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The International Telecommunication Union is proud to present its Young Innovators Competition 2013 edition, offering young and talented social technopreneurs the opportunity to present their ideas to industry leaders on a global stage at ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, from 19 -22 November.

Young Innovators Competition aims to attract dynamic, engaged young people and identify projects with a genuine potential to succeed in addressing one of our Global Challenges, which reflect the most urgent spheres of life where ICTs could have a significant and wide-ranging impact.  The competition seeks pragmatic, market-oriented solutions in the form of start-ups or concepts from 18 - 26 year-olds making use of the latest connected technologies.

Competition finalists are invited to attend World 2013, where they will benefit from in-depth mentoring from leading industry representatives, take part in pitching and workshop sessions, demonstrate their projects on the showfloor and have the chance to win seed money of up to USD 5,000 in the Concept category and up to USD 10,000 in the start-up category to fund their initiatives.

You can also learn more about the competition at http://world2013.itu.int/event/innovation