Ideaton Open Data Challenge

Spalah, Divocha str, 6

Start-ups: solve public needs and get real money


We’re continue to receive applications for the Open Data Challenge – a national competition for projects based on open data.  It is really a challenge to create not just an innovative project, but also to use open data for it.  The professional incubation program will be held in Kiev and the prize fund of UAH 1,500,000 (three prize winners of 600, 500 and 400 thousand respectively) will be a worthy award to the participants.

During the two-month incubation program, Open Data Challenge finalists will work on the development of prototypes, business plans, and also test products and services for a group of users.  Participants from other cities are provided with accommodation in Kyiv for the program period.  The audience of the contest: not only IT specialists, but also entrepreneurs, social activists, designers and all who have ideas for using large arrays of open data.  One of the requirements is the development of services and products that will contribute to solving the problems of society.

More information about the contest on the website.

Recall the deadline for submission until June 24.

*** About the organizers and partners of the program

1991 Open Data Incubator is the first non-commercial incubator in Ukraine that helps to turn open public data into start-ups that provide services to Ukrainian citizens, businesses and government bodies.

“Transparency and accountability in public administration and services” is a project that, together with the Ukrainian government, local authorities and citizens, is working to improve the system of public procurement, e-services and access to data to reduce corruption.  The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Government and the Eurasia Foundation together with partners.

State Agency on E-Government of Ukraine is an executive body, engaged in the implementation of e-government.

The Eastern Europe Foundation is a charity non-profit Ukrainian organization that started work in 2008.  The mission is to contribute to the social and economic development of Ukraine, mobilizing resources, strengthening communities and supporting the partnership of society, government and business.  Within the framework of this project, the Eastern Europe Foundation is a partner in the open data and electronic services component.