IBM: Call for Code Global Challenge

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Deadline: Jul 31, 2020

Grant amount: Up to US $200,000

Fields of work: Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Climate Change Resilience Technology Access & Digital Literacy

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group, For-Profit Business, Individuals

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Age restriction: At least 18 years of age

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Accept the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge

Mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and climate change by creating sustainable solutions using open source technology. Get the details on the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge, understand its two tracks, and start building today.

What is Call for Code?

Created by David Clark Cause with Founding Partner IBM, and in partnership with the United Nations Human Rights and The Linux Foundation, Call for Code is the largest tech-for-good challenge of its kind.

Call for Code asks innovators to create practical, effective, and high-quality applications based on one or more IBM Cloud™ services (for example, web, mobile, data, analytics, AI, IoT, or weather) that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues.

This year the competition will have two tracks. One track is for solutions that help halt and reverse the impact of climate change. The second track is for solutions to mitigate the impact of global pandemics like COVID-19 on communities around the world. Winning solutions are deployed in communities that need the most help.


Submissions will be judged equally across 4 primary criteria which evaluate whether the solution solves a real-world problem and uses technology effectively.

Completeness and transferability

How fully has the idea been implemented? Can it achieve an impact in the field? Can it be transferred elsewhere?

Effectiveness and efficiency

Does the solution address a high priority area? Does it achieve its goal effectively and efficiently? Can it scale?

Design and usability

How good is the design, user experience, and ease of use of the solution? How quickly can it be put to use?

Creativity and innovation

How unique was the approach to solving a long-standing or previously intractable problem?

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.