Are you above 21 years and have a game-changing idea in ICT? Then you should apply for the Nokia/Bell Labs Prize 2021.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2021


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Winners get cash prizes which will be paid directly to them. 

$100,000 (grand prize)

$50,000 (second place)

$25,000 (third place)


The competition is open to applicants who :

  • Are 21 years of age or older
  • Possess a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree

Requirements/Specifications/Terms and Conditions

Applicants must: 

  • Own their ideas
  • Reside in one of the listed participating countries (United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada (except Quebec), China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom)

Employees, partners, and consultants of Nokia and its affiliates and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

Interns employed by Sponsor or its affiliates are eligible to participate in the Contest. 

Teams of up to four are allowed to participate, provided each member of the team meets the full eligibility requirements.

Free Worksheet and Checklist

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Application Instructions

Click here to register and submit your idea in 250 words or less.

N.B: Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach additional documentation detailing their proposals such as papers or publications.

About the Nokia/Bell Labs Prize

The Nokia Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe. It seeks to recognize innovations that solve the key challenges facing humanity and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Nokia Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision.

Key Dates and Order of Program

March 10, 2021 – Call for proposals

May 14, 2021 – Proposal deadline

June 21, 2021 – Selection announced

June 30, 2021 – Virtual innovation

November 17, 2021 – Judging & winners announced

From the hundreds of applications received, five to seven finalists are selected to compete for three prizes in mid-November in front of a panel of renowned experts and industry leaders. 

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