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Apply for Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017 (€100,000 Prize)

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.

nokia open innovation challenge


Step 1


Submit your application before September 20.

Step 2

Application review by October 20:

A cross-functional jury formed by Nokia IoT experts, business decision makers, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and other industry experts will review all applications from multiple perspectives.

Step 3

Concept development workshop, November 20-21

Online pitching round for top 25 innovator teams.The top 15 applicants will be notified and invited to the pre-incubation phase in Paris financed by Nokia.During the pre-incubation phase, the top 15 innovator teams will attend a two-day Concept Development Workshop with their assigned Nokia mentor to brainstorm and co-create the next steps towards making joint business.

Step 4

Award ceremony, November 22

Following the pre-incubation phase, the top 15 teams will present the results of the workshops to the jury* during the award ceremony. The jury will select the teams most suited to join the Nokia Innovator Acceleration program.

Step 5

Collaboration with Nokia

Selected innovators will continue their collaboration by entering the Nokia Innovation Accelerator Program to incubate their ideas within Nokia, accessing Nokia’s global market and networking with investors including Nokia Growth Partners.

Number of Awardees: Three teams

Value of Award: 

  • The opportunity to enter the Nokia Innovation Accelerator Program to work with Nokia experts on creating joint business models while receiving a technology boost by accessing Nokia’s products, services and resources.
  • In addition, a €100,000 incubation prize will be shared between the top three teams!
  • Access to Nokia’s global market and the opportunity to form valuable partnerships. Investment opportunities


Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Nokia Growth Partners

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