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Apply for the Ebbe Nielsen Challenge 2021 and be among the lucky winners to claim up to €20,000 in prizes.

The Challenge has opened with the aim of recognizing innovative entries that leverage biodiversity data and tools from the GBIF network to advance open science.

Application Deadline:  August 2, 2021

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Benefits

Winners get rewards of up to €20,000 in prizes.

Eligibility

The Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, and governmental agencies and their employees.

The Challenge is not open to:

  • Current staff members at the GBIF Secretariat. 
  • Individuals currently contracting directly with the GBIF Secretariat
  • Members of the GBIF Science Committee
  • Heads of Delegation to GBIF.

Requirements/Specifications

The judges and GBIF Secretariat staff must be able to

  • Access and operate or review the submission at no cost
  • Operate it on readily available hardware (if the submission is a stand-alone application)
  • Repeat any processes or routines, if the submission is a script or other automated solution

Other rules and requirements here

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Application Instructions

Complete the entry form here

About the Swiss Africa Business and Innovation Initiative

The Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is an open-ended challenge with the aim of recognizing innovative entries that leverage biodiversity data and tools from the GBIF network to advance open science. 

The Challenge honours the memory of Dr Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen, an inspirational leader in the fields of biosystematics and biodiversity informatics and a principal founder of GBIF.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Submission Period: 20 January 2021 – 2 August 2021 

Judging Period: 3 August–30 September 2021

Winners Announced: October 2021

  • An expert jury will judge entries on their openness and repeatability, relevance and novelty and present a selected pool of winners.

    Evaluation Criteria includes:

    • Openness and repeatability
    • Applicability
    • Novelty 

    Winners will be announced at the 28th GBIF Governing Board meeting.

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Babajide is a content writer and site admin at Camberene. He majored in zoology and is also a tech enthusiast proficient in the use of python, R and other data analytics tools.

Babajide is looking into using machine learning and artificial intelligence in the near future.