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What value can the ODI and Nesta
team bring to your challenge?

We will work in collaboration with you and sector and location experts to:

Run

run challenges to engage innovators with specific social issues

Explore

explore and present data and social challenges to help you design and execute a challenge

Convene

convene a community of entrepreneurs and designers to create products

Deliver

deliver expert support and advice to accelerate the launch of new products

Method

The challenge prize method is used across the world to deliver innovative solutions to significant social and environmental challenges. Together, Nesta and the Open Data Institute have developed this approach to catalyse the creation of open data-driven products and services creating a tangible demonstration of the power of open data.

 

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An open data challenge can help your organisation or country to:

  • amplify the impact of your work, outsource innovation and find innovative solutions to specific social challenges
  • build a community of entrepreneurs and designers engaged with your organisation
  • create resources to engage your customers with open data and improve its quantity and quality
  • develop products and services that respond to specific social issues

If you think your country or organisation could benefit from an open data challenge, contact us to discuss:

This is not a Hack!

We work with organisations, entrepreneurs, designers and experts to create challenges that will deliver sustainable products and services with a social purpose.

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Open data is at the heart of our work and the products and services that we help to create.

The Open Data Challenge Series

Between March 2013 and July 2015, Nesta and the Open Data Institute worked in partnership to deliver seven open data challenges. Giving a framework and

incentives, the team invited entrepreneurs and innovators to create products and services that used open data to solve specific social challenges.

How can open data help your startup?

Open data provides a new raw material to power and inspire data-driven innovations. The challenge series team encourages you to consider the role of open data and open principles in your product or service.

To help Open data provides a new raw material to power and inspire data-driven innovations. The challenge series team encourages you to consider the role of open data and open principles in your product or service. To help

Data resources

Our open data resources give you an idea of the data sets that exist and their quality.

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User Research

UsCreates have carried out preliminary research in the Challenge questions to help you refine your ideas.

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Previous challenge winners

Find out about our past Challenge Winners and their products.

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Current challenges

There are no current challenges accepting applications at the moment, but watch this space!

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This is not a hack!

We work with organisations, entrepreneurs, designers and experts to create challenges that will deliver sustainable products and services with a social purpose.

View our method

Open data is at the heart of our work and the products and services that we help to create.