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Nov 13 2020

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 Good governance and Market Readiness initiatives.

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:

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Nov 05 2020

Articonf Decentralized Social Media

Try the Crowd Journalism platform on your PC or phone.


Evaluate the Crowd Journalism platform on your mobile phone or from any terminal with a web browser, without downloading any app. Then, answer to the feedback questionnaire. 

Based on a blockchain infrastructure, the Crowd Journalism platform ensures anonymity, secure and immutable transactions.

With this first version, you will be able to evaluate both its mobile crowd streaming application, and the Multiviewer/Classifier/Editor.

These outcomes of the Articonf H2020 Project provide a new set of trustworthy, resilient, and globally sustainable decentralised social media services.

Oct 19 2020

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.

Oct 08 2020

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.

Oct 05 2020

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

Oct 01 2020

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)

Sep 23 2020

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

Sep 22 2020

ReachOut September Newsletter 2020


Check out the recent open campaigns, next webinars and more ReachOut news

Aug 17 2020

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.

Jun 24 2020

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