ITU Blog: Young Innovators Competition Issue a Series of Challenges for 2014
The Young Innovators Programme has just closed submissions on the first challenge of its 2014 Young Innovators Competition. The challenge, focused on Local Digital Content, attracted 205 ideas from 55 countries. An online community of over 4500 users helped to refine the ideas, submitting 2361 votes and 1100 comments. A closer look at the process, submissions, and contributors can be found here. Winners will be announced on our website.
The Young Innovators Program continuously engaged young people in important conversations and initiatives around the transformative potential of ICTs. For the fourth consecutive year, the Young Innovators Competition is providing an opportunity for entrepreneurial young people to enter their start-ups and compete for one of the prestigious places in the programme, which award seed funding, mentorship, and the opportunity to showcase at ITU Telecom World, the high-level conference where key figures from the telecommunications industry and public sector officials meet.