In May we launched the Big Ideas Competition for Asia Urban Issues Using Data Innovation. Following a four week sprint, we received 208 proposals from data innovators based in India, Indonesia, Korea and Malaysia in the fields of transportation, social protection and environment.
The proposals went through a two-stage evaluation. The first evaluated the novelty of the idea, the data source proposed and the implementation plan. Twenty-one proposals passed this stage; 14 from Korea and seven from Indonesia. The successful teams were then invited to present their ideas in person or via webinar to a panel of academics and researchers drawn from the competition hosts and external experts.
The competition is a joint initiative of the Korean National Information Society Agency, the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and UN Global Pulse.
The total of 208 proposals consisted of 137 from Korea, 66 from Indonesia, four from India and one from Malaysia.
All the winners have been contacted and ceremonies are being arranged. More news on this soon…
Top image: Teams presenting their ideas to the panel of experts
Second image: Poster of winning ideas