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[liberationtech] Global Competition: Mobile4D Applications for Impact and Sustainability

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Sat Apr 14 14:12:32 PDT 2012


*GKP Foundation* <http://gkpfoundation.org/>****

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*GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE PARTNERSHIP FOUNDATION*****

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*Global Competition:*****

*Mobile4D Applications for Impact and Sustainability*****

*A Mobile4D Application Generator and Implementation Initiative*****

*Organizer:* Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation****

*Partner Organizations and Sponsors, (so far):* IICD, The Netherlands;
Fundacion CTIC, Spain; e-COMLAC, Uruguay; Fundacion ChasquiNet, Ecuador****

*Rationale:*****

Mobile phones and smart applications have become an important if not the
key factor in many current development initiatives. One of the main
questions remaining is: Which are the key “killer” applications that make a
real difference for personal and community development, provide real
solutions and benefits, add value to the market place and are not just
applications in search for a use? The main aim of the competition is to
identify effective mobile phone applications for development and make them
available globally whilst providing sustainability and growth for the
application developers and network/service providers that offer the
applications.****

*Categories:*****

The competition is seeking entries to three categories:****

   1. Applications that solve existing, real, every day development
   problems ****
   2. Applications that solve existing, real, every day development
   problems through use and adaptation, modification of existing internet
   applications such as Google Apps. ****
   3. Major Challenges and Dream apps. This category is seeking to identify
   real life development challenges and the possible key applications that
   should be developed to tackle them. These “killer” applications not only
   will make a real difference and have a huge impact to the users*,* but
   offer huge opportunities for network providers to expand and consolidate
   their businesses. This category is targeting the mobile phone user and
   development practitioner that have been thinking: If I had an app that can
   do this, it would make a real difference! Tell us what the development
   challenge is, what an application would have to deliver to tackle it and
   what impact the application would have for its users and service provider?
   ****

 The proposed solutions should not only solve an existing problem but they
should also be sustainable, based on a business plan and concept, but also
be able to offer added value that can open up new markets for mobile phone
use or expand the use of existing mobile phone infrastructures.****

*Who should submit competition entries?*****

The competition is open to everybody. Entries are in particular welcomed by
development practitioners, mobile phone application developers and regular
phone users.****

*Expected outcomes:*****

Identification, development and market introduction of the key ICT4D mobile
applications with the highest development impact and sustainability.****

Identification, development and market introduction of the key ICT4D mobile
applications which offer added value that is able to open up new markets
for mobile phone use or expand the use of existing mobile phone
infrastructures.****

Creation of win/win multi sector partnerships in the ICT4D sector.****

The competition is planned to be a preparatory initiative for an GKPF
co-sponsored  international Mobile4D conference in 2013****

*How to get involved?*****

Your organization can get involved in the competition is several ways:****

*Become a sponsor:*****

Different sponsorship levels are available:****

Platinum Sponsor: USD 25.000, Named during competition as main Sponsor with
prominent logo on each competition document and promotion, Stand at prize
giving. Guaranteed co-presentation role during completion duration and
prize giving event. “First pick” for securing partnership with completion
winner applications and their development/market introduction.  ****

Gold Sponsor: USD 10.000 Named during competition as Gold Sponsor with logo
on each competition document and promotion, Stand at prize giving.****

Silver Sponsor: USD 5.000, Named during competition as Silver Sponsor with
logo on each competition document and promotion, banner at prize giving.****

*Become a Competition Partnership Organization:*****

Partnership organizations will actively promote the competition throughout
their networks and will make in-kind contributions to the running of the
competition and prize giving. Partnership organizations can request a seat
on the competition jury. Qualified partnership organizations will promote
the development and market introduction of competition winner applications.*
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Organizations named as competition partnership organizations will have
their logo included in all competition documentations and promotions.****

 For further information please contact klaus.stoll at gkpfoundation.org****

*Competition Prices:*****

The main aim of the competition is to identify effective mobile phone
applications for development and make them available globally whilst
providing sustainability and growth for the application developers and
network/service providers that offer the applications. For this reason the
main price for the three best applications of each category will be the
concrete support by the completion organizer, through experienced
partnership organizations such as CTIC),  to provide technical and business
development support for the application .****

>From the 9 winner applications, three will be nominated as “TOP ICT4D
Applications of the Year” and from them one will be named as  ”ICT
Application of the Year”.   ****

TOP ICT4D Applications of the Year will receive a Cash prize of USD 2500
each.****

The application chosen as  ”ICT Application of the Year” will receive an
additional USD 5000 Cash prize.****

*Evaluation Framework for competition winners:*****

The entries in each category will be judged along these following main
evaluation criteria:****

25% Innovation****

15% Business Plan of Sustainability strategy****

15% added value of the application to existing mobile infrastructure****

45% development impact****

*Competition Jury:*****

The competition Jury will consist of eminent personalities in the Mobile4D
field and representatives of the Competition Partnership Organizations.****

*Tentative Time Table:*****

1June 2012: Closing date for Competition Sponsors/Partnership Organizations*
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1 June-31rst July 2012: Promotion of Competition****

15th – 30th August 2012: Jury deliberations****

>From 1rst September 2012: Prize giving event during one of the Competition
Partnership Organizations/Sponsor conferences****

*For further information please contact klaus.stoll at gkpfoundation.org*****

Visit GKP Foundation at: http://gkpfoundation.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
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