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Sponsorship Opportunities

A big thank you to our sponsors who help to make this event happen!

Sponsors for Akademy 2013


Digia is responsible for all worldwide Qt activities including product development, commercial and open source licensing working together with the Qt Project under the open governance model. Digia has in-depth Qt expertise and experience from demanding mission-critical development projects and hundreds of in-house certified Qt developers. Together with our licensing, support and services capabilities, we operate with the mission to work closely with developers to ensure that their Qt projects are deployed on time, within budget and with a competitive advantage.


Blue Systems is a company investing in Free/Libre Computer Technologies. It sponsors several KDE projects and distributions like Kubuntu and Netrunner. Their goal is to offer solutions for people valuing freedom and choice.

BlackBerry: A global leader in wireless innovation, *BlackBerry®* revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Research In Motion announced that effective January 30, 2013, the Company would operate around the world under the iconic name BlackBerry. The legal name of the company has not changed, but the Company will do business as BlackBerry until shareholders vote for the official change at the Company's Annual General Meeting later in 2013. Effective Monday, February 4, 2013, the Company commenced trading under its new ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ.


Google is a proud user and supporter of open source software and development methodologies. Google contributes back to the Open Source community in many ways, including more than 20 million lines of source code, project hosting on Google Code, projects for students including Google Summer of Code and the Google Code-in Contest, and support for a wide variety of projects, LUGS, and events around the world.


froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany. Their flagship product is Squish, the market-leading automated cross-platform testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, QML, KDE, Java AWT/Swing and SWT/RCP, JavaFX, Windows MFC and .NET, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, iOS Cocoa Touch, Android and for HTML/Ajax or Flex-based Web applications running in various Web browsers.

ICS: As the largest independent Qt services firm in North America, with a growing European presence, ICS has vast experience solving development challenges for Qt and Qt Quick (QML) applications. ICS supports the global Qt community and offers a suite of professional services — from training to full product development and delivery.

Social Program

Bilbao Bizkaia Be Basque

The Council of Bilbao is proud to contribute in the success of Akademy, as an event that promotes and spreads the identity of Bilbao as a city that wellcomes a free software world meeting, which has a significative impact in the local economy, not only as tourism but also in the industry of IT.


Open Invention Network (OIN) is a collaborative enterprise that enables Linux through a patent non-aggression community of licensees. OIN also supports Linux Defenders, which helps the open source community defend itself against poor quality patents by crowdsourcing defensive publications and prior art.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux, and middleware technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. Red Hat is an S&P company with more than 70 offices spanning the globe, empowering businesses everywhere.


The University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, is the biggest public university in the Euskadi region. The Akademy team is grateful that UPV/EHU is generously hosting Akademy at Bizkaia Aretoa and ETSI (the Faculty of Engineering).


Metro Bilbao offers a transport service whose high quality can be vouched for by the fact that over 300,000 people use it every day to move around the city of Bilbao and the outlying towns along the banks of the Nervión river estuary. Its underground stations were designed by renowned architect Sir Norman Foster, who gave the system an urbane yet cutting-edge look that has proved extremely attractive to film-makers and advertising agencies. The high domed ceilings, glass lifts, escalators, moving walkways, tracks and trains form an original backdrop for conjuring up fascinating metropolitan images. Metro Bilbao has permitted the use of its facilities for the making of films. Renowned advertising agencies have also chosen it as a luxury setting for photo-shoots that have appeared in some of the most prestigious fashion magazines, such as Colors (Benetton), Vogue and Elle. Insurers, airlines, cosmetics companies and a great many company brochure producers have photographed its metropolitan landscape of steel, cement and glass.