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EU DATATHON 2020

Published on 06/03/2020 (last modified 06/03/2020)

Fourth edition is launched!

European Commission have just launched the fourth edition of the EU Datathon. The competition aims to show the potential of public data produced by EU institutions, as well as to promote innovation and digital transformation opportunities by using open data.

Who can participate?
The EU Datathon 2020 is open worldwide to anyone who is interested in creating a profit or non-profit (social) business model through data exploration and/or in creating open data prototype products based on open and public data.
You should create a team composed of one or more individuals (up to 4), one or more companies or one or more other legal entities.
Finalists from previous EU Datathons can only participate with a new project for this year’s competition. The EU Datathon 2020 is not open to staff working in the EU institutions, agencies, bodies and partnering organisations.

 
What are the challenges?
To take part, teams should propose the development of an innovative mobile or web application using open data. The datathons will gather teams from all over Europe working on four challenges:

  • A European Green Deal
  • An economy that works for people
  • A new push for European democracy
  • Europe fit for the digital age

Each team can submit a proposal in any or all of the four challenges, but with only one proposal per challenge.  

Timeline
The competition is published on the EU Datathon 2020 website of the Publications Office and the Funding & Tenders Portal on 19 February 2020.
The competition starts with explanatory webinars addressing the different challenges that will allow potential participants to learn more about the available datasets and obtain information.
Deadline to submit proposals with project descriptions is 3rd May 2020 at 23:59:59 on the following link

To find out more, join or follow the event please visit the EU Datathon website.
To follow and engage with the EU Dataton2020 news on Twitter: @EU_opendata, @euinmyregion with the hashtags #EUdatathon and #ideas4EU