Nokia Innovation Challenge (NOIC) is an annual global competition that seeks innovative ideas and entrepreneurs using technology and offering solutions to make the world a better place, one idea at a time. 

Applications should be submitted by the 6th of September 2018. An international jury will select the most advanced and innovative candidates and they will present their products or solutions at a final event that will be help in December 2018 at the Nokia Bell Labs headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey. 

‘We’re excited to open this year’s NOIC with a focus on industrial automation. This is a tremendous opportunity to startups and entrepreneurs to work alongside Nokia Bell Labs researchers and others in Nokia to bring their ideas to life. Our team looks forward to working with competition winners to help create new technologies that will create unparalleled increases in efficiency through augmented intelligent devices, systems, platforms, and applications,” said the president of Nokia Labs and Chief technology officer of Nokia, Marcus Weldon. 

Winners will be given an all access to Nokia Bell Labs resources, as well as opportunities to grow their businesses through joint partnerships with Nokia. This year’s competition will focus on industrial automation and the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) domain, with prize money totalling US$175,000 available to all winning companies. Submissions can be made on https://www.nokia.com/en_int/about-nokia/news-events/events-calendar/open-innovation-challenge