01/12 CCSS Complexaton: Win a €1000 cash prize through interdisciplinary team work

Please register your team before December 1st 2020, 23:59 hrs
(If there are irreconcilable preference overlaps, we will implement the principle of "First Come, First Served")

- Have you ever been fascinated by interdisciplinary team effort solving societal challenges?
- Do you or do you know any Master’s students and/or PhD candidates who want to team up and make new accomplishments in Corona times?

If so, the brand new competition CCSS Complexaton has some amazing challenges in store, with a €1000 cash prize for the winning team! There will be generous prizes for runners-up as well.

CCSS Complexaton webpage

Conditions:

  • The eligible participant should be a registered Master's student or a PhD candidate at a Dutch University/research institute.
  • The leader of a team should be a registered Master's student or a PhD candidate at Utrecht University.
  • Maximum 4 participants per team.
  • Each participant can only participate in one team.

Timeline and Procedure:

  • November 16th 2020: Kickoff meeting (YouTube recording) (public, online)
  • December 1st 2020 (23:59 hrs): Registration deadline for teams
  • December 15th 2020: Start of the work after assigning teams to preferred challenges
  • February (1-5) 2021: Mid-term reporting and feedback (public, online)
  • March 14th 2021 (23:59 hrs): Deadline of submitting final reports
  • April (12-16) 2021: Final presentations and issue the prizes (public, online)

Meet & Match:

Please join the Slack workspace (ccss-complexaton.slack.com) and meet your potential teammates!

Registration:

Please register your team before December 1st 2020, 23:59 hrs. (If there are irreconcilable preference overlaps, we will implement the principle of "First Come, First Served").

Challenges:

  • Challenge 1: Pathways for affordable, sustainable and healthy diets
    Dr. Gideon Kruseman, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
  • Challenge 2: Diversity and perturbation relationship in spatially implicit high dimensional models
    Dr. Rubén Díaz Sierra, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
    Dr. Mara Baudena, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development
  • Challenge 3: Predicting the metabolism of bacteria from on incomplete genome data
    Dr. Bas E. Dutilh, Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity
  • Challenge 4: Regional Embodied Knowledge Flows
    Dr. Carla Do Rosario Costa, School of Economics
  • Challenge 5: Trawling through the rubbish: Data mining of the scientific literature on marine plastic pollution
    Dr. Erik van Sebille, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht
  • Challenge 6: Networks and chemical evolution of oil paintings
    Dr. Yuliia Orlova, Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
  • Challenge 7: "Free-riding" vs. "Free-driving" How Geoengineering might shape international climate negotiation
    Dr. Claudia Wieners, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht