The urban environment shows an increasingly visible tension between opportunities and challenges of mobility and health, between participation and privacy. With the dominance of digital information flows and the call for transparency, we are right in the middle of Open Data.
Solutions and opportunities for smart applications that are of great significance for urban livability, mobility, health, culture and participation data are the subject of the Living Date City Challenge.
This contest is a challenge and a call for developers, designers, marketers, industry experts but also hackers, artists and engineers.
The Living Data City Challenge consists of four phases:
- Get Challenges
- Ideation – Creation
- Pitching Concepts
- Develop – Deploy
For the first phase residents, organizations and governments of Dutch municipalities were asked about their most promising and urgent challenges and opportunities.
In addition, smart data mining technology is used to analyze an extra dimension data via social media in urban society.
Using the internet challenges will initially be launched and selected through voting and discussions and picked up by virtual teams.
In the creative phase developers, designers, marketers, industry experts and hackers, artists and engineers mobilized to devise solutions in a team to build prototypes.
The apotheosis of this is a hackathon the weekend before the conference. During this hackathon teams go to work in a friendly league to make an impression with the best idea and the most promising effect on the jury.
The best three concepts go through to the next round.
The conference participants are already weeks in advance challenged to specify their policy agenda for a budget for investing in solutions.
The pitches are startup concepts for practical solutions, waiting for the problem owners to embrace the concepts and to provide seed capital.
Through collaboration between stakeholders to initiate investments are spread over more organizations and encourage cooperation.
The development and implementation of the application is a phase where focus and energy is desired. Intensive process and quality coaching, and an agile development culture should enable a quick launch.