Globe Tattoo, along with with the Global Shapers Manila Hub, launches Cat@lyst, a Tattoo-branded initiative that seeks to promote the use of innovative ICT tools to provide solutions to real community problems.
This nationwide tech competition presents young Filipinos an avenue to transform their ideas into viable programs that could create social change with the help of modern technology. Anybody ages 18-30 is welcome to present a project that focuses on a specific need and addresses a social issue. They should be able to demonstrate the practicality of the project and how it can be executed technologically via mobile or web while mobilizing stakeholders.
Five winners will receive Php200,000 in cash each for program development as well as ICT support to see through the ideation, distillation, and incubation of technology-based innovations.
Criteria for entries are:
- Innovation ““ demonstrates creativity and originality
- Implementation Feasibility ““ proposal should be executable in the given timeline and proponents should demonstrate capability to mobilize stakeholders involved
- Impact ““ provides a long-lasting solution to an existing social problem
In June, there will be Shapers Lab event to be hosted by Tattoo and the Global Shapers Manila Hub for the top 15 teams or individuals to further develop their ideas through dialogue and mentorship from development professionals and ICT experts.
Tattoo, is Globe Telecom’s mobile broadband brand while the Global Shapers Manila Hub is composed of young extraordinary individuals with great potential for future leadership roles in society. It is part of the Global Shapers community, a global program of the World Economic Forum.
Application form may be downloaded from the Cat@lyst website www.catalyst.com.ph to be filled up and submitted via email. Applicants must also submit a one-minute video entry from May 2 to 31 using an .mp4 or .3gp format with a maximum resolution of 20 mb to pitch their solution for an existing community problem.