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Ecosystem best practice challenge Scholarship by ITU Innovation Challenges

Are you an entreprenuer with a global mindset? Is your innovation able to create digital impact in your communities? ITU is inviting applications from qualified candidates for its 2020 Innovation challenege 

The challenge is a global open competition platform for innovators and ecosystem builders to present their ideas and projects, empowering them to transform their communities into thriving digital societies. 

ITU and the EQUALS Global Partnership will support standout tech innovators who are helping and empowering women to excel in the access and use of ICTs  to increase their productive and economic capacity in sectors such as agriculturetextiles and apparel, and health, and to build prosperous communities. 

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About ITU Innovation Challenges

Competitiveness, 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 and multistakeholder Digital Innovation Framework with the aim to assist countries, cities and ecosystems address today's challenges by empowering them to accelerate their digital transformation The mission is to “bridge the digital innovation divide (gap) th... read more


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ITU Ecosystem best practice challenge


Requirements for ITU Ecosystem best practice challenge Qualification

the Ecosystem Best Practice Challenge is looking for ecosystem builders from around the world. To apply to this challenge, you must have an existing practice with proven results in one of the following thematic areas:

  1. Guiding innovation dynamics: nurturing a mindset and culture of ICT-centric innovation (such as developing public policies for start-up visas or innovation; mentorship and innovation community-building programmes; and tax, start-up, procurement and investment laws).
  2. Building innovation capacity: providing infrastructure and spaces to develop ICT-centric solutions (such as incubation and acceleration, entrepreneurial, research or university programmes).
  3. Integrating ICT innovation in key sectors: enabling ecosystem initiatives that can digitally transform an economic sector’s value chain (such as tech parks or cluster development initiatives).

Your solution should:

  1. Be evidence-informed practices that can be amplified and scaled at the national level.
  2. Help other communities at the global level upgrade their practices to maintain competitiveness and innovation in their ICT ecosystems.
  3. Provide an enabling environment that nurtures innovators to accelerate their ideas to market.

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Application Deadline

July 31, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to ITU Innovation Challenges on cocreate.itu.int to apply

For more details, visit ITU website

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