This autumn has been amazing and we are very grateful for the experiences we’ve had so far. The boost we got from winning Uutisraivaaja and the excitement of building something new from scratch has made the past months a rollercoaster ride that we have been enjoying.
Two teams has been chosen as the winners of Uutisraivaaja media innovation challenge. The jury decided to grant the 250 000 € award to Frameright and Tripsteri. Both teams will receive 125 000 euros worth of development money.
Tekes has granted Tempo funding for Coberg Ltd for developing the Frameright publishing technology. The occasion was celebrated by eating a fancy dinner at McDonalds. We also celebrated by practising our baking skills and baked a cake for the people at Microsoft Flux.
Since our last blog in April we have again been so busy that we haven’t even had time to catch our breath. Writing this piece allows us to ‘take
five’ and reflect on what we have undertaken and achieved.
We have been working on a lot of things from administrative stuff to visual design and at the same time tried concentrate on developing the product itself. Frameright has offered us a creative and intellectual challenge that is super fun and demanding at the same time. Our lives have been filled with books and articles and podcasts and online lectures about various topics from media publishing to founding and scaling start up companies.
One of the former Uutisraivaaja finalists was team Influence Networks, Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Pierre Romera in the first competition in 2011. We found out what they have been up to since.
We have had a busy month or so; in fact, it has been so busy we have had little time to celebrate getting through the first stage of the competition!
Frameright has been bubbling under for a while now. Three weeks ago we had an exciting week of Uutisraivaaja semifinal presentations and it was such a great feeling to finally pitch the idea and hear the reactions. It was also wonderful to see what other teams had come up with. Panic, excitement, happiness and many other feelings were going up and down on a roller coaster. After 12 fascinating ideas, it felt very relieving to hear that we had made it through to the finals.
The finalists of the media innovation competition Uutisraivaaja has been selected. Five projects move forward as finalists, chosen by the jury of Uutisraivaaja in Helsinki on March 8th.
Uutisraivaaja received 50 applications, many of which were related to new business models. Also the categories Co-production (crowdsourcing, co-creation) and Information collection and curation were popular. A few projects concerns robots and automatic knowledge production.