For more than 150 years we have been at the forefront of innovation. Through innovation we continue to reinvent ourselves and the world around us. We are at the dawn of a new digital era that will totally transform our world.
Technology innovation will play a key role in achieving a more sustainable planet and better, healthier lives for all people. As we move into the next great industrial revolution, technology will touch all aspects of our lives and our planet. Our research scientists and engineers continue to invent new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect, and how we interact with and manage the world in which we live.
Nokia Bell Labs leads our world-renowned industrial research arm and includes 17 research centers globally. Through these centers we are developing disruptive research for the next phase of human existence. Over its 100 years of innovation it has invented many of the fundamental technologies that provide the foundation for information and communications networks and all digital devices and systems.
Nokia Open Innovation Challenge
Nokia Open Innovation Challenge continues our proud heritage of investing in new technologies. A key component of the competition is the opportunity for startups to work with Nokia. The 2019 Innovation challenge was launched in April and sought out startups with disruptive ideas in industrial automation categories that would help bring about Industry 4.0. The competition was organized by Nokia Bell Labs in partnership with NGP Capital, a global venture capital firm, backed by Nokia. This year marks the seventh year of the annual competition.
Le Garage provides a space to enable innovation and encourage a start-up mentality and approach. These spaces are open and accessible to all staff and provide a place for innovative projects outside the mainstream product lines. We currently have Garages in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary and Poland.
Nokia Bell Labs Prize
The global competition to recognize game-changing innovations that attracts hundreds of applications from around the world. The 2019 prize was awarded to a student and Professor team from the University of California at Berkeley, USA. In March 2020, innovators were invited to create the foundation for the next industrial revolution in the
Bell Labs Prize 2020 competition.