Open Data Energy and Environment Challenge Definition Workshop
Nesta and the Open Data Institute have recently launched the Open Data Challenge Series which explores how an inducement prize method to exploiting open data encourages new innovations in fields like crime, energy and education.
Over the next 2 years we will be identifying seven specific and meaningful challenges that have the potential to be solved through the creative use of open data to create new products and services, securing the release of new public sector data sets that are directly relevant to those challenges and stimulating through financial prize solutions that utilise the data as the basis for new products and services to solve those challenges. More detail can be found here on the Open Data Institute website.
Energy and the Environment is the current challenge theme. Working with our Series Lead, led by Dan Epstein of Useful Simple Projects, we are seeking to agree the specific challenge/s or problems in the energy and the environment theme.
The Challenge Definition Workshop forms part of Nesta’s Birmingham roadshow Innovation in Growing Cities. At the workshop we will invite discussion about possible themes and datasets for the energy and environment challenge and will agree one or more specific challenges for the series. We are seeking input from those with domain expertise in energy and the environment, cities, data, consumer needs - and anyone who is interested to engage with the challenge itself.
Challenges will be selected on the basis of clear social need and the opportunity for new products and services that can be scaled and which utilise open data to address that need. After the Definition Workshop, we host an Innovation and Creation weekend, at which those with solutions to the challenges get the opportunity to develop and pitch their ideas.
For further information on the Open Data Challenge Series please email email@example.com
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