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GeoTriples Spark Campaign is Open

Try GeoTriples Spark beta to transform big geospatial data into RDF graphs.


The GeoTriples Spark campaign aims to check if the program can handle any given term map. Feel free to try and execute the project with different term maps, to check how it handles them.

Try the GeoTriples Spark beta release, an extended version of GeoTriples capable of transforming big geospatial data into RDF graphs. To enable the transformation of big geospatial data, GeoTriples has been extended to run on top of Apache Spark and Hadoop or Hops (a new distribution of Apache Hadoop developed by KTH, RISE SICS, and Logical Clocks AB). 

GeoTriples-Spark can run in a standalone machine or in a Hadoop based cluster, but it is more efficient when it runs on Hops as it is a write-intensive application.

Publishing geospatial data as Linked Open Geospatial Data

GeoTriples generates and processes extended R2RML and RML mappings that transform geospatial data from many input formats into RDF.

NGI Pointer Kick-Off

ReachOut presented by Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO, at NGI Pointer online kick-off.

NGI-POINTER aims to find ambitious NGI (Next Generation Internet) architects to change the underlying fabric of the internet and the web, by supporting promising bottom-up projects that are able to build, on top of state-of-the-art research, scalable protocols and tools to assist in the practical transition or migration to new or updated technologies, whilst keeping European Values at the core. The project started in January 2020 and will end in December 2022. 

For more information, please visit:
Or contact: Mirko Presser, Aarhus University 
Associate Professor, PhD, MSc, MSci
Deputy Director of Research in the Centre for Digital Business Development, Mirko Presser coordinates NGI Pointer.

Two Car Sharing Campaigns now Open

Car passengers and drivers can now try new mobile sharing services.


Following a collaborative consumption trend, existing car owners can rent their cars to other people for a short period of time. This use case allows Android mobile phone users to rent a vehicle temporarily on-demand at a variable fee depending on the distance travelled or usage.

Beta-testers can act as a driver or as a passenger. The driver is a person who wants to rent a car and drive it for a short period of time from one point to another. The passenger is a person who wants to share a car with other people (at least with a driver) for a short period of time from one point to another.

For more instructions, please read both Car sharing beta-testing campaigns

IoF2020 BIT Campaign Is Open

Tracking wines or beverages along the transportation chain is the main goal of B.I.T. project.


Try the IoF2020 Beverage Integrity Tracking system, an IoT based solution to monitor the transport conditions and to open a direct channel from the producer to the retailer.

Testers should sell wine to retailers over the summer/beginning of autumn period.

B.I.T  uses Internet of Things technologies to obtain data on shipping conditions and on final client satisfaction, allowing beverage producers to exactly know if, when and where accidents occur during transportation (excess heating, low temperatures), and to receive feedbacks from final retailers (comments and/or complaints from wine shops & restaurant clients).

Image source: Dransy (Nectar delivery)

ReachOut September Webinar

Webinar #7 Leverage your project consortium and ecosystem of partners to recruit beta testers


Date: Sept 23, at 4:00 PM

In this webinar, you will learn the basics to start using the ReachOut platform and create your own beta-testing campaign. This webinar will also give a special focus on early user recruitment, a critical aspect of the campaign success. 

To attend this webinar, please register here

Recorded previous webinar sessions are available in Tutorials

ReachOut September Newsletter 2020

ReachOut Newsletter - September 2020

Run a Beta-Testing Campaign!
Your Key to Software Market Acceptance


  • Join our ReachOut webinar on Sept. 23 at 4:00PM CEST

    Discover ReachOut Webinar program and learn how to create and monitor your own Beta-testing campaign.

  • CROSSMINER obtains significant time reductions

    Using ReachOut, Softeam tested in an efficient manner the deployment and usage of the CROSSMINER platform.

  • CROSS-CPP launched its first beta-testing campaign

    The Agora data marketplace frontend is ready for User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) evaluations.

Join tomorrow's webinar!

Next Events

  • 8 OCT. ReachOut will be presented by Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO, at NGI Pointer online kick-off.
  • 21 OCT. Join our October webinar to make the best of ReachOut communication package.
  • 3 NOV. Discover the ReachOut Platform at the OW2 Community Day in Grenoble.
  • 13-14 NOV. Attend SFSCon in Bolzano (Italy) in order to register your software in ReachOut.

Follow the tutorials to prepare your beta-testing campaign

Our short video will guide you to register your project and create your first beta-testing campaign. View the ReachOut tutorials you will learn to develop a testing scenario, customize the feedback questionnaire and use the campaign monitoring dashboard.

Thank you to our best contributors

They disserve to join the ReachOut Hall of Fame. After a careful selection, they've tried a new software in their environment and filled in the questionnaire honestly. You too could be part of the ReachOut Software Rangers. Win more recognition and possibly a special prize: check out the ReachOut campaigns now!

SFScon 2020, November 13-14, Bolzano, Italy

OW2 has been invited by SFScon 2020 to organize an OW2 presentation track.  ReachOut will be presented in this framework, along with other EU-funded projects and OW2 project presentations.

Find more about the agenda of the OW2 track at SFScon:

About SFScon
The South Tyrol Free Software Conference, SFScon, is one of Europe’s most established annual conferences on Free Software. SFScon promotes the use of Free Software in digital infrastructures as a tool to achieve greater innovation and competitiveness in the region. Here decision-makers and developers meet, learn and get inspired.
The conference will be held on November 13th and 14th 2020 at NOI Techpark in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.
SFScon 2020 will definitely take place, and if conditions make it necessary, il will move to a virtual event.

Participation is free of charge and registration is available on the events website: 

CROSS-CPP Beta-Testing Campaign

The CROSS-CPP project has just launched its first open data marketplace beta-testing campaign on UI and UX using the ReachOut platform.


Cross-CPP integrated Final Prototype of AGORA Data Marketplace offers a privacy and secure platform to trade-off (buy and sell) Vehicles and Building datasets. 

The objective of this campaign is to get feedback from the User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) of the frontend application. We would provide detailed instructions to follow the processes from 

  1. Service Provider (Digital Company, Data-driven startup, etc.) to create "Data Requests" or 
  2. Data Owner to accept these "Request" and transform into Offers and Contracts.

NGI Impact Week

Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO, joins a networking session organized by NGI Ledger and BluMorpho.

Networking session: Collaboration and Investment Discussion


On Wednesday 24 June, Cedric Thomas, OW2 CEO, joined a networking session organized by NGI Ledger and BluMorpho with speakers from FundingBox, Blockwall Capital Fund, and the B-Hub supporting Blockchain companies. He had the opportunity to present the ReachOut platform to 16 SME decision makers.

The Impact Week is a digital week where participants create their own programme to connect, exchange and build through positive impact. They can join digitally and get to know impact leaders, investors and makers that have been working on new and sustainable solutions to address challenges of today and tomorrow.

Check out the Impact Week Programme


IoF 2020 Webinar

IoF2020 the EU pilot project validating IoT solutions across agricultural sectors and ReachOut co-organize a webinar on best practices and tools for user acceptance testing.

Title: Best practices and tools for user acceptance testing of digital solutions in the agrifood and IoT context


Get insights on best practices and tools for user acceptance testing of digital solutions by the EU projects IoF2020 & ReachOut. 

To attend this webinar, please register here

User Acceptance Testing (UAT), also known as End-User Testing or Beta testing, is crucial to receive early feedback on usability and relevance of features from your future end-users and to discover, record and correct any defects at an early stage. Basically, it’s the closest thing to a real-world test.


The Reachout project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 825307.

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