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WSA GLOBAL CONGRESS 2021 - CONNECT 4 IMPACT

A VIRTUAL JOURNEY AROUND THE GLOBE

The 17 UN SDGs are a global and urgent call to action to all countries and people on the globe. Digital tools and creative entrepreneurship are among the most promising drivers to reach the UN SDGs. The WSA Global Congress empowers people to connect with creative and purpose-driven entrepreneurs, get to know inspiring solutions for the UN SDGs, and engage with a global community to collaborate, share and learn. This year - due to the global pandemic, WSA Global Congress took place as virtual journey around the globe. Congress participants discussed, engaged, shared and learned - virtually but sustainably. That´s why WSA chose the topic of this congress „Connect 4 Impact“.

The global pandemic demonstrated how important digital solutions can be for society - in terms of education, health, in order to stay in touch and connect. Covid-19 was especially challenging for the youth and the elderly, for young entrepreneurs and start-ups. At the WSA Global Congress we discussed how we can stand together, how to show solidarity and empathy. But also find new solutions and ideas how to build the future we want instead of the „old“ economy. We met inspiring entrepreneurs from all around the world Thank you for joining us on this truly global journey. Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck, WSA Chairman, Austria

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WSA EVENT & IMPACT REPORT CONTENT

WSA WELCOME STATEMENTS FORMAT & STATISTICS INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSIONS WINNERS INNOVATION PITCHING SESSIONS GLOBAL CONGRESS JURY GLOBAL CHAMPIONS 2021 AWARD CEREMONY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS 1:1 MENTORING & PITCH TRAINING WSA ACADEMY WSA GLOBAL CONTEST | STATISTICS WSA WINNING PROJECTS 2020 Government & Citizen Engagement

Health & Well-Being

Learning & Education

Environment & Green Energy

Culture & Tourism

Smart Settlements & Urbanization

Business & Commerce

Inclusion & Empowerment

WSA Young Innovators

CONGRESS FEEDBACK & IMPRESSIONS CONGRESS BRANDING CONGRESS PR & COMMUNICATIONS GLOBAL WSA COMMUNITY WSA TEAM W W W.W S A- G LO BA L .O R G | @ W S AO F F I C E | # W S A 2021

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WSA WELCOME STATEMENTS “I am delighted to see people from so many countries and sectors sharing their vision on how to build better future together. We need collective action and strong partnerships to achieve our global goals. And this is particularly true in these challenging times. In the least developed countries alone, the pandemic projected to force an additional 32 million people into poverty. We need strong and inclusive partnerships in order to drive digital innovations and transformation so as to make the world a healthier, more prosperous and more equitable place.’’ Watch Welcome Statement

Dr. Maria Flachsbarth | Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development | BMZ | Germany

‘’I have the greatest confidence in the curiosity and resourcefulness of today’s young people. I call on all of you, to continue to come together to support our youth, to align the wishes process with the SDGs and to make ICT technology work for development everywhere and for everyone. I wish you a successful WSA Global Congress 2021.’’ Watch Welcome Statement

Houlin Zhao | ITU Secretary-General

‘’I believe that this year’s theme connect for impact truly reflects the spirit of today’s generation of young people. Not only do today’s youth make up the largest generation of young people that our world has ever seen, but it is also the most interconnected and educated generation in history. Without a doubt the young people that are joining this summit, as well as many others in the world out there, are digital natives who are regularly utilizing the power of technology and connectivity to solve challenges and bring positive impacts in their communities and countries. Without technology and innovation it is impossible to achieve the SDGs by 2030. I hope that in this summit you will not only find a new partner to share your unique perspective, but ideas networks and you will also take this opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and fill in each other’s gaps, so that we can all jointly work together towards a better sustainable future.’’

Jayathma Wickramanayake UN Secretary General´s Envoy on Youth | Sri Lanka

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WSA WELCOME STATEMENTS “The opportunities created by novel technologies and disruptive innovations, promise to deliver the fair and sustainable recovery Europe needs. But Europe risks missing out on these opportunities if half its population is overlooked as a source of innovation and creative talent. We need to continue to celebrate the incredible achievements of women who are digital leaders, so that they can go on to inspire young women and girls to follow in their footsteps. If all women could reach their full potential we could move faster towards achieving the UN‘s sustainable development goals and add 12 trillion dollars to global GDP by 2025. Digital technologies offer us an opportunity to create a more sustainable and fairer society, if we make the right choices now we can create the future we want to see.“

Mariya Gabriel | European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth | Bulgaria

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“We do have a lot of issues to solve and we have a lot of opportunities. The issues lie in the field of healthcare, as well as in the field of education, and of the production of food. Also in the field of good and modern production and industry. The opportunities that we have are endless and we have a lot of technology available today, that we didn’t have hundreds, fifteen or even 10 years ago. Think about artificial intelligence, think about block chain and IoT. These are all possibilities that we have today, and we should use them, and we should support the next generations to take this opportunity and to make something out of it.’’ Watch Welcome Statement

Margarete Schramböck Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs | Austria

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WSA GLOBAL CONGRESS 2021 - CONNECT 4 IMPACT

A VIRTUAL JOURNEY AROUND THE GLOBE

World Summit Award was initiated in 2003 as an Austrian activity in the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and is since then, selecting and promoting digital innovation with an impact on society from all UN member states. Digital technologies are one of the main drivers for the United Nations Agenda towards the Sustainable Development Goals towards the review in 2030. Modern technology combined with a social cause and smart content not only solves problems, it enhances equality, information access and inclusion. The challenges of 2020 have caused the world to rethink its systems and structures. Especially digital content has become a real problem solver, be it for remote working, online learning, healthcare or creating more sustainability. The WSA Winners and WSA Young Innovators 2020 provide a meaningful selection of worldwide content driven applications with positive impact, focusing on the world’s most pressing issues – be it climate change, health, agriculture or gender equality - and providing digital solutions to react to the global pandemic. The digital impact solutions range from AI enabled lung monitory system from Finland to Big Data & deep learning language-free pedagogical training program for learning early math abilities independent of language proficiency from Luxembourg, from gamifying saving from Chile to utilizing Big Data to offer integrative support for travelers with disabilities and senior travellers solution from Israel. WSA Global Congress - Connect 4 Impact 2021: presented 45 digital solutions for the UN SDGs brought together more than 800 people from +100 countries shared multi-stakeholder perspectives and discussed digital innovations for the UN SDGs around the world capacity building through an diverse workshop program at the WSA Academy hosted the partner programs Josef Umdasch Research Prize and African Innovation Challenge by Advantage Austria

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STATISTIC

811 ATTENDEES

from

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+100

countries

+60

SPEAKERS

+10 WORKSHOP FACILITATORS 10 PANEL DISCUSSIONS

50 EXPO BOOTHS 107 unique visits

+50 MENTORS

40 WSA WINNERS 5 WSA YOUNG INNOVATORS

22 PITCH TRAINERS

9 GLOBAL CHAMPIONS

65 JURY MEMBERS

Reach: +27.400

Impressions: +20.000

Impressions: +53.300

*15.03. - 04.04.

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A VIRTUAL JOURNEY AROUND THE GLOBE

The WSA Global Congress featured the following formats - providing participants with a diverse learning journey • • • • • • • • • • • •

Pitch Perfect Training for Winners - 1 on 1 training through international Coaches Hack the Gap - Panel Discussions about Hack the Education / Gender / Healthcare Gap Connect 4 Impact - Panel discussions featuring Africa, Asia, Arab Region, Europe and the Americas Innovation Pitches by WSA Winners in front of an international experts jury 1:1 Mentoring Sessions between WSA Winners and experienced Mentors Interactive Networking & Roundtable Discussions Speed Networking - random matchmaking to connect participants with each other. Meet, connect, exchange, learn something new, have fun. Expo Arena - expo booths of Winners and Partners WSA Academy - capactiy building and skills enhancement workshop program Innovation Pitches African Innovation Challenge by Advantage Austria Final Pitches Josef Umdasch Research Prize WSA Award Ceremony - Champions Announcements

In order to facilitate an interacitve process, networking and engaging discussions, the WSA Global Congress 2021 took place on the virtual platform Airmeet.

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INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSIONS Over the course of the three congress days, international speakers connected to discuss Digital Innovations for the UN SDGs, regional challenges & opportunities, how to hack the Healthcare, Gender and Education Gaps.

WSA Global Congress Opening In the opening session participants heard from political leaders and representatives of international organizations, sharing their vision and targets towards the UN 2030 Agenda.

Moderated by Peter A. Bruck, Bruck WSA Chairman, Austria

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Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Flachsbarth Parliamentary State Secretary in BMZ, Germany Houlin Zhao, Zhao Secretary General, ITU Jayathma Wickramanayake, Wickramanayake UN Secretary General´s Envoy on Youth, Sri Lanka

„The global congress is a meeting point and a platform for outreach. [...] We are connected here today in order to create impact. [...] To address the inequalities and close gender gaps.“ Peter A. Bruck, WSA Chairman, Austria

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Connect 4 Impact - Digital Innovations for the UN SDGs, perspectives from Africa Funding & Market Opportunities - Resilience - Regional Cooperation - Youth Opening Words by: H.E. Paula Ingabire, Ingabire Minister of ICT and Innovation of Rwanda WSA Impact Story by: Francis Obirikorang, Obirikorang CEO Agrocenta, Ghana Moderated by: Tomi Davies, Davies President of the African Business Angels Network and WSA Board Member, Nigeria • Kingsley Iweka, Iweka WSA Youth Ambassador and Founder Africa on the Rise, Nigeria • Jan Schwaab, Schwaab Head of Unit Digital Transformation in Africa, GIZ, Germany • Monica Nthiga, Nthiga Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, Kenya • Arsene Tungali, Tungali WSA Expert DRC, IGF Mag Member, DR Congo • Agang K. Ditlhogo, Co-Founder The Clicking Generation, Botswana • Lacina Koné, Koné Director-General, Smart Africa, Ivory Coast

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Watch the Panel Discussion „Here are my call to actions: We need reliable internet! We need to provide and promote diversity, encouraging our girls We need to develop partnerships, just like WSA, developing a multi stakeholder alliance .“ Agang K. Ditlhogo Co-Founder The Clicking Generation, Botswana

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Connect 4 Impact - Digital Innovations for the UN SDGs, perspectives from Arab Region Opening Words by H.E. Rola Dashti, Executive Secretary UN ESCWA WSA Impact Story by Zouheir Lakhdissi, Lakhdissi Dial Technologies, Morocco Moderated by: Houda Ghozzi, Ghozzi Open Startup, Tunisia • Manar Alhashash, Alhashash eContent Specialist, Cofounder DotDesign, Kuwait dd to: Calendar • Batoul Husseini, Husseini Director of Digital Government and Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP, MENA • Rania Ayman, Ayman Founder Entreprenelle, Egypt • Zouheir Lakhdissi, Lakhdissi Dial Technologies, Morocco

„We need mentors, foster change and encourage creativity in the community. Right now, we have a huge gap between the needs and qualification available on the market.“ Batoul Husseini, Director of Digital Government and Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP, MENA

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Connect 4 Impact - Digital Innovations for the UN SDGs, perspectives from Asia & Oceania Opening Words by: Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, Dhanuwardoyo CEO Bubu, Indonesia and Witman Hung, Hung Qianhai International Liaison Services Ltd., China Impact Story: Saba Khalid, Khalid CEO Raaji, Pakistan Moderated by: Peter A. Bruck, Bruck WSA Chairman, Austria • Saba Khalid, Khalid CEO Raaji, Pakistan • Rahat Hossein, Hossein Social Entrepreneur and Digital Health Expert, Bangladesh • Chanchamnap Sok, Sok Co-Founder Inclusion+, Cambodia • Jatin Kataria, Kataria InMeSta & We Group - Volcano of GloCal Solutions, India • Damian Hajda , Co-Founder, Social Suite, Australia • Ahrum Choi, Choi Dot Incorporation, South Korea

„Our government is very aligned with the SDGs. The social enterprises all align and checking how we can achieve these goals in the next years.“

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Rahat Hossein, Social Entrepreneur and Digital Health Expert, Bangladesh

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Connect 4 Impact - Digital Innovations for the UN SDGs, perspectives from Europe Social States - Culture - Cooperation

Opening Words by Margarete Schramböck, Schramböck Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, Austria Bruck WSA Chairman Moderated by Peter A. Bruck, • Tanja Wehsely, Wehsely CEO Volkshilfe Wien, Austria • Kasia Klimek, Klimek Mentor Most FoundationFounder klubaktywnych.pl , Poland • Ilkka Kurkela, Kurkela Development Manager, Laurea University, Finland • Ginvile Ramanauskaitė, Ramanauskaitė Head of product & B2B, BitDegree, Lithuania

„With Birdegree we strive to fill the digital skills gap. During this pandemic, the whole education landscape has changed radically.“ Ginvile Ramanauskaite, Head of product & B2B, BitDegree, Lithuania

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Connect 4 Impact - Digital Innovations for the UN SDGs, perspectives from Americas Innovation Hubs - Regional Cooperation and Opportunities - Local Content - Youth Employment WSA Impact Story by: Carlos Pereira, Pereira Livox, Brazil Moderated by: Janine Warner, Warner Founder SembraMedia and WSA Board Member, USA • Karla Ruiz Cofino, Cofino Serial Entrepreneur and WSA Alumni, Guatemala • Catherine Warren, Warren CEO Innovate Edmonton, WSA Exec. Boardmember, Canada • Komal Dadlani, CEO and Co-Founder, Lab4U, Chile • Sebastian Vidal, Vidal Chief Innovation Officer Puerto Rico, Chile/USA • Carlos Abler, Abler Entrepreneur and Consultant, USA

„We need to be people first in a digital first society. Digital empathy. These are fundamental to understand before using technology.“ Karla Ruiz Cofino, Serial Entrepreneur and WSA Alumni, Guatemala

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Storytelling 4 Impact

Interview with Ahmed Badr Ahmed Badr, UN Young Leader for the SDGs, Author, Poet, Social Entrepreneur, Iraq „Stories can really make positive impact – make them personal. The power of digital is that it is accessible. Make your stories personal and self aware.“ Ahmed Badr Watch the Conversation

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Hack the HEALTHCARE Gap The global pandemic demonstrated how digital solutions and innovation can support during a health crises. In this panel discussion participants heard from international digital innovators, who developed new solutions and services during the crises. Bruck WSA Chairman, Austria Moderated by: Peter A. Bruck, • Jordi Serrano Pons, Pons Universal Doctor, Spain • Cristina Birsan, Birsan External Relations Officer, WHO Botswana • Tjasa Zajc, Faces of Digital Health Podcast Host, Slovenia • Alejandro Tocigl, Co-Founder & CEO Miroculus, Chile/US • Nadine Hachach-Haram, Hachach-Haram Co-Founder Proximie, Lebanon „We want information and data to be open and clear. For daily basic cases there is finally a preventative strategy and prediction data to propose specific guidelines.“ Jordi Serrano Pons, Universal Doctor, Spain

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Hack the GENDER Gap Despite improvements, full gender equality remains unreached. Women are on the front lines of fighting Covid-19, but work in low income jobs. Lockdowns are increasing the risk of violence against women. Specifically in the ICT field, there are less women in leadership positions than men.

Opening Words by: Diana Rusu, Rusu Strategic Partnerships Division, UN Women Impact Story by: Fatima Askira, Askira Founder Borno Women Development Initiative, Nigeria

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Moderated by Dorothy Gordon, Gordon WSA Board member and Feminist, Ghana Engy Ghozlan, Co-Founder Harrassmap, Egypt Tanzila Khan, Khan Founder Girlythings, Pakistan Marta Tomovska, IT Consultant and Former Minister, North Macedonia Mariana Costa, Costa Co-Founder, Laboratoria, Peru Antonia Rojas, Rojas Partner at ALLVP Mexico

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Global data from UN Women Numbers shows that women are still underrepresented, underpaid, and often discriminated against in the tech industry. As of today, nearly half of the world is still offline (3.6 billion people)—many of whom are women from developing countries. At the current rate of internet growth and adoption, universal affordable internet will not be achieved until 2043. In low- and middle-income countries, 433 million women are unconnected and 165 million fewer women own a mobile phone compared with men. In the United States, half of all tech startups do not have any women in their leadership teams, and women in tech hold only 24% of available senior vice president or other senior leadership positions. Report on The State of European Tech, on gender composition by job title for Executive-level positions found just 1 female Chief Technology Officer out of a sample of 175.

Hack the EDUCATION Gap School closures kept most students out of school and remote learning to use technology still is out of reach for at least 500 million students during the pandemic. In this discussion participants heared from edutech experts from different regions, sharing their perspectives. Laddaga Founder Gnius Club, Mexico Moderated by Rudy Laddaga, • Omar Cherkaoui, MD, MPH, Head of the AMBOSS Global Health Initiative, Germany • Badr Ward, Founder Lamsa, UAE • Claire Mongeau, Mongeau Co-Founder M-Shule, Kenya • Sana Hawasly, Hawasly EduTech entrepreneur, Syria „We are teaching instructors to use the technology to work in parallel with them, not to replace them but to hep supplement the information that is taught.“ Omar Cherkaoui, Head of the AMBOSS Global Health Initiative, Germany Watch the Panel Discussion W W W.W S A- G LO BA L .O R G | @ W S AO F F I C E | # W S A 2021

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WSA GLOBAL CONGRESS 2021 The UN SDGs are the metrics of success also for digital content driven solutions

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WINNERS INNOVATION PITCHING SESSIONS The 40 WSA Winners already proved that their products are the most innovative solutions selected in the democratic and tough selection process of the WSA. Each WSA Winner had to first succeed in a local competition to prove their product to be most promising from their country in the respective category. Each UN member state is eligible to nominate 1 product per WSA category. For 2020 WSA received almost 350 submissions from 182 participating countries. 90 Online Jurors decided on a shortlist per category that was then presented to the WSA Grand Jury, which then selected the 40 WSA Winners that have been invited to the WSA Global Congress - Connect 4 Impact 2021.

At the Global Congress the Winners pitched their products in front of an expert Jury. Each team had 3 minutes to pitch, followed by about 3 minutes Q&A to convince and impress the Jury. The highest ranked winning teams in the criteria Product. Pitch and Impact were awarded and announced as Global Champions at the WSA award ceremony. The WSA Winners demonstrate the richness and diversity of local content and prove that digital solutions are key to reach the UN SDG´s.

BUSINESS & COMMERCE Smart and innovative content drives economic development and process-optimization by providing secure commerce solutions, data mining tools and much-needed ways of job creation. Moderated by Carolina Rossi, Rossi Senior partner, Moon Advisors, Chile • Übank, Chile • Ipification, China • Operaize – Cognitive Operations, Germany • Juni, Nigeria • Modatta, Portugal

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ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ENERGY Smart content addresses the climate crisis. It combines environmental goals with client-centred models, providing solutions for environmental engagement and supporting sustainable agriculture in developmental areas. Moderated by Sachi Wickramage, Wickramage Serial Entrepreneur, WSA National Expert Australia • GreenPlat, Brazil • Beewise, Israel • The Capture App, Singapore • Ricult, Thailand Watch the Pitching Session • AirCare - know what you breathe!, North Macedonia

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INNOVATION PITCHING SESSIONS LEARNING & EDUCATION Using state of the art technology and focusing on learner needs in a complex and globalizing world, innovative educational content makes education, professional training, as well as science, accessible to everyone. Moderated by Madara Ogot, Ogot Nairobi Innovation Week, Kenya • ParentTV, Australia • MySkillCamp, Belgium • HPI Schul-Cloud, Germany • Annoto, Israel • MaGrid, Luxembourg

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SMART SETTLEMENT & URBANIZATION 55 % of today’s global population live in cities. Urban populations require smart and innovative content to meet the challenges of urbanization, ranging from clever transport solutions to logistical apps and disaster management. Moderated by Fadwa Murad, Murad Director, ICT Incubator, Syrian Computer Society, WSA Expert Syria • FLUIDTIME: Giving customers, employees and citizens new options to travel, Austria • Rombit, Belgium • CitySense, Chile • M4Jam (PTY) LTD, South Africa Watch the Pitching Session • HAWA DAWA - Air Quality Management, Germany

INCLUSION & EMPOWERMENT Digital innovation and creative content help to reduce digital divides by supporting integration and self-help, strengthening social cohesion and enabling active participation. Moderated by Ieva Žilionienė, Žilionienė Director of Strategy, Communications Regulatory Authority of Lithuania • Diversio, Canada • Conexión Migrante, Mexico • Bonocle, Qatar Watch the Pitching Session • WelcoMe, United Kingdom • Unblocked Cash, Vanuatu (not participating in the pitching session)

CULTURE & TOURISM Exceptional content combined with best technology connects travellers with locals, preserves and reanimates valuable cultural heritage, and supports sustainable tourism for people to discover cultural gems worldwide. Moderated by Rudy Laddaga, Laddaga Founder Gnius Club, Mexico • Wheel the World, Chile • Navicup audio guide, Estonia • Travaxy accessible travel solutions, Israel • Flight across the Atlantic, Lithuania • LOOP Mirrors of time LRCT Live remote Creation Theater, Mexico

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INNOVATION PITCHING SESSIONS HEALTH & WELL-BEING High-level technology combined with smart content to meet professional and private healthcare needs. Supporting professionals in client-centred care & private users in emergencies and during illness with reliable information about health. Moderated by Sandra Fazenda Almeida, Almeida Executive Director APDC, WSA Expert Portugal • ICOLUNG, Belgium • Phelcom Eyer: Vision for the Future, Brazil • CoronAI, China • KAMU Health Ltd, Finland Watch the Pitching Session • CUREO, Germany

GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT Improving the quality of public administration & democratic processes, while integrating state of the art technology with content rich solutions to increase transparency and facilitate citizen participation. Moderated by Carlos Abler, Abler WSA Board member & Consultant, USA • Hoplr, Belgium • JUDY, Ghana • EASY LAWS, Lebanon • OS City Govstore Platform, Mexico • Mining and Mineral Production Monitoring Solution (mmPro), Sri Lanka

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The WSA Young Innovators Award gives special recognition to young social entrepreneurs under the age of 26 years who take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with smart digital content and solutions. The WSA Young Innovators Call closed this year with nearly 270 applications from 76 countries. An especially selected youth Expert Jury evaluated all applications carefully and selected 5 WSA Young Innovators.

WSA YOUNG INNOVATORS Moderated by Rebecca Atoline, Atoline Immigrants Representative at the Zürich Council, Switzerland Arbor - Worlds First Consumer Facing Social Impact Platform, Canada NATAL CARES, Nigeria ConnectHear, Pakistan Future LabY, Syrian Arab Republic Watch the Pitching Session DOC Tracker, USA

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WSA GLOBAL CONGRESS JURY WSA invited international Experts in order to evaluate the pitches of the Winning Teams. The Jury had the challenge to select 1 overall Champion in each of the 9 categories. They used the voting tool Innovote and voted on product, pitch and impact on the UN SDGs.

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WSA GLOBAL CHAMPIONS 2021 GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT EASY LAWS from Lebanon, a free mobile app and website that explains laws in everyday language, giving people access to legislation from a citizen’s rather than a legalistic perspective, enabling real citizen participation.

HEALTH & WELL-BEING The Chinese CORONA AI is designed for real-time medical screening during the Corona pandemic, to monitor patients without having to interact with them, protecting medical personal and patients alike.

LEARNING & EDUCATION MAGRID from Luxembourg is a language-independent pedagogical program in Luxembourg for the development of children’s early visual-spatial and mathematical abilities, removing language barriers for children!

ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ENERGY BEEWISE from Israel is an AI-based robotic beehive that monitors bees 24/7 using computer vision, precision robotics and AI, Beewise identifies and meets the needs of bees in real time, while reversing the trend to bee colony collapse.

CULTURE & TOURISM WHEEL THE WORLD from Chile is an accessibility travel platform from Chile for people with special needs, providing more than 500 million potential travelers with disabilities, using automated emails and system integration with all the information required to satisfy traveler needs.

SMART SETTLEMENTS & URBANIZATION M4JAM from South Africa links jobbers with organizations needing micro-tasks completed, enabling people most in need and connecting start-ups, SMEs or big business, NGOs and governments, to connect directly with rural and peri-urban communities.

BUSINESS & COMMERCE ÜBANK from Chile is a digital savings that promotes habits of incremental saving to improve financial resilience regardless of economic status, giving over 200 million people in Latin America access to a new culture of saving.

INCLUSION & EMPOWERMENT WELCOME from the UK is a low-cost web-based service enabling any person with a disability to forewarn participating businesses of their visit and special needs, ensuring awareness and ease of customer experience.

WSA YOUNG INNOVATORS CONNECTHEAR from Pakistan is a VRS application with interpretation services for the deaf in Pakistan, working with local governments to standardize the profession with private certification programs, giving the deaf a voice by normalizing sign language literacy.

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AWARD CEREMONY & ANNOUNCEMENT OF GLOBAL CHAMPIONS The WSA Global Champions 2021 as well as the Josef-Umdasch Research Prize Winners and Winners of the Africa Innovation Challenge (two partner programs) have been announced at the Award Ceremony. DJ Lee from South Africa took care of the tunes.

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AWARD CEREMONY & ANNOUNCEMENT OF GLOBAL CHAMPIONS VIP STATEMETS “Even as we close the global connectivity gap, education and digital skills will be needed in every community across the world to help address the spread of online disinformation which acts in direct opposition to the right to universal access to information as well as so many of the sustainable development goals including health, education, cultural diversity, peace building and the health of our climate. This evening we will celebrate your imagination and commitment, as we welcome you into the community of women and men who work towards international cooperation for development. Tomorrow you will continue to multiply the knowledge opportunities and digital skills that are needed to help shape the profound changes of a more connected world and to safeguard the unique voices of every community within it.’’ Marielza Oliveira Watch Video Statement Director of UNESCO Beijing Office | UNESCO

“Inspiring innovators participating in the World Summit Awards teach us that digitalization can contribute to a more sustainable future. They show us the digital transformation can be shaped to ensure it supports transitions towards more sustainable societies and towards taking climate action.’’ Watch Video Statement

Leonore Gewessler | Minister of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology | Austria

Laudators announcing the WSA Global Champions 2021 NAME

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COUNTRY

Dr. Andreas Ludwig

Executive Chairman of the Umdasch Group announcing the winner of the Josef Umdasch Research Prize winner 2021

Austria

Marta Tomovska

WSA Board of Directors, Former Minister for the Information Society

North Macedonia

Manar Alhashash

WSA Board Member & eContent specialist

Kuwait

Thomas Stelzer

Dean & Executive Secretary, IACA - International Anti-Corruption Academy

Austria

Matteo Landi

World Food Forum Global Coordinator

Italy

Michael Zimmermann

Advantage Austria, announcing the winner of the Africa Innovation Challenge

Austria

Dorothy Gordon

WSA Board Member, UNESCO Ifap Chair and Consultant for ICT 4 Development

Ghana

Tomi Davies

President of the The African Business Angel Network and chief investment officer of Greentec Capital Partners

Nigeria

Rudy Laddaga

Founder Gnius Club

Mexico

Cid Torquato

CEO at ICOM Libras

Brazil

Carolina Rossi

Senior Partner Moon Advisors

Chile

Andy Burnham

Mayor of the Greater Manchester

UK

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PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS AFRICA INNOVATION CHALLENGE PITCHING SESSION by WKÖ Africa faces significant development challenges but these challenges also come with opportunities. WSA partner Advantage Austria invited Austria based startups and corporates, which are looking for possible business opportunities in Africa! The 10 finalists were pitching showcasing how they want to enter the African market with their companies.

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Nourivit Compact Milling Systems ETEFA T3K Medicus AI Inforelais LinoEx Lite Soil Agrobiogel Sistema

JOSEF UMDASCH RESEARCH PRIZE FINALISTS PITCHES For the 4th year the Umdasch Group and WSA partnered up. This year Umdasch Group Ventures called for innovative ideas for „Computer Vision & Artificial intelligence“. During the WSA Global Congress attendees could watch the pitches of the 5 Finalists. Ludwig Group CEO Umdasch Group Welcome Words by Dr. Ludwig,

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SecurifAI, Romania Zeitdice, Canada Presize, Germany Fyma, Estonia Blipstream, Germany

21 BIM, VR, AR… These terms are not dreams of the future, but current technology trends that affect the way we as a company operate and act in our day-to-day business. The Covid-Pandemic is not stopping us, but has shown that global challenges are accelerating the use of innovative technologies. At Umdasch Group, with many different companies and branches under one umbrella, we are continuously involved with new technological trends. Therefore, we need stimulus from within the company, where the Umdasch Group is working on new technologies with numerous projects and initiatives. I believe that change also needs impulse from the outside and the WSA network is an excellent chance to reach a broad audience and open up to external ideas. I am particularly pleased that the youngest member of the Umdasch Group family, our innovation hub Umdasch Group Ventures, has developed this year’s challenge and is awarding the Josef Umdasch Research Prize. Dr. Andreas J. Ludwig, Ludwig Executive Chairman, Umdasch Group

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1:1 MENTORING & PITCH TRAINING Non-financial support is a vital factor behind the success of entrepreneurs and mentoring and training are crucial. Therefore, WSA matched each of the Winning Teams with 2 international mentors, using their vast experience and insights to provide new thoughts and ideas on business modeling, reaching the target group, going international or improve their reach through marketing and communication. Pitching online is even more challenging than on stage - in order to support the Winning Teams, each received a 1:1 training by internatoinal Experts, preparing them for their 3 minutes pitch. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS YEAR´S MENTORS & PITCH TRAINERS

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HANDS-ON WORKSHOP PROGRAM - MARCH 25TH

Knowledge exchange and the enhancement of skills is one of the main pillars of WSA. To offer social businesses and start-ups handson experience, valuable input and skills training WSA invited international experts and offered a diverse and engaging workshop program on topics such as social entrepreneurship, business development and financing skills.

THE PURPOSE REVOLUTION by Nikolaus Hutter, New Paradigm Ventures, Austria Our World, and with it our economy, is changing: technological development, socioeconomic and demographic shifts, and environmental change including biodiversity loss and climate change - are fundamentally reshaping how, where, for and by whom, and what is produced, consumed and invested in. However, underneath these drivers lies a deeper one, a shift in purpose, the why. In this session attendees explored the Purpose Revolution, and what opportunities and risks it presents in the future.

INNOVATING GROWTH by Paul Hughes, Ten Meters of Thinking, Ireland In this workshop participants learned how the best Leaders create a Culture of Innovation by understanding the difference between Problem Solving & Opportunity Seeking.

CIRCULAR CANVAS by Jessica Weinreb, Circulab, France Done with your business canvas - make sure to focus on your CO2 footprint and join this workshop for your Circular Canvas.

23 DIGITAL IS PHYSICAL by Anton Schubert, Gofore Good Growth, Design Director, Finland Digital services may seem on the surface free from the usual sustainability issues associated with physical products and the manufacturing process. However, digitalization is often a powerful enabler that drives huge increases in consumption, energy use and pollution. How can we better understand the impact of our digital services and identify where changes can be made to improve the overall system sustainability. In this workshop we covered Value Chain Mapping and Impact and Influence exercises as a dip into the tools and methods of the Good Growth methodology and toolkit.

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WSA ACADEMY DIGITAL STORYTELLING by Mathias Haas, Supersocial, Austria Participants explored the art of storytelling and how to make people care about what they have to say. From the ‚Hero‘s journey‘ to ‚How to talk like TEDx‘.

BRANDELICIOUS CREATING AMAZING BRAND EXPERIENCES by Gica Trierweiler, Gliterres, Brazil Gica shared some internationals best practice examples of engaging and exciting campaigns and worked with the participants on easy to use “how to guides”, coming up with a mission statement for your own brand.

THE EXONOMICS OF CHANGE by Niki Skene, Austria In this 1h Webinar, Niki Skene laid out the difference between linearand exponential mindset and reframes the consequences for both businesses and personal development. The spread out of a pandemic was a display of exponential acceleration as we will see all around us in an era where not only technology is developing at exponential pace but also the worlds biggest problems. It is common sense that incremental change is not sufficient to not only design a desirable future but also deal with the inconvenient side effects of a crisis. Radical rethinking is not an overnight process, acquiring an exponential mindset is the foundation of the architects of our future.

TURNING FUNDRAISING INTO A FUN & PRODUCTIVE JOURNEY by Santiago Zavala, 500 Startups Latam, Mexico Join Santiago, a Partner at 500 Startups gave a quick overview of how to do a successful fundraising strategy for Start Ups.

Santiago shared with very concrete examples, how to approach systematically different potential funding resources, leveraging your own network.

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WSA ACADEMY THE JUSTIFIABLE ASK by Peter O´Riordan, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, USA The goal of this webinar was to help participants demonstrate their investment readiness by making a concise and compelling case articulating their funding needs to impact investors.

OUTCOMES MEASUREMENT by Dr. Clara Ong, Co-founder & Head of Impact and Research Socialsuite, Australia & Christian Mosley, Head of Sales, Socialsuite, Australia In this workshop particpants learned why outcomes measurement is important and how they can get started with four simple steps. They got an overview of each step in the process with worked examples as well as some simple exercises so they can implement them into their own programs.

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WSA Global Call for Applications 2020 | Statistics 78 countries Nominees/ Category 342 nominees Government & Citizen Engagement 44 Health & Well Being 50 Learning & Education 52 Environment & Green Energy 34 Culture & Tourism 52 Smart Settlements & Urbanization 32 Business & Commerce 48 Inclusion & Empowerment 46

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GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT JUDY Charles Thompson, Sadiq Okocha, Bright Oleka Ghana judy.legal JUDY is a platform for lawyers, judges, law students and anyone interested in the law seeking digitized legal materials including statutes and case law in Ghana and Nigeria going back to the 1930s. In addition to its user-friendly interface, the system uses AI to facilitate searches and upgrade content. A team of lawyers edits language, formats judgments and annotates principles established in a case. JUDY’s mission is to support the legal profession and the administration of justice. When lawyers work better, it is easier for people to find justice. MINING & MINERAL PRODUCTION (mmPro) MONITORING SOLUTION Sajjana de Silva, Sampath Kokila, Roshan Dayaratne Sri Lanka mmpro.aasait.com/app

mmPro from Sri Lanka is a digital solution for the management of mining licenses. Over-extraction in illegal locations, transport to unauthorized destinations, misuse of mining and transport licenses and bribing of law enforcement officers are common practices of a ‘mafia’ with political backing. The mmPro solution is a mobile app, web & SMS interface with portable printer digitizing operations for the license issuing officer, license owner, transporter, police, enforcement officers and management. mmPro enables the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau to end mining corruption in Sri Lanka. EASY LAWS Eddy Sader, Patricia Sader, Eliane Keyrouz Lebanon

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EASY LAWS is a free mobile app and website in Lebanon that explains laws in everyday language, giving ordinary people access to legislation from a citizen’s rather than a legalistic perspective. With easy searches via a simplified database covering 380 legal topics, over 6000 questions and answers, explanatory notes, real life examples, a glossary of terms, and extensive legal references, EASYLAWS gives people equal opportunities and leads to the elimination of discriminatory policies and laws by empowering citizens in their quest for justice.

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OS CITY GOVSTORE PLATFORM Jesus Cepeda, Lucas Jolias, Alejandro Garza Mexicoatfo https://os.city/platform Govstore is a Mexican software framework for public institutions using cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. With up to 5 billion people in cities by 2030 worldwide, local governments face an institutional crisis seen in missing revenues, low constituent trust and environmental degradation. The Govstore ecosystem offers access to knowledge and partners, facilitates innovation and safer modernization, distributes development costs and eases technology adoption. Govstore is turning governments across Latin America into integrated platforms of digital services.

HOPLR Jennick Scheerlinck, Jonas Heirwegh , Arnaud De Groote Belgium hoplr.com

Activating citizens is a challenge for local governments. Hoplr from Belgium offers citizens a free digital network encouraging offline encounters to get involved. Citizens use Hoplr to share goods and services, help each other, organise neighbourhood activities, participate in local topics and policymaking, find lost pets, and co-create their neighbourhood. Hoplr also offers a paid service dashboard to local governments, so they engage with local communities, moving together towards a caring and sustainable smart city.

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CoronAI from China is designed for real-time medical screening during the Corona pandemic, so as to monitor patients without having to interact with them. Using electrode frequencies tomographic images are formed providing real-time footage of organs to be examined, while maintaining physical distancing. CoronAI reduces diagnostic time and allows patients to conduct scans themselves, as well as share data later.

icolung, an AI-based tool from Belgium, has been developed to analyse chest CT scans for the diagnosis, triaging, and prediction of COVID-19. Fast and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 is key to appropriate quarantine and therapeutic measures. Standard COVID-19 tests are limited in availability, give positive/negative outcomes with no insight into disease severity, and results are delayed, often delivering false negative results. With icolung, physicians can take faster reliable and more informed treatment decisions, enabling optimal healthcare resource allocation.

CUREOSITY MOBILE Thomas Saur, Stefan Arand, Marco Faulhammer. Germany

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cureosity.de/products CUREosity is a mobile therapy system from Germany using VR technology to activate the neuroplasticity of the brain and restore a patient’s lost abilities. Over 700 million people worldwide need therapy caused by accidents, neurodegenerative factors or depression. Through gamefication, the patient’s motivation for high-frequency training is sustainably increased. CUREosity addresses the increasing need for affordable therapy and improves the quality of care. It is available face to face and around the world using remote technology.

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PHELCOM EYER José Augusto Stuchi, Diego Lencione, Flávio Pascoal Vieira Brazil phelcom.com.br/en The Phelcom Eyer from Brazil is a high-resolution, non-­mydriatic, portable and cloud-connected retinal camera. While access to well-equipped ocular clinics is commonly available only in urban centres, exams are often unaffordable. With the Eyer, health professionals can diagnose challenging eye disorders in remote field campaigns, bedside exams, as well as via telehealth. Primary care exams can be done anywhere, in drug stores, basic health units or in a small general clinic, resulting in better diagnostics and savings for

32 KAMU Asthma is a free digital self-management DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR MONITORING LUNG service from Finland to monitor lungs, modified for usCONDITION DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC ers in 18 ­European countries, as a result of the pandemic. Both former COVID-19 patients, as well as peoSeppo Salorinne, Yrjö Salorinne, Petri Louhelainen ple with chronic respiratory conditions benefit from regular lung monitoring resulting in a better balance Finland of treatments and collaboration with professionals. kamuhealth.com/kamu-releases-free-app-for-asthmatics/ The app allows daily tracking of medication, symptoms and external triggers, results are easily logged and summarized in trend reports. By predicting symptoms or declining lung performance, prompt action can be taken.

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MaGrid Tahereh Pazouki, Veronique Cornu Luxembourg magrid.lu Magrid is a language-independent pedagogical program in Luxembourg for the development of children’s early visual-spatial and mathematical abilities. 63.5% of young pupils in Luxembourg do not have access to education in their home language and are thus likely to miss out on learning opportunities. Magrid helps overcome language barriers or hearing difficulties by providing children with learning-by-doing tasks to visualize mathematical concepts and ideas. Magrid teaches maths skills to preschoolers intuitively, turning multilingualism into opportunity.

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HPI SCHUL CLOUD HPI Schul-Cloud - Deine digitale Lernumgebung Christoph Meinel, Matthias Luderich, Jan Renz Germany hpi-schul-cloud.de

HPI Schul Cloud is an easy-to-use learning management system from Germany, enabling students and teachers to create digital media for all grades and school subjects. With HPI Schul-Cloud, users engage in collaborative and individual teaching/learning whether synchronically or asynchronically, via messaging, video conferences, file sharing, and intelligent tutoring systems. During school lockdown, all pupils using the platform reached their learning goals. User-friendly and didactically flexible, HPI Schul Cloud is finding acceptance in school boards and schools.

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ParentTV Sam Jockel Australia parenttv.com ParentTV is a digital library of on-demand videos, courses, and educational resources from Australia, to support the care of children from birth to teens. Experts are there at any time to provide evidence-based parenting advice in understandable language. As pandemic lockdown measures such as home office conflict for many parents with home schooling, the ParentTV video library offers mental health, anxiety, and suicide-related guidance, answering parents’ and educators’ concerns about physical wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity or cognitive, language and communication skills. ANNOTO Kirill Slavkin, Hen Eytan, Genadi Sokolov Israel annoto.net Annoto from Israel provides an on-line solution to virtual classrooms by engaging students in a way critical to their motivation. Annoto bridges the gap created by the transition from the physical classroom to the online world by addressing decreased attention span encountered in online teaching. To keep students engaged, Annoto shifts video-watching from a passive, lean-back free ride to an active, lean-in, personalized experience, enabling young people to connect with each other, share knowledge and learn together digitally. MYSKILLCAMP Kevin Tillier, Amandine Coutant, Mathieu Van Belle Belgium myskillcamp.com/en

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Myskillcamp is an all-in-one digital platform from Belgium for companies to centralize learning. By integrating platforms like Linkedin Learning, Goodhabitz, or Bookboon, businesses benefit from a single sign-on, single interface and enriched learning capabilities. Trainers take ownership of the platform both by creating their own trainings and by using existing resources purchased by the company, creating in-depth courses with video, quizzes, follow-ups, and editing onsite. With Myskillcamp, employers can better guide their workforce to meet upskilling and reskilling challenges.

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GREENPLAT | PlataformaVerde Chicko Sousa, Anauyla Batista, Raphael Guiguer Brazil plataformaverde.com.br The Green Platform traceability software monitors the extraction of raw materials, production processes and waste disposal across the entire supply chain. In Brazil, only 53% of waste is properly disposed of. Besides controlling production losses, waste creation and disposal, Greenplat also informs companies of municipal, state and federal environmental legislation and certified technical standards. With more transparency, cleaner production and responsible waste disposal, Greenplat con-

THE CAPTURE APP Abdul Aziz, Josie Stoker, Bilal Shahid Singapore play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.thecapture.tracker

The GPS-based Capture app from Singapore enables users to track, reduce and remove CO² emissions from everyday life. Caring about climate change is not enough, individual habits need to be changed. With Capture, users become aware of the emissions created by their travel or food choices and begin to reduce emissions by making planet-friendly life choices or invest in verified carbon offsetting projects. Empowering people to get active, Capture has been dubbed ‘the Fitbit for your carbon footprint’. AIRCARE - KNOW WHAT YOU BREATHE! Gorjan Jovanovski, Dragan Gelevski, Elena Andreeva North Macedonia

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getaircare.com/index.html AirCare is an app from North Macedonia using air pollution data from government and volunteer measuring stations. Though North Macedonia has air pollution 20 times over EU limits, official data is too complex to be useful. Aimed at both adults and kids, AirCare explains air quality simply and clearly, empowering users to take action against a silent killer by connecting them to local eco organizations. Pressure from AirCare has led to mandatory use of industrial filters, cleaner heating solutions in households or shut down of big polluters.

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RICULT Aukrit Unahalekhaka, Gabriel Torres, Usman Javaid Thailand ricult.com

Ricult is a mobile app for farmers in Thailand leveraging machine learning and satellite imagery to help farmers increase productivity, access affordable loans, and lift them out of poverty. Plagued by climate unpredictability, low yields, lack of technology and know-how, as well as financial exclusion, farmers benefit from the app’s recommendations to make optimal decisions regarding seeds, fertilizers or planting, while connecting with consumer markets. Ricult aims to increase the overall food supply and food security in the region.

BEEWISE Yossi Sorin, Boaz Peterzil, Eliyah Radzyner Israel beewise.ag Beewise from Israel is an AI-based robotic beehive that monitors bees 24/7 using computer vision, precision robotics and AI. Bees are crucial to the world’s food supply, pollinating 75% of crops. Diseases, climate change, 38 pesticides and more are decimating bees at a scary rate: every year about 35% of all beehives die. Using advanced deep technology, Beewise identifies and meets the needs of bees in real time, while reversing the trend to bee colony collapse. Beewise saves bees and secures food supplies worldwide.

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WHEEL THE WORLD Alvaro Silberstein, Camilo Navarro Chile

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Wheel the World is an accessibility travel platform from Chile for people with special needs. Lack of accurate information about accessibility holds back more than 500 million potential travellers with disabilities. Users detail their needs in profiles, then search for destinations and travel products with specific accessibility information. Using automated emails and system integration, the Wheel the World service provides users, as well as hotel and tour operators, with all the information required to satisfy traveller needs.

NAVICUP AUDIO GUIDE Navicup audiogiid – kaardirakenduse platvorm Asko Berens, Janek Mander, Einari Kipper Estonia

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LOOP Mirrors of time LRCT Live Remote Creation Theatre Vivian Cruz Juárez, Héctor Cruz Juárez, Flor Velasco Prado Mexico landscape.com.mx LRCT, Live Remote Creation Theatre, developed in Mexico, is the first integrated platform for creative digital scenic arts. Using an open-source software to synchronize, monitor, link and organize video and audio across different online media, it provides producers and directors with a seamless dramaturgical experience. Faced with the closing of entertainment venues during the Corona pandemic, LRCT enables valuable cultural assets to be streamed, while providing performance artists and producers all over the world with digital technology to transcend frontiers.

TRAVAXY ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL SOLUTIONS Michall Benassayag, Nir Ben Levi Israel data.travaxy.com Travaxy is a travel app from Israel for seniors and travellers with disabilities seeking to book a worry-free holiday. Using a disability certificate with over 60 special needs parameters, Travaxy enables offline and online travel agencies and flight wholesalers to find the right accommodation in minutes, turning conventional travel agents into accessibility problem-solvers. Travaxy gives those with disability issues -- often excluded from cultural life -- a chance to engage with the world, while encouraging solutions from the tourism industry.

FLIGHT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC Erika Kisieliūtė, Tomas Blažauskas, Andrius Paulauskas Lithuania play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lt.vrlab.lituanica

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Flight Across the Atlantic is an interactive educational game about two heroic Lithuanian pilots who crossed the Atlantic in a legendary uninterrupted flight from New York to Kaunas in 1933. Historical facts are presented in an interactive, immersive form, engaging players at every stage of the story from preparation to crossing on the airplane Lituanica. Flight Across the Atlantic allows children and adults to relive an iconic event in Lithuania’s history, firing the imagination while preserving cultural heritage.

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SMART SETTLEMENTS & URBANIZATION HAWA DAWA - AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT Luftqualitätsmanagement Karim Tarraf, Matt Fullerton, Birgit Fullerton Germany hawadawa.com/ Hawa Dawa Air Quality Management from Germany is an air monitoring device using AI, machine learning, and modern Iot and sensor technology to gather air pollution data in real time. Hawa Dawa, Arabic for “good air,” correlates data with information from weather, traffic, land use, and public health to generate deeper insights, analyse correlations and simulate scenarios for upfront evaluation of urban planning measures. Hawa Dawa helps integrate environment data into the decision-making processes of cities, companies and citizens to ensure clean air. ROMWARE Evert Bulcke, Kimball Felix, Nico Janssens Belgium rombit.be/worker-safety-solutions/ Romware from Belgium uses plug-and-play IoT technology to make industrial sites safe. Accidents at work have significant human and economic consequences. Romware wearables prevent man-machine collisions, notify emergency response teams in man down scenarios, and support evacuation procedures. The Romware scale-up adapted the industrial safety wearable into a bracelet for social distancing at work. Romware Covid prevents the spread of the coronavirus among employees, by com­bining physical distancing alerts with follow-up contact tracing. CITYSENSE Antonio Garcia Chile

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citysense.co Citysense is a shared infrastructure to deploy and scale solutions for smart cities. The cloud-based service platform from Chile connects a network of urban satellites that provide the tools needed to develop IoT solutions. Each urban satellite is loaded with environmental and digital sensors, and a complete set of IoT communication systems which connect with other network nodes in cities around the world. Citysense enables the community to be part of a new universe of solutions, making their cities a better place to live.

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M4JAM (PTY) LTD Georgie Midgley, Devin Govindasamy, Angela McCann South Africa m4jam.com M4Jam is a technology company in South Africa connecting businesses to people seeking work via a mobile app. Through gig work M4Jam links jobbers with organisations needing micro-tasks completed. Armed with smartphones, the people most in need can earn all or additional income by taking on micro-jobs ranging from surveys, education and mystery shopping to product and concept testing and more. The M4JAM platform enables start-ups, SMEs or big business, as well as NGOs

FLUIDTIME: Giving customers, employees and citizens new options to travel Michael Kieslinger, Stefanie Pichler, Stefanie Wappel Austria fluidtime.com/en/fluidhub Fluidtime is an Austrian data platform and app with tailor-made technology to give commuters and employees green choices for daily travel. A feature-rich, open platform for the integration of public transport and service-sharing, coupled with a multimodal mobility app with route planner, booking and payment features, ensures that 44 every company can quickly realize its mobility plans. Fluidtime partners with private companies, cities and regions wanting to change the way people travel, while individuals benefit from

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ÜBANK Fernando Reyes, Mijael Feldman Chile ubankapp.com Übank from Chile is a digital savings solution that helps people to save. Contrary to the ubiquitous pressure to spend, Übank promotes habits of incremental saving to improve financial resilience regardless of economic status. Using saving rules, people can turn everyday activities like buying coffee or cheering on their favourite team, into micro-savings to pay debts or create reserve funds. Übank’s solu-

IPIFICATION Harry Cheung; Stefan Kostic, Aleksandar Brankovic China ipification.com IPification is a Chinese mobile authentication solution revolutionizing authentication and enhancing user experience without compromising security and privacy. IPification verifies phone numbers, SIM and other devices via IP addresses using a seamless auth technology based on secure protocol in which sensitive data is not shared with third parties. SMS onetime passwords and biometrics verification belong to the past. IPification‘s fraud preventing patented technology is trusted by leading technology, payment and OTT companies.

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MODATTA Rodrigo Moretti, Eduardo Pinto Basto Portugal modatta.org Modatta from Portugal is a marketplace for consented personal data empowered solutions. Today, personal data is collected and monetised by big tech companies with harmful consequences for both citizens and brand names. Modatta allows companies to pay users directly for their data, while users keep control and are free to interact or not. Instead of random profiles and intrusive cold contacts, Modatta gives companies a way to establish meaningful relationships that are compliant with General Data Pro-

JUNI | Pngme Cate Rung, Brendan Playford, Adeola Olasewere Nigeria lay.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pngme

OPERAIZE – Cognitive Operations Christoph Lieth, Hossam Alzamly, Alexander Kouril Germany operaize.com

Juni from Nigeria is a unified data and banking platform for financial institutions and developers in Sub-Saharan Africa providing best-in-class financial data infrastructure. In difficult emerging markets where data is often fragmented, unreliable and incomplete, Juni provides tools to create innovative products for the under/unbanked. Offering a user-permitted, single source of verification for the customer’s complete financial profile, Juni is an innovative simple technical solution to lending at scale.

Operaize – Cognitive Operations is a software from Germany aimed at production companies and combining mathematical optimization methods with next gen AI learning methods. In situations where plants may see up to 1.200 alarms daily, Operaize offers an optimal trans­parent overview of production, autonomous quick problem-solving and adaptive learning by which learned data is converted into decision rules for optimal production control. With Operaize resources are saved, while business process and environmental optimizations are the ­result.

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WINNERS INCLUSION & EMPOWERMENT

DIVERSIO Laura McGee, Anya Klimbovskaia, Maxi Heidenblut Canada diversio.com Diversio is a Canadian people intelligence platform that measures and improves diversity and inclusion within organizations. Despite the clear business case against bias, women and minorities are still chronically missing in many sectors and at executive levels. Diversio collects employee data through a short survey, creates an inclusion score and report card, adding advanced analytics to create a tactical Action Plan. Diversio tracks impact over time, helps business leaders to learn and quickly move to sustainable inclusive action in their organizations. WELCOME WelcoMe - Inclusive Customer Service Platform Gavin Neate, Allan Hutcheon United Kingdom Neatebox.com/welcome WelcoMe is a low-cost web-based service enabling any person with a disability to forewarn participating businesses of their visit and special needs. 70% of disabled people report experiencing poor customer service. Using WelcoMe, businesses can ensure that staff are aware of their responsibilities and possible best practices. By connecting the arrival of the person with disabilities to their smartphone and using location-aware technology, WelcoMe trains staff to expect, welcome, and know ex-

UNBLOCKED CASH: Piloting Accelerated Cash Transfer Delivery in Vanuatu Sandra Uwantege Hart Vanuatu

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UnBlocked Cash from Vanuatu is a blockchain payment platform featuring community inclusion, transparent finance, and blended service delivery. While suited to distribution of humanitarian aid, UnBlocked Cash is an open-ended, opensource payment solution for local communities to shape technology according to their own needs, as well as independently operate the process of delivering payments. UnBlocked Cash integrates digital financial inclusion with decentralized networks for a more collaborative economy at the community level. W W W.W S A- G LO BA L .O R G | @ W S AO F F I C E | # W S A 2021

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CONEXIÓN MIGRANTE Paticia Mercado Sánchez, Andrea Ornelas Negrete Mexico conexionmigrante.com/

Conexión Migrante is an independent digital information hub for Mexican and Latino immigrants in the US, of whom some 12 million are undocumented. The media outlet offers journalism, a call centre and chatbot giving migrants personalized information and advice on procedures. It offers WikiMigrante, a powerful search engine with hundreds of fact sheets, and free membership to create a formerly invisible migrant community and to find lost people. Conexión Migrante is an example of information technologies helping a vulnerable population.

BONOCLE Abdelrazek Aly, Ramy Soliman Qatar bonocle.co Bonocle is an affordable portable braille platform from Qatar offering productivity, gaming, and education apps. Most braille products are too limited and expen50 sive to change braille illiteracy, a barrier to studying at university or finding a job. Bonocle apps provide visual and tactile feedback, so users can pass on content to sighted and blind family members, friends, and colleagues. Bonocle aims for an unsegregated world of braille literacy where the blind and sighted share classrooms and workplaces.

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WSA YOUNG INNOVATORS

DOC TRACKER Kasyap Chakravadhanula, Ritvik Warrier United States opencureai.org/doc-tracker.html DOC Tracker from the USA is a convenient, inexpensive, and safe mobile device for improved monitoring of diabetes and its ocular and cardiovascular complications. D ­ iabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are serious threats to millions of people worldwide. The DOC Tracker consists of a smartphone and two small attachments: an acetone sensor and a retinal fundus imaging attachment. DOC ­Tracker enables rapid, continuous monitoring of diabetes and its important complications ARBOR Abdullah Choudhry, Ben Grande, Danny Grande Canada yourarbor.com/your-browser-extension Arbor is a shopping platform and mobile app developed in Canada for consumers with ethical buying preferences. 80% of consumers want to know which companies are environmentally and socially responsible. By providing reliable and unbiased data on corporations across the globe regarding resource use, fair labour practices, diversity hiring, environmental impact and more, Arbor empowers consumers to align their everyday purchases with their personal values and influence global change.

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Syrian Arab Republic futurelaby.com Future LabY from Syria is a virtual lab bringing e-learning to those who do not have access to proper laboratories and equipment. While e-learning has made strides in university studies such as civil engineering, other specializations like dentistry or medicine lag far behind. Future LabY has created the Operative Dentistry Lab, augmented with information necessary to dentistry students shown interactively. Learning is made possible anywhere, at any time with digital technology.

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NATAL CARES Uche Kenneth Udekwe, Joy Chioma Nigeria natalcares.com/service.php Natal Cares combines mobile technology, machine learning and low-cost innovation to combat maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria. Due to a lack of health care information in under-served communities, superstition rather than medically approved information is widespread. Natal Cares reaches out to women via their mobile phones in rural areas and Internally Displaced Persons Camps, providing mental healthcare support, affordable delivery kits, medical monitoring and emergency services to at-risk pregnant women and nursing mothers.

CONNECTHEAR Arhum Ishtiaq, Azima Dhanjee Pakistan connecthear.org ConnectHear offers a VRS application with interpretation services for the deaf in Pakistan. Global stats on deafness indicate over 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss by 2050. ConnectHear also address53 es the need for sign language interpretation by working with local governments to standardize the profession with private certification programs. ConnectHear is Pakistan’s largest sign language content producer, giving the deaf a voice by normalizing sign language literacy.

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WSA GRAND JURY 2020 Dec 7-11 2020

The WSA

Grand Jury meeting 2020 took place as Online Meeting, gathering international experts from all relevant stakeholders and world regions – guaranteeing a fair, democratic and transparent process.

The jury members dig deep into each shortlisted solution, understanding the local value and circumstances, comparing the technology and innovation grade, as well as the local impact and the value add for the achievement of the UN SDGs. A truly tough and job – the result speaks for itself – a diverse and inspiring list of WSA Winners 2020.

The jury members Sachi Wickramage, Serial Entrepreneur | Australia Christian Rupp, Chief Innovation Officer | European Joint Innovation Lab | Austria Rahat Hossain, Digital Health Specialist | Ayat | Bangladesh Carolina Rossi, Senior Partner | Moon Advisors | Chile Witman Hung, Principal Liaison Officer for Hong Kong | Shenzhen Qianhai Authority | China Liisi Org, | Startup Estonia | Estonia Jan Schwaab, Head Digital Transformation in Africa | GIZ | Germany Dorothy Gordon, Consultant | Ghana Maria Zaghi, Operations Director | Ergocom | Guatemala Shinta Dhanuwardoyo, CEO | Bubu,com | Indonesia Omri Boral, Co-Founder | Tech for Good | Israel Michael Madara Ogot, Deputy Vice-Chancellor | University of Nairobi | Kenya Manar AlHashash, Founder | Dot Design | Kuwait Gabriel Deek, General Manager | OmniSystems | Lebanon

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Ieva Žilionienė, Director of Strategy | Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania | Lithuania Zikry Kholil, Chief Inciter | The Incitement | Malaysia Rudy Laddaga, Founder | Gnius Club | Mexico Zouheir Lakhdissi, CEO and Co-Founder | Dial Technologies | Morocco Marta Tomovska, Consultant | North Macedonia Agha Hamza, Country Head and Ambassador | Hello Tomorrow Pakistan Hub | Pakistan Ashraf Al Astal, Founder | 1plus1.business | Palestine Sandra Fazenda Almeida, Executive Director | APDC | Portugal Christelle Scharff, Founder | MobileSenegal Hub | Senegal Neeti Virmani, Start-Up Coach and Mentor | Global Startup Campus | South Korea Chitranganie Mubarak, ICT4D Consultant | Sri Lanka Fadwa Murad, Director, ICT Incubator | Syrian Computer Society, Syria | Syria Houda Ghozzi, Co-founder and Program Director | Open Startup Competition | Tunisia Ralph Simon, Chief Executive & Founder | Mobilium International | UK Carlos Abler, Consultant and Content Marketing Specialist | USA W W W.W S A- G LO BA L .O R G | @ W S AO F F I C E | # W S A 2021

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CONGRESS FEEDBACK & IMPRESSIONS „This congress was BY FAR the best online conference I've been to. What is usually so confusing and mismanaged was very well executed by the WSA team. The WSA mentors have been a huge help as well, their networks and expertise are incredible. My pitching session with Caro Rossi was also amazing.“

„Quite honestly it went far beyond my expectations in terms of organization and management...and I had high expectations. The team did an outstanding job at every level and was able to overcome the challenges and demands presented by COVID. Tip of the hat to everyone for their work.“

„We are glad to report that we were thrilled by the outcomes of the Annual Global WSA Congress 2021 that we witnessed and we are very grateful for the glorious triumph that resulted from your work. From the start of the Congress, sitting in front of the wide screen in our apartment in Croatia we so enjoyed Peter’s magnificent introductions, insights, and guidance in what we were beginning to understand could be the beginning of construction of a Global stage that would inspire policy makers, university professors, innovative students and their mentors, from around the world via the flashes of insights, one after another, from testimonials given during the pitches from start-up companies.“

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CONGRESS BRANDING & PUBLICATIONS WSA Global Congress 2021 branding in the theme - Connect 4 Impact. Congress Winners cataloge and Winners ceritificates produced and printed in Austria, shipped worldwide. In cooperation with ‚‚Opuas Design‘‘ (Portugal) created and produced DIY Winners trophies from ecologically friendly paper, producing less energy during the shippment process - shipped worldwide.

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CONGRESS PR & COMMUNICATIONS WEBSITE, NEWSLETTER www.wsa-global.org Special event section for the WSA Global Congress 2021, to give a special feature for all speakers, the agenda, online event access, sponsors and partners. Curated website article content for WSA Winners and Global Champions. Newsletters to 11.800+ big audience, PR in Austria, India and Paksitan.

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CONGRESS PR & COMMUNICATIONS PRESS & MEDIA

Read the WSA Clippings

Special event section for the WSA Global Congress 2021, to give a special feature for all speakers, the agenda, online event access, sponsors and partners. Curated website article content for WSA Winners and Global Champions. Newsletters to 11.800+ big audience, Press covarage around the globe.

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STATISTIC

A VIRTUAL JOURNEY AROUND THE GLOBE SOCIAL MEDIA In order to spread the word about ongoing activities, sessions and discussions, WSA used Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and YouTube to reach its online communities.

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TWITTER

FOLLOWERS: 64.723

FOLLOWERS: 2163

FOLLOWERS: 4732

REACH: 27.400+

IMPRESSIONS: 20.000+

IMPRESSIONS: 53.300+

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SOCIAL MEDIA In order to spread the word about ongoing activities, sessions and discussions, WSA used Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and YouTube to reach its online communities.

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The WSA Global Congress 2021 was brought to you by WSA´s global community!

WSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS The WSA Board of Directors consists of high level international ICT experts under the lead of WSA founder and chairman Prof. Dr. Peter A. Bruck. Responsible for the strategic and contextual execution of the WSA, the WSA Board aims to keep the WSA up to date with new developments and meets in regular intervals.

WSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WSA NATIONAL EXPERTS One of the major pillars of the WSA network are the WSA National Experts. Offering their vast experience in the ICT and entrepreneurial sector, their diverse backgrounds and their own social engagement, the WSA National Experts are responsible for the national pre-selection of entries to the WSA. WSA leverages this network in over 180 UN member countries.

WSA NATIONAL EXPERTS

WSA YOUTH AMBASSADORS

To make sure that one of the major goals of WSA, engaging young innovators and supporting youth in entrepreneurship, WSA leverages its worldwide network of Youth Ambassadors. Together with the WSA National Experts, they offer their vast experience in the ICT and entrepreneurial sector, their diverse backgrounds and their own social engagement, to support the national pre-selection of entries to the WSA. WSA leverages its network in over 180 UN member countries.

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Meet the WSA Team

Peter A. Bruck

WSA Chairman and ICNM President

Liene Ulmane

Nora Wolloch

Manuela Wagner

WSA Executive Manager nora@wsa-global.org

Global Community Manager manuela@wsa-global.org

Matthias Kandler

Pia Frizberg

Simona Dimitrievska

Margot Bres Jurado Luka Kalas

WSA Event Management Youth for Innovation pia@wsa-global.org

WSA Project Assistant European Yolunteer simona@wsa-global.org

WSA is an activity organized by ICNM - International Center for New Media Leopoldskronstraße 30 5020 Austria co-financed by:

WSA Partnerships, Events matthias@wsa-global.org

WSA Project Assistant European Yolunteer margot@wsa-global.org

Youth Community Social Media, Design liene@wsa-global.org

ICNM Accounting, HR kalas@icnm.net

Facebook: WSA

Twitter: WSAoffice Linkedin: WSA Instagram: worldsummitawards

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UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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