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run challenges to engage innovators with specific social issues
explore and present data and social challenges to help you design and execute a challenge
convene a community of entrepreneurs and designers to create products
deliver expert support and advice to accelerate the launch of new products
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.
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.
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
Our open data resources give you an idea of the data sets that exist and their quality.
UsCreates have carried out preliminary research in the Challenge questions to help you refine your ideas.
Find out about our past Challenge Winners and their products.
There are no current challenges accepting applications at the moment, but watch this space!