Prize winning ideas for open data at the EC

Open Data Challenge and Hack4Europe! competitions were held at the EC's Digital Agenda Assembly.

European public bodies produce thousands of datasets every year.  Open data re-use is a key element of the Digital Agenda for Europe.

Two open data competitions sought ideas from companies, programmers, researchers and the general public for creative re-use of this public sector and open cultural data.

Winning ideas for the Open Data Challenge included:

  • an app to help citizens in Germany learn more about urban planning
  • an app that visualises the current state of bike share systems in 30 cities around the world.

Winning ideas for the Hack4Europe! competition included:

  • from Spain, a timebook for historical figures
  • from Poland, an app that processes photographs of paintings, and describes them in any EU language

More information available from the EU.