Feb 042014

Award Ceremony Campus Party Brazil 2014

During Campus Party Brazil 2014, FI-WARE gave €290.000 to the best innovative applications based on FI-WARE technologies. There were 40 teams competing on the finals of Smart Cities and Smart Business & Industry challenges. During last week of January, they had to develop and improve their projects with the assistance from FI-WARE experts.

Smart Cities Challenge Winners

€145.000 in prizes to the best apps developed for a more efficient management of the city and the delivery of new innovative services for citizens.


First prize: €75.000 – FI-GUARDIAN – Marcos Marconi, Viviane Lessa, Leonan Carvalho and Miquéias Faria (Brazil) Adverse circumstances such as natural disasters are more and more common worldwide. With proper warning people in Smart Cities can be well informed of these risky events, providing a safer environment for them. The objective of the application is to help intelligent cities become more resistant, aiding in communication, orientation and warning of adverse circumstances such as natural disasters. The solution consolidates tracking system data, centralising information from different sources, and carrying out customisable and intelligent remote sensor analysis, communicating risk events to citizens before they occur.

Second prize: €40.000 – SPARKY – Tenoch Gonzalez Rojas, Dulce Ambrocio Alazañes, Alejandro Santamaria Arza (Mexico) Finding parking in large cities is a nightmare. The Sparky team is building a mobile application and a hardware device to help parking owners share their spaces while not in use and help drivers find a short or long-term parking place.

Third prize: €20.000 – SMART BOX – Álvaro Romero Izquierdo, Francisco Javier Herrero Sánchez, Raúl Herrero Sánchez, Rubén Ortiz, José Ignacio Domínguez Simón and Daniel Castro García (Spain) The main objective is to "sensorize" cities, obtaining a huge source of useful information that consumers can check from their homes through a tv screen and a remote control. This team won first prize at the FI-WARE hackathon in Santander.

Special Mention Young Developer: €5.000 – SMART ZITY – Alberto Martin Alcubierre, César Álvarez Jiménez, Daniel Prol Martín-Ambrosio, Pepe Vila Bausili, Alejandro Céspedes Vicente (Spain) Smart Zity aims to give cities the opportunity to connect their public infrastructure (such as buildings, lights, fountains, big  screens and other elements) with citizens, providing a real one to one interaction. Furthermore, the app is aimed to use Twitter hashtags as a channel between users and FIWARE helping cities to became "trending topic" organically.

Special Mention Most Innovative Application: €5.000 – SMART APP CITY – Javier Gurría, Ignacio Gurría, Daniel Menchaca, David Martinez, David García, Malta Aldana, Luis Ascorbe, Miguel Garbayo (Spain) SmartAppCity is an app for smartphones and tablets aimed at local authorities. The application meets all city services: promoting the commercial sector, generating value for citizens and tourists, and improving the quality of life.

Smart Business & Industry Challenge Winners

€145.000 in prizes to the best apps that can help companies, with particular attention to SMEs, in managing their business more efficiently as well as offering innovative services to their customers.


First prize: €75.000€ – FOOD LOOP – Christoph Müller-Dechent and Maria Rosario Trillo-Rivas (Germany) FoodLoop offers the food industry supply chain and sustainable optimization solutions. Users can automatically commercialize high-quality fresh products, in real time and with lower prices as expiration dates approach so they can avoid waste and reduce costs. Consumers get offers directly to their mobile phones. The entrepreneurs maximize sales revenue while minimizing the loss of perishable products, and provide more affordable fresh food by offering discounts, special offers, etc….


Second prize: €40.000 – SMARTAXI – Federico López, Valeriya Zaytseva and Carlos García (Spain)
Short description: SmarTaxi collects data about the location and condition of a vehicle in real time. The data is stored, processed and reaches the driver through Internet. This way the driver is able to access and view a "heat map" with colours that indicate areas of greatest concentration of potential customers. The only requirement is that the driver has a smartphone or tablet with Internet connection. This project that originated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia is intended increase taxi drivers income and improve city services.

Third prize: € 20.000 – CONTEXT – Félix Joel López Salcedo and Julio Manuel García Martín (Spain)
Short description: Context is a start-up that offers solutions based on the exchange of data through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor network services. Its concept is simple: companies interested in these services will be marked by these sensors and will be in constant contact with the user via the app. In turn, the client will benefit from the sensors by being able to get the information he needs or to shop. For example, a user checks the app and see products from different brands that he finds interesting. When he clicks on any product he will get more details and options, such as adding products to a personal collection, see which friends have it in their collections or buy it, either online or by locating through GPS which is the closest stores that sell it.

Special Mention Young Developer: €5.000 – CLOUD INDUSTRY 2.0 – Nixon Javier Rondon Rey and Leonardo Elbano (Venezuela) The system shall provide real-time monitoring of all business needs (water, electricity, heating, gas, security, health), and store the data on record, enabling automation of processes. It proposes a modernisation of any given company based on self-sustainability, such as the integration of photovoltaic systems that collect solar energy. Depending on the ratio of energy consumed by the company (from the energy produced by renewable energy systems) the system will automatically take the necessary steps to improve power consumption, either by disconnecting the company 's Mains (in the case of excess production in self-sustaining systems), providing energy to the local power grid or by connecting to the electricity grid for the acquisition of the difference in energy required for proper operation. 

Special Mention Most Innovative Application: €5.000 – FONESENSE – Christian Ryder (Irland) FoneSense is a new mobile marketing platform that agencies can use to attract customers to the growing mobile advertising market. It uses the audio on smartphones and pays end users – smartphone owners – a reward every time the phone rings and the jingle is used. As a result, it provides advertising agencies a new channel for very targeted advertising as well as a solution to one of their biggest headaches: how to attract new consumers by moving away from traditional channels and increasingly using mobile media to entertain. Advertisers can reach their target audience through a mobile-telephone device that meets all their needs and will also provide them with detailed statistics regarding the use of their campaign.

Evaluation Commitee

Smart Cities

  • Fermín Galán: researcher at the Discover unit at Telefónica Digital, mainly in virtualization, cloud computing topics and M2M/IoT topics.
  • Andreu Vera: entrepreneur and government advisor on telecom and smart-cities.
  • Asier Arranz: entrepreneur in emerging technologies area and R&D director at Campus Party.
  • Juanjo Hierro: from Telefónica R&D, FI-WARE Coordinator and Chief Architect
  • Francisco Romero: Coordinator of the integration of the COSMOS open source product as reference implementation of the BigData Generic Enabler in FI-WARE

Smart Business

  • Carlos Ralli: Telefonica, FI-WARE IoT Chapter Architect
  • Ángel Hernández: R&D Project Manager of Ikergune
  • Javier López: Co-Founder of Naevatec and Kurento. Associate Professor at Rey Juan Carlos University.
  • Fernando López: Telefonica RD, FI-WARE Cloud developer


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