Open data enthusiasts and application developers from around the world still have until 31 March to submit their ideas for the EU Datathon 2022, with a total of €200,000 in prize money at stake.
Participants need to submit an idea for an application that links and uses open datasets to address one of the following four challenges.
Challenge 1: ‘The European Green Deal’
Challenge 2: ‘Transparency in public procurement’
Challenge 3: ‘EU public procurement opportunities for young people’
Challenge 4: ‘A Europe fit for the digital age’
At least one of the datasets used to develop your application should come from the thousands of datasets made available on data.europa.eu. If you opt for challenges 2 or 3, make sure to use at least one dataset published by the EU Tenders Electronic Daily (TED).
Applications are expected to make an innovative contribution to important goals of the European Union, and showcase opportunities for concrete business models or social enterprises.
Twenty-four teams, six teams per challenge, will then be pre-selected. If you are among them, you will be invited to further work on your idea and present a full proposal by 26 June 2022. The jury will evaluate the proposals and select twelve finalist teams, three per challenge. If you are among them, you will be invited to develop your application and present it at the final event on 20 October 2022.
The final ranking of the winning teams for each challenge will be decided at this event and the winning teams in each of the challenges will scoop a first prize of €25,000. The runners-up will win €15,000, and third place will be awarded €7,000.
Over the five years of its existence, the competition has generated dozens of practical apps and propelled new start-up enterprises.
To join EU Datathon 2022, submit your idea for an open data app by 31 March.
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