Northern Ireland a competition was launched for innovative ideas on how to use Open Data for educational purposes. The competition welcomes all applicants who use (Northern Irish) Open Data in the development of new education tools for schools, either in primary or secondary education. To fully exploit the breadth of Open Data, proposals from all subjects of the Northern Irish curriculum are welcome. The best idea(s) will be awarded with up to £20,000 to develop their ideas into a working app.
The competition is divided in two phases correlating with the development stage of the idea. In the first phase, six applicants are chosen based on a written proposal of their idea. These applicants are awarded £2,500 and 6 weeks to develop their idea into a prototype. In the second phase, two of the six prototypes are selected to be further developed into a fully working teaching resource within 15 weeks and with £20,000. The closing day for applications is 28 September 2016. Would you like to participate with a winning idea? Read more about the award by following the link below.