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The esa intouch team:

Daniel Schultz
Founder, Project Lead
Friedrich Richter
Development and Prototyping
François Carreau
Design Lead
Carmen de Andrés
Communication Support



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The public voting poll and its results on this website are intended for supportive use only and will aid the jury in the decision for the winning App. It is in no way to be interpreted as the sole decider of the competition. Hence the position of a prototype according to the public vote does not entitle the team to claim the same position in the competition. It may be decided by the organizers to use the public voting result as an indicator for the general appeal of the prototypes to a broad spectrum of potential users and create a short list according to the results from which the jury will then pick a winner. This direction taken by the ESAintouch organizers is mainly due to the non-exhaustive information about the delivered prototypes that can be displayed in the poll. Furthermore it is a major part of this ESAintouch initiative to realise the winning App and to this effect the final decision has to be carried out and supported by ESA.