The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is launching the Big Data for Development (BD4D) Innovation Challenge.
Application Deadline: 21st August 2019 at 11:00 PM CAT.
Eligible Countries: African countries
About the Award: The BD4D Innovation Challenge aims to support emerging young African data scientists to develop innovative solutions that leverage new and non-traditional sources of data to address development challenges.
For this pilot program, the following three challenges have been selected. In future editions, there will be additional challenges in different development areas.
Before submitting your application, we kindly invite you to click on each link below and take time to read the information provided about each challenge.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award:
Selected candidates will pitch at the Final Challenge and compete for seed funding awards and mentorship support.
Challenge Winners will be selected and awarded for the following categories:
AIMS-NEI will extend an invitation to the winning solutions to explore ways to collaborate in validating, implementing or scaling the project’s reach. All winning projects will be recognized through public communications from the AIMS-NEI, IDRC and the World Bank Group and may be mentioned as part of a high-profile international event where the BD4D network will participate.
The prizes will be awarded in disbursements, based on a deliverables plan which will be agreed with each team.
How to Apply:
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