Please note that concept notes must be submitted via the OTF website no later than 23:59 (11:59PM) GMT +1 on the deadline date listed at the top of this page in order to be considered for that round
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Please describe your idea and problem statement in a few sentences.
We want to know how you think the world could be, what larger purpose this project is a part of, and/or the bigger target you are aiming for. (max 800-1000 words)
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If the proposed project is working very closely with technology such as developing software or hardware, please select the following that best describe the technology.
Briefly and clearly list key milestones, objectives, and/or activities. These should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-relatable. Bulleted lists are ideal.
An estimation in months e.g. 1 month, 6 months, or 12 months?
An estimation in USD e.g. $25000, $60000, or $150000?
In other words, who are the people benefiting or affected most by this effort and how do you know them? (max 500 words)
Define the community as you see it. If your answer is none, please explain how you plan to cultivate community support around the proposed effort, including mechanisms to receive feedback and get others involved. (max 500 words)
Select any who the proposed effort intends to benefit most.
Describe one or more of the following: the specific needs of the group(s) being met, how it uniquely solves a known issue or improves upon existing solutions, and/or what knowledge, research, technology, or community gap the proposed effort is intending to fill. If the effort targets a specific group of people, note any research or analysis to ensure the effort serves the target population. (max 800-1000 words)
Select any of the most prominent and appropriate problems that the proposed effort seeks to address.
List other similar efforts to this proposed project. OTF expects this to include a review of any available technologies or programs that are similar to the project described. This not only allows OTF to understand how your project can be distinguished from those already active but also an applicant’s understanding of the current landscape for such an undertaking.
Provide any other information the applicant would like to include.
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