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Hackacity premiou 3 apps para ajudar a mudar a cidade do Porto image

Decorreu este fim de semana no Porto o Hackacity, uma iniciativa para captar novas ideias que ajudem a melhorar a vida na cidade e a potenciar o conceito de smart city. Como? Criando novas aplicações em 24 horas.   Responderam à chamada 33 participantes, que acabaram por formar sete equipas, reunidas já durante o evento. Cada equipa analisou um conjunto de informação (sobre mobilidade, turismo e ambiente) fornecida pela Câmara Municipal do Porto, parceira da iniciativa, e partiu para o desenho de uma aplicação. Os projetos criados foram apresentados num pitch e votados pelo júri, que atribuiu o terceiro lugar ao Living Porto, uma plataforma que compila informação para disponibilizar às empresas e ajudar a melhorar os seus negócios, ajustando-os ...

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SOUL-FI Round A Applicants: a statistical snapshot standard

SOUL-FI, one of the sixteen FIWARE accelerators promoting the development of Future Internet apps and services, held an open call for projects from 1 September 2014 to 31 March 2015 with two cut-off dates on 31 October 2014 (round A1) and 31 March 2015 (Round A2). In total, 341 applications were commenced under Round A1 and another 544 started under Round A2. Out of this total of 885 commenced applications, 405 of them were finalized and submitted before the respective deadline. The SOUL-FI applicants come from 28 different European countries, with the majority coming from southern Europe -  from Spain, Portugal, and Italy.Of the 405 applicants, some 77% are SMEs, and 23% are web-entrepreneurs, with a similar balance between Rounds ...

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As Chief Executive Officer of Digital Worx, a young and dynamic IT Company selected for grant by the FIWARE accelerator SOUL-FI, Mirko Ross has been invited at the FIWARE workshop within CEBIT to present the experience matured with the open source platform. In the next 3 months, with a lump sum of 10.000 euro and a set of dedicated acceleration support services provided by SOUL-FI , Digital worx will have the possibility to prove the feasibility of SMART MATCH, the mobile app which matches Vendors and Customers based upon the FIWARE User Context  with full privacy control while developing in parallel a solid business model.   “Thanks to FIWARE generic enablers” Mirko said ” we will be able finally to transform our idea into ...

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Since last Monday, FIWARE has been present at 4 Years From Now in Barcelona, an event that gathers the main actor of innovation, such as entrepreneurs, hundreds of startups and incubators. As if it was a little Silicon Valley in Barcelona, attendees have discussed about different topics that are defining the next wave of digital services and that, thanks to technologies as FIWARE, are now real. But, why was FIWARE there? In 4YFN, FIWARE was presenting its Accelerator Programme once more, a programme that is about to open its second open call and receive thousands of business proposals, as it already happened in the first open call. So far, 346 startups have been already selected from all the 3,217 proposals ...

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