Projects will be judged on whether they represent a substantive new and innovative contribution. We are looking for completely new products, technologies, or services or improvements to existing solutions, combining or implementing these in new ways.
2. Likely societal (social, environmental or economic) impact in relation to the challenge problem
Projects will be judged on the extent to which they can demonstrate how they would have a concrete social impact in relation to the challenge problem. Projects will need to:
- be able to give an account of the likely impact on the challenge problem. For instance by providing a logical reason, or set of reasons, for why their products/service could have impact on the challenge problem, and why that would be an improvement on the current situation; and
- ideally gather data openly to demonstrate the product or service making an impact.
3. Extent of use of open data and how effectively this has been incorporated into the project
Projects will be judged on their use of open data, in particular:
- the extent to which it is incorporated into their product / service, and
- how effectively it is used in the service, and in relation to criteria 1, whether this is an innovative use of open data
- the extent to which new open data sources are generated as a (by)product of their project
You must also include at least one source of government open data in your submission.
4. Potential market for, and sustainability of, an ongoing business
Projects will be judged on how well they have tailored their product or service to a potential market and how well they have understood the opportunities in this market. The extent to which teams can show the potential and/or specific opportunity for growth and the development of a sustainable business model will also be considered. Whether the solutions are easy to understand and affordable for consumers will also be taken into consideration.