Applications Invited for ITU Digital World Awards 2021
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)


About the Organization:

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ITU Digital World Awards 2021

The ITU Digital World Awards recognize the most promising innovative tech solutions with real-world social impact. Their Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of ICT-based applications and initiatives changing lives for the better around the world – and provide an international platform to:

  • Highlight best practice

  • Share ideas on using tech for development

  • Network with peers, mentors and industry

  • Mobilize investment

  • Create new business opportunities for ICT solutions for social good


Open to any SME worldwide, the 2021 Awards seek out innovations related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in five categories:

  • Connectivity

  • Smart cities, smart living

  • E-health

  • Digital finance

  • EdTech (education technology)

Why apply?

  • Win UN recognition as an innovative ICT4D solutions provider

  • Benefit from international visibility before, during and after the event

  • Network with peers, industry experts, mentors and UN representatives

  • Take part in the SME Programme of capacity building and skills workshops, business matchmaking and networking events


  • The Awards are open to Participants identifying as a small or medium enterprise (each an “SME”) and start-ups.

  • The Organizer reserves the right to exclude any Participant from the Awards should it maintain reasonable doubts as to the Participant’s status as a small or medium enterprise or start-up.

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