Deadline: October 7, 2014
ITU has launched the third of several challenges this year, on ‘Smart Cities and Climate Change’. Are you an entrepreneur under the age of 30 and interested in winning up to USD 5 000 in funding, plus mentorship, networking, and high-level exposure before an influential global audience of decision-makers?
Are you interested in working on concepts and ideas for new social start-ups which directly address climate change and its negative impact on health through a process of co-creation? Do you want to be part of the select group of 10 young innovators from all over the world present at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar? Apply now for the ITU Young Innovators Competition Challenge 3.
Partnering with the World Health Organization (WHO), they are looking for innovative ideas on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help smart cities to slow down or mitigate the effects of climate change and thereby improve people’s health.
This might include novel technologies or combinations of existing technologies, services, and systems which would shape a smart city. It may focus on monitoring or reporting on climate change, mitigating or adapting the impact of climate change on society, or on changes in technology and society that lead to a greener community.
- The innovators who are selected as winners of this challenge by a Selection Committee of experts are invited to attend ITU Telecom World 2014.
- At the event itself, selected Young Innovators will enjoy mentoring and workshops on entrepreneurial skills, opportunities to meet and network with leading ICT players, and the chance to showcase their projects at the InnovationSpace, a dedicated show floor pavilion.
- Prize money of up to USD 5,000 in the form of seed funding will be awarded to implement and bring to scale winning start-ups.
- The competition is open to 18-30 year-old young people from across ITU’s 193 member states.
For more information, visit Young Innovators Competition.