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Europeana Creative: Creative Re-use of Europe's Cultural Heritage

Europeana Creative is a European project which enables and promotes greater re-use of cultural heritage resources by creative industries. Europeana Creative sets the stage for fascinating collaborations between content-providing cultural heritage institutions and creative industries stakeholders in the education, tourism, social networks and design sectors. Follow the development of our inspiring pilot applications and our open innovation challenge events.

Or get involved – find out how to provide content or how to use cultural heritage resources for your innovative applications.

Take a look at the project leaflet here.

Tourism & Social Networks Challenges now open!

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 Challenges are 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 this great prize here.

Need some inspiration? Europeana Creative has developed some innovativePilot Applications to demonstrate the things you can do with Europeana content and a little bit of imagination. You can read more about the Tourism Pilot ApplicationVanGoYourself on our blog here and the Social Networks Pilot Application, Sound Connections, will be publicly launched in the coming weeks so watch this space for some more inspiration. In the meantime you can read more about the co-creation workshop here.

The deadline for applications is August 28th 2014 at 16h CET. The best applications will be invited to pitch their concept at our Open Innovation Challenges event in Barcelona on the 23rd of September 2014, hosted in collaboration with Apps&Culture, where the winners will be chosen.

Read more about the Challenges and Pilots here or go straight and submit your application here.

Winners of the 1st Europeana Creative Challenges 

And the winners are... Zeitfenster, Trimaps and Pathway Authoring Tool for Museums!!!

On 29 April 2014, the finalists of the Europeana Creative Challenges in History Education and Natural History Education were invited to Brussels to pitch their concepts and ideas at the New Frontiers for European Entrepreneurs event in Brussels. 

The pitching session was the last part of the Challenges. The invited finalists had already passed the online judging round that ended on 14 April 2014. In the Natural History Education theme, the application Pathway Authoring Tool for Museums from Agro-Know won the competition. Within the second Challenge track in the History Education theme the jury nominated two winners: Trimaps and Zeitfenster.

Check the Blog post to know more about the winners and their ideas. 

Europeana Creative congratulates the winners and is looking forward to the future collaboration!

And don't worry if you missed your chance to enter the first round of Europeana Creative challenges, we will soon be opening two new challenges relating to Tourism and Social Networks and we strongly encourage you to apply if you have a creative idea on how to re-use Europeana content for these two new themes. Keep checking our website for more info.