The applications will be marked as per the following criteria:
- Addressing the challenges - How well does the project address the key challenges laid out above?
- Data innovation - How innovative is the use of data as a solution to one of the challenges?
- Partnerships - Are there any partnerships cultivated?
Connections and partnerships with external organisations such as the tourism industry; public sector organisations such as The City of Edinburgh Council; or private organisations such as Festivals Edinburgh or any of the data providers, will be looked upon favourably.
The Data Lab has access to datasets that may support your project. For example, if you attended the Challenge Weekend and used one of the data provider’s datasets during the time, you may be able to access this again to continue with your project. This is subject to agreement with the data providers. The ETIC partners will help you with this process.
Applicants will complete a short form via the online submission platform, Submittable Applicants will have to outline their project overview, deliverables, milestones, risk and potential partnerships. Applications will open on the 26th October 2017 and will close on the 5th January 2018. The applications will be reviewed by a panel including ETAG, Scottish Enterprise and The Data Lab on 22rd January 2018. The final decision will be communicated to the applicants by 26th January 2018.