ITU's Young Innovators Competition now open for applications

ITU, the leading United Nations Agency for information and communication technology is looking for the next generation of young visionaries for its Young Innovators Competition.

The Young Innovators Competition is organized within the framework of ITU Telecom World 2012, to be held in Dubai, 14 -18 October 2012, and aims to attract dynamic, socially-committed young people involved in ICT-based concepts or projects with a genuine potential to succeed.

Open to 18-25 year olds worldwide, it calls for the submission of projects or concepts, from early-stage ideas to working prototypes, which engage the power of ICTs to meet real-world developmental challenges within one of the eight core areas : Cybersecurity, Education, Empowerment of Women, Environmental Sustainability, Health, Human Rights, Transparency and Youth Employment.

  • Are you aged 18-25?
  • Do you have an innovative ICT based concept or project?
  • Are you a social entrepreneur?
  • Are you in need of resources to take the next step?

» Enter the young innovators competition!

The twelve most outstanding entries submitted online, judged on the basis of potential for social impact and business success, will be invited to attend ITU Telecom World 2012. Here winners will benefit from one-to-one mentorship sessions with leading industry representatives, participatory workshops on developing entrepreneurial skills, the chance to showcase concepts and projects at a centrally-located stand, and unprecedented opportunities for networking with key stakeholders from industry, government and academia.
 
Final prize winners will receive awards up to CHF10.000 to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.
 
» The deadline for online submissions is 1st July.
» For more information on the competition visit the competition's website and Facebook page.

 

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