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Europeana and Europeana Creative project are looking for developers and entrepreneurs in the creative industries to re-use the Europeana collections to create applications for a range of themes - Natural History Education, History Education, Tourism, Design and Social Media. We're running Challenges /competitions on each topic, and the first two, Natural History and History Education, are open now!!

The Challenges Events will gather the top applications and bring them together to pitch their ideas to an investor audience. At the end, the best idea will be awarded a hands-on Incubation Support Package which will include consultations with experts on a wide range of subjects, such as financial management, business models, intellectual property management; access to specialised testing environments; facilitation of access to investments and business partnerships and marketing and promotion support as required to bring the winning product successfully to the market.

If you are interested in this challenge, please submit your ideas for the 1st eCreative Challenge on Natural History and History Education on till 31 March 2014.

Need some inspiration? We've created some Pilot Apps to demonstrate the kinds of things you could do with Europeana content and a bit of imagination. Please visit the Europeana Creative website<> or Facebook Page<> to watch our promotional videos and to find out more about the Pilot apps and how to enter the challenge.

If you need any further information, please drop a question @eCreativeEU or post it on the eCreative Facebook page<>. The Pilots Team will be able to answer and (hopefully) inspire you!

Valentine Charles
Data R&D Coordinator

T: +31 70 3140391
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