Saturday, 19 April 2014

THE JURY OF THE FI-WARE CHALLENGES WILL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE INNOVATION OF PROJECTS AND HOW TO SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS



The jury of experts from across Europe for the assessment of challenges FI-WARE, an initiative created by the European Commission, with the collaboration of Campus Party and important ICT businesses in Europe, is fully involved in this project to make FI-WARE in a real alternative to dominant Internet platforms such as Amazon or Google

For the members of the jury, one of the main requirements is that projects could solve real problems for citizens, which of course have to be innovative and also submitted as final products, as it happened with the last winning challenge project Foodloop, whose participants had a final project with a demo already underway.

Ángel Hernández member of the jury and one of the greatest geniuses of the Spanish robotics. As an expert in new technologies, says: "FI-WARE is a real project with many possibilities for developers, for companies and society in which we are working with great enthusiasm. Compared to other cloud solutions, FI-WARE is a free technology that allows being 100% controlled by developers. Although there are many projects focused on solving social problems in the future it will be able to create solutions for industry and robotics, which is my main area of ​​knowledge".

Stefano de Panfilis, CIO of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA in Rome (Italy) is another member of the FI-WARE jury. He says: "I decided to be part of this jury to support a wider adoption of FI-WARE technologies and, above all, to overcome current limitations in addition to understanding the new limits on where they can get these technologies".

All panelists agreed that the support of the European Commission to FI-WARE is essential for the diffusion of it and to continue with its research and development.



Open FI-WARE Challenges:

Currently registration of projects are still open for the challenges Smart Societyand FI-WARE Excellence until 24th April with 340,000€, divided among the finalists and winners. Until then, all the stakeholders have the opportunity to register, while those who already have made ​​their prototypes on the platform can improve their projects through CampusLabs. Participants only have to submit their app idea for the benefit of society to Smart Society, and a proposal for free themed applications to FI-WARE Excellence.

Prizes for the Smart Society challenge:
     First Prize: 75.000 € 
     Second Prize: 40.000 € 
     Third Prize: 20.000 € 
     Special Mention to Young Developer: 5.000 € 
     Special Mention to Most Innovative Application: 5.000 €

Prizes for the FI-WARE Excellence challenge:
     “FI-WARE Excellence” Prize: 25.000 €
     Excellence in IoT: 10.000 €
     Excellence in Robotics: 10.000 €
     Excellence in Real-time data and multimedia processing: 10.000 €
     Excellence in Big Data: 10.000 €
     Excellence in User Interface: 10.000 €
     Excellence in Security: 10.000 €