We’re excited to announce Technovation has combined its global events – Technovation World Pitch and the AI World Championship – into a single event in 2020! This combined event will allow Technovation participants to connect with more teams from more places, and to strengthen the global Technovation community of leaders, problem solvers, and entrepreneurs of all ages. As part of this change, the regional and finalist award structures are shifting for both programs.

Changes to finalist awards

Technovation Global Award Structure


In 2020, we will recognize a total of 16 finalists: 10 from Techovation Girls and 6 from Technovation Families.

Finalists for both programs will be selected from participating regions and within each division.

This year, we are changing the number and type of awards presented at the global celebration event. We are doing this to provide better consistency between both programs.

All finalist teams will continue to receive free travel and accommodations for all team members to the global event. This includes travel, food, transportation, and networking opportunities worth approximately $10,000 per team.

Winning Teams and Prizes 

We will be selecting two winning teams for each program – each winning team will receive a $3,000 scholarship for use towards their tech solution or for continuing education.

  • Technovation Girls Senior Division Winner, $3000
  • Technovation Girls Junior Division Winner, $3000
  • Technovation Families Senior Division Winner, $3000
  • Technovation Families Junior Division Winner, $3000

We will also be announcing 2 “Special Recognition” awards for each program

  • The Technology Award, which will be determined by the judges at the global event
  • The People’s Choice Award, which will be determined by number of votes from friends, family, and fans all over the world.

Changes to regional awards

Technovation Regional Award Structure


In 2020, we will recognize a total of 20 regional winners – 10 Technovation Girls teams and 10 Technovation Families teams. We will recognize a junior and senior division winner from each program from each of the 5 regions. Those 5 regions are Africa, Europe, North America, South America, and Asia/Oceania. This will be the first year that regional winners will be recognized for Technovation Families.

Regional winners will be recognized with a special certificate and blog post on technovation.org.


Why we’re updating our awards

Our mission is to empower girls and families to be leaders and problem solvers through the power of new technologies. We want to encourage and highlight the hard work of all girls and families solving difficult problems rather than on the competitive element of winning and losing. Therefore, we are shifting the prize structure to emphasize prizes that extend the learning experience and amplifying our participants’ voices such as travel to the U.S. for networking during the global event.