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November 25

EU Datathon 2021

What is it about?

The fifth edition of EU Datathon, the open data competition, has been launched on the Open Data Day on 5 March 2021.

Online from Luxembourg to the world, it is organised by the Publications Office of the European Union as part of the first EU Open Data Days which includes also EU DataViz.

To take part, you should propose the development of an application that links and uses open datasets.

Your application should showcase opportunities for concrete business models or social enterprises. It is also expected to find suitable new approaches and solutions to help Europe achieve important goals set by the European Commission through the use of open data.

Submit your proposal by 21 May.

What are the challenges?

  • Challenge 1: ‘A European Green Deal’
  • Challenge 2: ‘An economy that works for people’
  • Challenge 3: ‘A Europe fit for the digital age’

What are the prizes?

This is your chance to demonstrate the potential that open data present in today’s society and, of course, your creativity and talent. It is also your chance to claim your share of the total prize fund amounting to EUR 99 000.

Nine winning teams, three teams per challenge, will be shortlisted. If you are among them, you will be invited to develop your application and present it online on 25 November.

The final ranking of the winning teams for each challenge will be decided at this event and the teams will be awarded the following prizes for each of the challenges:

  • First place: EUR 18 000
  • Second place: EUR 10 000
  • Third place: EUR 5 000

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