Big Thinkers. Big Data. Big Opportunity: Announcing The LinkedIn Economic Graph Challeng

at Linkedin Official Blog: “LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Facilitating economic empowerment is a big task that will require bold thinking by smart, passionate individuals and groups. Today, we’re kicking off an initiative that aims to encourage this type of big thinking: the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge.
The LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge is an idea that emerged from the development of 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.
We are launching the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge to encourage researchers, academics, and data-driven thinkers to propose how they would use data from LinkedIn to solve some of the most challenging economic problems of our times. We invite anyone who is interested to submit your most innovative, ambitious ideas. In return, we will recognize the three strongest proposals for using data from LinkedIn to generate a positive impact on the global economy, and present the team and/or individual with a $25,000 (USD) research award and the resources to complete their proposed research, with the potential to have it published….
We look forward to your submissions! For more information, please visit the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge website….”