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Held the last hackathon on challenges of the passerelle Única Digital

18 june 2019

It has been held in Barcelona last series hackathon organized by the european commission on the challenges of Bridging the Digital Única. On this occasion, defied the participants to find within 24 hours a technological solution allowing manufacturers to find all the european and national regulations applicable to them.

The Regulation (EU) 2018/1724 of the european parliament and the council (Opens in new window) 2 october 2018 establishing a single digital gateway for access to information, procedures and appropriate assistance and resolution of problems and amending council regulation (EU) # 1024/2012, focuses on the use of digital technologies to remove barriers and to enhance the european internal market.

In the case of manufacturers that want to sell their products in some eu member state, need to know the applicable regulation at european and national level. But there is an international codification of products that uses the Trade Helpdesk (Opens in new window) the commission relate to the european legislation applicable to each one, is not in general at the national level, where we do not use such codification or the information is not structured, so that it is only available official bulletins published all regulations and find those that refer to each product.

Participants Barcelona hackathon (Opens in new window) (“ hack ” of programmer, “ thon "marathon) had 24 hours to propose a technological solution to the challenge. The groups carried a web interface for manufacturers to make your search on different sources formal and informal business of european legislation and national levels, mainly using technologies natural language processing (NLP) to find the appropriate references to their products in regulatory texts – irrespective of denominación- and offer them as search results. Some further incorporated automatic learning technologies to go to improve the search algorithm from assessments of manufacturers.

The jury, which had a representative of the secretariat-General for administration, gave the prize of €5000 to the group “ Spacers ” provided by the more complete solution and creative solution. The winner had an attractive user interface, conversacional element to delimit the question of the manufacturer; used an algorithm NLP created by Google allowing easily further include new informal sources of regulations; improving the algorithm with automatic learning from the assessment that the user gave about the usefulness of various regulations shown as a result; and also included as a result the absence of regulations specifically applicable to any of the selected countries.

The commission has been hugely satisfied creativity offered at these meetings and work to incorporate it in your future endeavours.

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