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e-Business Ideas To Be Allowed To Grow 

A new programme to help students develop e-business plans was today being launched by the government minister responsible for the electronic revolution.

e-Business minister Patricia Hewitt MP was visiting the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick to launch the new WMG/Sun e-business incubator programme.

The e-incubator is a process designed to foster and implement e-business plans developed by students.

The WMG/Sun incubator program will give students an opportunity to use Sun technology to turn bright ideas into commercial enterprises.

Ms Hewitt said:

"In the new e-business world those that embrace the new technologies and share good practice are more likely to succeed.

“Too often excellent ideas are nipped in the bud because innovative people don't have access to the right information or resources.

“This incubator programme will give students the technical support they need to develop their e-business ideas and give them a better chance of success.”

WMG director, Professor Kumar Bhattacharyya, added:

"Under the WMG/Sun Incubator programme students will be provided with a technical infrastructure to develop their e-business ideas.

“It will help start-ups to reduce time to market, reduce technical and financial risk, making use of the expertise available at WMG.

"What differentiates the WMG/Sun e-incubator is that the types of business we will be looking to initiate will be in the real product, business to business, infoware sector rather than in the e-retail areas.

"The dot com age is all about partnering with the best to be able to receive exactly the right advise and support at exactly the right time.

"It is also about sharing ideas and skills, drawing on the necessary knowledge and experience of others.

“Whilst new-economy companies can operate remotely, they do need to cluster with like minded companies to maximise the potential success of their ideas.

The Sun e-business incubator will form part of the new e2 centre being developed at Warwick by WMG.

The incubator concept being developed by WMG and Sun Microsystems will allow small start-up manufacturing companies and existing SMEs to benefit from the new technology opportunities.
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