ITU Telecom World is an annual event taking place in a different geographical location each year. The events are organized by ITU Telecom, part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency responsible for ICT-related issues.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) launched the 4th edition of its popular “Young Innovators” competition, seeking out talented young thinkers and social ‘technopreneurs’ across the globe, and encouraging them to showcase their innovative ideas at the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha in December 2014.
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Young Innovators Competition 2014
Location: Doha, Qatar
About the Competition
- Two start-ups will be selected as winners of this challenge by a Selection Committee of experts and invited to attend ITU
- Telecom World 2014.
- At the event, 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.
- Prize money of up to USD 10,000 in the form of seed funding will be awarded to implement and bring to scale winning start-ups. The competition will comprise a number of different challenges, the first of which focuses on local digital content.e
- The annual Competition offers young people the chance to take part in workshops on entrepreneuial skills, opportunities to meet and network with leading ICT players, and to showcase their projects at the Innovation Space, a dedicated show floor pavilion at ITU Telecom World.
- The first challenge of the 2014 edition focuses on “Local Digital Content”.
- It is open to 18-30 year-old start-up founders from across ITU’s 193 member states.
- The competition is looking for the most promising tech start-ups that inspires the creation, aggregation or digitization of dynamic local content, particularly in non-Latin scripts.
Application Closing Date
30th May, 2014, 24:00 GMT
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to Apply online
Note: You can also visit the Young Innovators’ Facebook page or contact directly [email protected] ITU Telecom World 2014 will take place from 7-10 December 2014 in Doha, Qatar. For national enquiries, please contact: [email protected]