Young Innovators were asked to put to use their knowledge and skills to make the world a better place?
The winning ideas would have the chance to pitch to world leaders and win seed funding.
The ITU invited young innovators between the ages of 18 and 25 to submit a seed idea. According to the rules: “Seed ideas should be realistic, achievable and relevant to the UN's Millennium Development Goals: alleviating poverty and hunger (including smart agriculture); improving education for all; addressing gender inequality; access to health care; and environmental sustainability.”
The result was that 45 finalists from 22 countries were brought to Geneva for training in how to pitch their projects to potential investors. The winners, who were voted for by delegates in Geneva and around the world via online polls, were:
Young Innovators category:
Digital Innovators category:
Ended: September 19, 2011.
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