OPEN CHALLENGES

GOVTECH CHALLENGE SERIES

CHALLENGE #4

How to detect unsafe products on the web?

Context

  • Currently, unsafe and dangerous product detection is done manually, by searching for keywords, photos, etc.; ​

  • However, this method is not effective enough and is used very rarely due to the human resources required.

  • The Authority is facing a problem to:​

    • identify unsafe and dangerous products sold online; ​

    • find the sellers of unsafe products;​

    • assess the risk that the products cause or undertake safety tests when these products are not unavailable for physical tests.

Challenge

State Consumer Rights Protection Authority​ seeks innovative tools that would allow easier detection of unsafe or dangerous products and their sellers on the internet.​

Solution

The solution should:

  • The search functionality should be as vast in its formats as possible: unique naming, barcode, photos, etc.;​

  • Continuous search of suspected products and sellers; ​

  • High precision in the detection mechanism so that minimal human intervention would be needed.

Why should

you participate?

  • The State Consumer Rights Protection Authority and its experts will be at the disposal of the teams all-process-long, and will be able to assist with legal, tech and other information necessary for the creation of a quality solution; ​

  • The prototype will be evaluated in practice. Specialists responsible for market surveillance will provide feedback and help guide iterations;

  • There are currently very few solutions for this problem on the market, thus making it demanded not only in Lithuania, but in other countries too.  

Additional information

You can find more detailed challenge description here (EN & LT):

Contact

If you have other questions about the process, participation, deadlines, or anything related to GovTech Challenge Series 2.0, please contact us by email info@govtechlab.lt.

Task owners

State Consumer Rights Protection Authority​

Q&A sessions will be held on August 3-7.

Challenge video

You can find video of the challenge presentation (in Lithuanian) below:

Deadline to submit your ideas or solutions - August 23.