Nokia/Bell Labs Prize 2019 for Game Changing Ideas in ICT (150,000+ USD Prize)


Application Deadline:April 26, 2019

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 the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision.

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.


Change the way we live, work and communicate.

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

  • 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

The Process

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. Click here to see more details and remember to submit your proposal by April 26, 2019.

The Prize

Bell Labs will be awarding a 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nokia/Bell Labs Prize 2019


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