First of all, we have to take into account what it means to bring the Internet to all parts of the world. A premise that, although it may sound utopian, is beginning to develop thanks to projects such as Internet para Todos, promoted by Telefonica.
This initiative arose in order to bring the advantages of digitization to all those places that could not even enjoy the connection. That is, to bring all those corners of the world that suffered technical difficulties or difficulties with the relief of all the attributes that the existence of the Internet entails. Or, what is the same, help connect everyone who could not.
A Call for Entrepreneurs
As a result of the Internet for Everyone project, Telefónica launches the Call Global 2019 Internet for Everyone contest, with the aim of finding innovative solutions and, thereby, accelerating the global process arising from this initiative.
Registration began on May 30 and will conclude on June 30. The projects that want to be part of the contest must find solutions to two questions. The first of these, obtaining real and reliable data from isolated areas radically different from the urban environment, that is, bringing the study closer to places where digitization has not yet reached. And the second, once the connection is made, adapting it to the lives of the people who are benefiting from it.
In this scenario, Gonzalo Martin-Villa, head of innovation at Telefonica, has sponsored the contest: “We are already working with different technology partners, and now we want to expand the collaboration framework to face the next challenges, both commercial and digital inclusion, analyzing innovative technological ideas or proposals ”.
The Telefónica team will grant the winners a workspace for 6 months in the hub of their choice of all those that Wayra has around the world. Furthermore, if the project goes ahead, it would have a pilot budget of 100,000 euros and the possibility of incorporating it into the Telefónica catalogue.
Therefore, do not hesitate, if you think you have a competitive project, take a look at the Call Global 2019 Internet for Everyone website, and participate in this contest to help connect everyone.