ITU, the United Nations agency for ICT, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking for innovative ideas on how ICTs can help smart cities to mitigate the effects of climate change and thereby improve people’s health.
According to ITU, the ideas may include novel technologies or combinations of existing technologies, services, and systems which would shape a smart city. They may also focus on monitoring or reporting on climate change, mitigating or adapting the impact of climate change on society, or on changes in technology and society that lead to a greener community.
This competition is looking for an entrepreneur under the age of 30, looking to working on concepts and ideas for new social start-ups which directly address climate change and its negative impact on health through a process of co-creation.
The winner will walk away with $5,000 in funding, plus mentorship, networking, and high-level exposure before an influential global audience of decision-makers and be part of the group of 10 young innovators from all over the world present at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar.
To apply, visit https://ideas.itu.int before October 7, 2014.