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Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2019

After submitting, can I still edit it?

Yes, you can edit your submission any time before the closing of each submission phase.  (1st : June 30, 2019 & 2nd : September 10th ) 

Can I make multiple submissions?

Yes, if you have multiple ideas or proof of concepts.

How can I check the status of my submission?

You can check it in the platform submission dashboard.

I tried to submit my idea, but it wasn’t successful, what should I do?

Please try again and if it does not work you can email it to: or

What about intellectual property?

You own all rights, title and interest in your submission.

When should I hear from you about my submission?

The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2019 is receiving submissions from April 29th  to June 30th. Finalists will be selected by early October 2019. All participants will be contacted about the result.

Can I see the jury’s comments?

Feedback will be provided upon request; however, all participants will be contacted after the evaluation.

Who is on the jury?

Experts from various Nokia units and representatives from NGP Capital.

What are the evaluation criteria?

Submissions will be assessed on innovativeness, feasibility and scalability of the idea according to the themes as well as the joint business potential.

Please also take a look at our solution and product catalog and links within the NOIC pages.

The Executive Jury will also assess the suitability and the fit of the submission with respect to the Nokia Future X Network architecture. This will be the main criteria for finalists and their solutions. Finalists will have an opportunity to get familiar with the Nokia Future X Network concepts later in the NOIC process. We encourage applicants to browse through the available material (please see the links).

What is Nokia Bell Labs?

Nokia Bell Labs is the world-renowned industrial research arm of Nokia. Over its 90+ year history, Nokia Bell Labs has invented the foundational technologies that underpin information and communications networks and all associated digital devices and systems. This research has resulted in nine Nobel Prizes, Turing Awards, Japan Prizes, a plethora of National Medals of Science and Engineering, as well as an Oscar, two Grammys and an Emmy award for technical innovation. Nokia Bell Labs is as focused as ever on inventing the future by conducting disruptive research on the challenges of the new digital era. Find out more about Nokia Bell Labs.

What is NGP Capital?

NGP Capital is a global venture capital firm with over $1.2 billion under management, investing in growth-stage technology companies within the Intelligent Enterprise, Smart Mobility, and Digital Health markets. NGP Capital backs entrepreneurs who share Connected World vision – a vision where the confluence of sensors, mobility, software, and cloud solutions will connect people, things and industries in new ways, transforming how we live and work. Visit NGP Capital at and follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2019 submission phase has ended.  

Thank you for Your interest!

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