Open Seventeen Spring 2018
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 spring, the challenge targets “SDG #3: Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All at All Ages”, and it is run in collaboration with Be He@lthy, Be Mobile, a joint program between the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
starts the week of
March 30, 2018
Course Ends on
April 26, 2018
The coaching program is designed to help you take a project from idea to implementation and to scale. It is a hands-on, learning and mentoring program to help you design and implement solutions to a public interest problem using civic technology. At the ends of the program you should have a:
Clear understanding of the problem you are trying to solve and its underlying causes; Compelling theory of change and a solution narrowly tailored to fit the problem; Strategy to engage with people and data; Prototype of your solution and the roadmap to user-test it; Clear and persuading pitch of your project.
5 2-hour long online sessions and offline one-on-one coaching sessions with each team
Francois Grey is a physicist by training, with a background in nanotechnology and a passion for citizen science. Since September 2014, he is Invited Professor at the University of Geneva and Manager of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, a partnership between CERN, the United Nations Institute of Training and Research and...
Dinorah Cantu coordinates the GovLab Academy, an online institute aimed at helping government and social innovators take innovative projects from idea to implementation. Under her direction, the Academy has worked with over five hundred innovators from more than 30 countries online and off over the last two years.
Anirudh Dinesh conducts research on governance innovation. He is a member of the team designing and piloting experiments for new models of public engagement, what the GovLab calls people-led innovation, to improve the legitimacy and effectiveness of policy making and solve urgent problems.
Ms Rosy Mondardini, managing director of the ETH/UZH Citizen Science Center, focused her intervention on the data generated by citizens and how this kind of data can play a role for the SDGs. She explained that citizen science describes the collaboration between citizens and scientists on scientific research.