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Update: 16.05.2017 / 17:40 – The teams and applications will be announced shortly and the presentations and code links will be posted.

The 1st Marathon on the Development of Applications for Local Government KEDE City Challenge Crowdhackathon Smartcity was held with great success. The marathon was attended by more than 200 contestants in 50 teams that implemented original applications useful for cities and local government in three days, with the help of 40 experienced mentors and 17 members of the evaluation committee from Municipalities, the market and the academic community. The 32 volunteers provided valuable help to the event. KEDE City Challange Crowdhackathon Smartcity was organized with the technological support of the innovation company Crowdpolicy.

On Sunday evening the teams presented their applications to the jury and the audience, in the presence of the President of KEDE, Mr. George Patoulis. The jury, made up of officials of Municipalities, academics and experienced market executives, decided to award the following teams.

Prizes

The President of KEDE, Mr. George Patoulis, awarded the prizes:

The 1st prize of € 6,000 was awarded to the team Needsa for their application Happy Trees. It is about the remote irrigation of green areas with the ability to collect weather, soil moisture data and so on.

The 2nd prize of € 4,000 was awarded to the team MX2T for their application Social Wallet for vulnerable groups.

The 3d prize of € 2,000 was awarded to the team City Hub for their application API Dashboard that links existing applications of Municipalities.

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Award of the 1st prize to the team Needsa for their application Happy Trees

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Award of the 2nd prize to the team MX2T for their application Social Wallet for vulnerable groups

The team Citizen 17 and their application for payments to municipalities using blockchain won the prize of € 3,000 offered by the National Bank of Greece for a fintech-related application. The prize was awarded by Mrs. Nelly Tzakou-Lambropoulou, General Manager of Retail Banking of the National Bank of Greece, and Mr. Nikos Christodoulou, General Manager, Group COO, who were also members of the jury.
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Award of the fintech prize by Mrs. Nelly Tzakou-Lambropoulou, General Manager of Retail Banking of the National Bank of Greece, and Mr. Nikos Christodoulou, General Manager, Group COO.

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Award of the 3d prize to the team City Hub for their application API Dashboard

The Mayor of Vari – Voula – Vouliagmeni, Mr. Gregory Konstantellos, awarded the 4th prize of € 1,000 to the team Hack Smart for their application Smartacus that is about image recognition for tourist spots.
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Award of the 4th prize

The Mayor of Moschato – Tavros , Mr. Andreas Efthymiou, awarded the 5th prize of € 1,000 to the team City ++ for their application WeCycle for smart bins and recycling models.

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Award of the 5th prize

Mrs. Sophia Kounenaki – Efraimoglou, representing the Foundation of the Hellenic World that was one of the sponsors of the event, awarded the 6th prize of € 1,000 to the team Park Guru for their application for onstreet parking.
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Award of the 6th prize

The team from the High School of Neo Monastiri of the Municipality of Domokos won a laptop as the youngest – in age – team that participated and for the tourist guide they developed for their village Neo Monastiri. The team for people with special needs vento volunteers also won a laptop for the volunteer platform they developed.

Lots of gifts, laptops, tablets and watches were drawn to the rest of the teams as well as chronograph watches to the volunteers for their valuable help during the event.

City Challenge

At the award ceremony, the President of KEDE Mr. George Patoulis stated that  Crowdhackathon Smartcity will be held on an annual basis and that it will be established as an institution for innovation in local government and the support of youth entrepreneurship, in accordance with the recent decision of the KEDE conference, and announced the organization of the 2nd City Challenge Crowdhackathon Smartcity that will be held in June 2018.

In addition, the President of KEDE noted that the applications of the teams will be further developed through the City Challenge Accelerator, which is being prepared by KEDE to lead to the maturity of applications so that they can function productively in Municipalities. KEDE will then create a marketplace of applications from which each Municipality will be able to choose the ones it needs with a small subscription fee.

The Chairman of the Committee for Organization and e-Government of KEDE, Mr. Ioannis Tsiamis, announced the activation of the network of executives of the Municipalities City Challenge, under the umbrella of KEDE, as ambassadors for the development of new innovative services in the Municipalities of the country to solve everyday problems through electronic means and improve the lives of citizens.
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The President of KEDE, Mr. George Patoulis, with the Chairman of the Committee for Organization and e-Government of KEDE, Mr. Ioannis Tsiamis

More than 250 officials of Municipalities attended the City Challenge Crowdhackathon. Three workshops were held in which renowned speakers, representatives of Municipalities and executives of the City Challenge network participated.

Mr. George Patoulis, President of KEDE, with Mr. Ioannis Tsiamis, Chairman of the Committee for e-Government of KEDE, and Michael Psalidas, Managing Director of CrowdPolicy, talked about the 1st Marathon on the Development of Applications for Municipalities City Challenge Crowdhackathon (http: //crowdhackathon.com/smartcity/) on a TV program of the channel ERT (Source: http://webtv.ert.gr/…/eni…/13mai2017-mazi-to-savvatokiriako/)

Beginning of the Crowdhackathon

Beginning of the Crowdhackathon – Address of the Mayor of Moschato – Tavros, Mr Andreas Efthymiou

Mr. George Patoulis, President of KEDE, launches the City Challenge Crowdhackathon. In the panel, from left to right, you can see Mr. Dimitris Papastergiou, Mayor of Trikala, Ioannis Tsiamis, Chairman of the Committee for Organization and e-Government of KEDE, George Patoulis, President of KEDE, Andreas Efthymiou, Mayor of Moschato – Tavros and spokesman of Mr. Nikos Pappas, Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media. Mr. George Karamanolis,  the CTO / CIO of CrowdPolicy, describes the process.

Workshop CT1: smart city best practices & innovation

  • Dr. Michael Gebert, “Smart cities best practices & innovation”, Crowdmentor Network
  • Blaž Golob, CEO SmartISCity LTd, Slovenia “Development of smart cities and the role of Data”
  • Väino Olev, IT director of Tallinn city, “Smart City Tallinn. Ensuring Quality of life through innovation and collaboration”
  • Andrea Vesco, PhD – Instituto Superiore Mario Boella Torino – Smart City Strategic Program, “Smart city practices: ICT as an enabler, People at the core”
  • Dimitris Papastergiou, Mayor of Trikala
  • Discussion

Workshop CT2 1st work session and briefing of members of the ICT network of the Municipalities CITY CHALLENGE

Members of the ICT network of Local Authorities that participated:

  • George Patoulis – President of KEDE
  • Ioannis TsiamisChairman of the Committee for e-Government of KEDE, Presentation and analysis of the technological infrastructure of KEDE for Municipalities
  • Angelos Karvounis – Directorate of Design and Development of the General Secretariat of Information System and Administrative Support, Gcloud & Interoperability Center of the Ministry of Finance
  • Leonidas Anthopoulos – Associate Professor at the Business School of the TEI of Thessaly, Modeling of smart cities
  • Michael Psalidas, Managing Director of Crowdpolicy
  • Presentation and analysis of Smart City Accelarator KEDE / Crowdhackathon
  • George Voulkas – Business Development Manager at APOPSI SA, Presentation of Training / e-Learning Platform of KEDE
  • Georgios Andreadis – Co-Founder & Sales Manager at e-Sepia Web Innovation, Presentation of the web application e-meeting / tool for updating the network of Local Authorities
  • Discussion – Questions of members of the ICT Network of Local Authorities

Workshop CT3 Best practices in municipalities and financing tools for innovation

PART 1:

HEDNO

MUNICIPALITY OF ATHENS

MUNICIPALITY OF HERAKLION, CRETE

MUNICIPALITY OF TRIKALA – e trikala

MUNICIPALITY OF MOSCHATO – TAVROS

MUNICIPALITY OF GORTYNIA

MUNICIPALITY OF CHALKIDA

DAEM

PETA SA

MUNICIPALITY OF ANTIPAROS

MUNICIPALITY OF SITIA

MUNICIPALITY OF NEA SMIRNI

MUNICIPALITY OF AGIOS DIMITRIOS

MUNICIPALITY OF FARKADONA

MUNICIPALITY OF ARISTOTLE

MUNICIPALITY OF HERAKLION, ATTICA

MUNICIPALITY OF IGOUMENITSA

PART 2:

Live crowdhacking. !!!

Presentation of applications

 

Party and award ceremony

Registrations

 Photo Gallery

Useful links

See the innovation solutions of Crowdpolicy  vraveia3   xorigoi3   ypostiriktes3

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