World Challenge Finland 2018

The World Challenge Criteria

Prospective teams will submit their project proposal via the World Challenge Finland 2018 website by the 3rd of August. The Europa Challenge Board will accept the project proposal or provide additional guidance for acceptance. Acceptance will be communicated to the project team via email to all team members and their mentor. Teams outside of Europe are welcome to participate! Finals are in Helsinki in the end of August, 2018.

Open Source Project

All final project submittals must use an open source license.

Project Code Release

A projects' software code will not be made public during development. The official code release date is the 3rd of August 2018 at which time the project teams will make their code public. This can be via,, or other publicly accessible website, such as the participating University or business website.

Short Project Video

Teams must also submit a short video, no longer than 3-minutes, showing the application in action and highlighting the core functionalities; deadline August 3rd, 2018.

Project Webpage

You will need a webpage that describes your project, with some screenshots and a link to your code repository, documentation and your video; deadline 3rd of August 2018.

Project Goal

The software application may address any number of issues: conflict management, education, health, ecology, etc.

Project Evaluation Criteria

20 points – Sophistication:
Level of difficulty, number of functions, data accessibility, degree of challenge to data analysis.

20 points – Performance:
Given the amount of data being digested and viewed, in 3D and more intensely in 4D, does the performance appear effective at delivering that data? The more data being managed, the more impressive the program’s ability to deliver it, i.e., 4D > 3D alone.

20 points – User Interface:
Intuitive, efficient, allowing control over data selection, time series, etc.

20 points – Website:
Documentation sufficient and effective.

10 points – Idea:
How compelling is the application purpose? Do you see the application providing significant value to the community being served?

10 points – Outreach:
Any coordination with other University departments, outside agencies or the actual user community?

Project Judging

Judges for the World Challenge include the World Challenge Board and the mentor from each of the projects. A mentor may not judge their own project nor any project from their own school. The top teams will each receive the World Challenge crystal bull award.

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