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Nokia Open Innovation Challange 2017

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About Nokia Open Innovation Challange

Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017 is being organised in partnership with Nokia Growth Partners(NGP). Innovators, startups or academia from around the world are eligible to participate in Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017.The application process has already been started and the last date to submit applications is 20 September 2017. Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017 is looking for futuristic technologies, the next big ideas and new business models in the Internet of things (IoT) domain. The top three teams will share prize money of 75 Lacs (1,00,000 Euro). 

  • The technologies, ideas or the new business models must be specified in the provinces of connected automotive, public safety, security, industry 4.0, digital health, utilities and smart cities.
  • candidates participating in the challenge will also have to submit a proof of concept of their idea or project.  

Nokia’s vision to this challenge is to expand the possibilities of technology to improve people’s lives by enabling a programmable world where billions of people, things, sensors, and devices are connected together.

Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017 Important Dates


Events Dates
Last Date to Submit Online Application 20 September 2017
Application Review 20 October 2017
Concept development workshop 20-21 November 2017
Award Ceremony 22 November 2017

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Nokia Open Innovation Challange Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Any
Region World 
Class/ Age Open to All 
  • The candidate must be with original innovative ideas, technologies, a business model or their combination.

Nokia Open Innovation Challange Reward

  • Winners of the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge will get an opportunity to participate "Nokia Innovation Accelerator Program" wherein they will get a chance to work with Nokia experts on creating joint business models. 
  • €100,000 incubation prize that will be shared between the top three teams.
  • Access to Nokia’s global market and the opportunity to form valuable partnerships.
  • Investment opportunities.

Nokia Open Innovation Challange Application form and Process

Innovators who wish to participate in Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2017 can participate by registering themselves on the Nokia’s Global Innovation Mall (GIM). Follow the link below to participate.

Click Here to Apply Online

STEP1: Fill up the registration form with personal details and choose a password and login ID and click on Register. Email entered must be valid and in use. Verify the GIM Account by following the link sent to Email-ID provided by the participant.

STEP3: After verification, participants have to click the submission option given on the right side of the screen. A new page will open up.

STEP4: Participants have to enter the details of the project i.e. Project Title, Organisation name and all necessary columns related to their projects.

STEP5: Participants have to upload a presentation of their project that describes the concept and working.

STEP6: After answering the relevant questions and uploading the required files participants can discuss it with Nokia Support Team.

STEP7: Finally participants can submit the project by clicking the publish button on the right-hand side.

Nokia Open Innovation Challenge Submission

Application for the Nokia Innovation Challenge has to be submitted online only. The participants are allowed to make multiple submissions if they have a concept and proof of each. After submission of projects, participants can still edit it before 20 September 2017. Participants are advised to follow up the process by checking the GIM login.

If any candidate faces problem in the submission of their projects then they can submit it through openinnovationchallenge.iot@nokia.com.

Nokia Open Innovation Challange Selection Process

Selection will be done by the jury based on Innovativeness, feasibility, and scalability of the idea. Submissions will be assessed considering the joint business potentials as well.

STEP1: A cross-functional jury formed by Nokia Internet of Things Domain (IoT) experts, business decision makers, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and other industry experts will review all the submitted applications with multiple perspectives.

STEP2: Online selection round for top 20 innovator teams will be done.

STEP3: The top 10 applicants will be notified and invited to the pre-incubation phase in Paris financed by Nokia.

STEP4: During the pre-incubation phase, the top 10 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.

STEP5: After that, the top 10 teams will present the results of the workshops to the jury of 10 Decision Makers during the award ceremony. The jury will select the teams most suited to join the Nokia Innovator Acceleration program.

Note: Finalist will be contacted in November 2017.

Nokia Open Innovation Challange Contact Details

Nokia Group Finland
Karaportti 3 
P.O.Box 226, FI-00045 

Email: openinnovationchallenge.iot@nokia.com

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