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Corline van Es on Tue, 2 Oct 2007 14:47:45 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] Mimoa, Floss Manuals and Images of our Past win Digital Pioneer Academy 2007


Mimoa, Floss Manuals and Images of our Past win Digital Pioneer Academy 2007

Friday morning, the 28th of October, the final session of the Digital Pioneer Academy 2007 and the presentation of the ‘Open Doors’ publication took place. The meeting was held at PICNIC Cross Media Week in Amsterdam on Friday 28 September 2007 between 09.00 en 12.00 in ‘Het Ketelhuis’ Amsterdam.

Digital Pioneer Academy
Since April 2007 eleven contestants have been working on their Digital Pioneer Businessplan. During this event, the contestants presented their plans to a group of experts and competed for three prizes (one of € 25.000, one of € 15.000 and one of € 10.000).


The Academy is a spin off from the Digital Pioneer fund. This fund gives financial and organizational support to small grass root communities that realize innovative projects in the public domain on the Internet.

Many of the more than 130 projects that are supported by Digital Pioneers have a common problem: after a successful start, projects have a hard time to scale up their initiative and to build a sound financial and organizational basis. Therefore the Digital Pioneer Academy was started.

The following eleven projects competed in this years Academy: Beelden uit het verleden, Clip-in, Radio Ruisriet, Haidoe, Wizzi, Routecraft, Rnul, Coonda, Floss, MIMOA and Mail de politiek.

The winners
Mimoa
The first prize, which consisted of 25.000 euro, was earned by www.Mimoa.eu. Mimoa is an Internet platform for modern architecture in Europe. Mimoa is owned and developed by Naomi Schiphorst and Mieke Vullings. Both are architects and proud of the Dutch tradition in this area. The jury praised the project on its strong focus on a niche market, its thorough analysis of its users groups, and its overall appeal. The jury has great trust in the growth potential of Mimoa.


Floss Manuals
The second prize (15.000 euro) has been won by Adam Hyde with Floss Manuals (www.flossmanuals.net) . The platform of Floss Manuals offers free manuals for open source software. Adam managed to build a convincing business model around his project. The jury praised its built up network with Wikipedia and O’Reilly. Adam breathes Floss, and is very dedicated to its success.


Beelden uit ons Verleden
The third prize went to Beelden uit ons Verleden (Images from our Past website is not online yet). This project aims to become the national collection of private visual and audiovisual archival material. Initiators Carla Mulder and Jan Gilliam van Arkel were praised for their research on the subject and their ability to prove the social relevance.


More information on Digitale Pionieers and the Digital Pioneer Academy you can find on www.digitalepioniers.nl/ www.digitalpioneers.org

Corline van Es


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Corline van Es

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