Are you an entrepreneur under the age of 30 and interested in winning up to USD 5 000 in funding, plus mentorship, networking, and high-level exposure before an influential global audience of decision-makers?
Are you interested in working on concepts and ideas for new social start-ups which directly address climate change and its negative impact on health through a process of co-creation?
Do you want to be part of the select group of 10 young innovators from all over the world present at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar?
For this ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking for innovative ideas on how ICTs can help smart cities to slow down or mitigate the effects of climate change and thereby improve people’s health.
Smart cities are one of the cornerstones of urban planning and technology today. A city is considered to be “smart” when investment is in human and social capital in the form of education and civil society, transportation and communications infrastructure, wise management of natural resources and participatory governance, fuel sustainable economic growth and high quality of life.
Socially conscious innovators and entrepreneurs have a crucial role to play in these changes. By working with transportation and public spaces, health infrastructure and public health efforts, education, civic engagement, ICTs and green technologies, entrepreneurs can help to create innovative solutions that better educate, empower and connect citizens to transform their cities. Some of these innovations take the form of physical devices, such as smart grids and infrastructure; some are software, such as big data analytics, or services and processes, such as education or community building programmes. These innovations form the core of many aspects of smart cities.
Apply now at: https://ideas.itu.int
Deadline: Tuesday, October 7 2014
Questions? : E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more on ITU Telecom World 2014 at telecomworld.itu.int
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