// Shield in the cloud innovation challenge
The Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge the global anti-corruption innovation competition is currently accepting applications for its second annual award, which was launched on 13th July 2018 (read our press release here).
The challenge aims to use the power of innovation to meet Goal 16 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Peace, justice and strong institutions. Like the UN, we recognise that “Without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law – we cannot hope for sustainable development.” Innovation can only thrive when corruption is challenged.
The Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge will reward and recognise, all while greatly improving the scalability, of the leading and emerging startups who are harnessing the power of technology and innovation to fight corruption and improve transparency worldwide.
The competition will be judged by leading experts from across the cybersecurity, technology, government, banking, and investment community.
Winners will recognised at an awards gala in Washington D.C. on 20 March 2019.
Congratulations to last year’s Winners:
- Dream Big: Donor – Mark Labs
- Dream Big: Local Community – MyndGenie
- Dream Big: Global Trade – Pole Star – PurpleTRAC
- Not for Profit: Ushahidi
- Government: Transparency International Ukraine – ProZorro.Sale
Last year Special Recognition went to:
The Drug Enforcement Administration – for their tireless and innovative efforts in combating and preventing global corruption.
Citibank – for its pioneering efforts through their Tech4Integrity program – An open initiative seeking to source tech solutions that promote integrity around the world.
Please apply now for the following awards:
1. Dream Big: This is the prize for the most innovative startup that uses cloud to enable anti-corruption compliance. Open to all newly-emerged (within past 5 years) and fast-growing For Profit businesses and all For Profit businesses with a technology-based product or service
2. Non Profit: This is the prize for the Not For Profit that uses cloud in the most innovative way to do anti-corruption work. Open to all Not For Profits of all sizes and from any region
3. Government Enabler / Government Initiative: This is the prize for the government department or multilateral organization with the best programme to drive innovation in anti-corruption using cloud. Open to all official government departments or multilateral organizations of all sizes
We will also be searching for two recipients of our special recognition awards for:
1. Bold Leadership
2. Most impactful programme or initiative
If you would like to recommend a person or organisation which is making a difference in the collective fight against corruption, please email email@example.com.
To learn more about last year’s competition, download the 2017 Shield in the Cloud Whitepaper here.
// Apply today
How can I apply?
This is a global competition, and all organisations of all sizes who are using innovative technology to challenge corruption can apply on F6s.
Derek Maltz- Executive Director at Pen Link and Judge at Shield in the Cloud answers questions about technology’s role in anti-corruption.
Read about one of our inspirational winners from last year, Ushahidi – with only one day left until applications close (apply here) for this year’s Shield in the Cloud Innovation Gala, we are excited to see what this year’s winners are doing to change the world.
As a Shield in the Cloud judge, Kurt talks to us about the relationship between tech & anti-corruption, & what he will be looking for in this year’s competition
Andre Pienaar explains why C5 runs Shield in the Cloud, the first global anti-corruption innovation challenge.
ProZorro.Sale is a Ukrainian e-auction system designed to eradicate corruption in public asset sales and leases in Ukraine. In 2018 it was awarded the Shield in the Cloud Award for the World’s Best Anti-Corruption Project Award.
The judging panel is tasked with identifying innovative solutions that combats global, political and corporate corruption and promotes good governance.
Challenge once again seeks best-in-class technology to combat global political and corporate corruption and promote good governance.
Prizes were awarded at the Shield in the Cloud gala dinner, held at C5’s PeaceTech Accelerator, based in the United States Institute of Peace.
The challenge is designed to identify best-in-class technology that combats global, political and corporate corruption and promotes good governance.
Steve Fehr, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Programs of SAP NS2, talks to us about how corruption is a significant threat to governments and their security, and how advances in big data analytics are making a difference.
Sheldon Himelfarb, President and CEO of PeaceTech Lab, was kind enough to talk with us about how technology is being used to fight corruption – and why we need initiatives like Shield in the Cloud
Challenge seeks best in class technology to combat global political and corporate corruption and promote good governance