UNICEF and the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology hold National Innovations Award for Children and Adolescents

27 May 2021
UNICEF and the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology hold National Innovations Award for Children and Adolescents
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Tehran, 27 May - The winners of the "National Innovation Award for Children and Adolescents during the Covid-19 pandemic" were announced today, Thursday 27 May, and received their awards. The winners of this innovation challenge for children and adolescents were praised during a ceremony at the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology in the presence of the Vice President for Science and Technology, Dr. Sorena Sattari, and UNICEF Representative in Iran, Ms. Mandeep O'Brien. The top three solutions of this national award, named ‘phygital connected toy’ from Arsam Co., ‘Boom inclusive digital library’ from Parman cultural and artistic institute, and ‘Robin interactive Robot’ from Kheradvarzan Shahre Hooshmand, were selected from more than eighty innovative start-up strategies that were submitted following the announcement of the call, after careful consideration and assessment of a panel of expert judges. Seven other best solutions were also recognized and received certificates. Yesterday, in a one-day “Innovations for Children and Adolescents” conference, various experts from the government and private sector as well as the civil society, exchanged knowledge on innovation for children in specialized sessions.

The purpose of this national award is to encourage start-up businesses and innovative thinkers to solve problems facing children and adolescents by proposing innovative solutions that can be expanded to all children and emphasizing the importance of innovations for and with children and adolescents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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