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Apply Now: $10 Million for COVID-19 Response Data Science Solutions

By Wayan Vota on July 7, 2020

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The novel coronavirus global pandemic is affecting global society in profound ways and will require new and innovative approaches. Beyond the impacts on public health, the COVID-19 crisis is likely to have severe economic repercussions.

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Supply chains are being disrupted, businesses are suffering losses, workers are facing unemployment, and too many people lack the savings or credit to weather an economic downturn.

What are inclusive and resilient COVID-19 Digital Responses to growth to ensure that talent, innovation, and our communities can become stronger in times of stress?

$10 Million Data Science Challenge

The $10 million data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge is an open call for breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive especially in the wake of COVID-19’s economic impact, in three target areas:

  • Jobs of Tomorrow: How can we use data science to help workers remain secure in precarious times? Can data insights predict trends in the labor market and connect and prepare workers for the jobs of tomorrow?
  • Access to Capital: How can data science enable microentrepreneurs to gain access to capital? How can data science help us identify micro and small businesses with the potential to grow? How can data insights rethink creditworthiness and unlock capital for high potential business owners
  • Economic Security: How can data and analytics help connect neighborhoods to the resources and networks they need to access opportunity, including quality education, affordable housing and childcare, decent jobs, and transportation?

You can use any type of datasets in developing your solution, ranging from internal proprietary data to global open data. These may include data on your day-to-day operations, information generated from machine or human processes, structured, unstructured, or semi-structured text data.

Apply Now! Deadline is July 17, 2020

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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6 Comments to “Apply Now: $10 Million for COVID-19 Response Data Science Solutions”

  1. I’m very much interested in this opportunity.

  2. Hi, can I get grant for our project in Uganda, for maize mill process 50TPD/24hr.
    GBP 450000-650000.
    We are great full

  3. FALALU junaidu says:


  4. Abduljala says:

    Can u assist me by granting me the funds for my business progect in kaduna Nigeria for suyabeans farming

  5. Joseph Chege says:

    Fund me

  6. Enekwechi Theresa A says:

    I have a company T.A. Odume Enterprises and Heppulus Keren Ventures both registered with Cooperate Affairs Commission. I am into Consultancy, General Services, Catering and Event Management. Because of the Corona Virus 19, the business is grounded but I promise that if a grant is given, I will offer good benefit to investors with job creation