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Open Innovation Challenge 2017

To enable a smart, safe and sustainable world

In partnership with NGP capital

We create the technology to connect the world

The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge, in partnership with venture firm Nokia Growth Partners, is a call for ideas, technologies, and new business models in IoT. If your product or technology is targeting markets in transportation, smart cities, safety and security, and connected industries, or if your solution enables a smart, safe and sustainable world, we are looking for you. 

Open now - Apply before September 28th



Step 1


Submit your application before September 28.

Step 2

Application review by October 20

A cross-functional jury formed by Nokia IoT experts and business decision makers, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and other representatives from investors community will review all applications from multiple perspectives. There will be an online pitching round for the top 20 innovator teams. The top 10 applicants will be notified and invited to the pre-incubation phase in Espoo financed by Nokia.

Step 3

F2F workshops with finalists, November 27

During the pre-incubation phase, the top 10 innovator teams will attend a Concept Development Workshop with their assigned Nokia mentors and selected Nokia customers to brainstorm and co-create the next steps towards making joint business.

Step 4

Award ceremony, November 28

The top 10 teams will present the results of the workshops to the jury during the award ceremony.

Step 5

Collaboration with Nokia

Selected innovators will continue their collaboration with Nokia, will access Nokia’s global market, and networking with investors including Nokia Growth Partners.



Co-innovation and joint business opportunities


Business and technology boost by accessing Nokia's technologies, products and resources


Access to Nokia's global market


Investment opportunities

In partnership with  NGP