Launching the Website of the Contest 'Open Data in Russia'

3 september 2015

The website publishes key information for participants of the Contest, including tender documents and description of the Contest stages and introduces panel members and experts that will assist to teams in implementing projects. The registration of participants is opened on the website.

The National Contest 'Open Data in Russia' is held under the auspices of the Open Government in partnership with the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.

The Contest will help unblock the social and economic potential of open state and municipal data, promote free and effective cooperation between owners and consumers of open data and involvement of everyone who is interested in the processes of creation and use of innovative products and services that utilize open data.

The practical outcomes of the Contest will be innovative, socially significant applications and services based on open data, with well-thought-out business models and growth strategies.

Students, IT companies and independent software developers, analysts, designers and all those who are interested in trying their hands at creating socially significant products are invited to the Contest. A free online course on open data will be launched at the same time as the Contest is announced. Teams participating in the Contest will get help from mentors, IT professionals and analysts, business angels, venture capital investors, representatives of federal and regional executive authorities.

The qualification stage of the Contest will be held as simultaneous hackathons in Russian regions.  Teams that win in the qualification stage will each be given a month to turn their projects into fully-fledged products under the guidance of mentors and present them to the Contest’s panel during the finals. The results of the Contest will be tallied up and winners will get their awards at the First Russian National Summit Open Data 2015 that will be held in December 2015.