Award Structure

Award Structure


World Summit will be held virtually again in 2022. As in recent years, we will award prizes to support the learning of as many of our stakeholders as possible.


Judges will select 15 finalist teams from around the world.  

These finalists are invited to pitch live online during Technovation's World Summit.

Each team member will receive a $500 USD educational stipend (unrestricted, to be used to further the individual’s learning at their own discretion).


At our global World Summit event, judges will select 3 Grand Prize Winners for Technovation Girls—one from each division. There is no additional monetary prize for these awards.

Additionally, Technology and Social Impact special recognition will be given to teams in each division. There is no additional monetary prize for these awards.

One finalist or regional winner team will be selected for the People’s Choice award. There is no additional monetary prize for the People's Choice award. 

*Please note that all Finalist Teams will receive educational scholarships, so no monetary award will be given for the teams who are awarded the Grand Prizes or Technology or Social Impact special recognitions.

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In 2022, we will select 15 Regional Winners for Technovation Girls.

There will be Senior, Junior, and Beginner Division Winners for each of these 5 regions: Africa, Asia & Oceania, Europe, North America, and Latin America. 



 For the 2022 season, Technovation will give two additional special prizes.

The Climate Prize, which is supported by HSBC, will recognize a team tackling Climate Change and a second special prize will be awarded at World Summit!

All teams who submit will be eligible to receive these prizes — teams do not need to be regional winners or finalists to qualify.

With help from generous Technovation supporters, including HSBC, each prize will also include a cash prize.

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Technovation will award $500 per student team member  to the winners of the Climate Prize.

The award will go to a team whose project meets the following criteria:

  • Their project clearly addresses a specific local issue related to climate change. The prize is meant to award teams thinking realistically and practically about climate change's effects on their immediate community.
  • Their project makes a clear argument for driving actual behavior change. The judges will be looking for apps that help users make informed decisions and take concrete actions to mitigate climate change, and apps that go beyond simply raising awareness.

Technovation will award a cash prize to the winners of a second Special Prize.

We will announce the winners of this special prize at World Summit!

Alumnae Award

New in 2022: We are proud to announce that we will be awarding a new Alumna Changemaker Award to an alumna (18+ years of age) who has who has worked to solve an environmental problem in their community this year.

Applications are now open, and will close on June 19, 2022.

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