Twenty Finalists Announced for the Hexagon Geospatial IGNITE Competition

Finalists Will Build Hexagon Smart M.Apps and Compete for the $100,000 Grand Prize

15 June 2016

During his keynote at HxGN LIVE in Anaheim, Hexagon Geospatial President Mladen Stojic proudly announced the finalists in the IGNITE competition.   IGNITE is a first of its kind competition with $260,000 in prizes for innovations that utilize the Hexagon Smart M.App platform to build dynamic business applications combining fresh location information and powerful analysis to visualize answers to real-world dilemmas.

Open to competitors worldwide, IGNITE utilizes the HeroX crowdsourcing model, designed to bring about radical business, technological and social innovation, and benefitting local and global communities, inspiring new industries and catalyzing markets.

In the first phase of the competition, competitors learned about the Hexagon Smart M.App platform through a series of IGNITE sessions held in cities across the globe. Then they compiled their ideas and submitted them for initial judging. The competition has been one of the most successful HeroX competitions ever, with over 150 submissions. Judges considered each submission before choosing the twenty most promising submissions as finalists.

“These finalists represent some of the most innovative thinking in the geospatial arena,” said Hexagon Geospatial President Mladen Stojic. “We are honored that so many people recognized the potential in Hexagon Smart M.Apps and were so eager to submit their ideas. I am especially excited to see these ideas come to fruition in the coming weeks.”

The twenty finalists will now have until August 31 to take their ideas, build the Hexagon Smart M.App, and put it in the M.App Exchange to complete the challenge. At that point, a judging panel will examine the Smart M.App.

On December 15, 2016, the judging panel will announce the winners. The prize for first place is $100,000. Second place will be awarded $50,000. Third place will win $25,000. Every finalist who completes the challenge and submits a functioning Smart M.App will win $5,000 and the opportunity to sell their Smart M.App and earn revenue from their labors.

 

Finalist

Country

Theme

Entry

Andrew Kerr

Sweden

Conservation

Everybody Counts -crowd-sourcing the natural world

Team Weather Logistics, Ltd.

United Kingdom

Food

Climate driven field manager

David Dorrell

USA

Health

Noise Estimator

Gabriel Diaz

Panama

Finance

Graphic Representation of Field Research Results

Team Geb

France

Conservation

Better conservation of energy

Jens Hiestermann

South Africa

Finance

GeoFarmer Crop Insurance System

Jinfei Wang

Canada

Conservation

Visualization and Analysis of Time Series Images

Jose Luis Barajas

Mexico

Food

AgroMApp

Laura Rutgers

Netherlands

Infrastructure

Dynamic monitor Smart Charge Electric transport

Team CSISS

USA

Safety

Crime alert

Lukasz Lechowski

Poland

Conservation

.GEO

Neil Meadows

Australia

Food

Pixel Farm

Noel Khan

United States

Infrastructure

Automatic Georeferencing

Paul Geurts

The Netherlands

Conservation

Smart City meets Smart M.App

Robert Widz

Poland

Food

POWER.Plant

Shaun Williams

United States

Safety

The SNAP M.App

Stefano Picchio

Italy

Food

SMART AGRILAND

Taiga Moroboshi

Japan

Finance

Monitoring Economic Scales

Graph Revolution

Poland

Safety

Graph Revolution

Dr. Ute Gangkofner

Austria

Safety

Global Green Analyzer

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