Stockholm Challenge 2008
The over all goal of the Stockholm Challenge is to help counteract social and economic disadvantage, wherever it occurs, by promoting the use of ICT for development. It is mostly targeted towards developing regions and community or social sectors such as gender equality and minorities with the greatest needs.
The award invites projects in six different categories:
* Public Administration
* Economic Development
The winners receive the Stockholm Challenge Trophy and a cash prize.
In 2006 the awards were sponsored by Ericsson, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, SPIDER, KTH and Sida. The aim for 2008 is to give more supporters the opportunity to join the work that is done by the Stockholm Challenge, to find and expose best practices and to make fruitful matches between people and organisations – for social and human development.
The Stockholm Challenge is now owned by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and is a biannual event. It is mainly sponsored by Sida, Ericsson and the City of Stockholm. It is lead by a Steering Group of representatives from both KTH and the main sponsors. All operational activities are carried out by the Secretariat, based at the KTH School of ICT in Kista north of Stockholm.