Final Europeana Creative Open Innovation Challenge still open for applications! Only one more month to go!

Did you ever want to create something new, inspiring and absolutely creative with Europe’s amazing cultural heritage available? Then do so and send in your ideas:

Europeana Creative is once again looking for creative developers, designers, start-ups and other entrepreneurs to re-use Europe’s digitised cultural heritage from Europeana in innovative and creative ways!

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Europeana Creative is an exciting European project (co-funded by the CIP) coordinated by ONB R&D, which enables and promotes greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by Europe’s Creative Industries. The project was launched at the end of February 2013 and 26 partners from 14 European countries with diverse backgrounds are contributing to the project.

The previous Challenges, on the themes of Natural History & History Education, Tourism & Social Networks, attracted applications from 16 different European countries demonstrating innovative ideas for cultural heritage re-use. If you wish to learn more about previous winning applications please visit the Europeana Creative blog here and here.

As always, the best idea will receive a tailor made Incubation Support Package as a prize, helping to bring it successfully to the market! The prize consists of specialist support measures delivered by a team of experts providing business mentoring, technical support, assistance with identifying and accessing finance, facilitation of business partnerships, access to specialised testing environments, marketing and promotion support.

What should you create?

A wide range of works for the Design Challenge is welcome with contemporary and creative approaches to digital cultural heritage materials appreciated. For example, including but not limited to results of digital fabrication, media art, design objects, web/mobile applications and services.

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Where do you get the content?

Search for it on Europeana Labs. Use Europeana’s APIs for your developments! Access the collections and incorporate them into things like apps, games, websites, even creating mash-ups using other APIs.

Need some inspiration?

Europeana Creative has developed innovative Pilot Applications to demonstrate the things you can do with Europeana content and a little bit of imagination. Please visit the Europeana Creative website to watch the inspirational videos and test the pilot applications!

You think you can be even more creative?

Apply by submitting your project on http://ecreativedesign2015.istart.orgThe deadline for entries is January 18th, 2015 (22h CET). The best applications will be invited to pitch during Europeana Creative’s final Challenge Event in Manchester hosted during the arts & innovation event, Future Everything Festival, at the end of February 2015, where the winners will be selected.

Keep up-to-date with Europeana Creative by following it on Facebook or Twitter and use the hash tag #eCreative when you tweet about it. For more information or questions please visit: www.europeanacreative.eu

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