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15 Oct 2022 – 19 Nov 2022

Nokia Student Network Hackathon

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several locations - Espoo, Finland

Ready to make an impact?

Are you interested in making something with high impact and strong impact? Do you want to use technology in solving global problems? Do you wish to work amongst the top scientists at Bell Labs in the summer of 2023? We invite students from the universities listed below to join us in fulfilling our mission - At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together – in a hackathon across Finland. Join us for a hackathon to do this!

Create a team of 4-6 persons and join us at your own school for the local hackathon!

Entering the hackathon final competition

The Winning Team from each school will enter into the Nokia Student Network Hackathon finals competition held on 18-19 November 2022, which will be held together with the the Elisa Masters major esports event on 18 November at Metro Areena in Espoo. The 24-hour event will start at 17.00 followed by 20 hours of creating a solution for a new challenge in the same themes as in the local competitions.


The themes of the challenges lay in our responsibility to develop technology to address the world’s challenges. Pressure on the planet is increasing, thus reducing carbon emissions and the use of scarce natural resources need new solutions to protect the diversity of our planet. Productivity is stalling, as bringing digitalization to the physical industries has not yet reached the level to increase the level to help companies and communities to thrive at their best. Inclusive access to opportunity remains stubbornly unequal, therefore new solutions are needed in providing more inclusive access to work, healthcare, and education.

The technologies you should think of are Mobile Network and IoT, Network as Code, Cybersecurity, 5G, and the Public Cloud. The specific challenges will be revealed at the beginning of the local events, in which the teams have five hours to create a demo, mock-up, or just a PowerPoint presentation of the solution.

The solution can be created only developed on a laptop and network connection – no other props are needed in the local events.

Criteria for local event solutions

To be successful in the Hackathon, you and your team should consider the uniqueness of the solution, market Impact (user, customer, society, technology evolution) and monetary impact, and last, but not least, the proposal for the technical implementation of the solution. Use your imagination and creativity to its fullest!

Prizes for the overall winning team of the final competition

  • The overall winning team will get a monetary award of €10 000.
  • Each team member of the overall winning team will be invited to work in a paid traineeship position for 3-4 months at Nokia Bell Labs in Espoo or Tampere during the summer of 2023. Nokia Bell Labs is a well-known industry lab that has shaped human communication for almost a century and has been recognized with many prestigious awards, including 9 Nobel prizes.
  • The members of the overall winning team will be invited to use a VIP booth at Nokia Arena during one ice-hockey game during the first half of 2023.
  • Each member of the overall winning team will get a Nokia mentor for a duration of six months, with 5-6 either physical or virtual meetings to help the students with their studies and future career planning.

Local events

Aalto University, Espoo     15.10.
Helsinki University; Helsinki    19.10.
Jyväskylä University, Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä 1.11.
LUT University, Lappeenranta 27.10.
Laurea University of Applied Sciences 25.10.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Espoo 3.11.
Oulu University, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu 17.10.
Savonia Unversity of Applied Sciences, Kuopio 25.10.
Tampere University 2.11.
Turku University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Åbo Akademi, Turku 1.11.
Hackathon Final Metro Areena Espoo 18.-19.11.


For more information, please contact riitta.m.jantunen [at]