Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015
Nokia’s vision is to expand the human possibilities of technology to improve people’s lives and help them thrive by enabling a programmable world where billions of people, things, sensors and devices are connected.
Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015 was a call for innovative ideas, technologies, or business models addressing opportunities in IoT domain. In return, winners get a chance to shape the programmable world together with Nokia and an opportunity to showcase your innovation to Nokia Business Units, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and other VCs.
In the near future, all things around us like cars, parking lots, watches, shirts, and factory machines will be connected and able to automatically inform us or fulfil our needs, adapt to our behaviour or business processes, as well as learn and organize themselves. At Nokia we are already seeing an explosion of possibilities for consumers, industries and societies enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT).
Exciting use cases arise in various sectors like health, security, automotive, public safety and industrial internet. IoT applications and application enablement also offer space for innovation. Together, we'll shape the programmable world!
Winners have been announced on November 10th, 2015.
“Building networks for the programmable world requires a P-O-P approach; turning networks into Platforms, Orchestrating the ecosystem, and creating the required Partnerships. Today, the pace of innovation matters more and more in our daily lives and, at Nokia, we are showing our openness to incorporating innovations from all around us by launching our third annual Open Innovation Challenge. Our objective is to reach out to the brightest innovators and experts in the IoT domain so that we, together, can help build a future that will benefit us all. I am personally committed to champion the best innovations towards global market success together with Nokia.”
- Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer for Nokia Networks
Read about the previous Nokia Open Innovation Challenges
Information related to the 2015 challenge:
Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015 is a call for innovative ideas, technologies, or business models addressing opportunities in IoT domain.
By clicking Submission box on top or the link below, you get directed to Nokia Global Innovation Mall (GIM) log in page. Please click “register” to get rights to the tool. After that you are ready to submit your idea, and the GIM tool will guide you further. You will need to answer some basic questions regarding your idea, and you can upload any relevant material.
Step 1. A cross-functional jury comprising of Nokia technology experts, business decision makers, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and independent industry experts, will review all applications from multiple perspectives.
Step 2. The selected applicants will be notified and the jury will follow up with them for further discussions and coaching. Online pitching round is organized.
Step 3. Based on the coaching round, top finalists will be center stage at a high-profile event in November, presenting and demonstrating their ideas to Nokia business units, industry decision-makers and investors.
Step 4. Top finalists will be announced and will continue to collaborate with Nokia and NGP.
What kind of ideas are we looking for?
The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge is looking for big ideas, new technologies, creative business models, and unexpected combinations that will transform the IoT industry. As an example, your innovation could help to enable even more intelligent and secure network connectivity for IoT devices, offer smart analytics solutions or automation for simplicity and efficiency. Whether you are a big or a small startup, team or individual, business or academia, and you have a working product or prototype, we welcome you to join the challenge.
Did you know?
- The transition to IoT means we will soon live in a world with between 10 and 100 times more Internet-connected devices than there are connected humans.
- Nokia Networks is already demonstrating key technologies like LTE-M and 5G that will make mobile networks the natural choice for bringing these possibilities to reality.
About Nokia Growth Partners (NGP)
Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) specializes in growth-stage investing; seeking for companies who are changing the face of mobility and connectivity. Working closely with entrepreneurs NGP offers market insight, a deep network and a global reach spanning across the United States, Europe and Asia. NGP is an independent fund manager backed by Nokia. www.nokiagrowthpartners.com