UP Singapore Data Sandbox
Data is everywhere. As the technology in our mobile devices, transport systems, purchasing mechanics and just about everything else in our daily lives becomes digitized, the capture of data allows us to identify new trends in our lives and cities. It gives us a more accurate understanding of how we behave and where we can improve our infrastructure to make Singapore a smarter and more livable city.
There a many variants of data out there. Public sector information (PSI) is non-sensitive, non personally identifiable information produced and/or collected by a public sector institution or agency. Weather data would be a good example of this.
However, not all data are created equal. One of the sensitivities with making previously unreleased data available is the issue of privacy. The data we are using has been anonymized before release.
UP Singapore has collected a significant amount of data from government agencies, private companies, and educational institutions, to create the largest digital sandbox Singapore has ever seen. This will be exclusively available for two days only during our Urban Prototyping weekend (22-24 June) for participants to explore and experiment with.
We are actively collecting additional datasets for the sandbox, with a special emphasis on datasets related to the following fields: Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability (LOHAS), Education, Tourism, Creative Arts, and Community Engagement.
Participants will use the sandbox to create innovative solutions to urban challenges in Singapore. The most successful solutions will be presented at World Cities Summit and be eligible for funding of up to S$250,000.
You can find the list of datasets that will be released at the Urban Prototyping Weekend and FAQs about them on our datawiki. As new datasets are made available to us, they will be added to this list.
Get started today by raising your own pitch or voting for the project you want to work on now! Visit here for more details (powered by Pigeonhole Live). Deadline for pitching and voting has been extended to Friday, 22 June, 9am.
Contact Alek Cannan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.