The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving society. Is a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network. Winners benefit not from a one-time financial reward, but a lifelong partnership and integration.
The World Summit Awards promotes and awards also young innovators, who developed a digital application tackling the UN SDGs. The WSA Young Innovators is a special recognition for young social entrepreneurs under 26 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.
The WSA Jury process is a strictly democratic and transparent system to guarantee a fair and diverse selection of worldwide digital innovation. Once a project is nominated for the World Summit Awards it has to pass several stages of evaluation and assessment before it can become a WSA Winner and maybe even a Global Champion.
The evaluation criteria consists on 5 technical criteria (Content; Functionality; Design; Technology; Innovation) and 2 strategic criteria (Impact; Global/UN value)
Since 2003, 677 Winners have been selected from over 4000 nominations, presenting a diameter of innovation from Indonesia to Argentina, from Iceland to New Zealand. Be it a tool for accurate diagnostics of wounds, a webpage to organize international meetings for you or a political think tank, the WSA Winners offer a vast specter of digital innovation.
The World Summit Awards offer a platform for those, who think beyond the box. Join the hall of fame of digital innovation with impact on society.
To promote, locate and select digital innovation with high social impact worldwide, WSA leverages a worldwide network of ICT experts in over 180 countries. As part of these efforts, WSA leverages cooperation with other awards that follow the same principles as WSA.