Call for new energy apps
By BiztechAfrica – April 18, 2012, 9:35 a.m.
The deadline has been extended in the ITU’s contest for innovative apps for energy efficiency.
The ITU’s 2nd Green ICT Application Challenge will accept entries until 31 May. The challenge invites innovative Concept Papers for ICT applications that support ‘sustainable energy for all’.
ITU notes that as the global economy undergoes a necessary shift towards renewable energy sources and sustainable energy production, ICT is playing a key role in transforming energy distribution, with technologies such as smart grid, smart metering, smart billing and electro-mobility allowing people to exert more direct control over the volume of energy they consume.
ITU encourages entrants to submit Concept Papers that build on these exciting innovations, suggesting new ways in which users can improve their own energy efficiency.
The winning entry will receive a cash prize of USD3,000 at an award ceremony to take place during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.
Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU, says: “Sustainable energy for all is crucial to the future of modern civilization. ITU is committed to stimulating the creation of innovative ICT apps founded on new modes of thinking; ideas to effect the change needed to achieve a sustainable future.”
For more information on the 2nd Green ICT Application Challenge, go to:www.itu.int/ITU-T/climatechange/greenict/201206/index.html