Date/Deadline: 14 May, 2021

Each year, the Bell Labs Prize recognises game-changing innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Geared toward innovative proposals that look to solve broader societal and humanistic challenges, the competition continues Nokia Bell Labs’ rich tradition of finding solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the information and telecommunications industry.

Imagine the future and Bell Labs will help invent it with cash prizes that can help propel an idea forward. In addition, all three winners are considered for opportunities to work alongside Nokia Bell Labs researchers to further explore their ideas.

Prize Information

The prizes awarded: $100,000 (grand prize), $50,000 (second place) and $25,000 (third place), will be paid directly to the prize winners.
During the final stage, they will assign a Nokia Bell Labs Research Partner (BLRP) to help you strengthen your proposal to maximize the chances of winning the prize.

Eligibility Criteria

This prize is open to all eligible applicants who register and submit proposals in the general areas of information and communications technologies. Teams of up to four members are allowed to participate, provided each member of the team meets the eligibility requirements.

Participants must:

– Own their ideas.
– Be 21 years of age or older.
– Possess a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.
– Not be employed by Nokia or be a family member of Nokia employee.
– Reside in one of the following 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.

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