Specifically, the challenge aims to empower vulnerable urban populations in three specific areas: financial services; access to services and amenities; and policy discussions and decision-making.
There are a number of qualifiers:
- This is a datathon, so the desired solution must be rooted in and make use of open source data sets
- The solution must be focused on cities in ASEAN member states
- The prize money will be used to test and scale up the proposed solution
Building back smarter
Smart Cities Datathon 2021 is accepting entries from now until May 31, and is open to startups, students, researchers and corporate partners around the world.
Up to five finalists will get the chance to pitch their proposals to an online judging panel.
This panel will be made up of representatives from: ADB, the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Amazon Web Services, UN-Habitat, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, Ramboll, and the Bandung City Government.
Smart Cities Datathon 2021 is supported by the ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Trust Fund (AASCTF).
To apply, or for more information, vist the ADB’s challenge website.