The Stockholm Challenge is a pioneer among ICT awards and networking
organizations, dating back to 1994 when the City of Stockholm launched the first
competition to challenge the cities in Europe to show their best ICT
applications for people and society. So far the Stockholm Challenge has brought
together over 5,000 ICT projects from all over the world, many of whom are
active in lasting and growing networks.
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 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.
The Stockholm Challenge Award Website