Deadline for Application
In the application, you will briefly introduce yourself, your motivations, and pitch your idea. You can apply as individual or as a team (one application per team, max 5 persons).Apply Here
Open Seventeen is a prize-backed challenge to reward and invest in those developing innovative and implementable projects that leverage OPEN DATA and CROWDSOURCING to tackle the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This fall, the challenge targets plastic pollution, and it is run in collaboration with UN Environment (UNEP).
All accepted participants receive intensive mentoring and coaching to help transform their ideas into impactful projects, and become part of a global community of civic innovators. On successful completion of the O17, they may be eligible for travel grants to Geneva (Switzerland) to attend international events such WSIS Forum 2020 and AI for Good.
The competition is open to undergraduate students from any field and region, who have a bold idea for how to tackle plastic pollution, and who are currently registered at a University. Students may sign up as individuals or as a team (max 5 persons).
Application Deadline is 27 October 2019. Online coaching will take place over six weekly 2-hour interactive sessions, in Nov-Dec 2019. Coaching will include guest experts from UniGe, NYU, and from international organizations (exact dates/times will be communicated to successful applicants).
The Challenge is co-organized by Citizen Cyberlab at University of Geneva, the Citizen Science Centre Zurich (University of Zurich and ETH Zurich), and the Governance Lab at New York University, with the support of the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative.
Selected participants will follow a 5 weeks long coaching developed by The GovLab at NYU, in collaboration with Citizen Cyberlab and the Citizen Science Center Zurich. The coaching sessions will start on the week of November 4, 2019. The coaching happens online, 2h per week, with mentors from academia and partnering International Organizations (dates/times will be communicated to successful applicants).