Do you have something to say on how we should be building a better world?


This is your opportunity to shine a global ICT spotlight on your innovative ideas and digital creativity. Enter the Young Innovators Competition at ITU Telecom World 2012 to show the world how your fresh thinking and talent for technology can provide real-world solutions to real-world problems and change the future for the better. Showcase your innovation on a truly international stage and win the chance to access development workshops, industry expertise and the unparalleled networking potential of World 2012.

Are you 18-25 years old?
Do you have an innovative ICT based idea, project, or prototype?
Do you have what it takes to be a social entrepreneur?
Are you in need of resources to take the next step?

If your answer is yes to these questions, this could be just the competition for you. Everything from early-stage ideas to mature projects to established prototypes using innovative ICT to support development can compete to win!

The winning Young Innovators will be invited to come to ITU Telecom World 2012 in Dubai, where they will receive the following:

Up to 10,000 CHF each in prize money. Great ideas can win CHF 5,000 prize money, and innovative projects/working prototypes can win CHF 10,000
High level industry mentorship: The once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain guidance, promote and share ideas with some of the industry’s top executives, along with top level government representatives from across the globe. Benefit from intensive one-on-one sessions with high level industry mentors + their support over a one year development period
Hands-on Workshop: workshop training focusing on business skills and pitching
Networking opportunities with high level delegates: Unique opportunity to meet, network and build relationships with the industry’s top ICT names
Showcase at the InnovatorSpace: Demo your ideas to our influential audience

We will be accepting online entries to the competition starting April 2012. Should you require any further information in the meantime please contact:

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