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Innovators and ecosystem builders: Meet the ITU Innovation Challenges winners

 2020 ITU Innovation Challenges Winners Images and Elevator Pitch

18/09/2020 | Mohamed Ba and Nivashini Rav​e Rattey​

The second edition of the ITU Innovation Challenges, c​o-organized by EQUALS and INP​UT Hungary, came to a close with the announcement of the winners. Read more!

ITU Innovation Challenges: Ugandan tech solution helps deliver clean water for all

Visual of people drinking clean water


​If clean water came out of your tap when you turned it on this morning, consider yourself fortunate. Some 40 per cent of the world's people face water scarcity.​ And the problem is getting worse. It is projected that one i​n four people will encounter and go through recurring water shortages by 2050. Read m​ore!​​

ITU Innovations Challenges – a life-changing experience

2019 winners united at Young ICT Leaders Forum

​04/05/2020 | Silvia Dusa

A lot has changed in the five years since I participated in my first innovation challenge during the Young Innovator competition and event in 2015. I was introduced to new ideas, new people, and new ways of thinking that have shaped my life and work in ways I could not have imagined.​ Read more!​​

ITU publishes key reports to foster digital transformation

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched a series of publications designed to support ITU Member States to promote economic growth and job creation through digital innovation. The publications were launched this month during World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2018 (WSIS 2018). Read more!​​

New toolkit supports countries in ‘Bridging the Digital Innovation Divide’

Visual of the Bridging the innovation divide toolkit


A​ new toolkit, Bridging the Digital Innovation Divide, has been developed by ITU to help countries develop a Digital Innovation Framework, a set of policies and projects that foster national innovation. Competitiveness, in an increasing open global economy, requires new approaches to develop an enabling digital environment across sectors. While many countries enjoy flourishing digital innovation ecosystems and visionary ICT policies, others are challenged to reach sustainable growth that can create jobs and ensure inclusion for all. This tool will support countries to bridge this divide. Read more!