Open Data Climate Action Challenge is on! Derilinx is part of the organising committee

Deadline to submit applications extended to May 10th!

The Dublin Region Open Data Climate Action Challenge seeks innovative ideas and applications that use open data to drive climate action. Entry is open to companies/organisations, individuals and teams of all ages and backgrounds through completing a short application form.

Derilinx have been providing support and maintenance for Smart Dublin Open Data portal and related Open Data projects since 2015. After last year’s success with the Active Travel Challenge competition, we are delighted to be involved once again on this year’s Climate Action Challenge as a member of the organising committee and project mentor.

Watch this short video to find out more.

Who are the organises? 

This challenge is organised by Smart Dublin, the Climate Action Offices of the Dublin Local Authorities (DLAs): Fingal, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, South Dublin and Dublin City; the Dublin Metropolitan Climate Action Regional Office (CARO), Codema, and Derilinx. Funding is provided by these organisations and from DPER’s Open Data Engagement Fund.

Why this Challenhttps://data.gov.ie/pages/open-data-engagment-fundge?

Human induced climate change is perhaps the most pressing challenge of our times. With the organising committee heavily involved in the Open Data world, we know that environment-related data can be used to raise awareness of climate issues and inspire climate action. Some of this data, for example on emissions, wether trends, flooding or air quality, can be accessed as Open Data on the Dublin Region and National open data portals and we are looking for analyses, models, interactive maps and applications that use Open Data to drive impact. All proposals which use Open Data to support climate action are most welcome and the application process is relatively light touch.

How does it work?

Applications are shortlisted, and those who participate through in the eight week challenge receive €1,000 to take part- as well as engagement, support and advice from the organisers as their projects develop. At the end of the Challenge the most innovative, engaging and practical solutions are awarded: first prize of €5,000; second prize of €3,000; and third prize €2,000.

Where do I find out more?

For more information and to apply, visit the Challenge landing page where you will find a link to the application form. We want to hear from you!

Last year’s competition was focused on Active Travel. All competing projects used Open Data to support and promote walking, cycling and being active as an alternative to motorised travel. The showcase and prize-giving event was held on 15th Jul 2021. You can read about the projects and watch the recorded showcase webinar here.

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