Help IEEE contribute to worldwide digital inclusion by submitting a novel, early-stage project or concept that offers unique ways to increase Internet access and usage for the 2.9 billion unconnected people worldwide. The global 2022 IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge is now open for submissions of unique solutions to bridge the digital divide. The deadline is July 20.
Unconnected populations lack access to buy and sell goods and services online. Unconnected students lack access to the flourishing remote education market.
The IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Challenge seeks to further connectivity by calling for early-stage projects and concepts that pursue unique ways to increase broadband access and usage for unconnected or under-connected populations/geographies.
Start-ups, grassroots organizations, universities, and others working toward digital inclusion in original ways are encouraged to participate.
Last year’s challenge awarded 12 teams with a total prize pool of US$60,000 across multiple categories.
Read the competition rules and learn about how to enter your novel projects at the CTU website: https://ctu.ieee.org/.