Frequently asked questions


FAQs for organizations interested to host an AI challenge

1. What is Omdena?
Omdena is a global platform where a community of changemakers builds AI solutions to real-world problems through collaboration.

The value of Omdena’s Collaborative AI Challenges is that organizations get a headstart into AI, solve a real-world problem, or build deployable solutions within only two months.

2. What constitutes a challenge? What is the duration of a challenge?
An organization only needs to submit a problem statement or use case that has a social value attached to it. The problem does not need to be defined in detail. Throughout a challenge, our AI community helps to refine and narrow down the problem statement.


Each challenge runs for two months and can be extended in special cases.

3. What are the final deliverables of a challenge?
It depends on the challenge, but the final deliverable can be the data (cleaned, tagged) and the developed AI model(s).

4. What is the process for the organization?
The organization can submit the challenge via our page. If your organization has questions about what can be hosted as a challenge, please email to set up a call to discuss further.

5. If an organization is interested, what do they need to provide?
In some of our challenges, the organizations provided their own data, in others they did not have immediate data access. During the challenge, we are able to leverage our community to get data from other sources. In this case, reach out to us to discuss your specific case.


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6. What is the model of engagement?
For each challenge, we charge a small administrative fee. In special cases, if the organization has no source of income, plans to keep the code open source, AND works on solving a global problem, which needs urgent attention, we are open to waive the fee.


Our challenges are a way for organization to become AI-powered within a short time frame of two months. Working with Omdena means to get access to AI experts and data scientists that are scarce in the market. To understand all benefits of working with Omdena, check out this article.

7. Can you show me some examples of past work?
All our past and current challenges can be found in our solved challenge section. If you want to read about the (technical) results from our past challenges, feel free to read our blog.