Cal­en­dar of the project

Impor­tant Dates

Take note of these dates. Put them in your cal­en­dar, on your com­puter or on your smart­phone. Dont’ lose track of the mile­stones of this project.


  • Sep­tem­ber 9th: kick­off videoconference
  • Octo­ber 30th (mid­night, UTC/​GMT +1): Dead­line for the sub­mis­sion of proposals
  • Novem­ber 7th: Announce­ment of the three final­ist teams.
  • Novem­ber 27th: Demo Day and announce­ment of the Hack­ing­Bul­li­pedia final win­ner team.

Web Con­fer­ence for teams

On Sep­tem­ber 9th there will be a joint global video­con­fer­ence where Pablo Rodríguez (Direc­tor of Tele­fon­ica I+D Labs) and Fer­ran Adrià (Founder and Direc­tor of elBulli) as well as the Hack­ing­Bul­li­pedia Con­test team will be at your dis­posal to answer all the ques­tions you may have about the con­test and your participation.

From Octo­ber 30th on, if you and your team are reg­is­tered, you will be able to upload your pro­pos­als. Don’t for­get that Bul­li­pedia is a “Work in progress” so, look at it in a crit­i­cal and cre­ative fash­ion and work on your pro­posal both using what already exists and what should exist as data or knowl­edge. Maybe your pro­posal is pre­cisely to work on what you think is still miss­ing from Bullipedia.


An idea is just an idea, but a pro­to­type shows a lit­tle more of what you really can do and how fea­si­ble it may be. So pro­to­type as much as you need to get your pro­posal in good shape. You will have time until Octo­ber 30th but you will receive as much feed­back as the Hack­ing­Bul­li­pedia Sup­port Team can give you all along.

Upload your proposal

BEFORE Octo­ber 30th 12am (mid­night, Barcelona Time), upload:

  • a video clip (no more than 3 min­utes) where you give the main moti­va­tions and dimen­sions of your proposal
  • a short doc­u­ment (PDF, prefer­ably) where you can expand on the what, why, how, when, and where of your proposal.


The Hack­ing­Bul­li­pedia Sup­port Team is com­posed of pro­fes­sion­als of Tele­fónica I+D, elBul­li­Foun­da­tion and La Man­da­rina de New­ton who are at your dis­posal to find answers to your doubts. They will be on your side for all the time you are pro­to­typ­ing your idea. Come to us with your doubts and we will try to get the best expert to answer them.

Selec­tion of finalists

The Jury will select three final­ist teams from all the par­tic­i­pant teams and make pub­lic their deci­sion on Novem­ber 7th.

Travel to BCN

Two mem­bers of each one of the three final­ist teams will be invited to travel and stay in Barcelona for the days that the final com­pe­ti­tion will take place. Once there, they will be asked to pitch their pro­pos­als in front of the final Jury.
They will also be able to visit Tele­fon­ica I+D, elBul­li­Foun­da­tion and Barcelona of course!

Demo Day

On Novem­ber 27th 2013, after the final pre­sen­ta­tions, the Jury will select the finall win­ner of the Hack­ing­Bul­li­pedia Global Challenge.

If you are the winner.…

You will be able to stay for three months in Barcelona, at the Tele­fónica I+D Lab inter­act­ing with their experts there and the crae­tive minds of elBulli to advance your pro­posal into a reality.

Con­tact with Hack­ing­Bul­li­pedia Team

Email us : info@​hackingbullipedia.​org

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