The World Summit Award (WSA) is the global follow-up initiative of the United Nations World Summit on Information Society (WSIS).
- Global competition for digital solutions contributing to the UN SDGs
- Focus on Digital Innovation and Creativity and Social Entrepreneurship
- Active in over 180 UN member states
- National pre-selection by global experts network: local winners = nominees for global WSA
- 8 Categories
- WSA Global Congress and Winners Award Ceremony
- Conducted since 2003
WSA is a nomination based award system.
To apply you need to be nominated by either a WSA National Expert as best national digital solution for the UN SDGs in one of the 8 categories.
Through this high level selectory system, please be aware that every country has their own deadlines for the call. The generally communicated WSA deadline is the timeframe of the global call, and communicates the last possible date of a nomination by the national expert panel.
To apply for WSA you have to provide detailed information on your product in the WSA Database.
Please find here some guidelines on how you should provide this information in order to make the application easier to evaluate and process and hence promote your project the best.
Once you have read the guidelines to make the application, you can find here a manual to use the database.
Since 2003, over 500 Winners have been selected from over 6500 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 spectre of digital innovation.
Join the hall of fame of digital innovation with impact on society, and apply now!