eGovlab launches its “Apps4eGov Innovation Challenge” with the aim to innovate the delivery of public service. Unique apps that reuse open data and create services to citizens should make our daily lives easier.  The contest is open for all students.

The apps entering the contest should have a meaningful impact on society or improve public service delivery. Solutions can span the spectrum from concept ideation, to prototypes and working demos, to advanced applications ready for use.

“This is an opportunity for young innovators and entrepreneurs to apply their knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity to develop an app concept that focuses on improving the life of the community by providing solutions to disruptive life events,” says Gudrun Paulsdottir, project manager at eGovlab.

Contestants are required to compete with ideas and functional web applications, widgets, mashups, mobile apps and other digital utilities that make use of public data, which runs on any platform.

“We don’t care where contestants come from, as long as they are at least 16 years of age at the time of entry. What matters is that the idea is anchored on a local level: it must be implementable in Sweden,” Gudrun Paulsdottir explains.

Up to three finalists will be selected and will be offered an internship at the eGovlab in order to develop the app with the guidance of experienced developers and the institutional support of the lab.

Submission deadline: May 31st 2014

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