Applications Open for World Bank Big Data Innovation Challenge: Addressing Global Climate Issues

World Bank Big Data Innovation Challenge.
Last date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Central African Republic
South Africa
Sri Lanka
United Kingdom
United States

Detailed Description

The World Bank is inviting academics, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, universities and nonprofits to apply for its Big Data Innovation Challenge with an aim to identify and recognize innovative big data solutions that leverage new sources of data such as government-released open data, satellite imagery, mobile network data, anonymized private sector data, social media data and surveys among others.

  • Address one or more of the issues defined in the Program’s Challenge Statements.
  • Enable the World Bank Group and its clients to utilize big data innovations to support specific challenges in its operational and research work.
  • Improve the ability of the World Bank Group in understanding, forecasting or raising awareness on one of the defined issue areas.

Challenge Areas
Food: food security and nutrition
Landscapes: forestry and watersheds
Award Information
Food Challenge: Food Security or Nutrition – Best big data solution: 10,000 USD
Landscapes Challenge: Forestry or Watersheds – Best big data solution: 10,000 USD
Honorable mentions (Most innovative big data solution and other recognition awards to be announced)
Eligibility Criteria

  • The Big Data Innovation Challenge is open to Applicants from member countries of the World Bank.
  • Applicants may be individuals, legally established entities (profit or non-profit, academic) and public sector agencies/organizations.
  • Applicants are responsible for compliance with legal requirements of their country.
  • Individuals must be of age of majority in their country at the time of entry. Individuals may form teams and submit entries on behalf of teams. Individuals who join teams must meet the
  • ligibility requirements for Individual Applicants.
  • Organizations must be legally established entities (profit, non-profit, academic) or public sector agencies/organizations in their respective countries.

How to Apply

For more information, please visit World Bank Big Data Innovation Challenge.


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