Net Zero Challenge 2021 for Projects Advancing Climate Action Using Open Data ( $1,000 USD Prize)

Net Zero Challenge 2021

Application Deadline: Friday 12th March 2021, 6pm Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco time)

The Net Zero Challenge is an Open Knowledge Foundation project funded by Microsoft and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

The Net Zero Challenge is a global competition to answer the following question

How can you advance climate action using open data ?

The aim is to identify, promote and support innovative, practical and scalable uses of open data that can:

  1. understand climate risks
  2. track climate progress
  3. enable informed climate action, or
  4. evaluate climate impact.

You can apply with a

  • project you are already working on, or
  • concept for something you want to develop in the future.

The first stage of the Net Zero Challenge is a ‘Virtual Pitch Contest’. 

The prize for this ‘pitch’ stage of the Net Zero Challenge is $1,000 USD – to support development of your idea. 

How to Apply

Application can be made here.

All applications must be received by Friday 12th March 2021 at 6pm Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco time). 

Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Applications will be reviewed and a short list of applicants invited to pitch their idea to a panel of experts at a ‘Virtual Pitch Contest’.  

Pitches will take the form of a public 3 minute presentation by video conference, followed by Q&A from our panel of experts. ​

Pitches can be live, or prerecorded. Q&A will be live. 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Net Zero Challenge 2021



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