The MED GAIMS project organizes this weekend a Hackathon to develop ideas to revolutionize tourism through gamification.

02/10/2020

i2CAT will conduct the Hackathon, that will be held in Vilanova on the 3rd-4th of October. 

Winners will obtain a grant between 10.000€ and 15.000€.

MED GAIMS project aims to revolutionize the tourist site experience by gamifying it, with both analog and digital applications. The project applies game design to create experiences for tourists, and as a result, gives a necessary competitive edge to the attractiveness of less-known sites.

Under the broad thematic umbrella of “Discovery”, the games must help tourists to discover and experience a touristic spot beyond the simple observation. The idea is to encourage the creative freedom of entrepreneurs, creative workers, and game designers with a competition to offer 20 funded grants for game development at selected tourism sites (5 per partner country, i.e. Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Jordan).

In Spain, the two selected destinations are the city center of Vilanova i la Geltrú and its seafront. The selected tourist spots are Museum Víctor Balaguer, Casa Papiol, Plaça de la Vila, Railway Museum, The Old Quarter, The Market, Espai Far, Passeig del Carme, Bunkers.

Through the hackathons and Creatives Labs, each country will select 5 winner proposes. The Grant size will be between 10,000-15,000 euros per game, depending on the type of game (10.000 euros for analog games and 15.000 for digital games).

Program

Saturday

08h00 – Registration

09h00 – Welcome Auditorium (2nd floor)

10h00 – Team work

10h30 –  Mentoring

12h00 – Delivery of the proposal

13h00 – Working time / lunch

15h00 – Mentoring

18h00 – First pitch

20h30 – Dinner

23h00 – Closing doors

Sunday

08h00 – Registration

10h00 – Team work / mentoring

13h00  – Team work / lunch

16h45 –  Delivery presentations

17h30 – Final pitch

19h00 – Jury’s deliberation

20h00 – Award ceremony

 

MED GAIMS is co-funded by ENI CBC Med, the EU funded Programme which finances cross-border cooperation projects in the Mediterranean area. It runs over a period of three years and started on 1st of September, 2019.

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