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Today the Veni winners were announced at OKCon and presented with their certificates and prizes.

Everyone with their certificates All the shortlisted candidates with their certificates

The awards session took place on the main stage after the eight shortlisted submissions were presented during a dedicated session.

LinkedUp received 22 submissions from 12 different countries, which offered innovative ideas in areas from mobile education, knowledge sharing and museum visits, to politics and sustainable development.

The winners are:

Third Place (€1000): We-Share – a social annotation application for educational ICT tools. We-Share can help educators to find tools to support teaching at all educational levels, it received high scores on educational innovation.

Second Place (€1000): Globe-Town – a ”fun to use'[d] tool that lets users find out the most important trade partners, migrant populations and airline routes of their own countries. It also provides infographics on issues regarding society, environment and economy.

First Place (€2000): Polimedia – connects transcripts of the Dutch parliament with media coverage in newspapers and radio bulletins. Polimedia employs innovative information techniques and provides an attractive front-end that invites exploration and browsing.

Polimedia receive their award Polimedia receive their 1st place award

In addition, the audience voted on the People’s Choice Award and the winner is We-Share. They receive a remote control helicopter!

The remaining shortlisted entries are:

  • DataConf – a mobile mashup that enriches conference publications. Knownodes – enables defining and exploring connections between web resources and ideas
  • Mismuseos – browse and explore the backgrounds and relations between objects from multiple Spanish museums.
  • ReCredible – a browsable topic map with wikipedia-like content next to it.
  • YourHistory – a Facebook app that shows historic events that are related to your own life.
  • Knownodes – A collaborative project to explore, create and define links between online resources and ideas.
  • Our evaluation panel considered many aspects of the entries including innovation, attractiveness and usefulness. They also looked at the relevance for education, the usability and performance of the tools, the data the entry uses or provides, and the way privacy and other legal aspects are dealt with. The quality of submissions was very high and there were some very impressive entries that unfortunately didn’t make the top eight.

    You can watch the LinkedUp awards ceremony on Livestream.

    Building upon the success of the Veni Competition, the LinkedUp project will launch the next competition, Vidi, in November. The Vidi Competition will involve more data, will be more challenging, will offer more support and more prizes. Express your interest in the Vidi competition using the online form.

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