JURY NATIONAL CONTEST

JURY NATIONAL CONTEST

Roberto Carneiro

President of the National Jury – WSA Portugal

Ana Gonçalves Pereira

Head of Diversity & Inclusion – Jerónimo Martins

WSA is the most global-world-class stage for digital innovation with impact improving society, it is a global network of social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, international speakers, government leaders, academia, start-ups and corporates! So, if you have a digital solution to solve a problem with positive social impact, you need to be a part of WSA. As a juror since 2014, I have seen many Portuguese projects in the shortlist, as winners in the several categories and as Global Champions. The visibility you get for your project and the awareness of what is happening around the world is amazing. Send us you application and join us at the 2020 WSA edition!”

António Bob Santos

Member of the Board – ANI

The World Summit Awards have allowed greater visibility to projects and technological solutions developed in Portugal, thus promoting our companies and scientific community’s innovation. The mobilization work that has been conducted by APDC is of great importance and it is with an enormous satisfaction and commitment that ANI, the Portuguese innovation agency, has been participating in this initiative over the last few years.”

Carlos Cerqueira 

Diretor de Inovação – IPN

“What’s in a prize and why should you bother with this one? Well, World Summit Awards is a United Nations based global initiative that gathers and impressive community of corporate stakeholders, Portuguese and worldwide, that could well be your next customer or partner. Just ask the previous Portuguese winners (yes, we do have a great track record) the amount of PR, and valuable contacts they got from being a winner. Then do the math.”

Fátima Cardoso

Marketing and Innovation Manager – Vodafone

“To be recognized as one of the best innovative solutions with impact on society? Well, that must be incredibly gratifying! Applying for the WSA gives any startup the possibility to achieve this recognition, increase its solution’s visibility while being a part of a global network of different stakeholders within the ecossystem, to have the chance to participate in the WSA Global Congress, and many other great benefits.”

Francisco Maria Balsemão

Vice-Presidente – Impresa

The WSA Awards are an excellent international showcase for innovative companies.”

Inês Marques

Startup & Partner Manager – Microsoft

“8 high-impact categories, 1 global stage. WSA became an extraordinary steppingstone to leverage the international growth of social impact and forward-thinking projects. Through WSA partner network, innovators will be able to scale their worldwide reach and showcase their disruptive solutions to a remarkable group of digital stakeholders. Being part of WSA initiative means belonging to a meaningful community that will take these impactful projects to the finest level of development.”

João Pedro Galveias

Diretor de Serviços Digitais – RTP

“The World Summit Awards (WSA) is the event that empowers everyone, no matter where they came from, and gives voice to all ideas. It is very inspiring to see projects from more than 180 countries with different backgrounds and foundations competing in the same ground and exchanging knowledge. This initiative is not just about a competition for a prize is fundamentally about joining the world through technology. Being a part of this movement is also belonging to the biggest innovation network in the world.”

Luís Rodrigues

Diretor – StartupBraga

“A unique opportunity to compete among the greatest, to learn and to demonstrate what we do best in terms of digital innovation, and to contribute to an improving society.

If you have an innovative solution with social impact, and a global ambition, WSA will certainly be the right initiative to leverage the growth of your project, not only for the public recognition and associated prizes, but for the vast network of partners, mentors and potential clients that it will provide.”

Miguel Fontes

Diretor Executivo – StartupLisboa

“A unique opportunity to compete among the greatest, to learn and to demonstrate what we do best in terms of digital innovation, and to contribute to an improving society.

If you have an innovative solution with social impact, and a global ambition, WSA will certainly be the right initiative to leverage the growth of your project, not only for the public recognition and associated prizes, but for the vast network of partners, mentors and potential clients that it will provide.”

Nelson Lopes

Diretor Técnico – ASSOFT

“Firstly, it’s imperative to express how gratifying it is to belong to the WSA – World Summit Awards judging panel in the Portuguese selection of this contest. The WSA this year enters a new level, catapulting itself to another dimension, the digital challenges this year have been giants. This year we observed the use of digital media in a maximum exponent, for many it is in them that they find comfort and it is in it that we are slowly reinventing ways to overcome the challenges that are imposed on us. So, in 2020 this contest becomes a fundamental piece, capitalizing and sharing the innovative and creative Portuguese strength in executing digital solutions.“

Pedro Carvalho

Head of Innovation Ecosystem Management – ALTICE Labs

“WSA is not about connecting computers, connecting things and adding more technologic innovation without human meaning… It’s about digital innovation with a real and sustainable impact on society and individuals! If your idea fits this vision, you should definitely apply.”

Pedro Esteves

Diretor Executivo – ISCTE-AUDAX

“Who never tries doesn’t deserve. WSA is the world first class prize for the challenges of excellent and unique star ups. Who believes in their project goes for it.”

Ricardo Tomé

Diretor-Coordenador – Media Capital Digital

“This is a unique initiative that, among many virtues, has the power to amplify the talent and projects selected in it to the world. In addition to the recognition of society, it opens doors to the rapid acceleration and expansion of projects that pass through here. From Portugal to the world.”

Ricardo Zózimo

Professor Universitário – Nova SBE

“The WSA is a tremendous platform for entrepreneurial projects that want to have high impact and great visibility in today’s world.

I am a very proud member of the WSA Portuguese jury and it is an absolute privilege to meet so many great ventures.”

Rui Ventura

Presidente – APPM

“It´s an honour to make part of these truly remarkable awards. Every year we have the opportunity to discover and judge amazing innovative projects that bring together the world into a common idea.”

Sandra Fazenda de Almeida

Executive Director – APDC

“It is a great privilege, as Executive Director of APDC, to be able to coordinate the process of choosing the projects that represent Portugal in this world competition. The fact that it was invited to belong to the Board of Directors of WSA and participate in the online International Jury, allow me to recognize the added value of this award, joining start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, jurors, speakers, experts, government leaders, academia and civil society. The World Summit Awards offer a platform for those, who think beyond the box. It is a unique awards system, selecting and promoting local digital innovation, that are examples of how ICTs can impact society in a positive way.”

Sara Carrasqueiro

Member of the Board – AMA

“WSA is a global showcase of innovation that matters to society. Being part of WSA allows companies to increase the visibility of their digital solutions and to be recognized as an innovation leader.”

Vasco Teixeira-Pinto

Digital Partner – NOSSA

“Winning WSA is not just a monetary incentive for your project. It is the opportunity to belong to a global network of knowledge that will certainly leverage your idea internationally.”