42 original ideas seek to pass to the final
During 6 weeks - 9 April to May 23 - participants have been presenting its proposals for the first phase of the challenge. In this first phase was only necessary to provide a detailed description of an original idea, where it was used at least a set of data generated by public administrations national or international and published under license open.
The result has been 42 proposals of great quality, fruit of the work of private citizens (45% of the proposals) and multidisciplinary teams (55% of proposals) that have launched their creativity to search for innovative solutions to the challenge proposed. Although most proposals come from Spain, also participated teams since Austria or United Kingdom.
The solutions provided shows a great variety area. There are many ways to boost efficiency in the agri-food sector, forestry and rural development, from improving crop management, to promote the settlement active rural environment. This know very well participants in the Challenge, which have proposed solutions to optimize irrigation, reducing energy consumption, prevent flooding, boosting rural tourism or encourage entrepreneurship in rural areas, especially in the areas facing demographic challenge greater. In addition, many of the solutions combine data open with new technologies such as artificial intelligence, laser scanners (HYPERSPECTRAL), the use of drones or blockchain.
Include 38% of proposals is presented by women or by teams that have any women among its members. While there is increasing women involved in the world of data, these data show that there is still work to do to achieve real equality.
A jury of first level to select the finalists
All proposals received will be evaluated by a jury expert, composed of representatives of various associations and agencies:
- Aleida Warden, ministry of Territorial Policy and Public function.
- Savior Luis Soriano, ministry of industry, trade and tourism.
- Maite Ambrós, ministry of agriculture, fisheries and food.
- José Ignacio Sánchez, Red.es.
- Pink gallant, Indicators university.
- Associació Ibáñez, board of Catillano and Lion.
- José Nuño, Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.
- José Luis Miguel de Diego, Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos.
- Martin Álvarez, World Wide Web Consortium.
- Paula Sánchez, association of electronics companies, information technology, telecommunications and Digital content.
- PDG Quirós, multisectoral partnership information.
Cada miembro del jurado asignará un valor de 0 a 10 puntos a cada una de las propuestas recibidas. Los aspectos a valorar serán la relevancia u originalidad de la idea, su calidad y claridad, su viabilidad y su impacto, tanto económico y social, como a la hora de impulsar mejoras en la calidad de vida de las mujeres y/o jóvenes en el medio rural.
10 finalists will fight for the 4,000 prize of €
After the valuation, 10 proposals will move to the second phase, which will begin during the month of July.
In this second phase the teams finalists will have to develop a prototype, which may be a simulation, display, video and multimedia solution. The deadline for submitting the prototype will be four months. The Challenge Brings will culminate in the encounter Provides.
All finalists will have to defend again its proposal before the jury, which shall designate the three awardees. The winner will receive €4,000, while the second and third finalist will receive €3,000 and 2,000 €respectively.