An integral part of ITU Telecom World events since 2011, the Young Innovators Programme works with innovative young people from all over the world who are using technology to transform their communities and their social reality. Each year, the Young Innovators Competition invites talented, technologically-minded young people to compete for one of the prestigious places in the programme.
This year, ITU Telecom and the competition sponsors will launch a range of challenges for young innovators to solve in the months leading up to ITU Telecom World 2014 this December. There are two ways to get involved:
- Submit your business plan in response to our specific call for start-ups
- Co-create a solution with our online crowdsourcing community
Our unique interactive platform is open to young people from anywhere in the world to engage with the challenges and the issues raised, to contribute, comment, refine and evolve ideas. Chosen by a committee of world-class experts from public, private and academic sectors, the winners will join ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar, for a four-day accelerator programme of pitching sessions, hands-on workshops and mentoring – plus the chance to win up to USD 10 000 in funding.
In the meantime, to give you an idea of the Young Innovators Programme, find out more on last year's competition here: http://world2013.itu.int/event/young-innovators-competition-2014/