SINGAPORE, 7/1/2016. UN based award WSA wraps up successful edition of world’s top digital content for changing society in Singapore. Awarding 8 top products from 40 WSA winners at the Grand Gala concluded a 3 days Congress of digital innovation.
The UN based World Summit Award has selected the world’s best solutions for content enriched digital development in 2016. The 8 WSA Global Champions have been exclusively selected by an on-site Grand Jury of 40 international ICT experts at the WSA Social Innovation Congress held in Singapore, 29 June -1 July 2016, hosted by the Creative Alliance Group Singapore.
In the category Business & Commerce won the flexible banking solution Meniga from Iceland, taking online banking to the next level by providing users a complete overview and control of their personal finances.
Overall winner in Government & Open Data was Local Authority Finances from Ireland, an independent think tank that makes public policies more understandable by combining public and independent information on public spending.
Also from Ireland, Coderdojo made the run for category Learning & Science. The open source, volunteer led, global movement offers free programming clubs for young people to explore coding, web development, and programming in an informal and creative environment.
Argentina’s Creators topped the Entertainment & Lifestyle category with their trans media IDoTainment TV series for the whole family, focusing creatively on the importance of relations with others.
In the category Culture & Tourism, Teleport Flock from Estonia convinced the Jury with their easy to use tool that lets remote groups of people plan and budget their next get-together anywhere in the world. Once chosen, users can book the entire trip with just one click.
Media & News overall winner Imagga from Bulgaria is an innovative image recognition solution using computer vision, machine/deep learning and convolutional network algorithms to automate the process of assigning keywords and/or categories to images.
Winner MIROCULUS from Mexico rocks the category Health & Environment; having the potential to revolutionize our Health Care system. The low-cost, open source device can easily and affordably check for cancer using a single blood sample.
The Social Coin from Spain is the winner of Inclusion & Empowerment: a SaaS platform to help enterprises, smart cities, and universities to achieve their Corporate Social Responsibility goals by engaging communities in acts of altruism and community-building.
The 8 WSA Global Champions are a terrific example of how digital innovation can make a true social impact and solve local issues by finding technical solutions. They were honored for their pioneering innovation in the field of digital content during the awards ceremony of the highly acclaimed ICT knowledge-sharing event, WSA Social Innovation Congress 2016.
Hosted by the Creative Alliance Group Singapore, the three day event showcased digital Ingenuity impacting society from across 178 countries. Eight main categories covered a range of key economic, social and business areas, from commerce and government to environment, health and education.
Focusing on originality, diversity and creative content, the 40 winning teams and 8 Global Champions were selected by a jury panel of subject-matter experts within the framework of the United Nation’s World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and represented 24 UN member states from South East Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East.
The WSA Social Innovation Congress offers in depth perspectives and best practices of digital innovation for an impact on society and honours the investment in and deployment of digital innovation creating sustainable social change and impact world-wide. During the 3 days Congress in Singapore, the selected best of digital start-ups, young entrepreneurs and distinguished experts from around the globe offer outstanding examples and insights of how digital technologies drive the United Nations agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s).
About the WSA
WSA is conducted within the framework of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2003-2025, mandated by the 2005 WSIS Plan of Action and executed in collaboration with UN organisations such as UNESCO, UNIDO, UNCTAD and ITU. By building on a global network of national experts, non-governmental groups, government offices and other professional associations, WSA offers quality content and innovative apps from 178 UN-member states and sustains a global movement for sustainable digital solutions.