Call for submissions are now open for the Silicon Valley Innovation Factory contest


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, October 15 2020 – Tortora Brayda Partnership Excellence, a non-profit international organization for multi-stakeholder partnership development, today announced they are bringing the AI for Good Global Summit Innovation Factory contest to Silicon Valley. The organization will be soliciting submissions from Artificial Intelligence entrepreneurs, innovators, and established AI businesses from across the United States. 

The AI for Good Global Summit is the leading action-oriented United Nations platform on AI, always on all year, featuring weekly programming across multiple formats and time-zones, including keynotes, expert webinars, project pitches, Q&As, performances, demos, interviews, networking and more. The Summit identifies practical applications of AI to accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and builds collaboration to assist these applications in achieving global impact.

The AI for Good Innovation Factory is a pitching contest launched by AI for Good globally, encouraging sharing of innovative ideas based on AI to advance the SDGs

Call for submissions are now open for the Silicon Valley Innovation Factory contest. Companies are encouraged to submit their application until October 31, 2020. The most promising teams will be asked to submit a 3 min video by November 5, 2020. A judge’s panel will establish a shortlist of teams which will be invited for a live and open pitching session. The best teams will advance to the Grand Pitching Finale in mid-November, where the winner will be announced at the end of the AI for Good Global Summit contest.

“Innovation Factory has showcased promising startups of Estonia’s thriving AI start-up ecosystem” said Reinhard Scholl, Deputy Director of the International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau. “We are so glad to focus on the United States in this round”.

“Our Think Tank Councils on AI and SDGs are eager to support this noble initiative”, said Carlo Tortora Brayda, Founder and Chairperson at Tortora Brayda Partnership Excellence. “We look forward to relaying the best American innovation can offer to AI for Good Global Summit”.


About ITU AI for Good Global Summit

The AI for Good Global Summit series is the leading action-oriented, global & inclusive United Nations platform on AI. The Summit is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with XPRIZE Foundation in partnership with close to 40 Sister United Nations agencies, Switzerland and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The goal is to identify practical applications of AI and scale those solutions for global impact. To learn more about AI for Good, visit

About Tortora Brayda

Tortora Brayda Partnership Excellence is an International Organization for Partnership Development. The organization engages business, cultural, government and thought leaders worldwide to reshape and develop collaboration and partnering practices with a view to improving and securing business and economies. It is established as a not-for-profit entity and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To learn more about Tortora Brayda, visit

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