Future12: your idea in 12 minutes
This year the festival inaugurates a session dedicated to start-ups.
Future12 is an opportunity to present new projects in the fields of social media, digital news and/or publishing, news apps and/or media research.
The event will be structured as follows: 3 presentations one after the other and then a 15-minute Q&A session between the audience and the 3 presenters. This set will be repeated 4 times. So a total of 12 presentations will be made during the 4-hour event. The event will be hosted by Luca Conti and Johanna Vehkoo.
Each presentation will last 12 minutes. The number 12 has been chosen to coincide with the year. At the 2013 festival each presentation will last 13 minutes.
An informal festival jury will select an overall winner and any others worthy of special mention. The winner (and possibly others worthy of mention) will have his/her project posted on the festival social networks and website and will be invited to return to the 2013 festival as a speaker.
12 projects have been selected:
Blottr – citizen journalism
CCT SeeCity – a network of young journalists and bloggers
Citizenside – a citizen journalism platform with a gamification strategy
Etalia – a personalized news platform with a new business model for the use and production of news
Le News e Gli Italiani - a research project on how Italians consume news
Mestre Facile – a pilot local news app idea
PeopleStat – a 2.0 web poll service add-on for news websites
Ping the World – a project to bring citizen journalism content to the ebook market
Scoopinion – a discovery news engine
Sourcefabric – open source news software
Vis4Search-News – a visual news search engine
Work in Sapiens – a hyperlocal university news website project