ITU Innovation Challenges Community

  • By ; Mohamed El Kholy


    Join the global innovation community at the ITU Global Innovation Forum 2021 , 25-29 October 2021 " online "


     Building partnerships to mainstream entrepreneurship!


    More than a year in, the COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant impact on society. To recover from crises like this, the world needs new partnerships to close the digital innovation gap, accelerate entrepreneurship-driven innovation and create decent jobs.

    Stakeholders can use this experience as an opportunity to transform their communities into thriving and competitive digital economies. 


    Do you want to learn how to accelerate economic development
    and job creation in your community? 

    The forum will:

    • support digital change-makers in building a bright future to enable tech-driven innovative businesses
    • provide the expertise to boost your local ecosystem and encourage innovation by accessing knowledge, resources and opportunities
    • offer the chance to connect with a network of partners and projects to improve your investment portfolio for social and economic impact
    • gain insight on how to raise the entrepreneurship bar in your region by learning the tools you need to build an innovation-driven ecosystem
    • access resources that will empower you to overcome innovation roadblocks in your country by building future-forward tech innovation and entrepreneurship policies

    Visit our website | Join the #RediscoverInnovation conversation


    An unprecedented programme

    Day 1: Tackling the digital innovation gap - Explore the impacts of the innovation divide on social conditions in the COVID-19 era.

    • Day 2: Partnerships - Learn what is required of new partnerships through the lens of key ecosystem stakeholders.  
    • Day 3: Regional dimensions - Arab States, Africa, and Americas experiences on the benefits of nurturing digital innovation. 
    • Day 4: Regional best practices - Sharing good practices and stories of digital change makers from the regions. 
    • Day 5: Acceleration - Discussions come full circle with a call for new partnerships to accelerate entrepreneurship-driven innovation. 
    • 2021 Innovation Challenges - Throughout the week this year’s Global South Covid-19 Digital innovation challenge shortlisted candidate will pitch their ideas. Winners announced on Friday! 







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