Welcome to the national registration page for the WSA Germany 2020!

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The 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 184 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

The World Summit Award (WSA) was founded in 2003 by Austria as part of the UN World Summit on Information Society as a global initiative to award local digital content with high social value and presents it worldwide. Through close cooperation with the United Nations agencies and strategic alignment with the UN SDGs, the WSA is a globally recognized quality seal for digital innovation.

Visit for more information: www.wsa-global.org, facebook.com/WorldSummitAwards and twitter.com/WSAoffice

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.

Each country can only nominate one project/solution per category. Nominations to the international WSA are possible through national contests and national expert panel selection.

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.

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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.


Be it a wearable to help the blind using smartphones, or a VR reanimating history-  the World Summit Awards offer a platform for those, who think beyond the box.


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!


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Here you can submit your innovation with high impact on society to be reviewed by your national expert. Please register to get your login data for the WSA Contest Database! We wish you best of luck! Questions? Contact us!

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Please enter the credentials you received by mail from us or sign in with an existing account from former awards.

For more information please visit www.wsa-global.org/.


Alexander Felsenberg


Alexander Felsenberg is a digital strategist & engager, corporate & business developer, lobbyist, networker, investor and an advocate for customer- & employer centric development.
He works in the digital field since 1994, where he has seen, experienced and learned the challenges and opportunities that digitalization holds for the different business sectors and the departments (marketing, PR, sales, customer services and HR) within a company.
As an avid speaker, networker and a “man of action” for the digital cause, he has profound experience in:
- General management (corporate operations, Sales, HR, finance)
- Corporate development
Portfolio- / solution
Sales & marketing
Alliance management: networker & partner management
Communication / Public Affairs
- Founding of businesses & associations
- Mentoring of Start-Ups
Comercial Due Diligence
- Lobbying in Continental Europe, Africa and the Middle East in the following areas:
Media (ARD, BILD, SAT1)
Advertising (Sapient Nitro, Babiel,
Energy incl. Solar (E.ON, Vattenfall, Systaic)
e-Government (German Ministries and Government: Mobile App for the German Government)

Awarded: “DGFM Award 2000” for Leadership, Lobbying & Membership Added Value

Through his longtime experience as a mentor for start-up´s in different accelerators (i.g. Axel Springer´s Plug & Play, APX, ...) He has helped to create sustainable companies for the challenges of tomorrow.

Being a founder and investor himself, he sees the opportunities, and also the challenges for businesses and society through digitalization, therefore he is actively involved in different NGO, such as:
- German Digital Economy Association (BVDW) e.V. - http://www.bvdw.org
(Founder & Honorary Member)
- UN World Summit Award (WSA) - http://www.wsis-award.org
(The UN e-Content & App Award for supporting the UN-Sustainable Millennium Goals: Board Member)
- WSA Germany - http://www.wsa-germany.de (German WSA Nomination Committee: Chairman)
German IPv6 Council - http://www.ipv6tf.org (Founder & Member)
- German Press Association BJV. e.V. http://www.bjv.de/ (Member)
- Location Based Marketing Association (DACH)- http://www.thelbma.org/ (Founder)
- Self Controlling Body for Internet Content - http://www.fsm.de (Founder)
- Axel Springer´s Accelerator „Pug´n Play“ http://www.axelspringerplugandplay.com/ (Mentor

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