The benefits of Collaborative AI


Omdena runs two-month AI projects where a selected and diverse team of up to 50 collaborators works with an organization to refine their problem statementcollect the data, and build the AI solutions.


Bottom-up collaboration for successful AI development

Our teams are build on the latest research on innovation, creativity, and effective collaboration.

Contrary to obsolete organizational models, our projects do not require a stringent top-down management process. We foster an environment of bottom-up collaboration characterized by safe and open dialoque, where diverse ideas are valued and shared freely to find the best solution to a problem. The collaborators come from diverse backgrounds and experience levels (see graphic).

Our bottom-up approach paired with our collaborative environment has been enabling a global track-record of successful use cases with the following added-benefits:


Fast and agile development

Most Omdena projects run for only eight weeks. Due to the sheer power of 50 engineers collaborating, we are able to deliver a functional AI solution in record time. In some of our projects, organizations entered with no data at all and left with a functional prototype.



Innovation happens by combining diversity of thought with a safe environment where information exchange happens easily and openly. Our community spans across more than 75 countries with an above average of women (>30 percent). This high degree of diversity not only prevents biased solutions but also enables breakthroughs via fast iteration cycles and constant perspective sharing.


High user adoption

More than 80 percent of AI solutions fail in the real world. Many of them due to a lack of customer trust and real-world applicability. Omdena takes the development process out of the lab and into the real world by embeding diverse perspectives and open dialogue to build ethical and trustworthy solutions.

We build solutions,  By the people, For the people.

What our partners and customers say about us 


AI solutions

Omdena is making a real change in building AI solutions for meaningful problems.

Kirk Borne

Worldwide #1 Top AI Influencer
AI solutions

Omdena is a revolutionary idea and by far the best thing I saw in 2019. The biggest value is the delivery of a working solution in a very precise timeframe (8 weeks).

Semih Boyaci

Co-Founder Impact Hub Istanbul

This is an amazing project. I really love the direction Omdena is setting. A real positive and visible influence in the field.

Brandon Rohrer

Global AI influencer

A great collaborative experience for mission-driven organizations and UN agencies with limited resources and AI expertise. The biggest value we have experienced is the great diversity of backgrounds and ideas.

Rebeca Moreno Jiménez

UNHCR Innovation

Omdena’s community accomplished in 8 weeks what we tried for two years while working with large corporations. I can say Omdena is one of the world’s finest set of Data Scientists working for Social Good.

Rahul Ranjan Srivastava

Tech Lead, Safecity

The collaborative approach of Omdena is taking innovation to a whole new level. We are proud to have worked together on addressing zero hunger in our “crop’s identification challenge”. We believe this is the start of a long journey together.

Saurav Suman

UN World Food Program Nepal

Outstanding in many ways! The challenge provided Sintecsys’s Team an intense and accurate deep dive into AI with amazing results. For Sintecsys, from now on, Omdena is the official AI partner. 

Osmar Rossetto Bambini Fº

Head of Innovation, Sintecsys

How it works


Once an organization has submitted a use case or idea, we design the AI project and put together a high-performing team of up to 50 engineers and domain experts.

Read more about how to submit a use case here.


The team splits in different task groups to refine the problem statement, collect the data, and test various approaches simultaneously.


During the project, an organization can check and contribute to the project progress in real-time through our online environment.


At the end of the project, an organization receives the best-fit solution(s).

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