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The Open Data Institute and Nesta are running a programme of Open DAta Prizes using a challenge prize approach to take seven social challenges and exploring how to use open data to address them. We’re looking for solutions that show that they have potential to impact positively upon the challenge and which have a credible plan and market.
For each series we start with a challenge definition day to hone the questions we want to tackle. This is followed by a period of time to open up data sources and to develop and refine ideas to present at an innovation and creation weekend. Three ideas are selected from the weekend and offered £5,000 each to develop their idea over a three month period, after which time one final winner is selected to receive the grand prize of £40,000-£50,000.
There is a theme currently underway focussed on crime and justice. More details can be found at http://www.theodi.org/content/crime-and-justice-series We are also shaping themes focussed on energy and the environment and midata.
We are running an information session on Wednesday 28 August at Nesta, to outline our aims for the programme and updates on these three themes. There will be the opportunity to hear from the Nesta and ODI teams, to talk with those leading each of the current series and to meet others interested in the programme.
Registration opens at 3.30pm with the event starting at 4pm followed by networking drinks after the finish at 6pm.
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Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation. We help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. We are an independent charity and our work is enabled by an endowment from the National Lottery. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833. For more information, please visit: http://www.nesta.org.uk/about-us