Home » Shortlist

The Shortlist

At the Semi-Final on 15 May, nine teams presented their ideas and answered the judges’ questions.

At the judges’ meeting following the presentations, the judges selected four teams to move forwards to the Final. These ideas are:

  • Use ‘process mining’ to streamline transactional services (presentation 1)
  • Create a real-time bed availability tool for the homeless (presentation 5)
  • Analyse existing data to better target energy efficiency spending (presentation 6)
  • Provide common data definitions and tools to aid analysis and collaboration (presentation 9)

In a statement issued after the Semi-Final, the judging panel said: “Choosing four teams to shortlist was extremely difficult. We were highly impressed by the quality of the presentations, all nine of which clearly rested on excellent teamwork, thorough research, a great deal of expertise, and a huge amount of hard work. 

“Even where we can’t take an idea forward to the Final, we’ll be exploring the potential to build on that team’s research and development. To these teams, thank you very much for all your work; we really hope that you have enjoyed participating, and come away with new skills and contacts. 

“Finally, congratulations to the shortlisted teams! Good luck with your research, and remember that help is available if you encounter obstacles along the way: reach out to the Data Challenge team, and we’ll do what we can to assist. We look forward to seeing you at the Final in October!”

For more details, read our news coverage.