CEFAT4Cities announces six winning projects of European Virtual Hackathon

Jun 7, 2022

CEFAT4Cities announces the winners of European Virtual Hackathon – a competition financed under the European Commission program CEF Telecom and implemented in cooperation with the Brussels Chamber of Commerce, City of Vienna, CrossLang, Coreon, FIWARE Foundation, Tegel Project, Vienna Business Agency. The hackathon participants created and presented to an international expert committee their innovative ideas aimed at developing new smart services, solutions and applications in the sector of Smart Cities, Smart Tourism, eGovernance, and Open Data.

The winners of the first place will receive 5,000 euros, second and third placeholders 3,000 and 2,000 euros respectively. Beyond these attractive financial benefits, they were offered the unique opportunity to pitch their creative ideas that had been transformed into off-the shelf services or apps and got the chance to build up a solution for prestigious stakeholders such as European Cities. As for today the much distinguished experts of the CEFAT4Cities hackathon jury committee have selected six of the most successful technological projects in two main competition challenges, they are:

Challenge №1 was promoted by Vienna Business Agency and City of Vienna and aimed to improve the City of Vienna’s FIWARE Model (Smart City Wien, powered by FIWARE, built with LEGO ® bricks), and create new ways of visualization and enable multilingualism in the presentation of data.

1st place – “Smart Cities – Smart Watering”, Dominik Bauer
2nd place – “ouranos-ws”, Vincent Demortier
2nd place (equal) – “Real Estate, before: Decentralized Power Trading Platform”, Ari Ayvazyan

Challenge №2 was jointly promoted by FIWARE Foundation and Berlin Tegel Project and focused on creating a multi-language app for visitors that helps to explore the site of Berlin TXL: the heritage listed architecture as well as the future development of the site into a smart and sustainable innovation campus.

1st place – “Meta TXL”, Vincent Demortier
2nd place – “TXL AIRound”, Giulia Calamita
2nd place (equal) – “Amazing Destinations”, Dhanashri Patil

The CEFAT4Cities virtual hackathon focused on the use of two CEF Building Blocks: Context Broker – a digital platform component that enables the integration of gathered data including insights for further exploitation, and eTranslation – an automated translation tool available to translate text excerpts or complete documents. The core aim of the competition was to create innovative solutions to support technical and business activities to develop smart and sustainable European Cities.

About the Project Grant Agreement

This project Co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of FIWARE Foundation consortium and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union.

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