Europeana Creative is looking for innovative ideas about how to use Europe’s digitised cultural heritage for tourism or social networks and has great prizes to turn ideas into reality following Culture24’s successful VanGo Yourself pilot.
From the Europeana Website:
If you missed the opportunity to participate in our first round of challenges then don’t worry, we’re pleased to announce that Europeana Creative is once again looking for creative developers, designers, start-ups and other entrepreneurs to re-use Europe’s digitised cultural heritage from Europeana in innovative and creative ways! Our second Challenge is to create applications that reuse Europeana content in the themes of Tourism or Social Networks.
The best ideas in the themes of Tourism and Social Networks will receive a tailor made Incubation Support Package as a prize, helping to bring your product idea successfully to the market! The prize consists of specialist support measures delivered by a team of experts providing business mentoring, technical support, assistance with identifying and accessing finance, facilitation of business partnerships, access to specialised testing environments, marketing and promotion support. Read more about the Incubation Support Package here.
In order to help inspire you with the new round of challenges Europeana Creative has developed some innovativePilot Applications to demonstrate the things you can do with Europeana content and a little bit of imagination.
The Tourism Pilot Application is called, VanGoYourself and is the brainchild of Culture24 in the UK and Plurio.netin Luxembourg. Our Tourism Pilot is a genuinely different and surprisingly deep way for visitors to engage with heritage, based on emotion, playfulness and curiosity.
Have you ever wanted to recreate a version of Vermeer’s Milkmaid in your own kitchen or get together with your friends on a Saturday night out and recreate the scene in Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper? VanGoYourself wants to get people to rediscover and engage with classic paintings from around the world in a new and exciting way.
The birth of VanGoYourself! The Europeana Creative team having supper in Mons. License of this image- CC-BY-SA License of original image- Fondazione Federico Zeri – Università di Bologna – Public Domain
Read the rest of the article here: Europeana Professional – Tourism & Social Networks Challenges are now open for Applications – News & Events.