SMART MINDS CONNECTED. NEWS FROM THE 2015 WSA-MOBILE
WSA-mobile received almost 500 national nominations from around 100 UN member states.
From 31st of January until 3rd of February 2015 the WSA mobile
Global Congress took place in Abu Dhabi. 4 days of presenting the world's best
40 mobile innovations, discussing latest digital developments and bringing together
opinion leaders from all corners of the world.
GLOBAL CHAMPIONS 2015
During the WSA mobile Global Congress the WSA mobile Winners' had the chance
to present their original products in front of the conference audience and an international
Grand Jury of ICT experts. The Grand Jury members provided feedback to the winning
teams and got a first hand look at the unique value and innovative ideas from each
Based on the presentations, the Grand Jury decided on 8 overall Global Champions,
honoured and awarded at the WSA mobile Gala on the 3rd of February in Abu Dhabi.
Check out their applications here: http://events.wsa-mobile.org/content/global-champions-2015-111620150206
3 Bulgarian applications took part in the second round of the international contest
World Summit Award (WSA-mobile). SmartBirds was nominated in the category m-Environment&Health,
the social network Forward competed in the category m-Entertainment&Lifestyle,
and Talkie continued in the category m-Learning&Education. For more information,
Expect news for the launch of the national round of the World Summit Awards for
e-content and creativity soon!
3 Bulgarian applications take part in the second
round of the international contest World Summit Award (WSA-mobile).
SmartBirds is nominated in the category m-Environment&Health, the social network
Forward will compete in the category m-Entertainment&Lifestyle, and Talkie continues
in the category m-Learning&Education. After the national selections, 7 applications
were chosen to represent Bulgaria on the global stage.
457 application from 98 UN member states participated in the mobile edition of World
Summit Award. 202 of them were shortlisted for the second round. In the first half
of September the 40 WSA-mobile winners to be invited to Abu Dhabi, Feb 1-3 2015
will be announced.
See the WSA 2014 National Nominees from Bulgaria here!
World Summit Awards (WSA) is a global competition launched in 2003
in the framework of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society
(WSIS). WSA is based on a unique mechanism of a global contest supported by national
selections of best practice and a sequence of content-focused national and international
events, content conferences and promotional exhibitions. A pool of eminent professionals
and a national expert select the best applications, which will be representing Bulgaria
in the global contest.
World Summit Awards (WSA) is dedicated to selection and promotion
of the best e-content and innovative applications.
In 2009 the Bulgarian project "Street Dance School - the Centre" was awarded in the WSA
category e-Entertainment and Games (http://www.wsis-award.org/winners/e-entertainment-and-games)
WSA Bulgaria nominee conquers the global market: The 2011 high
achiever Flipps (iMediaShare) is among the most successful digital startups on an
international scale. It is a mobile app that streams videos from your phone to the
Smart TV. Flipps does not require more than for a TV and the mobile phone to be
connected to the WiFi. It is compatible with over 250 million existing TV sets.The
startup has managed to get 8 million installs, assigning its powerful video content
distribution channel second place after Apple TV with 13 million sales. In order
to push its growth further in addition to the initial funding raised from LAUNCHub
(seed fund supporting entrepreneurs and digital startups in SEE) Flipps has also
attracted the veteran venture investor Tim Draper (http://goaleurope.com/2013/10/10/bulgarian-flipps-known-as-imediashare-raises-funding-from-tim-draper/)
World Summit Award - mobile (WSA-mobile) is the mobile edition
of WSA promoting mobile solutions that can add value and make the society more inclusive.
Bulgarian Project SmartMuseum was among the winners in the category m-Tourism
& Culture in the first edition of the World Summit Award Mobile.
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