Challenges & Hackathons

Global Pulse serves as an innovation hub and knowledge center for the UN on data innovation and data analytics and is always on the lookout for fresh approaches to using data for social good. We use innovation challenges and hackathons to unite problems with problem solvers and unearth solutions from around the world in a way that emphasizes both inclusiveness and outcomes.

For public sector and private sector alike, hackathons and innovation challenges provide a safe space for companies to share sample data sets with highly creative technical experts including data science research teams and discover new frontiers in the use of their data for public good. 

Global Pulse through its Pulse Labs in Jakarta, Kampala and New York both hosts and supports innovation challenges around the world that advance the field of big data for development.

Global Pulse's recent innovation challenges and hackathons include: