The French team from ENSEIRB-MATMECA takes the first prize of the fourth edition of the IT Challenge for their Comfort Train app – that helps travelers find the least crowded carriage on a train. The competition was supported by the European Commission (FIWARE) and EEBus, a non-profit organization network of leading companies and associations in the German and international energy, telecommunications and electrical industry.
The theme for this year’s Atos IT Challenge was Connected Living. The students were asked to create the best concepts for connected living - a world where our homes, work, and cities are all seamlessly connected through multiple smart devices that integrate video, voice, and data services, to provide access and ubiquitous connectivity anytime and anywhere.
This year more than 300 students from Universities and “Grandes Ecoles” all around the world have participated in the IT Challenge, from which 15 teams have been shortlisted by the judging panel. The panel includes members of the Atos Scientific Community - a global network of around 100 of the best Business Technologists within Atos; experts from EEBus and representatives from the European Commission.
This year’s winning team will receive a trip to Barcelona including a visit to the Atos mobile competence center, where the team can discuss with Atos experts how their app can be further developed and commercialized.
More about the winning apps
First: Comfort Train from ENSEIRB-MATMECA in France – an app that helps train travelers find the least crowded carriage to sit in. It is has been designed so that new train and tube networks can easily be added so it can be used wherever you are travelling. The team has already been in contact with potential clients/partners showing a true entrepreneurship.
Second: YES from Dankook University in South Korea an energy management app that helps to reduces electricity bills by calculating the best time to use or sell alternative energy.
Joint third: Chime from University College London in the UK for the doorbell of the future, which lets you answer your door from your phone anywhere, anytime.
Joint third: Digitalcare from FH Oberösterreich University in Austria for an app for the homes of elderly people in order to warn their families in case of an emergency. It uses microphones in different rooms and calculates an activity map of the user.
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