The competition sought to find the best and most innovative Concept Paper for an ICT application that would help combat climate change.
“Smart Recycling”, by Lis Lugo Colls from Spain, was announced as the winner.
ITU hosted a Green ICT Application Challenge to find the best and most innovative Concept Paper for an ICT application that would help combat climate change. Topics of interest for this Challenge included: mitigation of climate change through energy efficiency in sectors such as smart buildings, intelligent transportation systems, smart homes, etc; community engagement; eco-design; monitoring climate change; measurement of GHG emissions; adaptation to climate change (e.g. use of applications for emergency telecommunications and alerting systems for disaster relief).
The application “Smart Recycling” was awarded the winner of the first ITU Green ICT Application Challenge. The global competition was organized by ITU and supported by Telefónica and Research In Motion to identify innovative applications that can help improve energy efficiency and combat climate change. Designed by Lis Lugo Colls, from Spain, the application aims to help mobile users locate recycling and garbage bins within their area, and provide advice generally on recycling. The application will benefit citizens, government recycling programs and private recycling companies by creating a more sustainable and resource-efficient future through community engagement and eco-design.
The winner of the competition - Lis Lugo Colls - presented her application during the ITU Green Standards Week, held in Rome (Italy) from 5 to 9 September 2011. As winner Lis Lugo Colls received a cash prize of USD 10,000 to further develop the application.
Ended: July 15, 2011.
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