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The Aspen Tech Policy Hub’s $75,000 prize competition will fund unique and innovative projects that make meaningful progress towards ending information disorder. The prize competition builds on the work of the Aspen Institute Commission on Information Disorder, which released a report last month with 15 recommendations to help government, private industry, and civil society increase transparency and understanding, build trust, and reduce harms.
Project teams are invited to identify a particular recommendation from the Commission’s Final Report and propose a new, untested solution that would specifically help accomplish this goal. Possible deliverables might include new technologies, policy proposals, inventions, research projects, and other innovative approaches to solving information disorder. Creativity is encouraged; projects should not feel constrained by these sample deliverables.
Up to 5 semi-finalists will be awarded $5,000 each to develop prototypes of their deliverables over an 8-week period, after which 1 team will be awarded a $75,000 grand prize towards executing its proposed idea.
Applications are open through January 10, 2022.