MONDAY 16 SEP 2013 1:39 PM


InnoApps: Huawei Apps Developers European Challenge, powered by Microsoft’, was aimed at empowering young people to make a difference within society.

Launched earlier this year, the challenge was formed as a joint initiative between ICT solutions provider, Huawei; the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF); and leading software giant, Microsoft. Since declaring their support for the European Commission’s eSkills strategy, this contest has become one of many ways that Microsoft have been supporting the development of ‘e-skills’, increasing online participation, and promoting innovation amongst young european IT enthusiasts.

“Technology is a vehicle of opportunity, moving beyond its everyday use and solving some of the world’s toughest problems,’ says Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman for Microsoft Europe, 'This competition challenges young people to make Europe a more inclusive society by creating technology-based solutions, whilst encouraging their entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity.”

It is expected that, between now and 2015, the EU will be unable to fill approximately 900,000 job vacancies in IT, and this contest forms part of the organisers’ efforts in addressing this issue, in line with their commitment to the EU goal of creating ‘a smart, sustainable, and inclusive economy by 2020.’

The Awards ceremony will be held in Brussels during the Global Entrepreneurship Week between the 18th and 24th of November this year. The winner of the first prize is set to receive €5000, and will also enjoy full commercialisation support in promoting their app and to further foster youth entrepreneurship. They will also receive a paid trip to China with Huawei with the second place winner and the Top Female Developer.


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