Finalists announced in MyGalileoApp competition

September 3, 2019  - By
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Ten projects in the MyGalileoApp competition have been named finalists.

Out of a shortlist of 30 semi-finalists, the 10 were judged to be the most exciting in terms of innovation, market potential and technical feasibility.

The 10 projects will now advance to the second development phase, at the end of which they should deliver a fully functioning app.

The STPR augmented reality app. (Screenshots: GSA)

The STPR augmented reality app. (Screenshots: GSA)

Four of the 10 shortlisted projects are in the Augmented Reality and Games innovation area:

  • uMaze (Finland) — uMaze creates mazes in specific outdoor areas in which users can play.
  • ARGEO (Italy) — ARGEO allows users to discover content such as prizes, coupons and shopping cards geo-located around the streets of a city.
  • STPR (Poland, Australia, Ukraine) — The STPR app combines a virtual environment with game-related physical experiences in the real world.
  • arstory (Germany) — Arstory is a complete augmented reality ecosystem based on four main components: Galileo location, virtual objects in the real world, clustering of objects and a wide array of content options.

Apps in the smart navigation and infotainment innovation area include:

  • Ready Park (France) — Ready Park makes parking easier by pairing drivers leaving a spot with users looking for one.
  • Galileonaut (France) —Galileonaut helps sailors navigate inside a port or a marina and provides a link to the harbour master’s office.
  • Trukatu (Spain) — Trukatu is a mobile C2C platform that connects people who want to rent or lease items with owners who have items to rent.

Two of the shortlisted projects fall in the Fitness, Sport and mHealth category.

  • PanPan – Possible Assistance Needed (Germany) — PanPan serves as backup safety solution for potentially dangerous activities that may leave users in need of assistance.
  • LetMeAut (Italy) — LetMeAutmakes everyday tasks easier for people with autism.

One app is in the Mapping, GIS and Agriculture innovation area.

  • Tractor Navigator (France) — Tractor Navigator provides guidance for farmers driving tractors, enabling them to visualise their current position and trajectory in an open field.

The 10 projects have until Oct. 21 to deliver a finalized version of their app with 100% functionality. During this phase, the teams can receive technical support from the competition’s technical and business advisory team. At the end of the phase, the application should be already available for download on the Google Play and Apple platforms.

“The standard of entry in this year’s competition was very high, which made the judges’ task a difficult one. However, the final 10 projects stood out in terms of their innovative approach and uptake potential and we are looking forward to seeing the final working apps in October,” said Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial, in charge of LBS and IoT market development at the European GNSS Agency (GSA). “We hope that the 20 projects that didn’t make it into the second development phase will continue to develop their apps because, at the finals, they will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the progress that they have made,” she said.

All teams that will successfully complete the second development phase will be invited to the finals in November, where they will present their application to the GSA evaluation board.

The awards will be decided after these presentations, with the first-place winner receiving a EUR 100,000 prize. The runner up and third place winners will receive EUR 50,000 and EUR 30,000 respectively.

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006, and also is editor of GPS World’s sister website, Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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