Tortora Brayda Institute opens Call for Submissions to AI for Good Innovation Factory

Silicon Valley Innovation Factory accepting artificial intelligence entrepreneur’s contest pitches

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, August 23, 2021 – Tortora Brayda Institute, a non-profit international organization for multi-stakeholder partnership development, today announced they are bringing the AI for Good 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. 

AI for Good 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. AI for Good 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.

AI for Good Innovation Factory 2021 is an UN-based pitching platform to help start-ups grow and scale their innovative AI-powered and SDG-driven solutions, by connecting them to potential business partners, investors, governments, big IT companies and more.

Call for submissions are now open for the Silicon Valley Innovation Factory contest. Companies are encouraged to submit their application along with a 4-minute video by October 1, 2021. A judge’s panel will establish a shortlist of the most promising teams, which will be invited for a live and open pitching session. The best teams will advance to the Grand Pitching Finale in December, where the winner will be announced at the end of the AI for Good contest.

The Innovation Factory identifies start-ups around the world using AI to help advance the sustainable development goals and wouldn’t be complete without leveraging Silicon Valley’s innovative startup ecosystem. AI for Good is excited to be partnering with Tortora Brayda Institute for the second year to showcase US-driven solutions,” said Reinhard Scholl, Deputy Director of the International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.

The level of AI innovation and entrepreneurial talent in the United States is truly extraordinary.“, said Carlo Tortora Brayda, Founder and Chairperson at Tortora Brayda Institute. “Our Institute is delighted to Partner with the United Nations’ AI for Good Platform, to bring the Innovation Factory to the United States for the second year running. We cannot wait to showcase how US Innovation can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals“.

About ITU AI for Good 

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

About Tortora Brayda Institute

Tortora Brayda Institute for 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 the world. 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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