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2022 Corporate Responsibility Report

Society: Ability of Young People to create Innovations – Technology for the Planet

Using technology as a tool for a better life and environment, and joined-up creativity together with young people is the goal of the project – Technology for the Planet. The Telekom Foundation for Macedonia and UNICEF launched the project with an open call for young innovators to submit ideas for digital solutions in order to tackle climate change within the global youth challenge “Generation without Limits”. 

This year, the young innovators created digital solutions for dealing with one of the toughest threats faced by children and young people around the world – climate change. High-school and university students, and any interested young people, had an opportunity to work with mentors and create innovations designed to ensure a healthy environment and a higher quality of life for present and future generations. 

The best ten teams were invited to attend workshops in order to develop their ideas further. After the workshops, the five best ideas were selected and given finance as part of an award that included mentorship help with specialists from Makedonski Telekom.

The winning teams are: 

Bio Techno Logic team that created an automated, digital organic waste bin, which will produce natural bio-humus in its final phase. 

Тhe Green Hot Chili Peppers team had an idea for promoting environmental protection by creating a special bin, which independently selects waste and simultaneously produces electricity. 

As a result of the innovative ideas, the jury of experts decided to award a cash prize and mentoring support to a third team. Given that the fashion industry is responsible for 10 percent of CO2 emissions, the Oh Swapp Team plans to develop a mobile application for exchanging clothes and books. 

Winning teams will enter the world selection with a chance to win additional funds totaling USD 20 000, alongside a global incubation program from the partners of “Generation without Limits” in order to facilitate expansion.