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1 The IT University in Kista May 2004 The Stockholm Challenge Award The most extensive ICT Prize in the world

2 The IT University in Kista May 2004 A first class network of ICT entrepreneurs Launched by the City of Stockholm An ICT competition in health, education, environment, e-business, e-government… European Challenge First international Challenge awards in 1999 A yearly prize giving event New platform at the IT University from 2004

3 The IT University in Kista May 2004 The Challenge invites the world´s best projects ICTs – for social and economic development Hundreds of entries every year Showcases successful teams and projects Impact and sustainability important criteria in the evaluation

4 The IT University in Kista May 2004 Extended platform at the IT University New leadership for development and growth Consortium of the IT University, Sida, the City of Stockholm and Ericsson Overall objective to help close the digital divide Stimulate and promote cross sectoral co operations Special focus on underserved areas

5 The IT University in Kista May 2004 The new Challenge more than just a competition Connections and matchmaking Promotes co operations between local teams, corporations, academic and development organisations etc Helps create supportive environments for entrepreneurs Stimulates the use of cutting edge technology and state of the art applications

6 The IT University in Kista May 2004 Ceremony in the City Hall every second year High profile conference in Stockholm coinciding with the prize ceremony Thematic workshop every alternate year Up dated data base of projects - accessible through the Challenge web site Prize events and conferences

7 The IT University in Kista May 2004 Affiliation with a well reputed digitial divide program – for corporate social responsibility activities Corporate branding in emerging markets Access to global networks of individuals and organisations – for joint projects Extended cooperation with Challenge partners Benefits to corporate partners

8 The IT University in Kista May 2004 Match making services from the Challenge office – facilitation of contacts with partners, projects and affiliates Influence on conference programs – participation Company logos visible on the Challenge web site, news and promotion material Benefits cont.

9 The IT University in Kista May 2004 Ulla Skidén


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