Join the first Europeana Creative Challenge!


Europeana Creative is dedicated to stimulating re-use of cultural heritage resources by Europe’s creative industries. The project is developing five pilot applications, focused on natural history education, history education, tourism, social networks and design, with an open innovation challenge around each of the topics.

The first round of the challenge is now open – this is your change to send in your idea for an online application based on the re-use of digital cultural heritage content from Europeana, the database with over 30 million cultural and historical documents, images, sound and video files from Europe’s museums, libraries, galleries and archives. The Europeana API allows you to access most of the collections and incorporate them into things like apps, games or websites. This first round is focused on the themes Natural History education and History Education. To join the challenge, you should send in:

  • A concept or prototype of a web application or app which re-uses Europeana content, or which engages¬†users with digital cultural heritage content
  • A sustainable, elaborated business model to supplement your product

The challenge winners will be given guidance by business experts to help them move from prototype to market-ready product.

For inspiration, you can find some examples of the kinds of things that can be done with Europeana content at the Europeana Creative website – Pilots page or their Facebook Page.

The deadline for entries is 31 March 2014: more information on the challenge and how to apply is available at this webpage.