WSA young innovators award

youth taking action on the SDG’s | strictly for people under 30


The WSA Young Innovators call is elidgible 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 elidgible

    WSA Young Innovators is a special recognition for young social entrepreneurs under 30 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 honoured as outstanding digital innovation with social impact.


    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).

    • Submissions for the WSA Young Innovators can contain all mobile and web-based projects, such as: apps, webpages, applications for wearables, kiosk installations, sms based products, games and interactive productions. There is no limitation regarding the platforms or channels the projects work with.
    • All submissions have to be launched products. No drafts, ideas or unfinished projects can be accepted.



    • Taking part in the WSA Young Innovators contest is eligible through submission of a project with a clear digital component to the WSA Database:
    • Only submitted and fully filled in applications will be considered by the WSA Young Innovators Jury.
    • All information entered in the application form of the WSA Database must be in English.
    • Main team members of the projects submitted must be under 30 years of age (born on or after January 1, 1987).
    • Timeline is the same as the WSA Global.
    • A especially assembled Jury will evaluate all entries.
    • Apply for WSA award here

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