With our augmented reality indoor navigation solution, INDOAR, we won the prestigious international BOLD Award in the category AR/VR and XR projects. More precisely, we won the award for our innovative and bold AR project for navigation and information at the Technical Museum Vienna. On Friday, April 22nd 2022, the international BOLD Award announced and celebrated the winners at a gala dinner in Venice
For the third time now, BOLD Awards recognized innovative companies and projects powering technological advancement worldwide. Innovators from various industries, such as robotics, fintech, crowdsourcing and augmented reality industries, were celebrated and awarded. H-FARM organized and hosted the event on their campus located near Venice, Italy.
BOLD Awards: 500 nominations, 20 categories and the H-factor
More than 500 submissions were narrowed down to a shortlist of five nominees per category. After that, the public voted online to choose 100 nominees. Then, the public votes were combined with the jury’s assessment. As a result, the 2022’s BOLD Award winners in 20 categories were finalized. In other words, the awards combined the power of the crowd with the judges’ expert insight.
The project evaluation took place based on the following criteria:
- Level of Impact 40%
- Scalability 30%
- Transparency 20%
- H-factor 10% (Human & Social)
VIEWAR wins in BOLDest AR Award
This category was for AR/VR and XR projects from an aesthetic, usability, and technology perspective. Moreover, evidence of successful applications of AR/VR technology scored for additional points.
All category nominees:
- Vodafone Giga AR: A futuristic experience! (Vodafone Germany)
- Orange Immersive Tour
- Bookful by Inception XR
BOLDest AR for our Museum AR project
The VIEWAR team implemented the world’s largest AR indoor navigation at the Technical Museum of Vienna. Above all, a museum visitor usually want to learn as much as possible about objects and exhibitions. However, often they might need a little help finding their way around or navigating the quickest way possible.
Using the museum app, visitors can choose one or more destinations and the VIEWAR system will guide them to the destination. For example, to start a tour, the user films the area around him with a smartphone to enable the positioning. Subsequently, an animated 3D guide will show up on the display and guide the user towards the chosen destination. Once at the Point of Interest the app offers more information for interaction. In conclusion, AR helps visitors create a customized tour or use already existing tours. For instance, they can now find their way through various exhibitions and objects of the museum. Furthermore, with augmented reality, interactive content can also be offered at the point of interest.
Read more about how VIEWAR powered the Technical Museum in Vienna with AR.
About the 2022 BOLD Awards event
The Award event, now in its third year, took place at H-FARM in Venice, Italy. The BOLD Awards aim to source and share stories of individuals, companies and organizations from all over the world. Evaluation was based on managing and implementing their projects and initiatives in a way that powers innovation. Furthermore, by celebrating their BOLDness the organizers want to inform and inspire others to follow suit and to be BOLD. Crowdsourcing Week and their partner H-FARM, a startup business development and accelerator hub, are organizing the international BOLD Awards events.
Read more about the BOLD Award III in Venice and a list of all winners.