ITU Telecom World Award SME Application Form

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Use this form to apply for the Global SME Awards or the Government Award. You will need to supply details of your exhibition presence or sponsorship, or your application fee invoice number. Please be as concise as possible, including only information essential for the jury to assess your application. Contact us directly with any queries.

Company information
  • I confirm I have registered as an SME for ITU Telecom World 2017 *
Product / service / project overview:

Assessment criteria:
A clear description of the value proposition and unique features, benefits and selling points.
Proof of demand for the product/service/project. Has it been tested with real, potential customers? Is there a track record of customers?
A clear and demonstrable connection between the need (customer pain) and the product/service offering.

Business model and scalability

Assessment criteria:
A clear and demonstrable understanding of market dynamics, growth rates and consumer spending, including reference to competitive and pricing strategies.
Financial indicators and projections as provided below.

Innovative use of ICTs

Assessment criteria:
Innovative use of ICT in the product or service. Does it provide a radical new solution, apply an existing solution to a new market or incrementally improve an existing service? (note: no one option is better than any other, what counts is how effectively your solution solves a customer pain).
Is the business developing its own technology OR working on an innovative application of existing technology?

Socio-economic/environmental impact

Assessment criteria:
Is the potential or existing social impact measurable?
Is the business environmentally sustainable?
Does the product or service have existing or potential wide-spread social impact (100 000 users)?

Financial information

Please enter your financial information and forecasts in the following table (USD):







Cost of goods sold
Total Costs (fixed + variable costs e.g. rent, salaries, SG&A etc.)
Depreciation + amortization
Interest expense
Tax expense
Initial setup cost (if founded after 2010)
Total debt
Total equity
Total assets
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