Linkedin is starting a challenge to find the most innovative use of its data. Researchers, academics and data-scientists can submit proposals for research projects. The projects must combine :
- Novelty: Takes into account the thoughtfulness and originality of the entry, including its unique approach to taking advantage of data from the Economic Graph.
- Impact: Considers the potential benefits to the region, country and the world, as well as the extensibility of the proposal.
- Feasibility: This criterion will weigh the practicality of the submission, measuring the likelihood it can be researched and implemented within a reasonable time period and the types of data from LinkedIn that will be necessary for the proposed research.
Up to 3 candidates will win a $25 000 research award. Submissions are opened until December 15, 2014. Good luck to the contestants!