San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Open Data Institute and Nesta are running the Open Data Challenge Series using a challenge prize approach to articulate seven social challenges and explore 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 in which we work in collaboration with experts in the field to hone the challenges that we want to tackle. The crime and justice challenge definition day happened in April this year since when we’ve been opening up and uncovering new data sources. Now, a few months later, we are organising an innovation and creation weekend to generate teams and viable businesses that seek to achieve one of the following:
- Drive an increase in community involvement with the criminal justice system
- Create further evidence for what are the right interventions for rehabilitation
- Address the rise in personal crime
Three ideas will be 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 c.£40,000.
In association with the Alliance for Useful Evidence.
10:30 - 11.00 Registration and coffee
11.00 – 12.00 Welcome, Introductions and Housekeeping
12.00 – 18.00 Hack (and lunch)
18.00 – 18.30 Wrap up
9.00 – 10.00 Coffee, Breakfast and welcome back;
10.00 - 12.30 Hack
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Pitch preparation
15.00 – 17.00 Pitches and prize giving
If you have a team and/or would like to compete to win the overall grand prize of £40k, you will need to register yourselves both here (on the eventbrite page) and on F6S: http://www.f6s.com/crimejusticeopendatachallengeseries
If you have a keen interest in this event but don’t want to compete, you are welcome to attend under two different guises:
1. As an expert - we would welcome attendance of a limited number of experts at the hack to support product and pitch development. To manage numbers and the range of expertise available, this role will be available by request. Please apply for a ticket and we will be in touch regarding your application.
2. As an interested party - if you’d like to see what products are generated by the teams and observe the judging process, you are welcome to join us on Sunday from 15.00. This may be of particular interest if you are considering applying for another theme in the Open Data Challenge Series
Accomodation / Travel expenses
We have a small budget to provide bursaries that cover reasonable travel and accomodation expenses for participants who otherwise would not be able to take part. Please indicate if you want to apply for one of these when you sign up and somebody will contact you to discuss this.
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The ODI is the first organisation of its kind, a pioneering centre of innovation driven by the UK Government’s Open Data policy. Our vision is to demonstrate the endless business opportunities created through the utilisation of Open Data, and to nurture and mentor new businesses exploiting Open Data for economic growth.
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