From ORANGE - Singularity University

How would you change the lives of 10 million people in the next five years using telecommunications?

December 15, 2011 – March 31, 2012

Throughout history and across the globe, millions of lives have been improved by the innovative ideas of individuals from many different fields of expertise. Could yours be the next BIG idea?

Orange Dominicana and Singularity University are sponsoring a contest designed to identify innovative thinkers and their projects. This contest is open to anyone from Dominican Republic, from 18 to 35 years old, who is ready to transform their innovative ideas into reality. This is an exciting opportunity to present your ideas for the future.

The challenge:

How would you answer this question?

“How can we improve the standard of living—health, education, and security—of 10 million people, in the next 5 years, in Dominican Republic, through the use of telecommunications?”

The prize:

A scholarship to the 2012 Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University in California worth $30,000, and for the 5 finalists will each be awarded one license for a software suite from Autodesk for their individual use (US$ 10,000 value).

This ten-week interdisciplinary program brings together entrepreneurial leaders and top graduate and postgraduate students from around the globe to explore solutions aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

The deadline for entries is March 31, 2012.