International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has called for Young Innovators Competition on the occasion of ITU Telecom World 2013. This Young Innovators Competition seeks to foster innovative ideas among the next generation of social entrepreneurs working to change the world thru the use of technology. There are major six themed global challenges offered by ITU for young innovators to purpose the solution for, using ICT obviously.
1. ICT for Improved employment opportunities for young people and migrant workers
How can ICTs be used to improve youth employment prospects and empower and protect young migrant workers?
2. ICT for Reduced food and water wastage at individual and retail level
How can we use ICTs to reduce the amount of food wasted?
3. ICT for Facilitated access to public services for the elderly
How can connected technology enhance the access to and the delivery of public services for the elderly?
4. ICT for Improved natural disaster prediction and response
How can we use connected technologies to improve current prediction systems and create user-friendly communication systems for first responders?
5. ICT for Improved road safety for both drivers and pedestrians
How can we use technology to make the roads safer for both drivers and pedestrians?
6. ICT for Protected sensitive personal data and inspire the creation of local digital content
How can ICTs inspire the creation of local digital content and bridge the content divide between cultures?
If you are of age 18-26 and have any ICT deployment plan that can address one of the above six global challenges, then you should apply right now. The challenge is awarded with 5k to 10k USD grant to deploy the ICT strategy plan. Visit Innovate @ ITU Telecom World 2013’s official webpage for detail participation.