Platform that aims to solve national challenges by connecting people and developing projects
SocialBoost is a Ukrainian platform that connects start-up companies, people with technological expertise and government bodies to solve national challenges and engage in socially meaningful IT-projects. The platform organises hackathons to tackle socially complex issues and supports projects focusing on socio-economic development. SocialBoost uses different types of open data for the various hackathons and projects. For example, open data on infrastructure is used to develop a mobile application that tracks damages of infrastructure such as potholes. In addition, SocialBoost promotes open data and helps government bodies to process and publish more public data in a machine-readable format.
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