Wednesday, 13 April 2016

#Imake4mycity Orange Foundation Challenge winners

The #Imake4mycity prizes were awarded to the winners on Wednesday 6 April at 8 pm, in Paris, by several members of the Orange executive committee. The Solidarity FabLabs from Cairo, Tunis, Parthenay and Toulouse were rewarded for their work and will each receive 15,000 euros following this exciting competition for digital and collaborative projects.

The challenge and its three prizes are part of the Orange Foundation's efforts to support young people in its FabLabs to integrate the worlds of work and education. Seventeen teams of young people in six countries took part in this first international Solidarity FabLabs challenge organized by the Foundation.

The Jury's Prize: Presented by Béatrice Duboisset, a digital entrepreneur, it was awarded to a training kit for young people in Egypt

The prize was awarded by a jury of five experts to the Egypt FabLab for Guru Project. Faced with the challenge of access to education in their country, the young people from the FabLab had the idea of producing an open source kit to learn how to make a robot very easily. The jury was won over by the educational and digital dimensions of this project. Indeed, the project would allow a very high number of young people not in education to develop digital skills. It's an innovative project to provide access to learning which responds to our priority: using digital technologies for the benefit of people not in education.

The Web Users' Prize: Presented by Jérôme Barré, HRD for the Orange Group, to a connected object which measures pollution levels in Tunis

Over the course of a month - from 1 March to 4 April - 20,000 of you voted to show your support for the projects on fondationorange.com. In the end, the Smart Khadra project by the Tunis Solidarity FabLab received the most votes and therefore receives the web users' prize. The FabLab team produced a connected object to measure the effects of pollution in Tunis and visualize them using online and mobile applications. This project received a lot of online support. It is an intelligent solution to environmental issues facing cities.

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