The ITU has asked me to remind readers that the second Green ICT Application Challenge is still open for entries. This is the competition to find the best and most innovative Concept Paper for an ICT application to help promote Sustainable Energy for All (It’s currently the International Year for Sustainable Energy for All).
The ITU ran the Application Challenge for the first time last year. It was won by a “Smart Recycling” application designed by Lis Lugo Colls, from Spain. The application helps mobile users locate recycling and garbage bins within their area and provide advice generally on recycling.
This year the competition is being run by the ITU and Telefónica. In line with the ‘sustainable energy for all’ theme, the competition is looking to build on the role of ICT in transforming energy distribution in technologies such as smart grid, smart metering, renewable energy, electric vehicles, etc. all of which allow people to exert more direct control over the energy they use. The ITU wants entrants to submit Concept Papers suggesting new ways in which users can improve their own energy efficiency.
The author of the best, most innovative Concept Paper will win a cash prize of $3,000. The Challenge is open to individuals from Member States of the ITU and the prize will be presented in Paris on 18 September during the 2nd ITU Green Standards Week. Note that the competition was due to close in April, but you now have until May 31 to submit an entry. Full details are here.