Coding the city of the future

The 2016/17 edition of the InnoApps competition drew to a close on 9 February 2017. Every year, this joint initiative of Huawei and EYIF challenges young people to come up with creative apps that make our cities smarter and safer. Open to students and professionals under the age of 36, it brings together the best and brightest European coders and provides long-term mentoring and commercialisation support for the winning app projects.

InnoApps is the only pan-European smart city app competition.

Find out more: InnoApps competition website

InnoApps winners and organisers 2017

InnoApps 2016-17

Safe and smart cities & the Internet of Things


First prize: Parkio, an app project connecting drivers with parking spaces in real time
Developed by Rob Kramer from Austria and Mihai Negrean from Romania

Second prize: Verdi, an endothermic, energy-efficient envelope that can adapt its thermal resistance based on weather patterns in real time
Developed by Andrei Toma from Romania and Jean-Benoit Henry from Belgium

Third prize: CrowdCare, a health app providing instant access to local life-saving assistance before emergency services can arrive
Developed by Sam Harris from the UK


InnoApps winners and organisers 2015

InnoApps 2014-15

Smart cities

First prize: COCOFFEE, an app enabling smart business networking by connecting participants at an event who have the same interests
Developed by Dawid Cieślak from Poland and Li Yanzhong from China

Second prize: Birdly, an app which will allow users to identify a bird by its song
Developed by Irman Abdic from Slovenia

Third prize: AudioCity, an app allowing museums to make their audio guides available on-the-go
Developed by Li Jiancheng from China and Andrei-Tudor Diaconu from Romania

InnoApps winners and organisers 2013

InnoApps 2013

Fostering social inclusion through e-skills


First prize: START, an app enabling budding entrepreneurs to launch a start-up online and grow it with collaborators
Developed by Tomaž Ščavničar from Slovenia

Second prize: TagTagCity, an app creating online and offline interactions between users and the urban environment around them
Developed by Natalia Vicente from Spain

Third prize: WayUpTo, an app allowing for meaningful near real-time interactions within a local area
Developed by Gregor Spagnolo from Slovenia