Contest of Ideas C.O.D.E. extended until October 31 (inclusive)

20 October 2017

Would you like to see Ukraine's energy sector as transparent and open as possible? Then submit your ideas to C.O.D.E., a contest of ideas for open data services in the energy sector!
Everybody should embrace every opportunity for change, especially if the change concerns the domestic energy sector. We, the DiXi Group think tank, acting within the USAID Transparent Energy project, extend the application acceptance deadline for the contest until October 31 (inclusive). Submit your online application for the contest now at!
Following the results of the contest, DiXi Group will provide support for the best ideas to ensure their further implementation. Do not miss your chance, because the total fund for realization of ideas is USD 30,000.
Why is it worth taking part in the contest? 
We all now live on the verge of change and emergence of new forms of synergy between citizens and the state. The purpose of our contest is to create and launch products and solutions to help citizens better understand what is happening in the energy sector, receive online information in understandable format, and respond to violations.
For all potential participants, the C.O.D.E. contest is:
1) unique experience in creating services and products that are able to change Ukraine's energy industry;
2) opportunity to gain the skills of managing open data in the energy sector and add an excellent promising project to the personal portfolio;
3) opportunity to get media support for your project;
3) opportunity to join the team that is striving to introduce new approaches to the energy sector in Ukraine.

What data should you use? 
We expect you to come up with bright ideas as to the development of services, visualizations and other tools, products which use any set of data existing in the energy sector. To develop your ideas, we suggest that you use the information and data sets posted in the Energy Map of Ukraine (, on the websites of the Ministry of Energy of Coal Industry and the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission. At the same time, we do not limit you to these resources and we are open to all ideas and proposals.
What should the winners expect? 
The organizers intend to support one to three successful projects. If necessary (e.g., due to a great number of proposals), a second qualification stage may be announced to decide the winner, of which the applicants will be notified in advance.
How will the results be judged? The submitted ideas will be assessed against the following criteria:
Significance (the audience that can be covered by the realization of the idea) - up to 25 points;
Correspondence to the goal and task of the contest (the extent to which realization of the idea will make the Ukrainian energy sector more understandable for ordinary citizens, will make information on the energy industry more accessible and closer to the consumers) - up to 40 points;
Feasibility (a potential project based on the proposed idea can be implemented and give the first outcomes in the near future and within the total available financing; the team has a potential to implement the project) - up to 35 points.
Following the Contest results, the contest commission will issue a rating of the projects and declare the winners.


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