Enter the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge

November 14, 2014

If you had the right data, what could you do to create economic opportunity for every professional in the world?

Economic Graph Challenge

Since we announced the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge last month, we’ve received strong interest and initial proposals that have us excited about the outcomes of the Challenge. If yours is not one of them, you should get moving. The deadline for submissions is only a month away (midnight Pacific Time on December 15, 2014) and we’re looking to encourage anyone who has the ability to follow up on their big ideas to propose how they would use data from LinkedIn.

Tackling issues around economic improvement is a big initiative and requires big thinking. We understand that the most difficult economic problems need as many great minds as possible to work together to solve them. We created the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge with this in mind.

We are seeking innovative, ambitious proposals that leverage the power of LinkedIn’s Economic Graph. Winning proposals will receive a $25,000 (USD) research award, travel expenses, limited access to data from LinkedIn for research under strict guidelines and the oversight of a LinkedIn employee collaborator, and the potential to publish their research.

LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every one of the three billion members of the global workforce. To help achieve this vision, we continue to develop the Economic Graph, a digital mapping of the global economy, comprised of a profile for every professional, company, job opportunity, the skills required to obtain those opportunities, every higher education organization, and all the professionally relevant knowledge associated with each of these entities. With these elements in place, we can connect talent with opportunity at massive scale.

Join the discussion to help solve some of the most challenging economic problems of our times. We look forward to your submissions!