World Summit Awards for Social Projects and the Opportunity to Attend the Conference of Summit in Austria 2020

Date limite : 30 sept. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: World Summit Awards

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Niveau d'études: Formation Professionnelle

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World Summit Awards for Social Projects and the Opportunity to Attend the Conference of Summit in Austria 2020

The World Summit Award (WSA) invites international companies, organizations, and individuals in any UN and UNESCO member state to participate in the Young Social Entrepreneur Competition 2020. The competition aims to support young entrepreneurs under the age of 26 who present projects aimed at achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.


  • Government and Citizen Engagement: Services, open data, democratic participation. 
  • Health and Well Being: Medical care, sport, lifestyle. 
  • Learning and Education: Knowledge, science, skills. 
  • Environment and Green Energy: Climate, sustainable resources, agriculture. 
  • Culture and Tourism: Heritage, entertainment, subcultures. 
  • Smart settlements and Urbanization: Mobility, productive work, sustainable living. 
  • Business and Commerce: Innovative services, security, finance, marketing. 
  • Inclusion and Empowerment: diversity, gender, justice, human rights.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Taking part in the WSA is only eligible by being nominated by a WSA national expert.
  • The participation in the WSA Young Innovators is restricted to any entrepreneur, company, student group or project team, where at least one of the founding members and the majority of the team is under the age of 26 (born on or after January 1, 1994) from any of the UN and UNESCO member states.
  • All submitters to WSA have to abide by the rules and regulations mentioned in the UN Declaration on Human Rights. Submissions therefore which encourage war, the exercise of violence, fraud, racism, or discrimination will not be accepted and eliminated. Similarly, submissions that violate international copyright provisions will be excluded.
  • Submission is free of charge.
  • Submissions for the WSA can contain digital content applications with a clear impact on society, such as apps, webpages, applications for wearables, kiosk installations, SMS based products, mobile games, and interactive mobile productions. There is no limitation regarding the platforms or channels the projects work with.
  • All submissions have to be launched products. No drafts, prototypes, demonstrations, or unfinished projects can be accepted.
  • All submitted products must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2018. For a project or product completed earlier, the submitters have to document significant alterations and/or improvements and/or additions that have been made in the period thereafter.
  • A product can only be submitted for one category. In case of multiple submissions by the same organization, company, or team, each product requires a separate registration.
  • Submissions that have been nominated in the WSA in previous years cannot be submitted again. For a project which has been already submitted before, the submitters have to document significant alterations and/or improvements and/or additions.
  • The interface of the products can be in any of the United Nations official languages. All producer and project information in the WSA database must however be in English. The official language of the WSA is English and must be used in all official communication.


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. Benefits include:

  • Invitation to the WSA Global Conference including:
    • Pitching seminars.
    • 4-minute pitch session in front of an international audience during the Congress.
    • A program of specially crafted workshops for the winners.
    • Invitation to the prestigious award ceremony and Gala night.
    • Board and lodging for the duration 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 in over 180 countries.
  • Interaction with world-renowned sponsors and partners of the WSA community.
  • Workshops specially shaped for the winner's needs.
  • A video clip highlighting the winner's projects.
  • Special placement on WSA website, youtube channel, and social media promotion.
  • Long-term coverage within WSA editorial channels.

About the World Summit Awards (WSA):

The World Summit Awards are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation to improve society. Combining an ongoing series of international events and activities with a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society, WSA is an international platform for cutting edge examples of how ICTs can impact society in a positive way. With over 15 years of international experience, WSA is a quality seal for digital content with societal impact in over 180 participating countries.

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