Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise, a leader in technology is accelerating the speed of innovations and ideas that embrace digital application to alter different situations. The American Company unveiled the Living Progress Challenge to improve lives of 1 million people by 2020 by combining information technology, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise employee expertise, with the global community’s most innovative ideas to accelerate opportunity for people.

Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise, a leader in technology is accelerating the speed of innovations and ideas that embrace digital application to alter different situations. The American Company unveiled the Living Progress Challenge to improve lives of 1 million people by 2020 by combining information technology, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise employee expertise, with the global community’s most innovative ideas to accelerate opportunity for people.

The company invites great ideas and proposals that address social issues through digitally-enabled solutions. The ideas can target any area including education, healthcare, unemployment or financial services. Later on, the best ideas are brought to life that is designed, built and deployed with the assistance of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

How does the challenge work? First, HP calls on creative ideas from the global community then individuals or teams detail how their ideas can be built and deployed. Secondly, 20 proposals are selected to develop into prototypes and lastly five solutions are built and deployed which takes a period of time. For instance, the opening of submissions of ideas and innovations was being accepted until February 2016. During the contest, submissions are evaluated through a combination of an expert HPE judging panel and popular vote.

The Challenge includes a multi-tiered prize structure valued at more than $1,000,000 that includes technological services and cash awards. This year’s winners were announced at the Living Progress Challenge (http://livingprogresschallenge.hpe.com/) in May and will be showcased at ICT4D conference taking place in Nairobi.

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