Tech4Good Competition (0-X)
Sign up to 0-X - the 'Technology For Good' Competition, open to all Imperial students.
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About the competition
0-X is a cutting-edge design contest inspiring 'Technology For Good', organised by Imperial College's Data Science Institute.
The contest aims to inspire Imperial students to to 'zero-out' the 'negative externalities' of the modern digital and data world by finding creative solutions to the most pressing, unanticipated problems in tech.
Who can apply? Imperial students either as individuals or as leaders of teams assembled from students either at Imperial or one of our neighbouring institutions (RCA, RCM).
There will be prizes of £5000, £2500, £1250 to the winning teams!
Sign up to the next 0-X Idea Challenge event
Join us on 8 November for an evening workshop in partnership with Imperial Enterprise Lab that will explore the dark side of digital, data and AI.
You’ll use your creativity and critical thinking to work in teams to identify problems and create solutions that solve some of the negative consequences of digital, data and AI - no technical skills are required!
This project is a memorial to Lord Harry Renwick, the technology impact pioneer, and is made possible through a donation by the John Ryder Memorial Trust and support from the Digital Policy Alliance.
0-X Launch Event | 21 November 2022
On 21 November 2022 Imperial's Data Science Institute in collaboration with the Business School, Dyson School of Engineering and Imperial I-X, launched the 0-X Contest - 'Zeroing out the Negative Externalities of the modern digital world.'
Introduction and Chair: Dr Mark Kennedy - DSI Co-Director
Speaker: Dr Julian Huppert - Director, Intellectual Forum at Jesus College Cambridge and Former Lib Dem MP for Cambridgeshire
Panelists: Prof Victoria Baines – IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology, Gresham College, Dr Louise Bennett – Director, Digital Policy Alliance Co-Chair, Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group to the Cabinet Office, DCMS, Prof Rafael Calvo – Dyson School of Design Engineering Imperial College London, Dr Julian Huppert – Director, Intellectual Forum at Jesus College Cambridge and Former Lib Dem MP for Cambridgeshire, Dr Jan Dauman – Co-founder/CEO of InterMatrix and Parter at CET Capital Partners, Prof Francisco Veloso – Dean, Imperial College Business School and Lady Homayoun Renwick.
Idea Challenge Workshop with Imperial Enterprise Lab
The Data Science Institute partnered with the Enterprise Lab for a workshop centred on finding solutions to pressing issues in tech.
The ‘Dark Side of Digital, Data and AI’, formed the theme for an evening workshop which represented the latest in a an ongoing series hosted by the Imperial Enterprise Lab, called ‘Idea Challenge’ series.
During the workshop which took place on 17 May 2023, students competed to win a cash prize of £500 by coming up with examples of problems in the digital world, and proposing innovative solutions to them. The workshop formed part of an ongoing DSI initiative called 0-X which aims to inspire technology for good.
Find out more about the event in this Imperial News Story.