OPEN DATA CHALLENGE

Challenge for proposing innovative and cost efficient ideas/solutions for simple and user-friendly public access to city/municipal climate change-related data, and for improving the management of this data.

If you wish to help your city/municipality to introduce or improve its data base, monitoring and management of climate-related data and make it open and easily accessible to the public.

INTERACTIVE CHALLENGE TIMELINE

IDEATION
phase /
CALL FOR
IDEAS
INCUBATOR and
TESTING phase
Final
AWARDS
EVALUATION phase
and AWARDING
best ideas
EVALUATION
of implemented
ideas

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The eligible applicants are:

  • Serbian cities and municipalities above 20.000 inhabitants (based on Census 2011);
  • Civil society organisations, registered local community groups, private companies and research organisations registered in Serbia can also apply, but only as part of the consortia with the Serbian cities and municipalities. Cities/municipalities will be the Lead partner that is responsible for submitting application and using awards.

 

We are looking for beneficiary-centred, scalable, open, transparent and innovative solutions. The proposed solution needs to take into account the obligatory energy management system and the EMIS software (when applicable) as one of its core components and data sources for any energy related data, but can complement and suggest amendments to it, both for the energy related data and for expanding it to other CSUD related sectors (transportation, waste, agriculture, industries etc).

FAQ
    • What is the Climate Smart Urban Development (CSUD) Open Data Challenge?

Climate Smart Urban Development (CSUD) Open Data Challenge is a call for innovations addressed to Serbian cities and municipalities to think of how they can contribute to the development of climate resilient local communities through improving municipal data management, in order to stimulate local development and improve the quality of life of citizens.

    • What are the sectors proposed for the Open Data Challenge?

Data bases and data management systems have to include climate change relevant sectors such as energy, transportation, waste, agriculture, industry etc. The proposed solution needs to take into account the obligatory energy management system and the EMIS software (when applicable) as one of its core components and data sources for any energy related data, but can complement and suggest amendments to it, both for the energy related data and for expanding it to other CSUD related sectors.

 

  •  Do ideas have to be at a certain stage to be submitted?

No, ideas do not have to be at a certain stage to be submitted. Judging criteria is based on the extent to which ideas correspond to the objective of the challenge and potential of the idea with the feasibility of its implementation.

    • In the case of a consortium, who can serve as a Lead Applicant, and what are the responsibilities?

Cities/municipalities will be the Lead applicant that is responsible for submitting application and using awards. Civil society organisations, registered local community groups, private companies and research organisations registered in Serbia can also apply, but only as part of the consortia with the Serbian cities and municipalities.

    • Are there limitations on what the innovation awards may be used for by the winning applicants?

We recommend to applicants to use innovation award for the costs of eligible hardware, consultancy, maintenance and improving of the data management systems. Innovation award should not be used to pay for un-related administrative and overhead expenses, or to compensate existing employees.

    • What language does Application form need to be in?

The official language of the competition is Serbian. However, a short Project description has to be in English. In the case the project idea passes technical review applicant will be asked to submit application form in English.

    • How do I submit my Application form?

Application form will be send through the website www.inovacije.klimatskepromene.rs. Please remember to send all the submitted documents in the PDF, JPG or Docx version only.

    • Who do I contact if I need help?

You can send us an email to otvorenipodaci@klimatskepromene.rs.

Evaluation criteria
EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR PROJECT IDEA
CriteriaMaximum scoreDescription
The Challenge10

To which extent proposed project address the challenge?

Innovation30

Is this a significant improvement on an available data sets used, or is this a new way to make an existing data available to the targeted group (local community, women, youth or a marginalized community)?

  • Testability within the challenge program duration will also be evaluated
  • Foreseen data coverage and data accuracy (sectors to be covered – e.g. energy, transport, waste management etc.)
Project management10

Does the applicant have the management capacities, relevant skills and resources to implement the project successfully within the timeframe?

Detail explanation of experience and prior references of the proposing team, how they relate to the stated challenge and the proposed solution, have to be provided.

What is the extent to which climate change related data are already collected and systematically stored by the applicant city/municipality?

Impact40

What is the cost-efficiency of the proposed solution (incl. the required human and other resources for maintenance and regular updates, and staff training)? What is the added benefit of the solution for the citizens, environment, municipalities?

How the proposed solution increases the demand for and availability of quality data? Does it improve the technical capacity to improve data management in the targeted self-government?

How the proposed solution is compatible with the existing national, regional (e.g. Western Balkan region etc.) and European information systems and solutions? In which way, the proposed solution address the challenge themes and does it prioritize impact on youth, women and/or marginalized groups and how?

What is the level of replicability and potential for scaling up the proposed idea?

Project Budget10

Are the proposed costs realistic? Describing how the costs are planned against the proposed activities and goals.

Eventual co-financing commitments already provided to test the solution will be additionally scored.

Total100 
EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR FINAL AWARD
CriteriaMaximum scoreDescription
The Challenge / Innovation20

Was the project managed in a way to successfully deliver results and address the Innovation Challenge?

  • Significant improvement on available data sets or entirely new way to make an existing and new data available, data management will be evaluated
  • Compatibility with the existing national data management systems of relevance (e.g. EMIS, environmental management system of the Agency for Environmental Protection etc.) is obligatory.
Partnerships30

The number and level of partnerships established and benefits generated

New and emerging partnership opportunities as result of the project activities

Impact30

Contribution to the development of local GHG inventory (percentage)

Number of sectors included in the open data system relevant for CSUD project (e.g. energy, transport, waste management etc.)

Social Impact - easy access and positive impact that final solution had on local community (end users), especially women, young and marginalized groups (incl. number of socio-economic co-benefits created)

Data demand and use – increased demand for and availability of quality data

Sustainability20

The project demonstrated sufficient support and interest from potential users

The basis for project upscaling created

Replicability potential

Total100