Using Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.
It all begins with an idea, and a serious passion for creating a better world.
Do you want to learn how to leverage AI and Analytics to bring sustainable growth to businesses, communities, and organizations of all sizes?
Whether you’re an aspiring business strategist, developer, policymaker, data scientist, entrepreneur, researcher, or designer, the Smarter & Sustainable Economies Challenge is for you. Students and alumni of all backgrounds are welcome to participate – no technical experience needed!
This challenge will amp up your Analytics and AI skills so that you can be influential in the real world. We will help you develop your ideas to contribute to a smarter & sustainable world.
Benefit from Microsoft mentorship, job opportunities, an invitation to C2 in May in Montreal and a number of other prizes!
Smarter and sustainable economies are no longer a concept of the far future. Institutions are increasingly embracing Data, Analytics and AI to develop valuable insights, which can improve service efficiency, foster public health and community safety, optimize transportation routes, reach new markets effectively, and enhance the user experience across all areas of society, among a world of other possibilities. Your mission is to leverage AI and Analytics to create smarter and sustainable economies. Develop an idea to solve pressing issues within one of our four pillars by using Microsoft’s Cloud and AI tools. Convince the Microsoft expert team of your solution and win amazing prizes!
“Anything that could give rise to smarter-than-human intelligence—in the form of Artificial Intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, or neuroscience-based human intelligence enhancement – wins hands down beyond contest as doing the most to change the world. Nothing else is even in the same league.”
—Eliezer Yudkowsky (American AI researcher – Friendly AI)
An incredible opportunity to participate in C2 Montreal. A major event for the meeting of business and creativity.
- All semi-finalist participants are invited.
- The finalists will make their pitch on stage.
- An excellent opportunity for networking.
Each member of the teams selected for the semi-finals will receive an Xbox Ultimate Games Pass.
Each member of the 4 winning teams will receive a Surface Laptop 3 worth $1,500.
The winning teams are all eligible to participate in the Microsoft Start-up Program .