Deadline: April 26, 2019 00:00 CEST| Apply here
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Eligibility: Bell Labs is welcoming applications from innovators from around the globe. You must be a citizen of one of these countries. You must be aged 21 or over at the time of registration on the website.

Nokia Bell Labs Prize 2019

Bell Labs is the research arm of Nokia and one of the world’s foremost technology research organizations.

The Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10 and provides selected innovators with the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision.

Change the way we live, work and communicate

Nokia is looking for game-changing and impactful ideas that have the potential to change the way we live, work and communicate with each other.

The competition invites proposals from the following categories:

  • Web Applications
  • Cloud Services
  • Computational Sciences
  • Cryptography
  • Distributed Systems
  • Mathematics of Networks
  • Modulation Schemes
  • Network Architecture
  • Real-time Analytics
  • Security
  • Software-Defined Networks
  • Sustainability
  • Wireless Systems
  • Collaboration Systems
  • Coding Theory
  • Data Privacy
  • Fixed Network Technologies
  • Information Theory
  • Network Protocols
  • Optical Systems or Components
  • Self-optimizing Networks
  • Virtualization Technologies
  • Search Algorithms
  • RF Design
  • Inference Systems

… and more

Competition overview

The competition welcomes applications from innovators from participating countries around the globe. If you have a 10x game-changing idea and are interested in developing it with leading Bell Labs researchers, you have come to the right place.

In the second stage, 10 finalists will be selected to compete for the 3 prizes at an event scheduled in the late Autumn, in front of a panel of renowned experts and industry leaders.

The Prize

Bell Labs will be awarding the 1st prize of $100K, 2nd Prize of $50K and 3rd prize of $25K.

All three winners will also be considered for the unique opportunity to work within the world-renowned Bell Labs to further explore their ideas, following the end of the competition.

Interested in applying for the Nokia Bell Labs Prize 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.

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