About WSA

The World Summit Award is a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high social impact. Combining an ongoing a 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 innovative approaches how ICTs can have an impact on society.

THE MISSION
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UNIQUE AWARDS SYSTEM

The World Summit Awards (WSA) are a highly diverse and democratic award system, that selects and promotes the world’s best digital innovation (websites, apps or interactive installations) with impact on society.

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GLOBAL NETWORK

WSA leverages its global network of start-ups, mentors, entrepreneurs, jurors, governmental representatives, ICT experts & international organisations to ensure a global knowledge exchange.

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UN CONTEXT

WSA has been initiated in 2003 in the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS). WSA contributes to the UN Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda by recognizing local digital content with an impact on society, demonstrating the richness and diversity of innovative applications.

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INNOVATION

WSA stands for recognizing the world´s most innovative digital solutions with a strong impact on society & encouraging young entrepreneurship and digital creativity.

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178 COUNTRIES

WSA is a global hub for everyone who values the crucial importance of local content to make today’s information society more inclusive. To date more than 178 countries are actively involved, working with a daily growing network of thought leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, government and business representatives and young founders.

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REGIONAL EVENTS

With 15+ local, regional and global events, workshops and meetings per year, the World Summit Awards offer face-to-face platforms for a multi-level knowledge exchange.