Technologies

Data for Climate Action

an open innovation challenge to channel big data for climate solutions

01 August-14 March

Personal meeting
Job offer
Monetary reward
Presents
Brief
Data for Climate Action is an unprecedented open innovation challenge to harness data science and big data from the private sector to fight climate change. The challenge aims to leverage private big data to identify revolutionary new approaches to climate mitigation and adaptation. Now is the t...
WHAT IS AT STAKE?
Personal meeting
Regional Finalists — mentorship from experts to polish their proposals and make it to the Grand Finale!
Job offer
Internship & Job opportunity in Global Pulse for all participants
Monetary reward
The first team will be awarded USD 5,000 The second team will be awarded USD 3,000 The third team will be awarded USD 2,000
Presents
Global finalists — trip to the Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Las Vegas to pitch for the Grand Prize
Presents
1st Prize — Trip to Boston, visit Schneider Innovation HUB
Mentors
helps develop solutions
Provided strategic guidance during the Challenge.
Elliott Harris
Assistant Secretary-General and Director, New York Office United Nations Environment Programme
Provided strategic guidance during the Challenge.
Annie Maxwell
President Skoll Global Threats Fund
Schedule
31 DecemberRESEARCH SUBMISSION DEADLINEThe deadline for submitting the final document
17 JanuaryMENTORING PHASEMentors will help to develop a final solution
30 JanuaryWINNERS ANNOUNCEDDuring COP23, at an event on "Data Innovation: Generating Climate Solutions."

About the company
Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data. Its vision is a future in which big data is harnessed safely and responsibly as a public good. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of big data innovation for sus...
Judges
Robert Chen
Director Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Piter Gambler
CEO
Robert Kirkpatrick
Director UN Global Pulse
Tom Patrinks
Director of Efficacy and Research
Katherine Dzogovich
VP of Content
Jess Stanley
Project Manager
Emma Traumph
Financial Controller
Participation
Participation fee:
Free
Section:
Technologies
Language:
English
Team:
1-4 people
Specializations:
IT solutions
Analytics
Product Management
Eligibility
  • Data scientists, researchers, and innovators from around the world are encouraged to apply and submit their proposals at DataForClimateAction.org by 10 April 2017.
Company
Type:
Business
Sector:
Ecology
Geography:
International
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