EVENTS | World Summit Awards – Global Congress


The World Summit Awards Global Congress 2018 

The World Summit Awards (WSA) promote social entrepreneurship in the digital sector worldwide. As a contribution to the United Nations “World Summit on the Information Society” (WSIS), the WSA honours the most innovative digital applications and solutions.

In October 2017, the WSA identified 40 innovations in a 2-step jury process. To be awarded and internationally recognized, the winners were invited to the WSA World Congress where they could pitch their ideas in front of an international audience of investors, corporates and other visitors. Furthermore, they are promoted through the WSA channels and its partner worldwide. In addition to the WSA, 5-10 “WSA Young Innovators” (social entrepreneurs under 30 y/o) were invited to the congress.

This year’s World Summit Awards (WSA Global Congress) was held at the Vienna City Hall, Austria. From March 20-22, social entrepreneurs from more than 80 countries came together to share and discuss how ICTs and interactive applications can have a positive and sustainable impact on society.

Program highlights

  • Thought-Leadership discussions and inspiring keynotes about digital media, technology for social change and solutions for global networks
  • Opening of the second exhibition “Digital Innovation Made in Africa”
  • Innovation pitches by the WSA Global Top 40 and WSA Young Innovators
  • Business Matching Hackathon
  • SDG Luncheon @ United Nations HQ Vienna
  • WSA Global Champions 2018
  • WSA After Party by Umdasch Group

WSA Global Champions 2018

In a democratic process and jury meeting the WSA Global Congress jury decided on the , WSA Global Champions of 2018.

The WSA Global Champions 2018 are:

Photos taken by Philip Benedikt* and Alexis Pelekanos*
*In some cases, resizing adaptations were made.

African WSA Winners

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