Scifabric

Scifabric has created the most popular and flexible crowdsourcing framework: PYBOSSA. Trusted by international companies and research institutions like: the British Museum (they used it to recover the Bronze Age archives), British Library (they are using it for making their collections available online), CERN (to study antimatter), United Nations UNOSAT (to help in natural disasters), Cancer Research UK (to prove that with 25 minutes of training the crowd can identify cancer cells as experts -this was published in Nature), the Guardian Australia (to make the first open repository about the pecuniary interest register, proving that two politicians didn't report it properly), Greenpeace Spain (to find how many square meters of roof can be used from the Spanish government to install solar panels and use green energy), European Space Agency (to discover buried archaeological sites using satellite images), etc. Thanks to its flexibility, PYBOSSA is being used worldwide in very different fields, from science to history, or the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums). We also provide a PYBOSSA platform for any user in our Crowdcrafting site. This work has been recognized worldwide, and we have won some awards. Nominet Trust has awarded Crowdcrafting as one of the most inspiring hi-tech social innovations and “the world’s most diverse open source software platform for ‘citizen science’ projects. We also got an Honorary Mention by Prix Ars Electronica within their digital communities category due to the fantastic crowdsourcing community that we have built around the technology (PYBOSSA) and the site (Crowdcrafting). Scifabric has given to the world an open source technology that can be used by companies, research institutions or individuals to solve problems that machines cannot. PYBOSSA helped the British Museum to transcribe and geolocalize more than 35 thousand handwritten cards about the Bronze Age. The data is now public, and anyone can download it for free. Greenpeace's project was launched in May 2018, and as of today, more than 900 buildings have been analyzed, resulting in more than 820 thousand square meters that could be used to install solar panels. This measured area means that the Spanish government could save more than 230 million Euros in 25 years, and 36 thousand tons of CO2. Moreover, if we install these panels, it is like if we remove from the roads more than 284 thousand cars. Only last year, more than 1 million contributions were made using our technology to different projects. And this is just in 12 of our known projects, as anyone can use PYBOSSA for free. For all these reasons we think that we are a good fit for this award. If we win this award, it will help us to keep growing and know that we are building the best open source crowdsourcing framework.

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