The challenge weekend brought together over 120 tourism and technology professionals and students to analyse a range of tourism-related data, developing innovative products, services or tools that benefit the tourism industry in Edinburgh.
This is the first stage of #ETIC17. Congratulations to our winning team Budi and the 4 runners T, The A Team, Geyser and Forge Pulse, who have been invited to speak at the ETAG Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference 2017. They also have the opportunity to apply for the #ETIC17 Innovation Fund, sponsored by ETAG, where up to £3,000 is available to develop their project further.
Take a look at the team's ideas and highlights below.
Meet The Teams & Their Ideas
With 16 teams formed over the Challenge Weekend, there was a plethora of innovative and exciting ideas that focused on navigation and dispersal of visitors, destination discovery and forecasting tourists.
Meet the teams and their ideas below.
If you would like to get in touch with any of the teams, click here.
Our first place winners!
Tru Scot Game - Earn points for exploring the City of Edinburgh.
Local Vision - Enabling SMEs to make data-driven decisions.
Geyser Insights - Releasing the value of tourism data.
The A Team
Pushd - Utilising the physical web to help city visitors avoid crowds, discover new places and spread the love to small businesses. All without downloading another app!
Forge Pulse - Using crowd hotspots to allow tourists to move towards or away from crowds.
Biked - A mobile app that offers the perfect solution to take a bike trip in Edinburgh.
Day Out Scotland
Day Out Scotland - Spontaneous, curated visitor experiences from your friends in Edinburgh
EALOS - A multicultural discovery platform allowing you to become a tourist in your city.
Green Scanner - A dynamic pricing metasearch engine for sustainable tourism. Use the power of data for good.
Chinese Data Dashboard - A B2B data visualiser for Edinburgh.
NView - An augmented reality based tour guide mobile application.
Etanburgh - For Chinese visitors in Edinburgh. We present you with fantastic experiences and exclusive offers.
navig8u - We will notify you when you are walking past something that would be of interest to you - no FOMO.
The Weekend Trip
The Weekend Trip - An intelligent theory app, Tinder-like swiping to cut through the noise of Edinburgh's bustling travel market.
Unicorn - Leveraging data to provide a hassle-free value pass to their points of interest, diverting business demand away from peak times.
City Flow - Digitally help city planners manage people flow and improve the city visitor experience.