Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Mobile, social change for good, two challenges

I’ve just been alerted that NetSquared currently has not one, but two mobile-based technology Challenges open for submissions from around the world.  They are:

* UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Mobile Challenge
The Human Rights Center is sponsoring a challenge to encourage innovations for applying mobile technologies for human rights investigations and advocacy. Through a NetSquared Community vote, 10 finalists will be chosen. All 10 finalists will be invited to present their ideas at an international conference, “The Soul of the New Machine: Human Rights, Technology, and New Media,” at UC Berkeley, May 4 and 5, 2009. A panel of judges, selected by the Human Rights Center, will choose three winners, to be announced at the conference. Winners will receive cash awards of $15,000 (first place), $10,000 (second place), and $5,000 (third place) to implement their ideas. You can learn more and participate at: http://netsquared.org/ucb-hrc

* N2Y4 Mobile Challenge
N2Y4's Mobile Challenge calls for your world-changing ideas of how mobile applications can help citizens, groups and others create a better world for everybody.  NetSquared and their Challenge Sponsors invite submissions of innovations in mobile technologies for use by civil society.  Through a NetSquared Community vote, 14 Featured Projects will be selected to participate in this year's NetSquared Conference.  Two representatives from each of the 14 Featured Projects will be invited to present their ideas in person at N2Y4, May 26-27, 2009 and compete for cash prizes. You can learn more and participate at: http://netsquared.org/n2y4

So if you’re interested in using mobile technology for the greater good of society, then one of these might just be the challenge you’ve been looking for.