BDigital Awards for Digital Innovation
The purpose of the BDigital Awards for Digital Innovation is fostering innovative projects with a clear technological application, based upon results generated at companies, technological centres and universities. Also could be presented innovative products and services, developed or under development, designed for for encouraging the society of information and the digital world.
- Ludium’s project from Ludium Lab S.L - small companies and entrepreneurs : Ludium is a mobile cloud gaming service that allows users to play PC video games on smartphones and tablets. The games run on cloud computers distributed on the Internet that are managed so their resources can be used while you interact with them on mobile devices. This is all transparent for the user, as you really feel like the games are running on your mobile phone when in reality they are running on remote computers. This means that you can now play the original PC version of a game on your mobile phone or tablet, whereas you could not before.
- Thinking Things’s project from Telefónica Digital: Thinking Things is a simple solution in the development phase that connects almost any device wirelessly to the Internet. The concept allows users to purchase physical objects online. This could radically change our world through 'smart' connectivity to very low prices, which would provide opportunities for innovation and economic growth. This product will greatly promote the development of M2M communication and will help to create an Internet of physical objects. With 'Thinking Things', tasks like thermostat control, the surveillance of goods or cargo tracking with a mobile phone are now feasible at affordable prices.
- e-PAM Programa d'Actuació Municipal’s project from Mataró City Council: e-PAM is an electronic panel aimed at citizens to graphically monitor government action and the fulfilment of electoral pledges at different levels of detail via a website that is easy to use and understand.
In the current context of economic restrictions, e-PAM is an exercise in transparency that offers citizens information on how available resources are invested and allows users to communicate with those responsible for managing them.
- Media impact of the project
- Flights and two night accommodation in Munich - Fujitsu Forum November 6-7h
- A next-generation Fujitsu tablet. Tablet and laptop. Front/back camera 5 Mpix. Multitouch. Drive erase function HDMI, DC-in, 2 USB, card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC, fingerprint reader.
Category I: Projects of small companies and entrepreneurs
- Captio’s project from Captio: Captio is an application that captures expense receipts from different devices, extracting data automatically and classifying them quickly and easily on the Internet. It reduces the administrative tasks associated with the generation of expense notes, allowing our users to be more efficient in managing their time and reducing their spending through greater control.
- Byhours’ project from Byhour.com: ByHours.com is the first hotel booking website that allows you to decide on the time you enter and leave the hotel and book by packs of 3, 6, 12, 24, 36 and 48 hours. The purpose is to break the rigidity of the hotel sector, which has so far had very established standards, and offer customers a service adapted to their needs according to their available time and budget.
Category II: Projects of medium-sized and large companies
- Around’s project from Oesía Networks, S.L.: ARound is an indoor localisation solution that helps people to get around in any closed space where there is no GPRS or GPS coverage (shopping centres, museums, etc.) with extreme accuracy, using the different technological abilities of smartphones and other mobile devices. ARound is an application for mobile devices that shows a visual representation of the space in the screen thanks to augmented reality, thereby allowing users to locate people and objects comfortably.
- Avanade Grab & Go’s project from Avanade: By using the Avanade Grab & Go application, users can browse, search for and select products or services in a virtual environment, as well as export and share all this information on their personal accounts of applications like Skype and Facebook directly through their smartphone or tablet. Users may review and select products in a digital display and transfer them automatically their mobile device so they can review or purchase them later with a simple hand movement by using kinect. This solution will provide a new interaction experience with vendors, which can be applied to many situations and locations, such as airports, shopping centres and supermarkets.
Category III: Projects of public administrations, universities and institutions
- Notificacions personalitzades gencat’s project from Direcció General d'Atenció Ciutadana i Difusió, Generalitat de Catalunya: The gencat application enables the Government of Catalonia to communicate with citizens through personalised messages (push notifications), sending them important information according to their location. In initial use, the push channel allows users to receive emergency warnings from the Government of Catalonia's Civil Protection Service. This service informs them about what is happening, when, where and what to do in emergency situations, based on either the user's location of subscription to areas of interest.
- Oficina Virtual d'Atenció al Ciutadà’s project from Barcelona City Council: Remote attention office for providing services to citizens, constructed via telepresence technology (HD videoconferencing, documentation scanning, printing and digital signature proof-of-concept).