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Education & Global Development Prize Group of the X PRIZE Foundation about concepts for Mobile Phone Apps

The goal of the Education and Global Development Prize Group is to develop new and innovative ways to address major challenges in agriculture, capital, education, health and water. The competitions seek to highlight the most scalable enterprises that create wealth and uplift entire populations from poverty.

Concepts under consideration are for example Mobile Phone Applications

It is estimated that more than 8o% of the world will have access to a mobile telephone by 2013. The use of this technology for many applications, including revenue generation, is greatly anticipated. This competition would help to establish a new source of revenue for individuals in the developing world and institute a revolutionary form of entrepreneurship. The goal is to create a mobile application that would allow 250,000 people to earn $2 a day for a minimum of 100 days per year.

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This entry was posted on June 5, 2012 by in Apps, Innovation.
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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