HOMER OPEN DATA AWARD CEREMONY
Regione Piemonte, within the framework of HOMER project hosted the final day of Hack4Med in Turin on 9-10 th July. The event was organized with the scope to discuss how open data can boost digital market creating new business, exchanging ideas and opinions among EU experts and presenting the apps and ideas developed in Hack4MED contest (http://hack4med.homerproject.eu/) and during the Pilot B activity.
The international winner was Montenegro team (Radunovic Petar, Ivan Knezevic and Ivan Mandic) who has developed the application called Geostep focused on tourism and travel.
Would you like to explore a new city looking for monuments, museums and tourist attractions through a treasure hunt?
Geostep, the mobile app winner, suggests nearby locations (monuments, churches, squares, museums, etc.) based on users' location and interests. Once there, user can get more information and access virtual tour guide by scanning QR codes available at each location. Also, Geostep offers tourist information in a fun way throughout a system of rewards that you get as you reach the different objectives of the "treasure hunt", provides greater incentives for discovering new places, receive information and learn through play and fun.
The HOMER project transnational winner, thanks to the collaboration with APPS4EUROPE (http://www.appsforeurope.eu/) will be awarded with the possibility to access to the 2015 Future Everything Festival (http://futureeverything.org/) in Manchester (have a look to the 2014 session http://www.appsforeurope.eu/article/international-business-lounge-futureeverything-2014) where the all the selected projects from the different business lounge organized in all Europe will pitch their ideas to a panel of startup funding specialists!
The second day of the event, the internal meeting was organized for HOMER partners, in which a Synthesis of the open data action plans submitted by different regions was presented (common points, differences, obstacles and risk).