Congratulations to our World Summit Awards (WSA) – Global Champions & Winners from Australia

WSA Global Champions & Winners from Australia together with WSA Australia National Expert - Sachi Wickramage
WSA Global Champions & Winners from Australia together with WSA Australia National Expert – Sachi Wickramage

           WSA Global Competition annually receives nominations from 189+ United Nations member countries. After carefully considering estimated 8,000+ projects/products across 8 strategic categories, following Nominees representing Australia were recognised as Prestigious WSA Global Winners in their respective categories, further establishing Australia’s prominence in the global digital innovation landscape.


Vacayit tackles the visual-centric nature of tourism marketing and the scarce accessibility information available, which hinders informed travel decisions for Travelers who are blind or have low vision. By collaborating with tourism operators, Vacayit creates audio-guides describing the experiences offered, making travel more accessible. Unlike competitors, Vacayits unique B2B model prioritizes all sensory experiences, not just visual cues. Through this initiative, Vacayit aligns with the UN SDGs of Reduced Inequalities and Sustainable Cities and Communities, marking a step towards a more inclusive global tourism landscape.

WSA Global Champion Hailey Brown of Vacayit receives her award from WSA Chairman Professor Peter Bruck at the WSA Global Congress 2024

Risk of Hospitalisation Module by PenCS addresses Australias healthcare crisis of 748,000 annual preventable hospitalisations costing over $2.4 billion. By emphasizing preventive care over hospital treatment, it aims to transform healthcare for a sustainable future. The module aids providers in identifying at-risk patients, ensuring timely recalls to General Practices or Aboriginal Medical Services clinics, aligning with quality improvement programs. This approach is critical, especially with a projected GP shortage of 9,298 by 2030, ensuring marginalized communities retain access to essential care. Risk of Hospitalisation Module by PenCS is a visionary step towards fostering health equity and reducing healthcare disparities in Australia, aligning well with the UN SGDs of Good Health and Well-Being, and Reduced Inequalities.

WSA Winner Yash Bapat of PenCS receives his award from WSA Board Director Dorothy Gordon at the WSA Global Congress 2024

The Early Language and Literacy Developmental Index (ELLDI) is a ground-breaking tool addressing early learning gaps, especially among vulnerable groups during crucial pre-school years. This innovation provides parents, carers, and educators with evidence-based insights into children’s early language and literacy development from 2 to 8 years, accompanied by recommended targeted learning strategies. By blending a validated progression scale with an accessible digital interface, ELLDI facilitates seamless observation gathering, feedback, and engagement among teachers and educators. The tool is globally scalable, and the Australian Council for Education Research has validated the index against multiple longitudinal datasets. It has recognized the index as particularly unique service to children aged 2-5 years. ELLDI, supported by a proficient team from the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation among others, is more than an assessment tool. ELLDI is a change catalyst in the early education sector, aligning with the UN SDG of Quality Education, ensuring every child receives a fair educational start, regardless of their background.

WSA Winners Professor Tom Calma, Mary-Ruth Mendel and Eric Brace of ELLDI receives their award from WSA Board Director Rudy Laddaga at the WSA Global Congress 2024

Stymie is an anonymous, online confidential harm reporting tool used in schools. Students can make notifications about all kinds of harm that may be happening to them or harm that they may know is happening to someone else. Schools allow students to use Stymie to help enhance their culture of care and to support their students to #saysomething without fear. Evidence in the form of screen shots can be used to support notifications, especially in cases of cyberbullying, sextortion or child exploitation and grooming.

WSA Global Champions from Australia (L to R) Rachel Downie of Stymie, Dr. Anna Wright & Mladen Jovanovic of BindiMaps together with WSA Australia National Expert – Sachi Wickramage at the WSA Global Congress in Mexico


BindiMaps is a smartphone app that helps anyone and everyone navigate unfamiliar indoor and precinct spaces. BindiMaps is the largest supplier in Australia of indoor wayfinding also designed to assist those with a disability. Our solution is unique to the global market in the number of disabilities that we support. While BindiMaps provides convenience for able-bodied users, it is life-changing for those with accessibility needs. BindiMaps has the functionality to assist in the navigation of those with vision impairment and those who prefer wheelchair-accessible options.

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Tool for Systemic Change™ is an online tool that assists change-makers to address wicked problems through mapping and strengthening of solution ecosystems. The Tool for Systemic Change makes systems change efforts visible. The tool assists change-makers to address wicked problems through mapping, measuring and strengthening of solution ecosystems. It provides stakeholders with insight into the dynamics and structure of their solution ecosystem and where opportunities to strengthen their collective effort are.

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WSA Winner Emily Humphreys of Wicked Lab presenting the winning pitch for Tool for Systemic Change at the WSA Global Congress 2022

Clean energy that works for everyone on the planet. Powerledger is the operating system for new energy markets enabling tracking and trading of energy, flexibility services and environmental commodities. Powerledger has developed an energy and flexibility trading platform that allows households, organisations and the grid itself to trade with each other. ‍ Powerledger offers technology that supports a responsive market. Because the grid is only as good as the market behind it.


ParentTV offers hundreds of on-demand videos and courses to support the parenting and care of children from birth to teens. Parents can feel confident and connected with access to reliable advice on a wide range of topics from Australia and the world’s leading parenting and educational experts. Parents can now access reliable advice on a wide range of topics from leading parenting and educational experts in Australia and beyond, all in one place.

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ParentTV, WSA, Sam Jockel, Sachi Wickramage

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WSA Winner Sam Jockel and her team at ParentTV celebrating their prestwin at the WSA Global Congress 2021


WSA Winners from Australia (L to R) Victor Lee, Mark Macdulffie & Eric Brace together with WSA Australia National Expert - Sachi Wickramage at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna
WSA Winners from Australia (L to R) Victor Lee of Communiteer, Mark Macdulffie & Eric Brace of Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) together with WSA Australia National Expert – Sachi Wickramage at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna

Sachi Wickramage with WSA Winners Eric Brace, Mark Macduffie, & Victor Lee in Vienna, Austria

LFLP, WSA, Eric Brace, Mark MacDulffie, Sachi WickramageThe Living First Language Platform addresses the urgent global need to revitalize, preserve and teach Indigenous Languages through the development of community-driven, interactive and dynamic digital literacy apps. When languages die, we lose more than words. We lose a carrier of culture and the connection we share with ourselves, our tradition and our history. This technology bridges cultural divides, encourages literacy and, most importantly, puts First Languages firmly back in community members’ hands to pass on to the next generation.

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WSA Winners & Global Champions Eric Brace & Mark Macdulffie from LFLP together with WSA Australia National Expert - Sachi Wickramage at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna
WSA Winners & Global Champions Eric Brace & Mark Macdulffie of Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) together with WSA Australia National Expert – Sachi Wickramage at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna

Socialsuite makes it easy to measure and monitor how an organisation, its programs and services impact the community and the environment in line with the UN SDGs. Simple, automated data-collection and analysis tools, help discover how investments in social programs are meeting their objectives. It’s a platform for automatically and rigorously monitoring how your initiatives impact people. All information is synthesised into simple, interactive visuals graphs, charts and performance measures that can be cut, diced and drilled for further analysis. Socialsuite is creating a positive snowball effect in the society, thereby, showing promising potential to impact in a global context as well, putting Australia at the center of social impact measurement..

WSA Winner & Global Champion Damian Hajda from Socialsuite together with WSA Australia National Expert - Sachi Wickramage at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna
WSA Winner & Global Champion Damian Hajda of Socialsuite together with WSA Australia National Expert – Sachi Wickramage at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna

Communiteer is a social enterprise with a mission to facilitate social impact through cross-sector collaboration. The social GOOD network, bringing corporates, charities & purpose driven people together to do more social good. Communiteer leverages the technology behind social media platforms to create deeper engage with change-makers. Through the power of crowd-sourcing, Communiteer mobilises purpose-driven individuals to contribute towards the SDGs in their own way.

WSA Winner from CommuniteerVictor Lee together with WSA Australia National Expert – Sachi Wickramage at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna