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  • City University London and the Accelerator Academy have announced the launch of FastForward (FFWD) London as the world's first Pre-Accelerator Programme. It is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is also backed by the Capital Accelerator Programme.
  • GoProBono is a new digital tool for charities, businesses and individuals looking for skills-based volunteering opportunities - a growing sector trend.
  • From over 80 competition entries, 20 shortlisted research projects impressed everyone at an awards BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT is now looking to recruit volunteer Ambassadors to help roll out the next phase of the Unconscious Bias training programme countrywide to the Branch and Specialist group Committees.
  • As you may have seen in the news, an internet security bug in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, named “Heartbleed”, was discovered recently.
  • As you may know, BCS has been invited to partner with The Big Data Report which will be distributed in the Daily Telegraph on 30 March 2014 (Telegraph readership 1.4 million / Target audience 100,000 c-level executives), as well as online (20,000 visitors to the website per month).
  • Captain Raymond 'Jerry' Roberts, one of the last surviving Bletchley Park codebreakers has died.
  • The KTNs (Knowledge Transfer Networks) are concerned at their members’ needs to recruit qualified individuals to support and develop innovation activity, whilst there is a pool of talented, qualified and highly-skilled people among women, including returners and those working outside the high-tech sectors.
  • The BCS ELITE Group is planning to put together an industry commentary group to generate content on current IT issues and make it easier for industry leaders and experts to give their views.
  • In January 2014 the government will launch a £30 million Growth Vouchers (GV) programme to test what impact strategic advice has on small business growth.
  • BCS Security is calling on BCS members to volunteer for their newest initiative - Cyber to the Citizen which will be launched on 16 January 2014.