AppIdea2Reality 2017 Prize Distribution Ceremony

Application Idea to Reality

The AppIdear2R Contest provides separate opportunity for ECO region university students who can generate ideas or have app developing skills to use their ideas and technological knowledge, their ingenuity and their creativity to come up with an original System App that can be use every day. The goal of this Contest is to provide an engaging and empowering learning experience to increase student interest and knowledge in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


AppIdea2R Contest will have two phases. The first phase consists of App Idea Contest; when participants aged between 16 to 32 years, having enrolment in any educational institute will be able to share their ideas on SDGs. In the second phase of App Development Contest a team will develop the App on the Idea, having age between 20-28 years. In the first phase student will online register his/her App Development Idea according to objectives of the Contest i.e. from 17 SDGs. In the second phase students will register online for App Development Contest and create his/her team to develop it. Online mentoring will be provided to the registered App Development teams by the App Idea Initiator. Based on the Idea(s), the Registered App Development Teams will select their task of developing the App thus moving into phase-I to Phase-II. However, to seek wider range of App(s) from wider numbers of Idea(s), system lock will operate that will not allow any other team to work on any Idea if five teams have already registered themselves to develop a certain App on a certain Idea. This section will be done on “First Come First Serve Basis” for the first five (5) teams.

Commercialization Stage of the contest will starts after the announcement of winning apps. All protectable and non-protectable Ideas/System Apps generated/developed in this contest would have copyrights with the AppIdea2R. The Idea Initiator will get 7%; the Development Team will get 23% and the AppIdea2R Company will get 70% share of any income generated from the AppIdea2R”.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN members will use to frame their policies over the next 15 years. The SDGs are a United Nations-sponsored effort to create a common set of development goals for all communities in every country, with a deadline for attainment of 2030. The idea is to get governments, aid organizations, foundations and NGOs on the same page about what global problems most urgently need to be solved and how to measure progress and solutions.

End poverty for all

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Freedom from hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

Health and wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

Quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Sustainable energy for all

Ensure access to affordable,  reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Decent work and economic development

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth

Innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Reducing inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Sustainable consumption and production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patters

Action on climate change

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Healthy oceans

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Sustainable ecosystems

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Global partnerships

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development, on finance, technology, capacity-building, trade and systemic issues

Contest Phases

Phase 01

App Idea Skills

Contestants merely have to come up with the concept of social problem solution. They will submit their idea (not exceeding 900 words in English/Russian) in a concept note.

Phase 02

App Development Skills

It is an open source, open platform contest designed to promote and inspire competition among the ECO region’s future coders, testers, developers, whatever they want to call themselves!


App Idea Skills

Winner: US$500 Cash Award and Champion Trophy

First runner up: US$300 Cash Award and 1st runner up Trophy

Second runner up: US$200 Cash Award and 2nd runner up Trophy

App Development Skills

Winner: US$1000 Cash Award and Champion Trophy

First runner up: US$500 Cash Award and 1st runner up Trophy

Second runner up: US$250 Cash Award and 2nd runner up Trophy

Champion University

The Cash Award is for the whole team.

The university with the most points of all their team

Important Dates

January 2017


Education Phase

January 2017


App Idea Contest

July 2017


App Development Contest

November 2017


AppIdear2R Contest Ceremony

Collaborative Partners

ECO Science Foundation

Mehran UET

Technology Times