Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2018

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About the program

The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge, in partnership with NGP Capital, is looking for new innovative products and solutions within the Industrial IoT domain. It is time to submit your greatest ideas for technology and business models which could change the world. Together with Nokia Bell Labs experts and mentors, you can make a difference and potentially grow your business to new levels.

Whom we are looking for

We are once again looking for the latest innovative companies around the globe to put forward their ideas for the possibility to collaborate with Nokia Bell Labs researchers to enhance or create the first commercial implementation of their product.

Our target is to find a company which could potentially be a partner for Nokia for joint innovative solutions. The journey from an early stage product to a mass market one is usually a long one but let’s give it go. After all, with Nokia’s resources and experience you might have a global business in your hands. So let’s collaborate!

Process and Timeline

  • Submission phase 1 by September 6, 2018

Your proposal should include a product or solution which will impact the world of Industrial IoT. Please fill in the application form on the Apply page. There are a number of mandatory questions which are required to be filled in to qualify for the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge and the next round.

Deadline: September 6, 2018

Next phase announcement: September 17, 2018

  • Assessment round 1, Sept 17 to Oct 1, 2018
  • Submission phase 2, Oct 1 to Oct 8, 2018
  • Assessment round 2, Oct 8 to Oct 17, 2018
  • Pre-final, December 2018
  • Grand final, December 2018


September 6, 2018
Organizer Nokia Bell labs
Website Visit website
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors EdTech, HealthTech, Internet of things (IoT)