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MINA Nominates Aotearoa Apps for World Summit Award

In May MINA will nominate eight New Zealand mobile applications for the WSA award. MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa [MINA] creates interactions between people, content and the creative industries.

New times bring new challenges. Today, in terms of access, mobile usage has outgrown Internet usage by threefold with more than 6.5 billion connections registered around the world to date. Mobile phones are becoming smarter and revolutionising what can be done with them. We are in the middle of the explosive development of mobile applications and mobile content. As a response to this rapid development and focus change on the content scene worldwide, the WSA has started the WSA-mobile. The new award has been launched in 2010 and is dedicated explicitly to selecting and promoting the world’s best m-Content.

The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global UN-WSIS bi-annual award. It selects and promotes the world’s best e-Content and most innovative ICT applications, be it websites, apps or interactive installations. Initiated by Austria in 2003 in the framework of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the WSA implements the UN agenda for the development of the information society. Specifically, it supports the UN Millennium Development Goals and turns the WSIS targets in relation to Action Lines Media and Content into action. The 40 WSA-mobile Winners will be invited to the Winners events (conference, exhibition and gala) to Abu Dhabi. At the events a Jury will also vote on 1 WSA-mobile Global Champion in each category to be announced at the gala. New Zealand winners products will be presented as best content from all UN member states in theWSA Catalogue, which will be distributed to the global partner network.


WSA CATEGORIES

From health to business, from science to inclusion: the eight m-WSA categories reflect most crucial social issues of every-day life around the globe.

  1. m-Government & Open Data
  2. m-Health & Environment
  3. m-Learning & Science
  4. m-Entertainment & Games
  5. m-Culture & Tourism
  6. m-Media & Journalism
  7. m-Business & Commerce
  8. m-Inclusion & Empowerment

Full description on each categories, rules, etc.


NOMINATING AOTEAROA APPS FOR WORLD SUMMIT AWARD

You can nominate through one of the following:

App developers can submit:

  • Name of the application
  • Name of the producer / contact of the producer
  • Email contact of producer
  • URL of the application

Strategic partners for WSA award: MINA, UNIDO, UNESCO, UN Global Alliance for ICT & Development (GAID), Mobile Monday.

Contact Max@mina.pro for further information.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Max Schleser (co-founder Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa)

18 -19 November | Auckland | 9am – 4pm

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Cost: $75 – $150
Location: AUT City Campus WE402, Level 4, WE Art & Design Building, St Paul Street
Register: https://mobileworkshop2013.eventbrite.co.nz/

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