Huawei Technologies, China´s largest telecommunications equipment maker, launched a competition on Monday in Europe to challenge young developers to design innovative mobile applications.
The competition, entitled "InnoApps, Huawei Applications Developers European Challenge, Powered by Microsoft," is a joint initiative of Huawei, the Microsoft and the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF). It aims to contribute to a more inclusive society by fostering "e-skills," increasing "e-participation" and promoting entrepreneurship among the young people.
The competition is open to university students and young professionals who are European Union residents and under the age of 27. The contest runs until September 8. The awards will be presented in Brussels at a ceremony coinciding with the World Entrepreneurship Week from November 18 to 24.
The first prize winner will receive 5,000 euros and will be supported with marketing for his or her app. Outstanding developers will have the opportunity to visit Huawei´s innovation centers in Chin, and receive technical and marketing guidance in a workshop in Brussels.
Huawei is a telecom equipment leader, serving more than one third of the world population in 140 countries and territories. It has more than 7,500 employees in Europe and 13 R&D sites in eight European countries. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, with customers in 139 countries and territories.