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Winners of ITU Innovation Challenges 2019 (ITU Telecom World)

The winning ideas are aimed at bridging the digital innovation divide and connect the world.

Innovation Publications!

Recent Publications ​!

Access, browse and Download Publications & Project Documentations of the work of ITU-D Innovation in our Publications Download Section.

Innovation Toolkit!

Read our New Toolkit!
Bridging the Digital Innovation Divide – A toolkit for strengthening ICT centric ecosystems

Innovation @ ITU-D: What we do & Why

Competiveness, in an increasing open global economy, requires new approaches to develop an enabling digital environment across sectors. In recent years, ITU innovation research has shown that there is a growing digital innovation divide among countries. The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) has developed a cross-sector & multi-stakeholder Digital Innovation Framework with the aim to assist countries, cities and ecosystems address today's challenges by empowering them to accelerate their digital transformation.

Innovation Platform for Accelerated Digital Transformation

The ITU-D Innovation Platform provides assistance in form of services & tools to support membership to actively foster the development of a vibrant innovation ecosystem & accelerate digital transformation.

The ITU Innovation Platform's Products & Services

Country Review

Comprehensive multi-stakeholder 
assessment, addressing needs & 
recommendations for your ecosystem 

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Project Advisory

Quick review of the ecosystem to develop & implement SDG-9 flagship projects to accelerate digital transformation 

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Digital Innovation Profile

Short profile of the national framework, 
providing international comparable 
measurements of ICT innovation capabilities 

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Knowledge Sharing Platform

Platform initiative to share knowledge, tools 
& best practices, enabling stakeholders to 
engage in a global dialogue on innovation 

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