WSA Young Innovators Award 2019 in Switzerland

WSA Young Innovators Award 2019 in Switzerland

WSA Young Innovators Award  is a special call within the framework of WSA, which promotes and rewards young social entrepreneurs. The WSA Young Innovators is a special recognition for young people under 26, who use ICT to take action in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG).

Together with the winners of the WSA each year, they are recognized as an outstanding digital innovation with social impact.

The Young Innovators Award are a unique award system that selects and promotes local digital innovation with a high impact on the improvement of society; It is a system of non-monetary awards that focuses on the sustainable transfer of knowledge through a global network. The winners do not benefit from a single financial reward, but from a lifelong partnership and integration.

The Young Innovators Award  are also a system of awards based on nominations. To participate, you must be nominated by a National Expert of the WSA as the best national digital application in one of the 8 categories. WSA nominations are possible through national competitions and the selection of the national panel of experts. Each country can only nominate one project / solution per category.

The categories of the WSA reflect the lines of action of the UN WSIS and are updated periodically to meet the development of the markets. For the edition of the World Summit Awards 2019 the categories are:

GOVERNMENT AND CITIZEN COMMITMENT – services | open data | democratic participation
HEALTH AND WELFARE – medical care | sport | Lifestyle
LEARNING AND EDUCATION – knowledge | science | skills
ENVIRONMENT AND GREEN ENERGY – climate | sustainable resources | farming
CULTURE AND TOURISM – heritage | entertainment | subculturesSMART
AGREEMENTS AND URBANIZATION – mobility | productive work | sustainable life
BUSINESS AND COMMERCE – innovative services | security | finance | marketing
INCLUSION AND EMPOWERMENT – diversity | gender | justice | human rights


The World Summit Award (WSA) seeks digital applications that have a strong impact on society in one of the 8 WSA categories. WSA focuses on the depth of content, strategic value and local impact of a product.

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  • Country: Switzerland
  • Eligible Regions: anyone can apply
  • Deadline: July 31, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    • The WSA Young Innovators Award is an open call.
    • Participation in WSA Young Innovators is open to any entrepreneur, company, student group or project team: at least one of the founding members and the majority of the team must be under 26 (born on or after January 1, 1993) )).
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    Benefits :

    The World Summit Awards are a system of non-monetary awards with a focus on the sustainable transfer of knowledge through a global network. This means that the winners do not benefit from a single financial reward, but from a lifelong partnership and integration.

    Winners of the World Summit Awards

    Invitation to the WSA World Congress that includes
    Pitching seminars
    -Session of 5 minutes in front of an international audience during the Congress.
    -A program of workshops specially designed for the winners.
    -Invitation to the prestigious awards ceremony and gala night.
    -Abortion and accommodation during the duration of the congress.
    – Eye to the visual exchange with speakers, juries and international guests.
    Integration in a network of internationally recognized digital content developers.
    Access to the WSA community of global experts and industry leaders in more than 180 countries
    Interaction with sponsors and world-renowned partners of the WSA community
    Workshops specially designed for the needs of the winners.
    A video clip that highlights the winning projects.
    Special placement on the WSA website, youtube channel and social media promotion
    Long-term coverage within the editorial channels of the WSA.


    Benefits of the nominees
    A nomination for the World Summit Award is already a victory, these are the rewards

    More coverage in your product. WSA provides nominees with press templates to help them capture the attention of the national media with the support of national WSA experts.
    Seal nominated for the World Summit Award for use on websites, social media channels and publications
    Opportunity to receive feedback from the juries.
    Being nominated for the World Summit Award means being the best in the respective country in one of our 8 categories. Our experience has shown that this rating can greatly improve disclosure.

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    Application Process:

    Find out who your WSA National Expert is. Then, you can contact the WSA office and they will be happy to introduce you to your WSA National Expert. Once you have contacted your expert, they will follow the steps you must follow to qualify for the national team with you.
    Some countries also offer application through a national contest.
    The WSA & WSA Young Innovators application procedure requires detailed information about your product that you must provide in the WSA database. However, all producer and project information in the WSA database must be in English to make it easier for the international jury to evaluate and process the application and, therefore, promote your project in the best way possible.

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