You can now apply for Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge.
The Challenge is being organized by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Also known as the BD4D Innovation Challenge, the competition aims to support emerging young African data scientists to develop innovative solutions that leverage new and non-traditional sources of data to address development challenges.
Data scientists that will apply will get a chance of winning Seed funding grants of up to USD10,000, mentorship support, public recognition and opportunity to network.
Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge Winners will be selected and awarded for the following categories:
– Best BD4D-IC solution: Up to $10,000
– Most Innovative BD4D-IC solution: Up to $10,000
AIMS-NEI will extend an invitation to the winning solutions to explore ways to collaborate in validating, implementing or scaling the project’s reach.
All winning projects will be recognized through public communications from the AIMS-NEI, IDRC and the World Bank Group and may be mentioned as part of a high-profile international event where the BD4D network will participate.
The prizes will be awarded in disbursements, based on a deliverables plan which will be agreed with each team.