Gifted Citizen initiative is born in the setting of the International brilliant minds festival, La Ciudad de las Ideas. (www.ciudaddelasideas.com), its purpose is to benefit humanity with its creativity and innovation by the means of social enterprise that can impact 10 million people over the next six years.
A Gifted Citizen is a talented citizen and a social entrepreneur who joins a movement of change and improvement through his projects. He is part of a community of people with extraordinary ideas and active passion who benefit significantly other people's lives. Those who are Gifted Citizens have limitless forward visibility where everything is possible.
Each year the Gifted Citizen Prize is given to the best social entrepreneurship project that has the ability to benefit 10 million people over the next six years. This international prize honors the passions of those that seek to develop real solutions to humanity’s most pressing issues. Those that are recognized with the Gifted Citizen Prize are celebrated for their ability to defy contemporary paradigms and generate pragmatic answers to the most urgent global needs.
Besides this recognition, the winning project receives the sum of $100,000 USD to finance its continuation. Applicants for the Gifted Citizen project have to be the founders of the project. The prize is presented during the Ciudad de Las Ideas Festival 2016 (www.ciudaddelasideas.com), which is the biggest convention of bright minds in all of Latin America and takes place each year in Puebla, Mexico.
This prize is an initiative of Poder Cívico A.C. and Ciudad de las Ideas, in association with Singularity University. This prize is primarily funded by Comex and has the important support of Grupo Salinas, Aeroméxico and the Government of the State of Puebla in Mexico.
Opinno, as a partner of this initiative, has an exclusive agreement to call on all winners of the Spanish edition of MIT Technology Review's local editions of Innovators under 35 in Latin America and Europe.