One of our closest partners and good friends of the Zero Project, the World Summit Awards, have announced their global top 5 young innovators – The next generation digital change makers.

The awards celebrate young people, under 30, who are tackling the United Nations Sustainable Development goals with creative digital solutions.

Amongst the innovations is oPerception from Sudan – An intelligent mobile application that allows visually impaired people to find their personal belongings by scanning the surroundings in real-time using a specially developed object detection algorithm.

Congratulations to all the winners, who made it from a pool of nearly 500 applications, and through a two-phase online jury. Winners present their solutions and receive their awards at the WSA Global Congress in Vienna, Austria in March 2018.