Project leader at ΞMBERS recommended Ubiwhere where Ricardo is Co-Founder
The H2020 EMBERS project, which I led, was three years of intensive collaboration with Ubiwhere. What a fabulous adventure! A first year of intensive preparations for them to open their smart city mobility backend API, which they unveiled for the Junction hackathon in Helsinki. One team that worked on Ubiwhere's API went on to win the Junction grand prize of 20k€! Then we lined up three cities: Cologne, Trikala, and Porto, each with a challenge (bicycle mobility, smart parking...) and we put out an open call for three small enterprises to build mobile and web apps as pilot solutions to those challenges. One of these enterprises, Bike Citizens, adapted their hugely popular app and involved hundreds of Cologne bicyclists in the trial! By the end of the project, Ubiwhere's backend was ready to go to market. Not only was the project a technological and commercial success thanks to Ubiwhere's unflagging efforts, but I cannot think of a nicer group of people to work with!