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Olympic Games 2012: ICT

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she has taken to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in the digital and information technology industries to provide services for the London 2012 Olympics; and what online services relating to the games will be available to the public while they are in progress. (288377)

CompeteFor was designed to open up supply chain opportunities to businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, across the UK in many sectors, including those working in digital and information technology. As well as opening up contract opportunities, CompeteFor sign posts businesses to support services, helping them get fitter to compete for games-related, and other, contracts. At games time, the London Organising Committee will provide comprehensive coverage online, including with new media technologies, enabling everyone to access, share and participate in the games.