Eligibility Criteria


The Challenge is open to all and will accept entries that meet the following criteria:

  • Must be submitted in English.
  • On time: Late solutions will not be entertained.
  • Complete: No missing documentation or unanswered questions.
  • Topical: Solutions must directly relate to challenge goals, funding requirements and utilize credible open data from the Government of Kosovo(KEPA/KHMI/NIPH) and other credible, vetted open data from national and international institutions. Data from sensors and other sources is allowed, but must be contextualized against Government of Kosovo data.
  • Size: The Challenge is open to individual applicants, teams of individuals, and organizations of all sizes. We encourage applications from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and innovators.
  • Government Partnership: All solutions must propose a government partner to implement the project.
  • Local Presence: All competitors must use Challenge grant funds to implement a solution in Kosovo. This being said, international applications are acceptable as long as applicants either already have a presence in Kosovo or must demonstrate they have a Kosovar partner (supporting partnership documentation is required).


The Challenge particularly encourages proposals from private sector firms, women, and underserved minorities.


Judging Criteria


All eligible entries will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Criterion 1: Use and Analysis of Open Data
  • Criterion 2: Actionable Information
  • Criterion 3: Accessibility
  • Criterion 4: Potential Impact
  • Criterion 5: Market Potential
  • Criterion 6: Communications and Outreach Strategy


For more detailed information on Judging Criteria, please refer to the Information Package.

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