The Creative Ring Challenge has reached the final phase with eight companies. Selected companies will get maximum €25K funding to continue their business development as well as to have a living lab validation to their service or product.
The selection of the final winners was made locally in hub after a review meeting and a pitch.
These phase will last until end of September and companies are also going to be presented in Smart City Expo in Barcelona in November.
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.
Smart Data Hub (FI)
Smart Data Hub helps organizations to utilize the open data and big data sets easily. The team is seasoned in this specified business area and they also see many advantages in FIWARE enablers.
Top Data Science (FI)
Top Data Science has developed a service which can be used in many sectors. The winner of Hack Your Heritage hackathon Nordic Track has a committed team to make these a real business.
Croma Hand Made Dance (ES)
A beautiful piece of performing arts (Dance) with great potential to grow and make their current performance more complex and evolve thanks to the use of technology. Also they have found interesting use-cases to re-use the FIWARE and their own technology.
Pixelona – Appnormals (ES)
A very simple, nice and funny game app, but very engaging thanks to its competitive spirit. It can be also easily replicable in other scenarios.
This proposal could have the biggest ROI according to the potential extension to other market where not only indoor, but also (and especially) a mixed in-outdoor reliable positioning could guarantee a significant market advantage. The team is well balanced in the technical, business and marketing components, with an agile structure.
Dimension s.r.l. has a clear case study, with real users, clear figures and analytics, a great potential even in the extension of the presented business into other markets. In fact, there are very high possibility of extension and reuse of the same approach and technologies to other fields.
EVapp (Prior IT) (BE)
EVapp is a smartphone-application that in case of an emergency mobilizes medically trained volunteers (doctors, nurses, paramedics, Red Cross volunteers, etc.) to overlap the time between the occurrence of an emergency and the arrival of the emergency services. EVapp offers a simple solution to an important problem regarding emergency services.
OpenTrack (ReportLab) (UK)
ReportLab is building a new platform, OpenTrack, to manage athletics and running competitions more efficiently. It is a capable team that offers an excellent solution with smart and open data, with a great FIWARE integration.