Winners of the Privacy via IT Security App Competition
DICYT The evaluation procedure of the proposals submitted by innovators across Europe for the Privacy via IT Security App Competition of the MAPPING Project has just finished. Three winning applications have been selected by a jury of recognised European experts. Using the criteria provided by the MAPPING organising committee, the winning proposals are (in alphabetical order):
-Cloud Raid for iOS (Germany)
-MIA My Identity App (Austria)
-OmniShare (Finland and Germany)
The whole organising team were pleasantly surprised and impressed by the quality of all proposals received, covering a wide variety of areas such as cloud storage, end-to-end encrypted communication, identity management and many more. They are also delighted by the number of entrants from a range of countries across Europe, including Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Denmark. The jury have informed that deciding on three winning proposals was an extremely difficult task as the quantity of highly innovative proposals received was quite remarkable.
The absolute winner of the competition, selected from the three Apps listed above, won’t be revealed until the Award Ceremony at CeBIT 2016. This will take place on March 14, from 11:00 until 13:00, at the Scale11 main stage of CeBIT in Hanover, with this overall winner receiving the 20 000 EUR prize for development of the App. Scale11 is an area specifically designed for start-ups and young entrepreneurs and all three winners will get the opportunity to present their Apps and activities throughout the week at their own Start-up Workstations.
The call for innovative Apps opened on December 1 2015, and lasted until December 31. It was spread across several hundreds of faculties of European universities, as well as being publicly announced on the competition website. The competition generated significant interest from applicants, with a high number of proposals submitted. The Award Ceremony will be at CeBIT 2016.