World Bank Big Data Innovation Challenge

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Young academics, entrepreneurs and innovators are welcome to take part in the World Bank Big Data Innovation Challenge and help to find solutions and analytical methodologies to use big data effectively and inform climate-sensitive decisions across the globe. Deadline to apply is November 9.

This is a global call to find big data solutions that address issues pertaining to two critical challenge areas: food security and nutrition and landscapes: forestry and watersheds.

Academics, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, universities and nonprofits have a larger role to play than ever before in addressing global climate issues through the creation and implementation of solutions. The shift to climate-resilient economies can occur only if the millions of decisions which are made across the globe on a daily basis are taking climate change factors and effects into account. Organizers are seeking for help in identifying and developing big data solutions which can help better understand the impacts of climate change, address its connected issues and positively influence decisions.

The Big Data Innovation Challenge is open to applicants from member countries of the World Bank.

Main criteria

  • Applicants may be individuals, legally established entities (profit or non-profit, academic) and public sector agencies/organizations;
  • Individuals must be of age of majority in their country at the time of entry;
  • Organizations must be legally established entities (profit, non-profit, academic) or public sector agencies/organizations in their respective countries.

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