Winners of the FInish ECFI Challenge

The FInish Accelerator would like to thank all participants of the FInish ECFI Challenge, especially those who participated in the final round at the ECFI 3. in Hamburg on Friday, 6th. Due to a lack of funding, we are not able to fund all the great ideas. We would like to further point out, that not being selected, doesn’t mean, the idea is bad. Just that some of the other ideas were a little bit better. We highly encourage you to continue working on your idea and try to realize it, even without funding from the FInish Accelerator.

Winners of the FInish ECFI Challenge

The five teams, which have been selected by our jury, are the following:

AGRENIO PRO – Smart web & mobile app for rational use of fertilizers in the agriculture by Koutalou Ch. & Co, MATRIX Information Technologies (Greece)

Usually, farmers are cultivating more than one species. A farmer needs to consider a variety of parame-ters such as crop yield, availability of water and nutrients, and a range of site- and soil-specific factors to optimize the plant treatment (e.g. application of fertilizer, pesticides or irrigation). In particular, the calculations of fertilization needs are too complicated for a farmer. Thus, there is an opportunity for an ICT business to implement an easy to use application which can do the complicated calculations and offer to farmers easily concrete advices and suggestions about fertilization management for each field.

CHERRY-FI – Choose! And we will carry by the FIWARE Cloud Infrastructure by BISY Srl (Italy)

Perishable goods must be carried by cooled transports. That means that, in the perspective of a zero-kilometres initiative with several daily deliveries, are preferably small- to mid-sized vans made available and driven by individual owners or members of small haulier clusters. Normally these actors are already provided with proper refrigerated vans, but they are often far from using specific information system to support their operation. Thus CHERRY-FI will provide additional tools that make their behaviour suited to ensure the best transport conditions for those kinds of products.

COPIA RMS – FoodCloud Copia Resource Management System by FoodCloud (Ireland)

FoodCloud facilitates the redistribution of surplus food from businesses to charitable organisations within communities. Using our app or through our website, businesses like Tesco can upload details of their surplus food and the time period in which the food can be collected. Businesses are partnered with charities in their community, and this donation “event” triggers a text message to the partner charity, notifying them that the donation is available for collection within the time window. The charity then responds by text that they will collect the donation. If the charity is unable to collect the donation an alternate charity is a ranged, or where there is no alternate charity identified, the business is notified that no charity will collect the donation and they are clear to waste the surplus food.

CPA – Car Pool App for Local Food by Locafora Coöperatie U.A. (The Netherlands)

A growing interest in local/regional and urban food is recognized by consumers, companies and govern-ments because of social and environmental (foodmiles) reasons. Our solution for the fragmented market and accordingly the inefficient shopping for local food, is to create a Car Pool shopping App (CPA). By gathering the geo-location, time, size and content of consumer orders, CPA can provide intelligent car pool solutions. Based on these data, a consumer can pickup both his or her goods and the goods of other consumers and take them to their final destination. CPA facilitates consumption models and new lifestyles that embrace sharing economy principles.

ISTMOS – wIne STorage MOnitoring System by Active Social Networking (Greece)

ISTMOS will deliver a monitoring system for the most critical parameters (temperature, humidity and lu-minosity) that may affect quality of bottled wine during storage. ISTMOS will have the ability for real time data recording of the above mentioned environmental parameters and will create alerts when conditions are violating pre-defined values, by monitoring the conditions in the storage. Dedicated winery monitoring hardware units will be installed centrally and in every storage room of the winery. With the data from this units ISTMOS will ensure control of the storage phase, inform about problems during storage and assist in avoiding negative consequences of improper storage by indicating the trouble spots.


Here are some pictures from the FInish ECFI Challenge in Hamburg.