The goals of this competition were to: stimulate and encourage creativity and innovation in finding solutions to support economic development; increase awareness about ICT and support related innovations in winning project proposals; engage a diverse range of people, groups, and institutions whose ideas and activities can contribute to the development of communities and society at large, but many of whom may not normally have access to financing or the opportunity to interface with formal institutions – namely the younger population; and build strong relationships between donors, government, private sector, NGOs, and civil society.