“Motivating citizens’ behavioral change through ICT” was the topic of a workshop at the Digital Social Innovation Fair 2018, where the ASSET project was one of 3 CAPS projects introduced and discussed. The workshop adressed challenges regarding the encouragement of active citizen participation and beahioral change through the use of ICT platforms, crowdsourcing tools, design thinking and gamification approaches.

Additionally, the ASSET project was also presented by a demo, where participants were invited to experiment with the smartphone application. A demo-supermarket with a virtual infrastructure was set up. Users were able to download the app and test it while going through the demo-supermarket and accessing single item’s ratings.

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Visitors of all ages, from children to seniors visited the ASSET stand at the science fair on 13.04.2018. The visitors had the opportunity to try out the localisation with a 3D-Scan of a room.
Apart from the functionalities that have been programmed for the ASSET app, other interesting questions and ideas were given as a feedback from visitors. For example, the utilisation of the localisation tool for blind people or for locating certain products or product groups in the store, was suggested.

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SOCIAL IMPACT DATA HACK 2017

The University of Tartu organised a datathon from 10th to 12th November 2017 with people of all ages and students from various universities. ETH Zürich offered sponsoring for the task “ASSET challenge: Smart Sustainable Shopping”. BIA and COOP offered guidance and mentoring for the participants. With three groups taking on the challenge, this topic was the most popular amongst in the event. Apart from the fun and interesting experience that all the participants had in the event, the ASSET project got valuable input for possible additional data sources on products or brands.

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The ASSET project was invited to host a workshop at the Ethical Consumer Conference 2017 in London.
The Ethical Consumer Organization is working on providing product ratings for consumers for more than 25 years, ASSET used this opportunity to involve interested participants and experts for contributing to individual product ratings ASSET offers to its users.
It was a very valueable conference and also a great opportunity to share visions and spirits.

http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/conference2017

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UPDATE FROM GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN VALENCIA

In our General Assembly in Valencia we were excited to see the first prototype of the localization tool ! Our next steps are the finalization of the prototype of the ASSET mobile-app and the planning of the field tests.

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ASSET MEETING

From 25th to 27th January 2017, the ASSET consortium and advisory board is meeting in Valencia, Spain. After the general assembly we will post more updates about the project status and other interesting news on the development of the app.

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DIGITAL SOCIAL INNOVATION FAIR 2017

The registration for the Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017 is now open. The fair is held on 1st and 2nd February 2017 in Rome. The program features an international conference, workshops, networking and hands-on sessions. Don’t miss this great opportunity to become part of the Community and embrace initiatives tackling social andenvironmental challenges in Europe and beyond!

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CAPPSI COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

The ASSET project is participating in the CAPSSI Community Workshop in Bratislava, on 28th September, right after the ICT proposer’s day. The Collective Awareness Platoforms for Sustaionability & Social Innovation (CAPSSI) is organizing a workshop to boost cooperation amongst current CAPS projects. We are looking forward to the meeting and to presenting our project and ideas for a sustainable future.
https://capssi.eu/event/capssi-community-workshop/?instance_id=17

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