Knowledge Transfer


ICNM fosters regional cooperation through pan-regional initiatives and regional awards,.


International en­trepreneurship programs bring together students from multiple universities


ICNM offers regular knowledge exchange and skill enhancement for entrepreurs and the wider public


ICNM conducts programs in partnership - providing its expertise to reach partners' goals


ICNM conducts several events throughout the year to provide unique knowledge transfer and exchange


ICNM works in close cooperation with international NGOs and local governments to foster positive development




The ICNM has been successfully designing, organizing and holding awards  for over 20 years, both its own or for worldwide partner organizations. ICNM organizes its own awards (WSA, WSA Young Innovators), and also acts as a service provider and consultant in design and organization of external programs.



Since 2017, WSA and Umdasch Group have joined to find the most innovative solutions for their global companies. Past winners are currently working with companies on the realisation of their prize-winning ideas.

Since 1990, the Umdasch Group has been supporting outstanding achievements in research and development through the Josef Umdasch Research Prize

The purpose of the ReSPA and OECD/SIGMA PA Awards is to identify, promote, learn from, and recognise inspiring practices, initiatives, services, and measures by governments within the Western Balkans.

Since 2020, ICNM and the Public Administration Service Awards for the Western Balkan cooperate in award execution and methodology.

Since 2017, the Zero Project of the Essl Foundation leverages ICNM Contest Software to hold their annual awards.

The Zero Project goal is to create “a world without barriers.” It is an initiative of the Essl Foundation and run in partnership with the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre..

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) has partnered with the World Summit Awards (WSA) to implement an award that recognizes efforts to develop digital Arabic content for sustainable development in the Arab region.  The first cycle of ESCWA DAC Award was launched in 2021 during the Arab Forum for Sustainable Development (AFSD2021) and was concluded during AFSD 2022 with the announcement of winner products in two categories – Institutions and Young Entrepreneurs. 

In its many years of experience, the ICNM offers a specially developed contest software solution enabling customized offers and provides consulting and other services in the following areas:

  • International and Local Event Organization
  • International award design – procedure, categories, goals
  • Outermost Flexibility
  • Cultural integration
  • Support in setting up contest software (questionnaire, design)
  • Organization of evaluation – concept, preparation and implementation of a successful jury, supported by contest software
  • Concept, preparation and implementation of an award ceremony / gala including event management
  • In-house developed contest software
  • International award consultation and organization


ICNM conducts several events throughout the year to connect its network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs and experts. Workshops, side-events and international speakers provide unique knowledge transfer, and insights on the latest trends and developments.

For more information on various event types and sponsoring opportunities, please get in touch!