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€110,000 Prize fund on offer to open source web/app developers

IKS Project Offers Development Funds to Realise the Next Generation of Semantically-Enriched End-User Experiences for the Web…

The EU funded IKS Project has launched a competition, with a total of €110,000 in development funds, for ideas which use their open source technology to create new semantically-enriched user experiences on the web.

“For over a decade, the semantic web has been held up as a beacon for creating the next generation of end-user experiences on the Web. The IKS Project has developed the tool-set to finally make this a reality,” explains the IKS Project’s community manager John Pereira. “We are hoping that this competition will encourage anyone with experience in Web development and App design to explore the very real potential of the Semantic Web, and we have a world-class team available to work with the winners to help realise their vision.”

The Interactive Knowledge Stack (IKS) is a set of components that can be integrated with most common content management systems (CMS) to deliver semantic web functionality. Finished integrations already exist for some of the most popular open source CMS including WordPress, Drupal Nuxeo, Confluence, and Alfresco.

At this stage of the competition, the organisers are looking for ideas and proposals on how to use the IKS Project’s powerful back-end functionality to deliver innovative and exciting new user experiences, which illustrate the true potential of semantic web technology.

The two top ranked winners will receive €40,000 a piece to realise their winning proposal, and the three runners-up receive €10,000 to get their submissions to the demo stage.

The deadline for initial entries closes in one month on 14th October 2011. For more information, rules and submission details visit: www.iks-project.eu/contest

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