Winners announced for the 2020 ITU Innovation Challenge

EQUALS​ and INPUT Hungary hosted the second edition of the ITU Innovation Challenge and announced this year’s selected 20 winners. Innovators presented solutions that will accelerate national development priorities and ecosystem builders who have practices dedicated to nurturing innovators. Twelve women and eight men were chosen as top innovators in the three category challenges.

The winners were selected across three categories titled, Digital Change-maker challenge, Ecosystems Best Practice Challenge, and Women in Technology Challenge.

Twenty innovators win the 2020 ITU Innovation Challenge hosted by EQUALS​ and INPUT Hungary

The ITU Innovation Challenge had 12 members on the jury consisting of six external experts and six ITU experts. The challenge allowed entrepreneurs to participate in the Global Innovation Forum which ran during the last week of October, and a boot camp that featured 25 mentors from 18 countries.

The ITU Innovation Challenge received numerous submissions from 26 countries.

2020 ITU Innovation Challenge winners

Challenge winners in each category

Digital Change-maker

The Digital Change-maker Challenge is for innovators who aim to make an impact on communities via digitisation. The winning innovations in this category are:

Ecosystem Best Practice Challenge

Ecosystem Best Practice Challenge is awarded to ecosystem builders that practices, protects, and nurtures the environment for innovators within their communities. The top innovators will attend a flagship ITU event to expand their knowledge, connect with innovators, network with experts, and scale-up. The winners in this category are:

Women in Technology Challenge

Women in Technology Challenge is for individual women tech innovators and startups, that create digital projects, to positively impact women in the tech industry. The winning innovations are:

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