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2020 ITU Innovation Challenges- Winning Ideas!

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​​The second edition of the ITU Innovation Challenges, co-organized by EQUALS​ and INPUT Hungary,​ ran from 4 May to 31 August 2020, receiving submissions from 26 countries.

The winners were announced on 17 September. A jury of 12, with six external experts and six ITU experts, selected the winning ideas. A total of 20 winners— 12 women and 8 men—have been chosen across the three categories. 

Winners will go through a boot camp in early October and participate in the Global Innovation Forum during the final week of the month. Twenty-five mentors from 18 countries, will be supporting this c​ohort during the bootcamp.

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Winning ideas from the Digital change-maker challenge category

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Agro- by Tafadzwa Ronald Chikwereti

Challenge Theme: 
Technology and network development  

Country: 
Zimbabwe 

Elevator Pitch: 
 Enabling smallholder farmers to reduce waste and improve profitabilit

Click here to read more! 


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Guiding Sounds -Providing independence and safety to the visually impaired in order to navigate the outside world- by Carlos Eduardo Mosquera Reyes

Challenge Theme: 
Digital inclusion 

Country:
 United States 

Elevator Pitch: 
Enabling visually impaired people to safely navigate their surroundings

Click here to read more! 


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Online interactive gallery for unestablished artists- by Mojca Karin Rehar

Challenge Theme: 
Technology and network  ​development

Country:
 France 

Elevator Pitch: 
Supporting emerging artists to through an online interactive gallery 

Click here to read more! 


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RaebConnect-Farmers E-Business Manager- by Ikechukwu Umezurumba

Challenge Theme:
 Digital inclusion 

Country:
 Nigeria 

Elevator Pitch: 
 A digital platform to give insights and access to funding for unbaked farmers  

Click here to read more! ​


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Teleeza - Revolutionary Mobile Content Aggregation and Advertising Platform- by James Gachara Kiruri

Challenge Theme
: Digital inclusion 

Country: 
Kenya 

Elevator Pitch: 
Mobile content aggregation and advertising platform for a post pandemic world   

Click here  to read more!  


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VISTA Destination Network Open Platform and Ecosystem- by Thomas Müller

Challenge Theme:
 Technology and network  ​development

Country: South Africa ​​​​

Elevator Pitch:
 Facilitating public-private partnerships to digitally transform the tourism sector

Click here to read more!

Winning ideas from the Ecosystem best practice challenge category

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Changing the African narrative through Digital Media- by Dominic Chidiebere Nwaogu

Challenge Theme:
 Integrating ICT innovation in key sectors

Country: 
Nigeria 

Elevator Pitch:
 Providing a platform to enable the work of aspiring artists and creatives

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Creative Environment for Talent Development- by Diana Artiom

Challenge Theme:
 Building innovation capacity 

Country: 
Moldova 

Elevator Pitch: 
Creating an environment for talent development

Click here to read more!


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EgyptInnovate Platform- by Nahel Muhammad Amirah

Challenge Theme:
 Guiding Innovation Dynamics 

Country: 
Egypt 

Elevator Pitch:
 A one-stop-shop for innovators to find resources, connect and innovate

Click here  to read more!


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Health-tech ecosystems of developing countries- by  Ivana Kostić

Challenge Theme:
 Building innovation capacity 

Country: 
Serbia 

Elevator Pitch:
 Building a health-tech ecosystem in developing context 

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Innovation Guide- by Galina Dremova

Challenge Theme: 
Guiding Innovation Dynamics

Country: 
Russia 

Elevator Pitch:
 An innovation platform, that matches startups with corporates

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Regopantes-Fair price by simplify the value chain directly from farmers- by Wilda Romadona

Challenge Theme: 
Integrating ICT innovation in key sectors

Country: 
Indonesia 

Elevator Pitch:
 An enabling platform ecosystem to connect farmers to digital value chains

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Smart City Ambassadors- by Laila Abdullah Khasib Al Hadhrami

Challenge Theme: 
Building innovation capacity

Country: 
Oman 

Elevator Pitch:
 Smart City ambassadors to navigate 4IR technologies

Click here to read more!

 

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Teach a Kid Make Individual Life (TAKMIL)- by Zainab Khan​

​Challenge Theme: 
Building innovation capacity

Country: 
Pakistan 

Elevator Pitch:
 Providing digital literacy education to digitally unconnected communities

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UN Digital Academy- by William M Allen

Challenge Theme: 
Building innovation capacity 

Country:
 United States 

Elevator Pitch:
 Providing ​knowledge and technological expertise to accelerate digital transformation

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Winning ideas from the Women in tech challenge category

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BullyID Indonesia- by Nindya Miesye Agita Pasaribu 

Challenge Theme: 
Tech solutions for communities 

Country: 
Indonesia 

Elevator Pitch: Increasing the resilience and reducing the vulnerability of cyberbullying victims

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CYBERDADA TZ- by Calister Apollonary Simba

Challenge Theme: 
Tech solutions for communities 

Country:
 Tanzania 

Elevator Pitch: Addressing the gender gap in cybersecurity

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Empowering girls and women through technology and making them financial empower through mobile internet- by Achia Khaleda Nila

Challenge Theme: 
Tech solutions for communities 

Country:
 Bangladesh 

Elevator Pitch: Empowering girls and women financially through mobile financial technology

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Empowering Women Through Information and Communication Technology Especially in Irrigated Agricultural Location-by Rani Mutiarawati

Challenge Theme: 
Tech solutions for communities 

Country:
 Indonesia 

Elevator Pitch: Improving rural farmers lives through access to real-time data on land canal irrigation

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SCAN 4 PADS- bNabuyuni Ann Sankan

Challenge Theme: 
Tech solutions for communities 

Country:
 Kenya 

Elevator Pitch: Providing access to low-cost menstrual products

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