APPrize 1K App Challenge


Start Date: 13 April 2018

Last Date: 30 September 2018

About APPrize: APPrize is the IMC 1k Apps Challenge which is aimed at identifying the top 50 App-based solutions for the 5 identified themes and 20 problem statements. The top 1000 apps that are selected for this Challenge will be launched at the IMC 2018 stage and given an opportunity to showcase their solutions to the world.



APPrize Themes:

Networks of the Future

  • Telecom Standards - Access to latest technology updates/developments – ITU / IEEE / Others
  • Network Diagnostic Tools / Services
  • Cybersecurity – Making devices/data safer over networks
  • Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions (including 5G use cases)

Smart Cities / Smart Enterprises

  • Improving access to healthcare services & sanitation
  • Solutions for a smart and sustainable city – clean energy, eco-friendly, connectivity
  • Logistics / Supply Chain Solutions for Enterprises

FinTech / ArtificiaI Intelligence

  • Economic growth + Livelihood improvement through a mobile device
  • Financial inclusion – mBanking Services
  • Apps for AI and data analytics – B2B solutions
  • M-Commerce (M-retail)
  • Blockchain Solutions

Empowerment / Access to Services

  • Digital Inclusion – For individuals as well as Enterprises, the online presence for local businesses
  • Skill Development / Training / Mobile based Edu-Tech
  • Mobile-based Agritech
  • Disaster Management – (Rescue, Recovery, Relief)
  • App for the Department of Telecom – Taking consumer-focused initiatives to people; Access to policy documents, notifications

Enhancing the User Experience

  • Social Media – Greater ease of use and accessible platforms
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Enriched Content for the Mobile Consumer - Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality