2021 Ernst & Young Better Working World Data Challenge

Deadline: June 15, 2021.

Don’t just predict the future. Join the Better Working World Data Challenge and use your tech skills to build a better one. The 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge asks participants to develop an automated fire-edge detection and forecasting model using airborne and satellite imagery from NASA, the European Space Agency, and Geoscience Australia to help tackle the global threat of bushfires.


  1. EY and Microsoft are looking for problem solvers, analysts and anyone who craves a challenge and wants to help build a better world.
  2. You just need to be a university student or have less than two years of professional experience.
  3. If you have less than two years of professional experience then you can also join the Challenge, but you will need to pay to use Azure.


  • Students get free access to Azure, Microsoft’s cutting-edge technology stack, as well as free Microsoft IT certifications
  • Access to tutorials and training
  • The opportunity to collaborate with others around the world
  • The chance to win up to US$10,000 in cash prizes
  • The top 30 finalists in each challenge will also win mentoring from EY


  1. Registrations are already open and you can enrol here.
  2. You can enter the challenge as an individual or as a team (maximum four people).
  3. You can make multiple submissions (maximum one per day) with your account before the challenge closes.


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