Excellent Conclusion of ECIM Project

July 18th, 2016

ECIM project officially ended on 30 June 2016. During the 30 months of the project, 14 partners from five European countries worked collectively and in cooperation with other actors, such as mobility service providers, public authorities and cities, to help ECIM achieve its three main objectives: Enable cities and business to easily migrate their services to the […]

Brussels App Challenge Finalists

June 28th, 2016

The participants’ challenge was to create user-friendly multimodal apps that integrate different mobility services and provide a simplified payment process. The judges besides the below listed criteria set, paid particular attention to the level of innovative use of open data and ECIM services while solving Mobility challenges in Brussels. Originality, creativity and innovativeness of the proposed […]

Brussels App Challenge Winners Announced

June 22nd, 2016

After coming to a close on 31 May 2016, Brussels App Challenge entered its final stage – evaluation – during which the organisers (iMinds and ENoLL) invited external experts to evaluate the submitted proposals. Five proposals that were submitted before the deadline were scrupulously assessed by a panel of judges that included Céline Vanderborght, Brussels […]

ECIM Shortlisted as Finalist in NextGen Digital Challenge Awards 2016

June 21st, 2016

ECIM has been shortlisted as a finalist in the O2 NextGen Digital Challenge Awards 2016. The awards celebrate innovation, success and leadership in the UK’s digitally transformed economy. The awards are the UK’s prime showcase – the Oscars – for the best in next generation digital innovation. They are not for profit and are judged […]

ECIM Hacks the Traffic in Issy

June 20th, 2016

On Tuesday 14 June ECIM participated in ‪#‎HackonslesBouchons‬ conference organised by its partner Issy Media. The event featured many presentations from people who work in transport or are involved in mobility-related projects. ECIM was presented to a packed audience by Hugo Kerschot of IS-Practice. And ECIM was also showcased at the stand that was manned […]

An App to transform mobility in Barcelona wins the ECIM BCN Hackathon

June 16th, 2016

BcnPlus, a new solution for mobility in Barcelona has won the ECIM Hackathon final held at the ESADE Business School. The new app wants to unify all the public transport cards used in Barcelona and bring them to mobile devices that will become the “door” for these services using the recently developed Visual Light Communication […]

ECIM Sustainability Contours Become More Defined After Brussels Workshop

June 8th, 2016

On 3 June 2016 ECIM partners gathered in iMinds office in Brussels to take part in the second commercialisation workshop whose aim was to define ECIM sustainability options in the post-funding period. First on the agenda was initial sustainability plan and market potential. Input for this session was taken from recent market research, preliminary commercialisation […]

ECIM at the Epicentre of Open Innovation

May 26th, 2016

On 23-24 May 2016 Zsuzsanna Bodi from ENoLL was in Amsterdam for Open Innovation 2.0 conference, showcasing ECIM to an audience of policy-makers, academics and professionals working in the field of smart cities, e-government, living labs and open data, among others. At the event ECIM had its own stand where people could get more information […]

BCN App Challenge Results

May 21st, 2016

The Barcelona hackathon first round winners made their final pitches at ESADE Business School on 20 May 2016. Although 3 teams made it to the final, only two had progressed sufficiently well enough to present their projects to the judges. The CityLove app is based on the concept of how you interact with your city. […]

Brussels App Challenge Extended!

May 18th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that #BrusselsAppChallenge has been extended for two more weeks and will now close on 31 May 2016. Our Brussels team received a number of requests from the developer community asking for more time to create a mock-up. We hope this extension will allow those who have already started working on […]