The Open Contracting Partnership, in collaboration with the Open Data Institute and funding support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, invites applications to its first ever global Open Contracting Innovation Challenge, which seeks to inspire and uncover the next great ideas in open contracting.
Applications are open to entrepreneurs, government innovators, data journalists, civic technologists, hackers, open data enthusiasts, and citizen activists who understand the huge impact that better, smarter and fairer government contracting can have on people’s lives.
The organisation seeks original innovations that strengthen the integrity and effectiveness of public procurement and having data at its core. It must also be sustainable beyond the goal of the challenge and have a great team behind it.
Also accepted by the organisers are projects that detect and prevent fraud and corruption, create fairer competition, deliver better value for money for governments and drive effective goods and service delivery for citizens.
Six finalists will get $5,000 and mentoring to incubate their ideas while the grand prize winner of $30,000 will be showcased at the Open Contracting 2017 global meeting in November.
A special award will also be given for the best government innovation.
Applications for the Open Contracting Innovation Challenge are open until May 24, 2017
Further information can be obtained at http://challenge.open-contracting.org