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FISPRINKLER: Winners of the FIWARE hackathon at Campus Party Brasil 2015

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Feb 172015
 
Campus Party Brazil FIWARE
If there was something at Campus Party Brasil that drew the attention of everyone, that was the award of RS 20,000 that was to be given to the app making the best use of FIWARE. Seven teams presented their proposals. They had only five days to develop their projects. During all that time, a group of FIWARE experts stayed in the FIWARE stand, so that all participants could ask their questions and remove their doubts. Finally, FISPRINKLER, an app aiming to solve the problem of severe droughts in Brazil, won the prize and received the award from the team of FI-Guardian, winners of the challenge that was launched during Campus Party Brasil 2014. And this is what the team of FISPRINKLER told us!
 
1. What does your project consist on?
 
The project is a solution to use and control of rain water in agriculture. The idea came from a critical problem in Brazil today, the lack of water. This is the worst drought we face in 80 years. Initially we thought of a solution to rainwater harvesting for residential use but during the research we found that water for exclusively human use was no more than 6% and that agriculture was the villain, consuming 72% of the drinking water.
 
2. How has FIWARE helped you develop it in just five days?
 
Five days is never enough to develop a project. But it was enough to understand the concept of FIWARE and apply. By using the FIWARE, it was possible to develop in less time, once it is a fully structured and acquainted platform.
 
3. Which Generic Enablers have you used? Why?
 
The FIWARE Lab did not work properly during the hackathon. The solution was to set up our own infrastructure. In our servers we installed and used Orion Context Broker to enable the data record.
 
4. How was your first contact with FIWARE?
 
Our first contact with FIWARE was through POLI – São Paulo University. We talked about it with some professors but we didn’t understand well. Only with the FIWARE architects during the workshops we learned enough to develop an idea. They were very attentive, we would like to thank them.
 
5. How do you plan to continue working?
 
The next step is to create our prototype. We are currently talking to a farmer who already own the whole physical part of the project, except the electronics and monitoring part. We believe that the FIWARE will speed up the process of development and release of the software because it already has several components that we can reuse in the application scope.
 
Winners of FIWARE hackathon in Campus Party

The 5 greatest things of Campus Party Brasil 2015

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Feb 112015
 
FIWARE in Campus Party Brasil

Whether you attended Campus Party Brasil last week because you like videogames or because you simply love technology, because you’re a geek (and proud!) or a businessman, there were some things you definitely must have seen. Do you think Carnival is the only interesting thing happening in Brazil in February? Then wait and read this post, let’s see the 5 greatest thing we could find at Campus Party Brasil 2015!

1. Customized computers

Everyone brought his/her computer to Campus Party Brasil and, although some of them were just that, computers, there were others you could not even believe they were even related to technology. There were lots of them, showing their guts to anyone passing by. But if I had to set a ranking, the first positions would definitely be for this awesome robot, this cute minion from My Despicable Me or (my favourite) this huge Charizard that, together with Pikachu, was the perfect company for some days by your computer. Have you tried and customized yours?

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A year of innovation – FIWARE in 2014

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Dec 302014
 
Geeky Christmas

After so much work, the year 2014 is now coming to an end –a year full of great moments and memories for the FIWARE team. If we were to summarize the last twelve months in just one phrase, it would definitely be “constant growth”.  Growth in almost every level, but especially in terms of international presence and participation. In the last FIWARE blog post of the year 2014, we will see why 2014 has been a milestone for FIWARE and will analyze this year of great events, great development and, above all, great people. Come with us and let’s discover together what FIWARE has already achieved and the many pursuits that are still to come.

At the very beginning of the year, FIWARE was present at Campus Party Brazil, where the awards of both the Smart City and Smart Business Challenges were given, while also new challenges for developers were launched: the Smart Society Challenge, which promoted initiatives pursuing benefits for today’s society, and the FIWARE Excellence Challenge, which promoted those apps making the most of the FIWARE technology. As for the first challenges, the best apps received a total amount of 290,000 €, the winners of the first prizes being FI-Guardian and Foodloop. Campus Party Brazil was but the first evidence of the great wave of innovation that FIWARE was about to bring, making new space for development and entrepreneurship, as the founder of Girls in Tech said.

But, apart from attending international events such as CeBIT 2014, this year has been the year of the FIWARE expansion, with the creation of FIWARE nodes all around the world and the setting of nodes in cities like Seville, Málaga, Santander, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valencia, Trento, Torino, Espoo or Lisbon. But this effort went beyond the European boundaries, and soon countries from other continents announced their implementation of FIWARE nodes, such as Mexico or Brazil.

After months of hard work, the winners of the challenges launched in Campus Party Brazil, Smart Society and Excellence Challenges, got their awards in an event which was held in three different Spanish cities at a time, Seville, Valencia and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In this multisite event, a total amount of 190,000 € was delivered among the best apps using FIWARE; Cares was chosen as the best solution for today’s society, while both FI-Guardian and Fonesense were chosen as the apps making the best use of FIWARE technologies.

However, if 2014 was the year of something, it was the year of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme. It aims to pave the way for developers and entrepreneurs longing to create their own digital business by providing mentoring, support and a total amount of 80 million euros in funding for innovative solutions. After only 3 MONTHS, the programme has already received 1,842 proposals of 36 different European countries. “The Internet is an amazing opportunity for any kind of innovator”, said Neelie Kroes, former Vice-President of the European Commission. This European initiative was also presented at international events such as the European Conference on Future Internet and Smart City Expo 2014, the latter taking place in Barcelona and with a wonderful stand designed by the artists of Boa Mistura, a work of art that shocked everyone passing by, as it offered different perspectives while walking around (anamorphosis). FIWARE was then a step closer to transforming cities into engines of innovation.

And although FIWARE reached many countries through events, startup weekends, challenges and workshops, it is not the only growth that we have witnessed. The FIWARE community keeps growing all around the world, let’s now have a look at our social media! More than 1,300 people have joined our Facebook page since the beginning of the year, while in Twitter, that amount climbs up to 3,885!

For 2015, we only hope a bit more of this “constant growth”, more developers, entrepreneurs, cities, public administrations and active actors of development to join our ecosystem, so that we can make development easier and accessible to all. And meanwhile, let’s see what 2015 holds in store for us!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!  

 

FoodLoop: responsible consumption, sustainable society!

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Aug 282014
 
FoodLoop App

A couple of weeks ago, we already spoke about the unique opportunity that the Internet of the Future meant for the area of food and agriculture. Let’s see now how these digital dreams can come true and become one of the success stories FIWARE feels proudest of.

FoodLoop helps you organize your shopping at the grocery and make the most of your money. An alarm system in real time informs customers about discounted products at the store. This app, developed thanks to FIWARE technologies, is co-funded by the European Commission and aims at reducing the amount of waste at supermarkets, which at the European Union climbs up to 90 million tons annually. According to the developers of the project, FoodLoop is intended to be used by all supermarkets at a global scale by 2025.

Bar CodeIf you have ever walked through a supermarket, you have probably noticed that products with early ‘sell-by’ dates tend to be discounted and then, if not sold, thrown away. So did Christoph Müller-Dechent, founder of FoodLoop. To avoid the waste of eatable but not sellable food, which according to the app’s webpage rises up to 1.5 billion euros ONLY in Germany, a new barcode (which you can see at the picture) encoding ‘sell-by’ dates are put on products. Then the app works this way: your product has a discount, you get an alarm message.

This apparently simple yet effective idea came to the mind of Müller-Dechent in October 2012 during a Strategy and Entrepreneurship seminar, when he was still a student of the Media Management Master’s Programme in the University of Cologne. And then did mentoring, support and awards mushroom and lead them to success. We would gladly highlight one of the awards that they received, the “Smart Business & Industry Challenge” awarded by the European Commission with a prize of 75,000 €, after which he decided to found the company they are today.

They have also been present at other FIWARE events, such as the “Smart Products for a Smart Digital Europe” Conference in June 2014 (Brussels). According to Müller-Dechent, they have received a constructive feedback from test users that is allowing them to currently improve the app. Once FoodLoop is premiered and implemented in one German bakery and two supermarkets, it will let consumers buy for less and build a more sustainable society to live in. FoodLoop, save it all!

FoodLoop: Save it all!

 

Adriana Gascoigne (Girls in Tech) talks to us about entrepreneurship at Campus Party Brazil

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Feb 132014
 
Adriana Gascoigne Girls in Tech

It seems like ages ago, but it has only been two weeks since we were at Campus Party Brasil 2014 celebrating the Finals of first two FI-WARE Challenges.

Our experience resulted in a vortex of positive feelings towards innovation through technology and entrepreneurship. We took home with us a lot of sensations and that is why we want to thank the 8,000 attendees (or campuseiros) for being there, with special mention to the participants of the Smart Cities and Smart Business and Industry Challenges. They demonstrated impressive ammounts of creativity, willpower, patience and ability to learn swiftly. Any competition like the Challenges is stressful, and we know how hard you all worked. To all of you we can only say: thank you. A lot. 

In this context, surrounded by these feelings and by amazing people, we had the chance to talk to another visionary that was in Sao Paulo those days: Adriana Gascogine, founder and CEO of "Girls in Tech", a global non-profit organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship. Want to listen to what she told us about entrepreneurship, innovation and Campus Party? Watch the following video!

 

Thanks to Adriana for taking the time to speak to us! Go to girlsintech.org for more info. 

Winning Apps from Campus Party Brazil

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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.

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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.

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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

 

> Want to see the photos of all the winning teams? Download or share them on our Flickr account

 

Ideas selected to compete in the FI-WARE Challenges: part II – Smart Cities

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Jan 172014
 
FI-WARE finalists

Here are the 20 ideas that will compete in the Smart Cities Challenge we launched and that will be held at Campus Party Brazil 2014 at the end of January 2014.

Campuseros that are in Sao Paulo those days will see, first hand, how these ideas have been developed and how they are improved. During Campus Party all the teams will receive coaching from FI-WARE experts and the winning applications will go home with their own FI-WARE application… and plenty of money for the victorious team to celebrate :) 

Good luck to all! 

Smart Cities finalists

The teams selected for the Smart Cities challenge are from Spain (9), Brazil (3) Mexico (3), the United States, Turkey, Belgium, Ecuador and Italy.

Smart Zity

Alberto Martin Alcubierre, César Álvarez Jiménez, Daniel Prol Martín-Ambrosio, Pepe Vila Bausili and Alejandro Céspedes Vicente from Spain.

The idea is to give cities the opportunity to connect their public infrastructure (such as lights, fountains, giant screens and other elements) with citizens, giving them the ability to interact with their environment. Through the use of FI-WARE hashtags the cities that use this technology will turn FI-WARE into "trending topic".

Sparky App

Tenoch Gonzalez Rojas, Dulce Ambrocio Alazañes and Alejandro Santamaria Arza from 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.

Quick Parking

Antonio Sanchez Pineda, Oscar Ramírez Jiménez and Pedro José Ruiz López, from Spain

QuickParking is born from a very common problem in cities today: managing public parking. Searching for empty parking spaces is a tedious task that takes a lot of time, resulting in decreased productivity for businesses and increased pollution in our cities. The application allows the citizen to quickly search and find a vacant spot. 

Smart Auto Parking

Carlos A. Albarrán Díaz de León, Cristina G. Escalante Minakata and Israel Tamayo Ricardez from Mexico.

Smart Auto Parking presents an autonomous system for street parking and registration control by using mobile technology, NFC and Smart Cams. This project could eliminate the use of staff for parking control and expensive hardware such as classic parking meters through automatic payments and fines. The project also facilitates direct payment by users and collection of payments by the city.

VASEC – Value Added Security and Safety Services for Transport

Christian Müller from USA.

VASEC handles security issues associated with road transport and how users are informed by the respective information services of the city in regards to the possible danger zones and optimal route planning by avoiding these areas.

Cares

Juan Manuel Romero Mena, Ricardo Samuel Mendoza Núñez, Juana Paulina Águila Hernández, Carlos Miguel Vázquez Rojas and Margarita Vaca Martín from Mexico.

Based on the motto "Intelligent Health when we want, when we need it and wherever. Thanks to sensors and information stored in the cloud, this system gives much more secure and personalized medical attention. The main goal is to reduce operating costs, improve management of large volumes of data and establish a structure of private security in information management. These advantages can benefit both governments and healthcare organizations.

Social Market

Andrea Tosatto, Claudio Esposito, Carla Ferrer, Marco Jacomella and Salvatore Di Dio from Italy.

Rethinking communities with the use of social media can be an opportunity to promote interaction between citizens and their environment. This platform allows users to share information, opinions… and to be rewarded with credits for their feedback. These credits become bonds that citizens can use to invest in their community (discounts, free use of public spaces, etc.) Active user interaction is the key point.

Urban M

Daniel López Pedrosa, Daniel García Frías, Daniel Iglesias Gonsálvez and Alejandro Torreblanca from Spain.

Urban M is a project that provides an alternative, healthy and ecological means of transportation based on electric and folding bikes that incorporate sensors that contain useful user-data that will be made public to all users. Such as public fountains, etc.

La Urbo Project

Daniel Lima, Letícia Duarte, Hélio Lima and Frederico Flósculo from Brazil.

The objective is to give people the opportunity to express their feelings about the city in which they live, or even a city they are visiting. This way, users can share their feelings on issues such as fear, insecurity, satisfaction, joy, boredom, disgust, calm, excitement, etc. These feelings will be pinpointed, which means that each city will have a map of feelings and impressions of its inhabitants.

Smart App City

Javier Gurría, Ignacio Gurría, Daniel Menchaca, David Martinez, David García, Malta Aldana, Luis Ascorbe and Miguel Garbayo from 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.

We Collect

Ignacio García, Fernando Ruiz and Juan Carlos Delgado from Spain.

WeCOLLECT seeks to encourage innovation in the area of​​ waste collection management from homes to treatment plants. This way the main stakeholders (governments, municipalities, waste management companies, industrial companies, NGOs and citizens) have a better level of understanding of the functioning and the processes involved in waste collection.

Paprika

Enylton Machado, Renato Javier Marroquin, Isabela Medeiros and Roberto Alvarus de Oliveira from Brazil.

This project provides information on public transport to smartphone users through augmented reality. This app allows users of public transportation to plan their daily commute and spend less time at bus stops, making it public transportation reliable and convenient.

Chaos

Şule Yücel, Burak Hançerli, Recep Çağrı Yüzbaşıoğlu, Enes Yüncü and Mesut Yukarıdere from Turkey.

The CHAOS system is formed by a series of cameras placed in various directions that processes images and converts them into data on the number of vehicles passing through an intersection, road or avenue, recording the average speed or even regulating signalling systems that function during a traffic jam. The video images are processed in real time and cameras can work in different lighting conditions.

Apparkart

Marco Vereda, Javier Montaner, Gabriel Herrero and Anne Braun from Spain.

ApparKart is an app that tells you where there is an empty parking place near you. The application detects your current location and proposes areas close to you which probably have an empty parking place. The addresses listed are captured by through active sensors embedded in parking meters. The system also provides a map to get to the suggested area. With this application citizens could save time, money, energy and, of course, reduce air pollution. Another plus: the application is free.

FI-Guardian

Marcos Marconi, Viviane Lessa, Leonan Carvalho and Miquéias Faria from 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.

Spring

Marian Claudiu Moldovan, Ovidiu Mircea Moldovan, Francisco Serradilla García, Denis Roldán Estébanez and Alberto Casero Campos from Spain

Spring is an innovative project that aims to interconnect people, machines and cities, gathering data and providing it to users by geolocating environmental information.

SmartTraffic

Mateo del Río Lostal, Carlos Vicente González and Alfonso Escriche Martínez from Spain.

SmartTraffic is a project that aims to improve traffic with a network of sensors and devices that allow for a more comfortable ride, increase safety and efficiently manage resources. In addition, SmartTraffic recognizes special vehicles and assigns them a priority, facilitating their passage by modifying traffic signals. The system also can detect unexpected events such as accidents.

TagTag City

Geoffroy Simon, Olivier Poulaert, Maxime Dewelle, Kenneth Verhelpen, Natalia Vicente, Julie Delande and Michael Lecerf from Belgium.

TagTagCity lists the historical buildings of a city, cultural points of interest and other information, including an attractive description of each one. With customizable buttons, you can add photos, links to Wikipedia, Facebook, etc. In addition to promoting the cultural and historical heritage of the city, TagTagCity can also help stimulate the economy through geolocation: local goverments could choose to offer advertising space to private companies in TagTagCity, allowing users to easily find shops and restaurants while having access to discounts.

City Brain

Sergio Daniel Chamorro and José Vinicio Freire Rumazo from Ecuador.

Most countries around the world have specific areas of interest that have a high population concentration and also are points of interest for visitors. This concentration poses great problems for parking cars. This application will allow tourists and residents to search upcoming events such as festivals, art exhibitions and/or live concert while providing information on nearby parking lots and their availability and prices.

FI-WARE Widgets Smart Hub (Smart Box)

Álvaro Romero Izquierdo, Francisco Javier Herrero Sánchez, Raul Herrero Sánchez, Rubén Ortiz, José Ignacio Dominguez Simón and Daniel Castro García from 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.

 

 
Good luck with your develpments until Campus Party BrazilSee all of you in Sao Paulo from January 27th – February 2nd! 
 

>> And which are the 20 apps selected for the Smart Business & Industry Challege? Read them here:Ideas selected to compete in the FI-WARE Challenges: part I – Smart Business & Industry.

 

Ideas selected to compete in the FI-WARE Challenges: part I – Smart Business & Industry

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Jan 152014
 
FI-WARE finalists

Here are the 20 ideas that will compete in the Smart Business & Industry Challenge FI-WARE has launched and that will be held at Campus Party Brazil 2014.

Campuseros that are in Sao Paulo those days will see, first hand, how these ideas have been developed and how they are improved. During Campus Party all the teams will receive coaching from FI-WARE experts and the winning applications will go home with their own FI-WARE application… and plenty of money for the victorious team to celebrate :) 

Good luck to all! 

Smart Business & Industry finalists

The teams selected are from Spain (7), Ireland (3), Germany (2), Mexico (2), Brazil, Ecuador, Greece, Portugal, Venezuela and Italy.

 

Cloud Industry 2.0

Nixon Javier Rondon Rey and Leonardo Elbano, from 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.

SmarTaxi

Federico López, Valeriya Zaytseva and Carlos García, from Spain.

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.

Wadjet

Xavier Chao and Jorge Fernández, from Spain.

Wadjet is presented as an enterprise solution for systematic monitoring of field operations within a company, oferring SMEs a cost-effective solution to acquire better control and visibility of their field operations. The application is particularly suitable for fleets of vehicles and workforce management. For example: users will be able to monitor location, driving behaviour, speed, etc.

Ombudsman Office 2.0

Adriel Café and Diego Bonfin, from Brazil.

Ombudsman Office 2.0 aims to bring the government to citizens / businesses through an online service that promotes social participation, transparency and cooperativeness between them. O² is a service that will facilitate communication between citizens and government, the customer and the company. The submission of suggestions and criticism and/or reporting to public and private agencies are just some of the options it will offer. This service will allow companies and customers to work together to solve questions about city problems (in the case of a government) or about business matters (in tjhe case of companies).

Shelfz.com

Florian Klemt from Germany.

Shelfz.com is targeted at owners of shops and boutiques around the world and aims to connect their "physical" shops to the Internet. With it the products on the shelves will be represented and can be searched for online. An analysis of continuous data will recommend the most popular products and mark the location of the nearest store where they can be found. The owner may also benefit from the consumption data to give customers the best service and, thereby, increase his sales. For example, if someone finds an interesting item they want to purchase, he can see how to get to the store where the item is sold (with direct access to the map from their phones) and submit a check-in. After the check-in, the owner of the business will receive real time information on how to attend such customers from the moment they walk through the door.

Shake&Go

Sergio David López Rodríguez, from Mexico.

In the world of companies that need a better form of communication (invoices, sales orders, etc.) a large number of tools such as email, FTP, etc. have been created. All such documents and materials that are shared travel from one place to another. Shake & GO is an "FPS" (file processing as a service) that unites all wireless services using an app so SMEs can communicate in a simple way with partners, suppliers and clients. This can create an interesting ecosystem where it is easier to implement the transmission of documents between two points.

SmaHeater, the smarter heater

David Lechón and Deepak Mishra, from Spain.

The increase in electricity costs is a major concern for homes and offices. One of the main reasons is the use of heaters. These devices usually do not take into account outside temperature changes in real time and, therefore, use 100% of the energy available. SmaHeater proposes an innovative idea: use temperature sensors that measure indoor and outdoor temperatures and their integration with heaters as a solution for energy saving. This project can save a lot of energy in offices and improve district heating system in restaurants, hotels and in homes.

Context

Félix Joel López Salcedo and Julio Manuel García Martín, from Spain.

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.

Kituris

Edwin Marcelo Llauca Guallpa from Ecuador.

KITURIS is an integration platform and service with tourist information on hotels, resorts, restaurants, museums, attractions and more. Users can view the description of the location, services, special offers, address, access map, representative images, virtual 3D rides, etc. KITURIS recommends attractions in the form of notifications according to the location of the end user.

AmiCO

Ignatev Dmitrii, Kestutis Januskevicius and Dani Samer Bashou from Russia, Demark and Spain respectively. AmiCO is a GPS voice navigation system. With it you will be able to avoid distractions and eliminate the need to keep an eye on the screen while driving. A very intuitive, constantly updated navigation device.

 

MyCity4Me

Jesus Martin Gonzalez, Emiliano Bernués, Carlos Fernandez Bayona and José Mª Saldaña from Spain.

The goal of the proposed service is to improve daily relations between citizens and administrations, and organizations and companies, in order to jointly promote economic growth, leisure and culture. The proposal consists of a platform that allows the publication of some special, limited offer deals, offered by small companies. These deals can be also published by bars, restaurants, museums, theatres, gymnasiums, swimming pools, etc… Some examples: "Wine and skewer 1 € from 13h to 14h", "2×1 theatre tickets from 17h to 19h" or "Special discount 20% off Shoes Panama Jack from 17h to 21h."

SmartAdStore

Carlos Adalberto Albarrán, Cristina G. Escalante and Israel Tamay, from Mexico.

The main objective of this project is to apply intelligent mobile ads and electronic coupons. Thanks to these listings customers could get what they need almost instantly. This technology will be accessible to anyone who wants to open his sales and marketing system to a wide unexpected range of new customers.

Interact

Eurípides Petrakis, Stelios Sotiriadis, Kostas Stravoskoufos, Alexandros Preventis, Spyros Argyropoulos and Ioannis Pappas from Greece.

Interact is a project that unites motion sensors with gesture recognition. The basic idea is to allow people to use their hands to express themselves. This could be especially useful for different users (social networks) and people with special needs (e.g. hearing and speaking impaired people). The application would interpret up to 200 gestures and hand signals (e.g. “forgiveness”).

Smart Customer Support

Derick Leony and Victor Guerra from Spain and Austria respectively

 

This proposal aims to help SMEs improve the efficiency and performance of the customer service of their company. The application will use semantic technologies and machine-learning algorithms to analyse email queries sent by clients and automatically resolve them. In addition, Smart Customer Support will generate reports that allow further research and solutions given to customers of the company. In all it will provide valuable feedback for continuous improvement in business processes.

 

Galvyas

João Vieira, Débora Reis and Fábio Correia, from Portugal.

The idea focuses on sensors that allow us to look at the field from crop to harvest. The app sends the information being monitored, and data on soil or environment moisture, temperature and hours of sunshine/intensity, and so on. The user can control the situation remotely and take action, create alerts or share information of crop evolution with other users.

Appetitoo

Ottavio Sgrosso, Ivan Paudice, Marco Vladovich and Emilio Reppucci from Italy.

Appetitoo is a web platform that allows restaurant owners to communicate with their customers. Some of the features included in the app are: table reservation, ordering, promotional flash sales, events, opening times, reviews, multilingual menu, etc…

Carbon Control

Shane O’Sullivan, Darragh Kirby, Bill Craig and Frank Murray from Ireland.

The app can be used by SMEs to measure their carbon emissions (as well as other emissions of greenhouse gases) and also helps them to reduce their emissions through the creation of a Management System of Energy, which is specific to the size of the organisation. This saves organisations the cost of having to resort to outside consultants and experts to help in this area.

Voice Personal Consultant (VPC)

Tatiana Orlova and Yuri Orlov, from Ireland.

Communication from person to equipment requires user-friendly interfaces. Most of the attendees for voice work in closed form and automatically. Personal Voice Consultant (PVC) is a personal assistant that works thanks to voice recognition. Briefly, PVC is similar to Siri – assistant staff – but differs from others by the client, since it is possible to customize it.

FOODLOOP – Save it all

Christoph Müller-Dechent and Maria Rosario Trillo-Rivas from 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….

FoneSense

Christian Ryder, Ireland.

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.

>> And which are the 20 apps selected for the Smart City Challenge? Read them here: Ideas selected to compete in the FI-WARE Challenges: part II – Smart Cities.