Why the ITU Digital World Awards?
As the UN specialized agency for ICTs, with 193 Member States, over 700 private sector entities and 150 years of sector expertise, ITU understands the critical role of ICT solutions in accelerating social and economic development across emerging and developed markets alike. ICT-based applications, solutions and initiatives are uniquely powerful and effective in improving lives all around the world.
The Awards Programme at ITU Digital World celebrates this innovation and creativity by aiming to:
best practices and the cross-fertilization of ideas
for innovative socio-economic development
a platform to network, mobilize investment and
create new business opportunities for ICT solutions with social impact
The Awards and who can enter
for the most promising solutions from SMEs
making innovative use of ICTs for social impact.
for the most promising innovative solutions from
large companies in a range of categories.
Why enter the Awards?
Benefit from international visibility before, during and after the event
Engage with governments, policy-makers and regulators at the highest level
Network with potential partners, customers and leads from public and private sectors, emerging and developed markets
How to apply
You can enter the Global SME Awards and Host Country SME Award by completing the application form available here. For the Government Award, National Pavilions should encourage SMEs within the pavilion to apply using this form; all countries with a minimum of 3 SMEs applying here will be eligible for this Award.
You can enter the Global Industry Awards by completing one or more of the application forms below.
The deadline for applications is 19 July 2019. Early applications are encouraged, as jury evaluation is an ongoing process and earlier applications are more likely to receive feedback.
ITU Telecom World Awards 2019 – Winners and Finalists
A distinguished jury of experts will select a shortlist of Global SME Awards applicants to pitch their solutions onsite at ITU Telecom World. Winners in each category other than the Global SME Excellence Award will be selected from this shortlist and announced on the final day of the event. The winner of the Global SME Excellence Award will be chosen following live head-to-head pitches during the high-profile Awards Ceremony.
A second jury with experts in each vertical sector will select the winners of the Global Industry Awards based on social impact, innovative use of ICTs, business model, scalability & replicability, and environmental sustainability.