Digitus II, a project developed by CVC researchers Marçal Rossinyol, Pau Riba and Ignacio Toledo, has won the first prize at this year’s Generació d’Idees final competition which took place on Thursday 1st at UAB’s Research Park (PRUAB). The prize consists in 2.500€ and 6 months of mentoring within the Research park in order to continue with their project and finally create a Spin Off.
Digitus II has the aim of creating tools in order to be able to transform manuscripts into digitised and indexed documents. This will facilitate a process which, nowadays, can only be done manually and with a huge quantity of both economic and human resources. Digitus II makes this process cheaper and automatic, giving both public and private entities the possibility to collect and analyse historic data and turn it into information with an extra value.
Another group, formed by two other CVC members, Agnès Borras and Coen Antens, among others, also presented their own project: Hipercultural. This second project won the special mention at the competition. Hipercultural has the aim to transform the locations in books into an interactive, geolocated game with which readers can interact and walk along a city as if within the book, creating a cultural, interactive experience which can be very attractive for the tourism industry and for iconic cities such as Barcelona or London.