FAQs

Questions? Contact us at info@smartcityapphack.com

Q. Is there a cost to enter the competition?

No, entry is free and you can enter as many times as you want.

 

Q. Is the competition open to anyone ?

Yes. Anyone with a functional prototype can participate.

 

Q.How old do I have to be to enter?

Age 18  or older. Minors must identify themselves upon application and require parental or legal guardian consent to participate.


Q. Do I own the Intellectual Property of the App?

Yes. Contestants will own the intellectual property rights to their submission.
Q. Can I submit an app prototype ?

Yes, but participants submit an existing, finished app directly to the online competition if they wish, regardless of whether they participate in the prior mentoring and app building process

Q. Can I submit more than one prototype ?

Yes, you can submit as many projects as you wish. Please, take into account that they must be related with at least one of the 5 challenges identified by SCAH

Q. Do I need to be a software engineer to enter?

No, but to compete in the final you must have a working prototype of your app.

 

Q. When is the deadline for app submissions?

Submissions are accepted from 10am (CET) September 1 th to 11:59PM (CET) October 15th .

 

Q. How do I enter?

Entries are accepted online from the link on the homepage of fiware.smartcityapphack.com.

 

Q. What are the Prizes?

CASH PRIZES + entrance into the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona 

As a result of the online vote and the jury selection the following prizes will be awarded at the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona, November 2015:

Best FIWARE App: €5,000
Second Best FIWARE App: €3,000
Most Innovative FIWARE App: €1,500
Online Vote Winning FIWARE App: €500

GSMA IOT SHOWCASE PRIZE

Additionally selected apps with receive additional visibility during the IoT GSMA Showcase at the Mobile World Congress in March 2016

INCENSE ACCELERATION PRIZE

Out of the eligible apps, INCENSe will grant 1 one of its 24 Acceleration packages within its 2nd INCENSe Acceleration Round, including:

  • Up to 150.000,00€ funding, no refundable, with no equity;
  • Acceleration package of up to 60 hours (10 hours average per month) of coaching and mentorship from leading experts and experienced business developers, including Camps and Accelerator Labs
  • Access to testing out the technology or solution on real customers and test beds in Spain, Denmark and Italy

 

Q. Who Are the Judges?

You will find the list of judges here.

 

Q. Do I own the Intellectual Property of the App?

Yes. Contestants will own the intellectual property rights to their submission.

 

Q.How old do I have to be to enter?

Age 18  or older. Minors must identify themselves upon application and require parental or legal guardian consent to participate.

 

Q.Do I need to write an app for iPhone, Android, and other devices?

No. You can choose your platform.