Pulse Lab Jakarta & UNDP team up to offer 'Data Innovation Grants' in Indonesia

By Mellyana Frederika & Derval Usher Feb 3, 2015
Pulse Lab Jakarta (PLJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have announced a call for entries for ‘Data Innovation Mini Grants’ to catalyse innovation in...
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Pulse Lab Kampala opens, mobilising a data revolution for Uganda’s sustainable development

By Anoush Rima Tatevossian Feb 1, 2015
On Thursday 29 January 2015,  The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Rt. Hon, Ruhakana Rugunda officially marked the public opening of Pulse Lab Kampala, a big data innovation lab in...

Pulse Lab Kampala: New Year, New Projects

By Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis Jan 25, 2015
 Gathering data to inform policies has traditionally been a complex, time consuming and expensive process, often requiring researchers to choose between in-depth studies of small population...

Interview: Lessons from Korea's 'Big Contest' - a Big Data Innovation Challenge

By Marita Kurniasari Jan 22, 2015
In August 2014, the National Information Society Agency of Korea launched a big data challenge with two different levels aimed at undergraduate and graduate-school level students under the name the...

New partnership with Universal Postal Union showcased during Geneva TEDx talk

By Guest Post by Rheal LeBlanc Jan 14, 2015
In a recent TEDx talk, Chief of Research Miguel Luengo-Oroz highlighted a new collaboration between Global Pulse and the Universal Postal Union. He explained how a single letter has as many as twenty...

Building resilient cities in developing and emerging regions via big data

By Guest Post by Simone Sala Jan 5, 2015
Photo: AP This guest blogpost is a follow up to the Asia Urban Futures Workshop, recently hosted in Bangkok by Pulse Lab Jakarta in partnership with UNDP Global Centre for Public Service...

How a low-tech mobile app is changing the way Indonesia responds to disasters

By Guest Post by Lulu Muhammad and Gina Meutia Dec 16, 2014
Did you know that nearly eight out of ten Indonesians have access to cell phones? We are talking about over 230 million people across three time zones and out of those users; around 61 million...