Call for Entries - Open Source Technology for Disaster Management �- Challenge 2: ITU Young Innovators Competition
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The ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition seeks for 18-30 year old entrepreneurs from around the world with social start-ups which use open source technologies for disaster management. This ...

The ITU Telecom World Young Innovators Competition seeks for 18-30 year old entrepreneurs from around the world with social start-ups which use open source technologies for disaster management. This could include disaster preparedness, early warning, emergency communication and response, and recovery from natural disasters.

Often, the most vulnerable areas and communities which have the hardest time preparing for and recovering from natural disasters are also the poorest parts of a country. For these areas, open source technologies can prove the ideal solution in disaster and emergency situations, as they are inexpensive, adaptable and scalable across different circumstances.

If that describes your work, log on to https://ideas.itu.int/ and submit your idea. The closing date for entries in this challenge is July 31st 2014.

Two winners will be selected per challenge, and will receive up to USD 10,000 of seed funding, in addition to mentorship, dedicated workshops and an opportunity to showcase at the InnovationSpace of ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar.

Janette Toral is an ambassador (2nd year) of the Young Innovators Competition, I hope more Filipinos will join and make it as one of the young innovators. Last year, 2013, the Philippines joined for the first time and one Filipino, Tudlo, made it and received CHF 5000 from the competition.

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Call for Entries - Open Source Technology for Disaster Management - Challenge 2: ITU Young Innovators Competition Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Young Innovators Competition ITU Telecom World 2014
  • 2. Janette Toral Ambassador Twitter: @digitalfilipino Facebook: janettectoral
  • 3. ITU Young Innovators Competition in a nutshell: Annual competition for: § 18-30 year old social entrepreneurs § Solving problems or using technology set by challenges 4-6 sponsored challenges: § Start-up challenges for existing businesses § Co-creation challenges to develop new ideas ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition
  • 4. Our Selection Process: § Ideas which are on topic are considered based on: § Innovativeness § Business potential § Potential for social impact § Response to the challenge, and § Likelihood of success as a business § Based on those criteria, a shortlist is selected § The shortlist is reviewed by our selection committee of experts the group for Challenge 1 is seen here: http://bit.ly/1hOBxdi § The selection committee gives feedback and selected the winners of the challenge ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition
  • 5. ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition Challenge 2 § Open Source Technology for Disaster Management § Disaster preparedness, early warning, emergency communication and response, and recovery from natural disasters § Using: 3D printing, UAVs, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and other open source computer programs and systems § These technologies are inexpensive and flexible and can provide resources to the most vulnerable communities § This challenge is looking for active startups § Accepting applications until 31 July 2014 § Apply on https://ideas.itu.int
  • 6. What do innovators win? § Up to $10,000 in seed funding § Top level mentoring for 1 year § Trip to ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha § Training sessions with our Knowledge Partners § Networking with industry leaders ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition
  • 7. What is ITU Telecom World? ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition § Annual ITU event (UN Organization) § Public sector, private sector & ministry representatives from around the world § World-class debates on tech, policy & strategy § InnovationSpace to showcase upcoming ideas § 4 day networking opportunity § More info at telecomworld.itu.int
  • 8. § 58 Forum sessions § 166 Show floor participants from 33 countries § 25 Partners & Sponsors § 22 National & thematic pavilions § Over 6000 total participants § 239 Speakers § 300 Media from 20 countries and 120 outlets, including print and broadcast
  • 9. Who comes to ITU Telecom World? ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition
  • 10. Statistics From Challenge 1 on Local Digital Content Young Innovators Competition 2014, Challenge 1 Total # of applications: 203 Unique applicants: 150 On topic applications: 115 (98 authors) Total # of countries: 48 (25% of ITU) Total # of women applicants: 28 (19%) Projected 2014 Numbers Total applications:1115 (83% increase over 2013) Total # of women applicants: 223 (20%) Applications from over 50% of ITU member states ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition
  • 11. What happens after? ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition For our ten 2012 winners during their development year:
  • 12. What happens after? ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition
  • 13. What happens after? ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition
  • 14. ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition In their own words “SiSwApp has grown to become more than just an app since it won the Young innovators Competition last year… The funding, coaching & publicity from ITU helped us approach businesses, the government & prominent people in society with ease!”- Timothy McDermott “Summing up in one word my experience in the ITU Telecom World 2013 Young Innovators competition, I would say ‘Incredible!’. Great mentors helped me with my project, I’ve loved having the opportunity to meet with the other winners & take part in the Accelerator Programme.” –Brenda Katwesigye
  • 15. How do I apply? ITU Telecom World 2014 Young Innovators Competition § Keep an eye on http://ideas.itu.int to see latest challenge themes § For start-up challenges you need a business § Tell us about your business & upload your business plan § Comment, vote on and discuss the other ideas § For co-creation challenges § Send us your ideas § Create a collaborative business plan with others § For both, final selection is made by an expert committee
  • 16. For more information: young.innovators@itu.int telecomworld.itu.int ideas.itu.int
  • 17. Janette Toral Ambassador Twitter: @digitalfilipino Facebook: janettectoral