Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2019

Deadline: 30 June 2019
Open to: companies with a product or a solution which will rock the world of Industrial Automation.
Awards:  1, 2 and 3 place win cash prizes (worth USD 100,000, USD 50.000, USD 25.000, respectively)


Nokia Open Innovation Challenge offers the opportunity for the bright minded companies to propose the best-in-class products and solutions within the Industrial Automation domain to international jury. The jury will then select the most advanced and innovative candidates to attend the final event in November held at Nokia headquarters. In the final event, these finalists will present their innovative products or solutions to the executive level jury who will then select the winners.​

There are submission phase and assessment rounds for this competition.  They are all explained in the section process and timeline on the official website.


Products and solutions within the Industrial Automation domain.
The program is looking for innovations which may already be established, but will reach new heights of interest within the industry given the right support from Nokia; or innovations which are totally new ideas and concepts, but might need some tuning to fit the requirements of potential customers. ​
Strive to have an innovative mindset. Big innovations have been done and developed when people have looked beyond the obvious. Think big and out of the box.


NOIC Executive Jury will have the power of discretion to allocate the cash prize to the best fitting submission or submissions.

  • USD 100,000 1st place
  • USD 50,000 2nd place
  • USD 25,000 3rd place

How to apply?

In order to apply and to read more information about this competition please visit the official website.