Monday, November 06, 2017

BPN 1735: List WSA WINNERS 2017 is out

The list of the 40 WSA winners 2017, selected from over 400 nominations from 180 countries has been published. They present a truly global spectre of change making projects. The WSA winners 2017 present the top 40 of change making projects ranging from big data for tourism to organ 3D printing, from a job-platform focusing on female IT talent to empowering smallholder farms. Be it a miniature AED machine with diagnostic app, AR children books, or a tiny programmable computer that supports/encourages school children to learn coding, the WSA winners 2017 - no matter what the technology, it’s the unique content that makes these top 40 exceptional. 

See all winners here… 

The jury consisted of 20 international experts in entrepreneurship, innovation and IT and met in Berlin to select and evaluate the 40 WSA winners from a shortlist of 90 entries. The Jurors discussed in a moderated, democratic 3 days process all sides and facets of each shortlisted project. In cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and GIZ, and in the framework of MAKE-IT, WSA leveraged the presence of the Grand Jury members also to schedule a series of innovation events in Berlin together with local government, corporate partners and local start-ups and social entrepreneurs. Grand Jury meetings took place in past years in Dubai, Bahrain, Croatia, India, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Estonia and Azerbaijan. 

The WSA winners 2017 will present their innovations and receive their awards on stage during the WSA Global Congress on international digital innovation to improve society from 18-20 March in Vienna.

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