Winners have emerged in the ITU Young ICT Leaders’ Forum (YILF) Innovation Challenges 2019, which took place from September 3-6 in smart city of Busan, Republic of Korea.
The Young ICT Leaders’ Forum is an annual event organized by ITU and Busan Metropolitan city. It gathered youths worldwide to learn and to share ideas about ICT development and innovations.
The 6th edition of the Young ICT leaders under the overall theme of “Mind the gap: Sustainability and Impact in Smart Cities” explored a first gap where youth entrepreneurs are inhibiting from addressing the right problems in their community, a second gap where their solutions are unable to scale in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.
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Mission Possible: Social Innovation Labs
MOVENS – Technology for social movements
Powering digital reach to relevant Arabic information through AI
Young IT Professional Development
Gamifiying Science Education (GamiSciEd)
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Certified Ethical Technology – An international ecosystem for developing humane technology
Code & Play: Coding Club & TechKids Camp for young generations
Coding with UKE – programming learning for children
Evercity – developing and accelerating smart sustainable city solutions in Russia and beyond
Rural Innovation Lab (B-Lab)
Web Analytics Community Development
|Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide by Digitizing the Rural Retailer|
DamoGO : Rescue Delicious Unsold Food Around You! Tackle Food Waste With Us
Empowered – eWork Solution for Persons with Disabilities
Pan-African Center for Autism (PACA)
Qumaq – Instant help
RegoPantes: Help Farmers, Get Fresher Products
Save The Chicken AI
Zip Services Platform
The annual event, gathered a global community of young ICT leaders, aged between 18 and 35 years, to promote the participation of the youth in the digital economy, including (1) promoting the engagement of youth in the field of ICTs; (2) decreasing the digital divide; and (3) promoting research on emerging ICTs particularly Internet of Things (IoT), among others.
Participants learned through a four-day journey empowering them with knowledge, skills, and means to be champions in their communities, to scale their solutions and create sustainability.
- Two days were dedicated to a workshop/bootcamp for ITU Innovation Challenge 2019 winners to develop their ideas furthers;
- One day of the forum was for sharing knowledge and provide networking opportunities with global experts;
- And, one day was for a Study tour of the Busan Smart City ecosystem to a see showcase of a smart cities infrastructure.