Call for Videos - GIST Technology Idea Competition

Do you have innovative ideas that have potential to become technology solutions to critical problems in sectors such as ICTs, energy, health, agriculture or other related areas? If so, then the GIST Technology Idea Competition (GISTech-I) is something for you! CRDF Global invites all interested innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs from MENA and South and Central Asia regions (See list of eligible countries) to participate in this first-ever multinational technology idea competition.  This is how it works:
  1. Become a GIST member (the membership is free)
  2. Upload your video
  3. Get votes on YouTube
  4. Be among 25 semi-finalists to receive individualized coaching and present your idea at two-day GIST entrepreneurship workshop/award ceremony event in Amman, Jordan
  5. Be selected for GIST Prize.
GIST First Prize: a $20,000 grant will be awarded to the top applicant. 
    GIST 1st Runner-up: a $10,000 grant will be awarded to the top runner-up.  GIST 2nd runner-ups: four $5,000 grants will be awarded to the next four runner-ups.  GIST Honorable Mentions: five $2,000 grants will be awarded to the next tier of runner-ups. Competition Deadline: October 31, 2011 Eligibility Criteria
    • All applicants, including all members of a team must be legal residents of one of the GIST eligible countries.
    • Applicants can be individuals or teams, but a team must designate a team leader, who will be the sole point-of-contact for the competition and be awarded any and all grant monies. Each team or applicant can only enter the competition once, with one video submission.
    • All applicants in a team must register as members of the GIST network.
    • Applicants or teams cannot be incorporated as existing business.
    • Submitted ideas must have potential to become actual technology solutions.
    • Applicants must demonstrate plans to advance their technology idea toward a commercial application.
    • U.S. citizens, regardless in what country they reside, are not eligible to apply to this competition.
    • Any persons employed by CRDF Global or any of its affiliates, or are employed by the US Department of State are not eligible to apply to this competition.
      For more information
      , visit the GISTech-I website.