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.
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- WSA offers a platform for those, who think beyond the box.
Since 2003, over 600 Winners have been selected from over 82000 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.