In early May Pulse Lab Jakarta launched the Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities. Following a one month sprint, the competition received 271 proposals from across ASEAN member states and the Republic of Korea.
The proposals underwent a two-stage evaluation. The first stage evaluated the applications based on the relevance of the issue tackled by the proposal, the quality of the idea and whether the team had built a prototype to test the idea.
Proposals were received from almost every eligible country, with a couple of exceptions. Thus, 15 proposals passed the first round evaluation and made presentations via webinar to the panel of judges as part of the second round evaluation.
The quality of ideas and projects submitted was impressive. After a very intensive and considered evaluation proccess the panel chose the following winners:
This year's competition brought forth a great number of outstanding ideas. All the host organisations together with the panel of judges wish to extend their congratulations to the winners and to thank all the applicants for their efforts.
The Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities is a collaboration between the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea, the National Information Society Agency of the Republic of Korea, the Korea Association for ICT Promotion, the Korea Big Data Alliance, the United Nations Development Programme Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Volunteers, and Pulse Lab Jakarta.
Winners from the Republic of Korea will be contacted by the Korea Association for ICT Promotion, and winners from ASEAN member states will be contacted by the United Nations Development Programme Asia and the Pacific.
Pulse Lab Jakarta would like to wish all the applicants the very best with their data innovations. More details on the winning ideas will follow, so keep an eye on this post.
This initiative is linked to Sustainable Development Goal 11: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Pulse Lab Jakarta is grateful for the generous support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Government of Australia.