Updated Apr 05, 2018

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Unite Ideas

A global community of individuals, teams, and organizations to develop & apply open-source technology for social impact. In collaboration with countries, NGOs, and United Nations entities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Unite Ideas platform has supported 18 global data science and opensource software crowdsourcing projects for the SDGs by Academia, Governments, and NGOs. The next phase is to scale-up to 100 open-source projects annually.

Focus Areas:

All Sectors, Environment, Energy and 4 MoreSEE ALL

All Sectors, Environment, Energy, Agriculture Water Management, Processing & Production, Technology and UrbanizationSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Brazil, France, Germany and 6 MoreSEE ALL

Brazil, France, Germany, India, Moldova, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United StatesSEE LESS

9
Countries Implemented In
30,000
Customers
1
Employee
$50,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

The development sector is not fully taking advantage of the latest trends in open source software development which is being adopted at a massive scale across the IT sector globally.

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Solution

Provide a platform for matching global supply and demand of needs and skills for open source software development and data science skills, for sustainable development.

Target Beneficiaries

Governments in developing countries, as well as NGOs and United Nations entities particularly serving developing countries.

Mission and Vision

Become a clearing house for software development for social impact.

Innovation Description

A global online platform to form transnational open source teams dedicated to building custom solutions for the SDGs. The platform has already been proven and the users are satisfied with the results.

Competitive Advantage

The platform does not belong to any Government, nor a specific NGO, Academic Institution, or company, but it is available to them to request a project or to contribute to one. The platform operates under the United Nations supervision with contributions from civil society and countries. This creates trust for users to contribute their software development skills, since they know that the projects are for valid purposes and from credible organizations.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Unite Ideas platform has supported 18 global data science and opensource software crowdsourcing projects for the SDGs by Academia, Governments, and NGOs.
The next phase is to find institutional supporters to scale-up to 100 open-source projects annually.

Milestones