Hacking Bullipedia

HackingBullipedia was a global call for ideas to all universities in the world, as part of our Open Innovation Program. It was open to everyone who wanted to participate. Its goal was to enrich the Bullipedia project with fresh new ideas based on high technological solutions. It focused on using the internet as a tool to create the Bullipedia.

When Bullipedia was shown to the world, a conversation started among different scientist and technologists from all around the world. Telefónica realised that much more could be done once all the data from the Bullipedia was available. Thus, in order to do so, HackingBullipedia was created by fall of 2013.

On September 9th, a kickoff videoconference took place where Pablo Rodríguez and Ferran Adrià, as well as the HackingBullipedia Challenge team, answered all the questions related to the challenge. The proposals had to be delivered at the end of October and on Nov 7th, the three finalist were announced. On Nov 27th, the Demo Day was held and the two final winners were announced.

Among all the participants, twelve were selected as finalists. The jury had huge struggles to choose the best ones but, in the end, two of them were chosen as winners, the HUEVO Team and the KEMLg Team. The award to each of them was a remunerated 3-month internship for one team member working on their proposal collaborating with elBulliFoundation and Telefónica I+D teams in Barcelona. Telefónica I+D would provide a work space in its location, equipment as well as access to technological knowledge and Telefonica’s technology platform.


HUEVO is a gastronomy language, i.e., a computational culinary language. It translates traditional recipes into machine understandable language that can be actionable by either a device or a data mining software so that you can find patterns. Therefore, Bullipedia would be used as a program repository. The designers are Pilar Fernandez Hermosilla and Francisco González-Blanch.


KEMLg Team

Gen­e­sis is an intel­li­gent sys­tem specif­i­cally designed to help the cre­ative team to fol­low how cre­ativ­ity hap­pens in Bul­li­pedia, iden­ti­fy­ing rel­e­vant cre­ations, show­ing evo­lu­tion of cre­ations, find­ing promis­ing unex­plored paths for future cre­ative activ­i­ties by reduc­ing the enor­mous energy and resources cur­rently devoted to explore and develop.

The team comes from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and it is integrated by Karina Gibert, Javier Vázquez, Beatriz Sevilla, Sergio Álvarez, Arturo Tejeda, Luis Oliva, and Ignasi Gómez-Sebastià.