Creative Ring Challenge Winners

Barcelona  Benelux  Helsinki  Italy


The Creative Ring Challenge took place simultaneously in Barcelona, Ghent, Eindhoven, Brussels, Helsinki and Trentino. Each of the hubs identified a theme in which they were looking for solution to implement in their city environment. These challenges wanted to reward innovative entrepreneurs  that are ready to offer smart services and solution.

Creative Ring 

The slogan of the Creative Ring is "Towards Connected Smart and Creative Cities and Citizens". The Creative Ring will establish connections with existing organisations and institutions working in different domains through networks. The networks, and their members, will receive preferential access to the Creative Ring hubs, tools and projects. These links will enable collaborations not only between Creative Industries but will connect creativity with many other areas of research, innovation and experimentation.

The Creative Ring focuses on deploying and interlinking open platforms to engage citizens and SMEs in the co-designed creative services. The main focus of the initiative is to boost the Creative Industries sector in Europe.


Barcelona:  Connected and Participatory Arts. The target of this challenge was to create innovative multi-site street art performances that will enhance the experience of citizens participating in city festivals using FIWARE and ICT technologies in order to keep the festivity closer to citizens and the city reality.

Benelux (Ghent, Brussel, Eindhoven): Smart Society Apps. Amaze us by showcasing your application, which can be implemented in musea, at festivals, sport events or even bell towers. Any kind of creative urban innovation is welcome.

Helsinki: Hack4FI – Hack your Heritage –hackathon. The target of this challenge was to find new  solutions and services which are using any kind of open data related to culture, museums, archives, or other cultural heritage.

Italy: MUSEUM-FI, Creative Business for Museums.  Museums and cultural institutions are hungry for creative, ICT and mobile solution. Innovative entrepreneurs are ready to offer smart services and solution.

Following 19 selected projects get access to the resources of CreatiFI and start developing their application with FIWARE technology. They will work closely together with their local creative hub to test and implement their project in an urban environment.


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