Microsoft and Nokia have announced that they will each chip in 9 million euros ($12 million) to create a new app development program at Aalto University in Finland. Called AppCampus, the program will provide training on developing apps for Windows Phone and Nokia’s Symbian and Series 40 platforms. Mobile development industry veterans will teach the classes, which are aimed at students interest in starting up their own firms.
“We are proud to announce this new program, which will enable new and existing developers to create next-generation mobile apps and unique user experiences,” said Nokia’s Kai Oistamo. “The partnership will allow developers to ideate and monetize business opportunities globally, via both Windows Phone Marketplace and Nokia Store.”