The Data Storytelling Challenge

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The Data Storytelling Challenge

Big data is everywhere. In every industry, all over the world, more data is being generated than ever before. Hidden away within this data is enormous potential value; value that can optimise operations, transform sectors, and help create a more efficient world.

For almost three decades, Rolls-Royce has been using the power of data to give customers greater control of, and insight into, their operations. Data gathered by our specialist teams drives the performance and efficiency of the engines we make for our customers in the Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems sectors.

We are constantly seeking new ways to unlock value for these customers, combining our deep industry knowledge and engineering expertise with the latest analytics techniques to generate valuable insights from the data.

But as the quantity of available data grows, and the complexity of the insights increases, our challenge has evolved. We must find new ways to analyse the information to spot patterns and generate insights. We must develop new ways to present these insights to our customers. And we must nurture the next generation of talent who will address this challenge 

That’s why we’ve partnered with the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a not-for-profit organisation focused on digitally enabled high value design capability, to launch the The Data Storytelling Challenge.

The Data Storytelling Challenge asks you to develop an engaging visual way to tell a complex data story. Using a data set that we give you, we want to see how you would present the insights it contains in an interactive format that meets the needs of a wide range of different people.

You don’t need to be an engineer to enter. In fact, we welcome fresh perspectives from creative types, innovators, entrepreneurs and storytellers; anybody with the kind of problem-solving mindset that can develop new solutions to a new set of challenges.

If you win, you’ll join us for a ten week paid internship to develop your idea further. And if that goes well, it could just be the start of your relationship with Rolls-Royce.

So what are you waiting for?

Everything you need to know about the competition is contained on this website. You can read more about the scenario,  review the entry requirements and judging criteria, and, when you’re ready, enter the competition. 

Register for the Data Storytelling Challenge