BISCAYAPP, THE CONTEST THAT REWARDS YOUR IDEAS
If you have a completed or in development app, put it to the test in the BiscayApp rewards.
BiscayApp is the contest of BiscayTIK, the Foundation of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, which seeks to promote the use of new technologies in society. It is a competition open to the ideas of applications generated both in the business environment and by private developers, to restless and creative minds without a professional relationship with the world of applications.
The main requirements to participate in BiscayApp are to be over 18 years old and the application- or idea for an application- must fit into one of the following categories: Silver Economy, Data Intelligence, Energy and Advanced Manufacturing.
What must a BiscayApp candidate app be like?
The candidate applications can be in the project phase, in the development phase or in operation. In all three cases it must be an original idea, whether it is still at a theoretical level or if its technological development has already taken place.
Biscayapp prize categories
The categories that will be awarded are aligned with the strategic plan of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and are the following:
- Silver Economy
The silver economy, which addresses the opportunities arising from the sector of the elderly. Any idea arising in the family or professional field can be a perfect candidate for this category.
If you are working on an application that allows your seniors to record their contacts from paper, if you are in the healthcare world and have an idea to manage medication remotely or you are a company with a tool to send adapted leisure offers, this may be your chance to make it a reality.
- Data Intelligence
Data Intelligence or data analysis to extract useful information is a futuristic trend that is acquiring great relevance, becoming a key player in many sectors.
Data Analysis is useful to big corporations but also has many other every day and equally necessary uses.
Data exists in all professional fields and everyday life. Data analysis for marketers and investors, processing data obtained by large production chains, knowing the consumption habits of a local business or the pace of progress in schoolchildren through the analysis of data from their digital books, could all be candidates to BiscayApp.
Energy can be found in all areas of life, from home to company. Energy can be the subject of a mobile app from any of these. We would love for you to surprise us with an app aimed at achieving a more efficient use of energy resources at home or in a business, to collaborate with the development of sustainability or to reach more eco-friendly day-to-day living.
- Advanced Manufacturing
Industry 4.0, consists of the digitalization of industrial processes through the interaction of artificial intelligence with machines and the optimization of resources, which has led to a completely disruptive transformation.
If you are familiar with Industry 4.0 and have an idea that could fit into this category, it’s time to put it to the test. If you know how to bring advanced manufacturing to SMEs, you move in the world of virtual reality or on the Internet of Things, have an idea to put technology at the service of medicine or to increase business competitiveness, BiscayApp gives you the opportunity to show it to the public.
Phases of the BiscayApp awards
The registration period will remain open until June 30, 2018.
The apps will be evaluated by a jury of experts that will take into account criteria such as the level of innovation, usability, design, and marketing possibilities.
The two finalists in each category will be announced in the first two weeks of September 2018, chosen by the expert jury. The finalists will present their apps to the jury at a final gala in October 2018, where the final verdict will also be announced.
Prizes in cash
The winning application in each category will receive 2.000€. The winning application of the BiscayApp contest will receive 10.000€ and further support in developing the project. The BiscayApp prize’s objective is to offer an opportunity to develop a business project under the umbrella of the different agents of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia such as BEAZ, SEED CAPITAL and the BiscayTIK Foundation.
AS A BUSINESS OR AN INDIVIDUAL, IN DEVELOPMENT OR FINALIZED, AT BISCAYAPP WE COUNT ON YOUR IDEAS.
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