World Summit Awards

The World Summit Awards (WSA) are a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation with high impact on improving 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 cut edge examples on how ICTs can have an impact on society. Running 15 years by now, WSA has become a quality seal for digital content with societal impact in over 180 participating countries.

Cooperation with Make-IT in Africa

The WSA has been a member of the BMZ Make-IT Alliance since 11th June 2018. The Declaration of Intent was signed at CeBIT 2018 (Hannover) together with PStS Dr. Maria Flachsbarth (BMZ) and the Chairman of the WSA Board of Directors, Prof. Dr. Peter Bruck.

The cooperation has the following objectives:

  • Identification and promotion of digital innovation from developing and emerging countries, especially from African countries,
  • to convey a new image of Africa as a “source of digital innovation” and as a “continent of opportunities

For more information visit: WSA

Activities & Events supported by WSA

Becoming a Tech Trendscout – in ten easy steps

Becoming a Tech Trendscout – in ten easy steps Second Edition of Tech Trendscouting Toolkit has been launched at World Summit Awards in Vienna VIENNA, 10 March 2020 Make-IT’s second edition of the Tech Trendscouting…

Digital Africa | Video | ARTE | English

“Engineers in Nairobi have developed a WiFi router which can provide free internet access for all. Most Kenyans own a smartphone but a data plan is out of reach for many. The SupaBRCK router connects…

Digital Innovation Made in Africa Vol. 1 now in Dortmund

In its showcase series “Digital Innovation Made in Africa”, Make-IT presents good practices from African tech entrepreneurs with a high potential for social impact. The photo-exhibition tells the story of 20 young tech start-ups to highlight…

Exhibition opening ‘Digital Innovation Made in Africa’

In its new showcase series “Digital Innovation Made in Africa”, Make-IT presents good practices from African tech entrepreneurs with a high potential for social impact. On October 27, a new touring exhibition was launched jointly…

WSA Grand Jury Meeting

For the first time, the Innovation Days of the World Summit Awards (WSA) were held in Berlin. From October 25-28, a renowned international Grand Jury selected the world’s 40 most important digital innovation with a…
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