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Innovative ideas: Competition promoted by Confindustria and Telecom Italia is off to a start

04/20/2010 - 12:06 PM

On the occasion of Confindustria’s 100th anniversary, Telecom Italia and Confindustria Avellino intend to reward highly innovative ideas/projects in the field of telecommunications that can improve local competitiveness, especially in the manufacturing and services sectors.

This unique initiative, called “NGN TALENT”, will award two young residents of the Irpinia area between the ages of 20 and 30 with original and innovative ideas that can make an impact on the economic and social fabric of the province of Avellino through the use of next-generation communications technology (broadband, fiber optics, Next Generation Networks).

The competition, presented at Confindustria’s Avellino offices to an audience that included President Silvio Sarno, will last from April 20, 2010 to May 20, 2010: participants may submit their entries by certified email or by delivering it in electronic format to Confindustria’s Avellino office.

The young candidates must submit an entry that describes the idea, the project, the technologies employed, its possible applications and its technical and economic feasibility. Competitors may interpret the competition’s theme freely, as long as the proposed idea is original and can be tangibly evaluated as a product or service.

A commission composed of Telecom Italia and Confindustria Avellino will evaluate the projects and, during the Confindustria Avellino assembly scheduled in June 2010, the two prizes of €5,000 and €2,500 will be awarded to the winner and runner-up respectively.

The goal of this initiative promoted by Confindustria Avellino and Telecom Italia is to facilitate, through the pool of skilled individuals in the Avellino area, the emergence of new talent that can generate business initiatives in fast-developing sectors such as network telecommunications, raising the interest of potential investors (business angels, venture capitalists).

The competition rules are available at the Competition Office at:

Confindustria Avellino
Via Palatucci, 20/A 83100 Avellino (AV)
tel: 0825 785512 fax: 0825 786225

e-mail: economico@confindustria.avellino.it


Avellino, 20 April 2010