IKS Project Offers Developers €110,000 to Realise the Next Generation of Semantically-Enriched End-User Experiences for the Web

Salzburg, Austria - 13 Sep 2011
Interactive Knowledge Stack (IKS), the open source project to speed the implementation and broaden the reach of the semantic web, is offering a total of up to €110,000 in a competition to develop new semantically-enriched, user-centric applications.

The IKS Team has spent a good part of two years building what we believe is useful back-end and front-end technology for the content management space,explains the IKS Projects community manager John Pereira.But the cool stuff remains hidden under the hood. This is why we are looking for developers, especially those with a good knowledge of user interface/interaction, to provide working examples of semantically-enriched user experiences.

The IKS Projects current technology stack provides a flexible, Open Source platform, which can easily be integrated with most content management systems (CMS) to deliver semantic web functionality. Through the project, finished integrations already exist for some of the most popular open source CMS including Wordpress, Drupal, Nuxeo, Confluence, and Alfresco.

At this stage of the competition, the organisers are looking for ideas and proposals on how to use the IKS Projects powerful back-end functionality to deliver innovative and exciting new user experiences, which illustrate the true potential of semantic web technology.

The two top ranked winners will receive40,000 a piece to realise their winning proposal, and the three runners-up receive10,000 to get their submissions to the demo stage.

For over a decade, the semantic web has been held up as a beacon for creating the next generation of end-user experiences on the Web. The IKS Project has developed a tool set to finally make this a reality,continues Pereira.We are hoping that this competition will encourage anyone with experience in Web development and App design to explore the very real potential of the Semantic Web, and we have a world-class team available to work with the winners to help realise their vision.

The deadline for initial entries closes in one month on 14th October 2011. For more information, rules and submission details visit:


About IKS

Interactive Knowledge Stack (IKS) is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open and flexible technology platform for semantically enhanced Content Management Systems (CMS). Its mission is to develop an open source stack for knowledge management, broaden the reach of semantic CMS technology and serve as a collaboration and software development hub for the semantic CMS community.

IKS is funded in part by a €6.58m grant from the European Union and governed by a core consortium of seven research partners and six industrial partners and actively encourages corporate and individual participation in the project. For more information, visit the website at: