Looking for the Best Digital Solutions Created in Lithuania for the ‘World Summit Awards 2019’
May 14

Submission of applications for the national selection to the world contest of digital content solutions World Summit Awards 2019 starts. Both, Lithuanian start-ups and experienced business companies – creators of mobile applications, electronic services, digital platforms, and games – are invited to participate in the national selection contest ‘New Enlightener 2019’. Successful solutions of this contest will be nominated as representing Lithuania in the prestigious contest World Summit Awards 2019 where they will compete with digital products from the whole world. Participants may register for participation in the national selection contest here.

The deadline is 10th of June, 2019.

Winners of the Lithuanian selection process – one solution in each category ‒ will be awarded prizes and become “the new enlightener of Lithuania” representing Lithuania in the world contest “WSA 2019“. In addition, one of the start-up creators of the most innovative, original and socially significant solution will be awarded a bonus of EUR 3,000.

Lithuanian creators will compete in ‘New Enlightener 2019’ contest in the following categories:

• Government and citizen involvement;

• Health and well-being;

• Learning and education;

• Environment and green energy;

• Culture and tourism;

• Smart settlements and urbanization;

• Business and commerce;

• Inclusion and empowerment.

“We are looking for the best digital content solution created in Lithuania, as we want to show to the world that Lithuanians are capable of creating original and meaningful digital innovations”, says Ieva Žilionienė, National Expert of the World Summit Awards and Member of the Grand Jury. “The contest World Summit Awards under the auspices of the United Nations is a great opportunity for Lithuanian creators to test their abilities in the international context, to show what interesting they have created, and thus contribute to the implementation of consistent development goals of the United Nations – in other words, building of a better future of the world. Innovativeness, creativity, originality, relevance in today’s context – these are the main strengths of our creators determining the recognition of the WSA. Last year, as many as two projects from Lithuania overcame difficult stages of the world selection process and were ranked among 40 winners of the WSA. This year again we expect to discover those digital solutions that could make us proud of on the international level”, says Ms. Žilionienė.

During the WSA contest in 2018, the Lithuanian start-up Pulsetip (“Pulsetip”) invented a tool for ensuring employee feedback in a smart, easy and convenient way, facilitating internal communication, increasing awareness. The project Computers for Children (Computer Support Fund), arranging the largest non-governmental IT educational campaign aimed at increasing computer literacy and creativity of Lithuanian children. Both of the projects surpassed more than 430 participants from 180 countries in the world and became the winners of the world contest. 

The contest ‘New Enlightener 2019’ is organized by the Information Society Development Committee (IVPK) together with the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT).

The initiative of the contest is supported by the largest Lithuanian communications operators Bitė Lietuva UAB, Tele2 UAB and Telia Lietuva AB, representatives of Verslo Žinios, portal 15min, ChangeMakers‘ON. 

More information of the contest ‘New Enlightener 2019’ find here!

 Information of the World Summit Awards is here!