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Big Data Innovation Challenge
Description/achievement of initiative

The Big Data Innovation Challenge is a global call to find big data solutions that address issues pertaining to the nexus of food security and nutrition and Forestry and Watersheds. The challenge is open until Nov 9 2016 to individuals, students and entrepreneurs as well as start-ups, university labs, private companies, nonprofits and public sector agencies legally established in member countries of the World Bank Group.

Implementation methodologies

The winners will be presented with funds and knowledge exchange opportunities to help position their solutions with development agencies that can benefit from scaling their solutions into institutional and country systems.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

An Advisory Council

Partner(s)

World Bank, World Economic Forum, UN Global Pulse, NASA
Progress reports
Goal 2
Goal 15
01/31/2017
Project team awarded up to 1Ok and recognized at international event and knowledge exchange workshop
01/31/2017
Project team awarded up to 1Ok and recognized at international event and knowledge exchange workshop
01/31/2017
Up to three additional finalist recognized at international event and knowledge exchange workshop
Financing (in USD)
20,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Finalists will be featured at International Event and Knowledge Exchange workshop

Basic information
Time-frame: 9/16/2016 - 4/13/2017
Partners
World Bank, World Economic Forum, UN Global Pulse, NASA
Countries
Contact information
Trevor Monroe, Operations Officer, tmonroe@worldbankgroup.org
United Nations