Young Innovators Competition - Your Innovation on a World Stage

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 26 Apr 2012
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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.
  • 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?
Take part in the Young Innovators Competition and you could gain a host of exceptional benefits including:
  • Up to 10,000 CHF in prize money
  • High-level industry mentorship
  • Hands-on workshop training focusing on entrepreneurial skills
  • Networking opportunities with high level delegates
  • Chance to showcase at the InnovatorSpace
The competition calls for innovations which engage the power of ICT to meet real-world developmental challenges relevant to one of seven core areas under the theme of “Youth Innovation for Development”, namely:
  • Education
  • Youth Employment
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Human Rights
  • Healthcare
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Transparency
  • Cybersecurity
Submissions consisting of everything from concepts to ongoing projects are welcome. From these, the twelve most outstanding entries - judged to have the greatest possible social impact and potential for business success- will win the chance to attend and participate in ITU Telecom World 2012, which takes place from 14-18 October in Dubai. The deadline for initial submissions is 1st July 2012. For further details, and to start the application procedure, please visit
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