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Product & nature of innovation
QRpedia is the first language detecting QR code that can connect museum exhibits around the world to Wikipedia. A visitor can scan a QR code and be taken directly to a mobile friendly Wikipedia page written in the user’s preferred language. It does not need a separate app or proprietary software installed to function and works with any phone featuring a camera.
Relevance & global potential
Already live with The National Archives in the UK, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in the U.S and the Joan Miro exhibit in Spain. QRpedia has the potential to provide greater localised interaction for visitors in more than 55,000 museums around the world and other destinations like art galleries and zoos.