Challenge for SMEs, web-entrepreneurs and startups that use FIWARE technologies. In Total € 75,000 will be awarded to the winning projects in the scope of the Net Futures 2015 conference. The focus of this challenge lays on perishable products and specifically food and flowers in a wider dimension.
Net Futures 2015 FIWARE Challenge
Food is our fuel, enabling us to accomplish our daily life! Especially food like other perishable products is asking for specific solutions to handle:
- unpredictable supply variations,
- stringent food safety demands and
- sustainability requirements.
There are issues to be tackled from farm to fork, involving all of us as consumers, farmers, regulators, suppliers, manufacturers, equipment providers, logistics, transport as well as retail and many other actors taking care for fresh and healthy food. At the same time, there are inter-connected problems and opportunities in relation to
- education about food,
- evolution of smart cities,
- production of sustainable energy,
- collaboration in complex supply chains, as well as
- new ways to use multimedia and gaming to perceive, design, buy, prepare and consume food.
FIWARE technologies can contribute significantly to address these opportunities. For example, the advanced sensing capabilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) allow remotely monitoring and controlling the location and conditions of shipments and products from production to the end customer. Furthermore, Internet of Services (IoS) approaches, including Cloud Computing, have the potential to provide agri-food companies with flexible and affordable logistics solutions. Smartphone based applications, helping consumers to receive the appropriate information on time to be aware about what kind of food they are buying and if it fits their preferences or even to alert individuals in case of contamination.
The Net Futures 2015 FIWARE Challenge will award the most innovative software applications that are making use of FIWARE and have a clear business impact. This challenge addresses SMEs, web-entrepreneurs and startups to develop proposals for food related applications in a wider context and is open to the development of applications of any kind as long as their implementation is based on the FIWARE technology.