opera founder Jon von Tetzchner has released a new version.

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Icelandic Payment Startup Memento chosen Best of Show at Finovate 2017

Memento, the company behind Kass – the payments app whitelabeled by Íslandsbanki last year – was chosen Best of show at Finovate 2017 in London.

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Ten startups participating in Startup Tourism

Yesterday, Icelandic Startups announced the ten companies that will be participating in Startup Tourism 2017.  From the announcement:

“Startup Tourism received 94 applications this year, which is an increase of about 29% from last year. The selection committee emphasized products and services which could increase recreation options, strengthen infrastructure and support the distribution of tourists all across Iceland, all year round.”

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Tulipop introduces new product line with US toymaker Toynami

Tulipop, maker of the cute figures from Tulipop island, is launching a new product line with the US toymaker Toynami. The product line includes plush toys, piggy banks, and small vinyl figures that will be sold in Happy boxes.

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Innovation Center Iceland opens co-working space in New York

Innovation Center Iceland (NMÍ), the government institution tasked with projects focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, is entering a partnership with other Nordic countries to open a co-working space in New York City.

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Startupbootcamp Fastrack tour comes to Iceland

The team behind the Netherlands-based Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living accelerator is touring Europe to meet startups. They’re in Reykjavik on February 2nd.

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Karolina Fund nominated for Best Social Enterprise at Global Startup Awards

Crowdfunding platform Karolina Fund was in the running for the Global Startup Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysa on December 9th 2016. Karolina Fund was nominated in the category Best Social Enterprise. The company previously won that category at the Nordic Startup Awards, which qualifed them for the Global edition. The winner of the category was Romanian Mira Rihab.

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Locatify adds Thingvellir to growing list of local customers

The Icelandic tour and treasure hunt company Locatify just announced that Thingvellir – one of Iceland’s main tourist attraction (part of the Golden Circle and UNESCO heritage site – has become a customer of the company.

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