The World Summit Award (WSA) Young Innovators Award looks for digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. WSA focuses on content depth, strategic value and local impact of a product and is strictly for people under 30
Application Deadline: 31st August 2017
Eligible Countries: UN Member Countries
About the Award: WSA Young Innovators is a special recognition for young social entrepreneurs under 30 years of age, using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Together with the WSA winners of each year, they are honored as outstanding digital innovation with social impact.
Eligibility: Eligible for young citizens of all UN member states, WSA Young Innovators is open to every start-up, social entrepreneur, NGO, student or individual!
The participation in the WSA Young Innovators is open to any entrepreneur, company, student group or project team – at least one of the founding members and the majority of the team must be under the age of 30 (born on or after January 1, 1987).
- Submissions for the WSA Young Innovators can contain all mobile and web-based projects, such as: apps, webpages, applications for wearables, kiosk installations, sms based products, games and interactive productions. There is no limitation regarding the platforms or channels the projects work with.
- All submissions have to be launched products. No drafts, ideas or unfinished projects can be accepted.
The WSA Young Innovators call is eligible for projects that:
- Are deveolped by young innovators under the age of 30
- Offer digital solutions to any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Deliver content rich digital solutions to the user including individuals, businesses and organisations
- have a strong digital component: websites,apps, sms based solutions, IoT, wearables etc.
- are market ready or already launched on the market – no ideas or concepts are elidgible
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The World Summit Awards are a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. This means that winners benefit not from a one time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration.
Winners of the World Summit Awards benefit from:
- Invitation to the WSA World Congress including:
- Pitching seminars
- 7 minute pitch session in front of an international audience during the Congress
- A program of especially crafted workshops for the winners
- Invitation to the prestigious award ceremony and Gala night
- Board and lodging for the durance of the Congress
- Eye to eye exchange with speakers, jurors and international guests
- Integration into a network of internationally recognized digital content developers
- Access to the WSA community of global experts and industry leaders from over 178 countries
- Interaction with world-renowned sponsors and partners of the WSA community
- Workshops that will aid you in making your project in obtaining global recognition
- A video that highlights your project
- Special placement on WSA website, youtube channel and social media promotion
- Long-term coverage within all WSA editorial channels such asBlogs, Articles and Success Stories
A nomination for the World Summit Award is already a win – these are your rewards
- Recieve more coverage on your product
- The WSA provides nominees with press templates and helps them to gain the attention of national media with the support of our international team of high class media and ICT experts.
- Receive a World Summit Award nominee seal which you can use on your websites, your social media channels and your publications.
- Earn a chance to receive feedback from the Grand Jury.
- Being nominated for the World Summit Award means that your product is the best in the country in one of our 8 categories (See in Program Webpage Link below).
- Our experience has shown that this honor can immensely improve your outreach.
How to Apply: Taking part in the WSA Young Innovators contest is eligible through submission of a project with a clear digital component to the WSA Database: https://db.icnm.net/Signup/Youthaward/2017/
Award Providers: World Summit Award (WSA)