Open Innovation Challenge 2017
To enable a smart, safe and sustainable world
In partnership with Nokia Growth Partners
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
Submit your application before September 28.
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.
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.
Award ceremony, November 28
The top 10 teams will present the results of the workshops to the jury during the award ceremony.
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
More about us
Nokia's Open Innovation Challenge to leverage IoT technologies enabling a smart, safe and sustainable world
Nokia today launched its Open Innovation Challenge for the fifth year running, focusing now on the Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities, mobility, safety and security, and connected industries.
Nokia Open Innovation Challenge seeks innovators and start ups that can help us make the world a better place for people. We believe we can do that through technology but we also believe that we need to do this through an open ecosystem, where we can bring in people with creative ideas and smart solutions.
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