Deadline: 31 August 2017

Nominations are open for The World Summit Awards (WSA) Young Innovators to promote and award innovators under the age of 30, who developed a digital application tackling the UN SDGs.

The World Summit Awards are a non-monetary award system with a focus on sustainable knowledge transfer through a worldwide network.

Award Categories

  • Government & Citizen Engagement
  • Health & Well Being
  • Learning & Education
  • Environment & Green Energy
  • Culture & Tourism
  • Smart Settlements & Urbanization
  • Business & Commerce
  • Inclusion & Empowerment

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible for young citizens of all UN member states, WSA Young Innovators is open to every start-up, social entrepreneur, NGO, student or individual.
  • The participation in the 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 the age of 30 (born on or after January 1, 1987).
  • The WSA Young Innovators call is eligible for projects that:
    • Are deveolped by young innovators under the age of 30
    • Offer digital solutions to any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
    • Deliver content rich digital solutions to the user including individuals, businesses and organisations
    • have a strong digital component: websites, apps, sms based solutions, IoT, wearables etc.
    • are market ready or already launched on the market – no ideas or concepts are eligible

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

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