Closing Date: July 31st 2014
The 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.
- Open to 18-30 year-old start-up founders from across ITU’s 193 member states,
- The competition is looking for the most promising tech start-ups that are Using open source technologies for disaster management.
- 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.
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