The Thomson Reuters Data Prize is part of the MIT $100K Business Plan Contest, but is separate from the competition for the grand prize of $100,000. This used to be called the "Linked Data Prize," but was renamed in 2012 to encourage a broader use of data in innovative businesses. The Data Prize was created to encourage the use of Big Data, Linked Data, and other innovative uses of data in businesses.
How do we think about data?
Data is a tool to gain further insight or information to enhance a business. We typically think about data as Big Data, Linked Data, and other innovative uses of data.
Big Data is about taking a complex set of data that is too large to use normal database tools to manage. Big Data has historically been used to track consumer behavior and trends, evaluate meteorology, genomics, connectomics, complex physics simulations, biological and environmental research, Internet search, finance and business informatics, according to Wikipedia's "Big data" entry. There is no size requirement for big data, but it must meet the first rule about it being "too large" for databases.
Linked Data is about using the Web to connect related data that wasn't previously linked, or using the Web to lower the barriers to linking data currently linked using other methods. More specifically, Wikipedia defines Linked Data as "a term used to describe a recommended best practice for exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge on the Semantic Web using URIs and RDF." (Source: linkeddata.org)
Other Innovative Uses of Data
Data can be used in many creative ways and the contest seeks to encourage that. If teams feel they use data in a new or better way and that they do not use "Linked" or "Big" data, then they should be encourage to apply for this prize.
Teams must be a registered entrant in the MIT $100K Business Plan Contest, and meet all the related qualifying criteria for that contest. A team can participate in any of the 5 industry tracks for this contest, Segal Family Foundation Emerging Markets, Life Sciences, Mobile, Products & Services, and Web/IT. Any team that applies to the MIT $100K Business Plan Contest can be eligible to win the Thomson Reuters Data Prize. Teams eligible for the prize will be evaluated for innovative use of data against a set of judging criteria. The criteria are listed below. Judging will be done by an esteemed industry panel to determine if the business idea meets the below criteria. Winner(s) will be announced at the Finale on May 15, 2012. Prize awards will be a pool of $10,000. The prize could be given to one or multiple teams.
Teams that qualify for the Thomson Reuters Data Prize will submit an updated 2 page executive summary, an up to 250-word response to the question "how does your business use data in an innovative way?" as well as an optional one "freelance" page to demonstrate use of data in the business. A panel of data and analytics experts will review these materials to determine which team will be awarded the Thomson Reuters Data Prize.
In addition to the standard Business Plan Contest Judging Criteria, the teams that qualify for the Thomson Reuters Data Prize will be evaluated on how innovative their use of data is, how central data is to their business, and how impactful the data is in providing the intended service / benefits to their customers.
Awarding the Thomson Reuters Data Prize
The winning team will be notified via email on May 9th, 2012. A representative from Thomson Reuters will present the Thomson Reuters Data Prize to the team at the MIT $100K Business Plan Finale in Kresge Auditorium on May 15th from 6 – 9pm. If the team is not already a finalist, the Thomson Reuters Data Prize winner will present a 3-minute pitch during the finale event. Please note that if you are not a Track Winner or Wild Card Finalist, winning the Thomson Reuters Data Prize does not make your team eligible to compete for and win the $100K grand prize.…
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aker of resuscitation devices, and Love Grain, a fair-trade food company. AIR developer Kevin Cedrone SM ’10 built his prototype from spare lab parts in just one night after learning that nearly 2 million infants worldwide die annually from breathing-related problems, mostly in developing countries. His prototype attaches to ventilation equipment and measures the rate and pressure of air entering an infant’s lungs. It also signals if users need to speed up or slow down air delivery, or correct the mask seal, among other things. The aim is to provide real-time feedback and long-term data to help improve resuscitation quality, technique, training and equipment.“You take this data, these very low-cost measurements, and turn them into high-value judgments: Is what I’m doing going to save this baby’s life?” he said. “This is a case where cheap measurements become really powerful levers to do things like saving infant lives.” With the IDEAS funds, Cedrone said, his team will travel to Uganda for clinical trials.Love Grain — co-founded by Aleem Ahmed, Caroline Mauldin and Kaia Lai, all students at the MIT Sloan School of Management — aims to benefit Ethiopian farmers by helping them tap into the multibillion-dollar gluten-free market. Their plan is to supply Ethiopian farmers with seed and fertilizer to grow a grain, teff, that Love Grain will then purchase from the farmers and ship to the United States to be made into gluten-free baking mixes, cereals and pastas. Profits will go toward buying more seed and fertilizer for the farmers.“We believe we are changing the value chain to value cycle,” said Ahmed, an MBA student. “This is a model that can be replicated in other countries for farmers facing similar challenges around the world.”Love Grain team members will use their IDEAS funds to travel to Ethiopia with an initial delivery of seed and fertilizer for farmers. Wide variety of innovationsAdditional teams represented a wide variety of innovative ideas, including microbial power generators, waste-management and recycling technology, and even a water-bottle-sharing program. One $7,500 winner, ReFresh, was described by its co-founder, MBA student Sean Grundy, as “the Redbox for beverages.” The project allows someone to check out a reusable water bottle from a vending machine and return it to any other machine, which will sanitize the bottle for reuse. The project aims to reduce the pollution and waste associated with disposable water bottles, Grundy said.Two other MIT Sloan students — David Young and Francisco Aguilar — took home $5,000 for their Bounce Imaging Explorer. Their working prototype is a ball with a built-in camera and sensors that can be thrown into a hazardous space — say, a burning building, a disaster area or a room occupied by gunmen — to transmit panoramic images to a mobile device. “Every day, leaders face the dilemma of whether to send their teams into dangerous spaces or risk failing a mission if they don’t,” said Young, who served in the U.S. Army. “The inability to see around the corner or into space costs lives. … We remain dedicated to saving these lives.”With the IDEAS funds, Young said, the team plans to field-test their device with police partners.Other juried prizes went to teams called PolymerGreen, BlueLight, Increasing Rural Farmers Income, The Universe and More, Hope in Flight, and Biobatts. Three other teams received Community Choice Awards: EducateSyria, LabX, and Aasadeep Projects.
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At Start!, we believe that education should be an intellectual adventure driven by big questions. As children across the globe begin to access online educational resources, we believe that providing an inspirational spark and a supportive network will allow them to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Start! aims to provide the inspiration to enable children to believe in their ideas, and to learn the power that can come from working with others.
Over the past several months, Start! has established connections with several community supporters in order to implement and advance our mission: matching students with mentors as they set out to change their communities and the world. Our three primary community partners are MIT’s Eyewire project; Spokes, a team of MIT and UC Berkeley students dedicated to educating high school students across the United States as they bike coast to coast; and One Laptop per Child, which aims to take affordable, durable laptops into classrooms around the world.
Our project bears a high likelihood of success because of our close connections with our community partners. Claire is director of educational outreach at EyeWire, and is a member of the Spokes team; Sean and Claire have worked closely with software producers at OLPC; and Shivani is involved with a number of humanitarian organizations where we're recruiting mentors for our student-mentor network.
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Claire is a graduating junior at MIT studying brain & cognitive science. She is currently working as director of educational outreach at EyeWire, a citizen science initiative that she cofounded during January of 2011. In her spare time, she loves running with her teammates on the MIT cross country and track teams, and competing in the 3k steeplechase. She believes that there is a pro- found connection between education and cognition, and aims to spend her life discovering that connection and using it to change global education.
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Shivani is a sophomore at MIT studying Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and hopes to become a doctor in communities lacking sufficient medical resources. She has always had a passion for helping kids reach their potential, originally inspired by understanding the different learning needs of her autistic cousins. She has had numerous experiences working in education, from being a Big Brothers Big Sisters men- tor, to tutoring for ReachOut. Outside of volunteering, Shivani enjoys running on the MIT cross country & track teams. She hopes to align her global healthcare goals with her involvement in Start!, and believes that every child has the potential and power to love what they learn.
Amy works at Sebastian Seung‘s computational neuroscience lab at MIT on project EyeWire, a game to map the human brain. She is working to make science universally more accessible and exciting by facilitating the creation of an online global community dedicated to understanding what could be today’s biggest mystery: the mind. Amy is interested in learning what motivates the site’s top users in order to understand how to engage an audience from afar, and works with TED to communicate her findings.
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Spokes is dedicated to revealing the exploratory, self-directed, and boundless nature of learning to students across the US, and will be crossing the country by bike this summer in order to do so. The team is partnered for Teach for America, and will be piloting the mentorship network that Start! aims to implement on a global scale. EyeWire is an online community of “citizen neuroscientists” who map neural connections by playing a game. It has been used in a number of educational programs, including MOSTEC and several classes at the BB&N upper school in Cambridge, MA. See student research papers here on the EyeWire wiki, and read about the BB&N program in a recently-published article. OLPC aims to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop. To this end, they have designed hardware, content and software for collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning. With access to this type of tool, OLPC believes that children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together – they become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future.
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The Hult Prize 2012 took 18 regional winning teams all the way to the Global Final in New York City. The city was buzzing with nearly 100 young social entrepreneurs in the making. Each of the 18 teams pitched their new and innovative social enterprises, with the top 6 having the chance to compete for the final. The runner-up in each category is highlighted below.
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