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World Summit Awards Young Innovators

The WSA Young Innovators (World Summit Awards Young Innovators) promotes and awards young social entrepreneurs under 26 years of age, using ICTs to take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Together with the WSA winners of each year, they are honored as outstanding digital innovation with social impact.


Who can apply? 

– citizens of all UN member states under 26 years old
-start-ups, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, students, individuals, companies, student groups, project teams
At least one of the founding members and the majority of the team must be under the age of 26 !

All applicants must have a project which offers digital solutions to any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and all submissions have to be launched products: no drafts, ideas or unfinished projects can be accepted.


How to apply? 

Applicants must register here.

Find here the WSA Young Innovators: database manual 2019.

Find here the application form template for WSA Young Innovators database.


WSA’s sister award and the European Youth Award will serve as the official pre-qualification for Europe and the MENA region. The EYA Online Jury will evaluate all solutions and the best 10-17 solutions will be introduced to the WSA Global Young Innovators Jury, selecting then the 5 WSA Young Innovators 2019.

Find out more here !