ITU Telecom World 2013 Young Innovators Competition

A Nemzetközi Távközlési Unió a világ minden tájáról várja a résztvevőket Young Innovators versenyre , amelyen akár 10.000 USD lehet nyerni. A verseny célja, megtalálni azokat az innovatív  megoldásokat , amelyek valóban hatással vannak a világ fejlődésére és javítani az emberek életfeltételeit az ICTs technológiák segítségével. A verseny nyitott minden 18 és 26 év közötti fiatal számára akik az alábbi 6 globális kihívással foglalkoznak: 

  • foglalkoztatási lehetőségek javítása a fiatalok és a migráns munkavállalók körében
  • Az élelmiszer-pazarlás csökkentése egyéni– és kiskereskedelmi szinten
  • A hozzáférés javítása ICTs marginalizált csoportok esetén, mint például az idősek és a nők
  • A természeti katasztrófák előrejelzése és válaszok javítása
  • Közúti közlekedés biztonságának fokozása mind gépjárművezetők és a gyalogosok szemszögéből
  • A személyes adatok birtokában lévő intézmények védelme és a helyi digitális tartalom fejlesztésének inspirálása

A kiválasztott szakértői bizottság által 10 döntős az alábbi díjazásban részesül:

  • Akár 10.000 USD a kezdőtőke a tervezett program végrehajtására, a kezdő vállalkozások számára akár 5000 USD 
  • Meghívás ITU Telecom World 2013 rendezvényre (Bangkok)
  • a következő évre magas szintű mentori támogatás Bangkokban
  • Hands-on workshop képzés a vállalkozói készségek javítására
  • találkozók a hálózati vezetőkkel
  • Bemutató platform 

ITU Telecom World 2013 Young Innovators Competition

The Young Innovators Competition seeks to foster innovative ideas amongst the next generation of social entrepreneurs working to change the world through technology. It is open to any young person between the ages of 18 and 26 with an original solution to one of our six Global Challenges.

How to apply?

It’s easy to apply. Just fill in the application form and send it to young.innovators@itu.int with “2013 Young Innovators Competition” in the subject line. Remember, your submission must address one of our six Global Challenges:

  • Improve employment opportunities for young people and migrant workers: High rates of youth unemployment are becoming a social emergency. Many young people seek better opportunities abroad, but migrant works are often vulnerable to fraud, inadequate social protection, difficulties in transferring funds or finding work upon their return. How can ICTs be used to improve youth employment prospects and empower and protect young migrant workers?
  • Reduce food wastage at individual and retail level: Almost a third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted in current systems of food production and consumption. This is often due to retailers or individuals discarding food that is fit for consumption, despite expiration date management or improved production processes. How can we use ICTs to reduce the amount of food wasted?
  • Improve access to ICTs for marginalized groups such as the elderly and women: ICTs have tremendous potential to enhance the quality of life for people living with disabilities, elderly persons and disadvantaged women, men and youth. Inclusive design is particularly important in improving life options and closing the digital divide. How can use connected technologies to support marginalized groups and increase social inclusion?
  • Improve natural disaster prediction and response: Predicting natural disasters before they strike is vital to ensure correct preparations and an adequate response. First responders, those arriving first at the scene of disaster, often rely on outdated and inefficient radio equipment to communicate. How can we use connected technologies to improve current prediction systems and create user-friendly communication systems for first responders?
  • Improve road safety for both drivers and pedestrians: Around 1.3 million people die each year on the world’s roads and millions sustain non-fatal injuries, particularly young people. Technology has focused on innovation within the automotive sector – it now needs to drive the road safety debate. How can we use technology to make the roads safer for both drivers and pedestrians?
  • Protect sensitive personal data held by institutions and inspire the creation of local digital content: We have created vast amounts of digital content, including cultural, educational, scientific and administrative resources, as well as technical, legal, and medical information. It is all vulnerable to loss or misuse, and must be preserved and protected. Creating digital content drives the economy, but digital devices unequipped for local content (especially in non-Latin scripts) are holding back local development and infrastructure. How can we use technology to safeguard existing personal data and other forms of digital content without compromising on its availability? How can ICTs inspire the creation of local digital content and bridge the content divide between cultures?

Downloads

YIC Application Form
YIC FAQ
YIC Evaluation Criteria
YIC Terms & Conditions

Benefits

The ten finalists selected by a committee of experts will win:

  • Up to USD 10,000 in seed money to implement and bring to scale winning start-ups; up to 5,000 USD for winning concepts
  • An invitation to attend ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok
  • Mentoring from high-level industry representatives both in Bangkok and for the following year
  • Hands-on workshop training in entrepreneurial skills
  • Opportunities to meet and network with leading ICT players
  • Showcasing platform at our dedicated pavilion on the showfloor

Deadline for applications: June 30th, 2013 at 24:00 GMT+1

For more information like our Facebook page or contact us at young.innovators@itu.int.

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