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Makertech competition

Open competition - search for new and innovative solutions
for software development

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Makertech is an open competition for all technology and programme developers. The purpose is to find new solutions for application development. The innovation can be a preliminary plan, a prototype of an application or product, or a finished solution. Makertech consists of two different categories; one for developers and another for companies. Best submissions in the developers category will be rewarded with money prizes (up to 1500€) and best ones in the companies category will get a chance to discuss further development of their idea with Tekes. 

The main criteria to be evaluated will be the potential for further development of the idea, and how it could be used in business. The goal is to cultivate the submitted idea or prototype together with experts of the field and make it into viable business. The winners of Makertech will be announced during Mindtrek 17th - 19th October, 2016, along with the winners of the innovative procurements assigned by the City of Tampere, Tredea Ltd. and University of Tampere. 

Makertech is organized by COSS ry in cooperation with 6Aika Open Data Tampere Project (City of Tampere), LIIRA (University of Tampere), and Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovations

Schedule

July 1st:
Competition launch. You can now send in your entries.

September 7th:
Sparring session - introduce ideas, test them, receive feedback, polish the plans and try to solve problems together with experts

September 16th:
Deadline for competition entries

October 14th:
Winners announced

October 17th - 19th:
Awards Ceremony and introduction of the chosen works at Mindtrek 2016

Makertech is divided into two categories:
A. Developers
Developers category is meant for everybody, both private persons as well as communities and different types of groups (not for companies). There are two classes for developers:

  • 1. General
    • Innovative ideas, prototypes, demos etc. related to IoT, open data, robotics, eHealth and openness. Read more 
  • 2. Open Traffic Data

B. Companies
Companies category is meant for all established companies and startups. There are two classes for companies:

Registration Open Until 6:00pm on September 16th

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Makertech

Makertech is organized by COSS ry in cooperation with 6Aika Open Data Tampere Project (City of Tampere), LIIRA (University of Tampere), and Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovations. Contact Information: info@mindtrek.org, +358 400 415 858