Mendeley, the system that makes research easier and more fun, has announced a joint competition with PLoS, a library of scientific research, to award a series of prizes to developers who build interesting apps on top of their APIs.
The interesting thing about this competition is that the app being built could improve the lives of scientists and researchers, potentially improving the quality of research or the findings. Who knows, maybe your entry will help to change the world?
First prize is £10,000.00 and AWS credits, second prize is £5,000.00 and AWS credits, and third prize is £1,000.00 and a Parrot AR Drone (remote controlled flying toy controlled via iPhone). So the prizes are definitely worth going for.
This is very timely considering the upcoming Launch48 Moldova and Launch48 Kingston events where new startups could integrate and use these APIs. If you’re interested you can get an API key and enter at http://dev.mendeley.com/api-binary-battle/