Nokia Bell Labs launches Bell Labs Prize 2020 for next industrial revolution
Nokia Bell Labs has launched the Bell Labs Prize 2020 for researchers around the world with disruptive innovations that have the potential to form the foundation of the next industrial revolution and manifestly change human productivity. Prize finalists will be given access to Bell Labs resources – software, hardware, systems, platforms and a set of brilliant collaborators from a huge variety of different disciplines and perspectives – to bring their ideas to the forefront of the next industrial revolution.
In addition, the top three finalists will receive awards of $100,000 (grand prize), $50,000 (second place) or $25,000 (third place) to help enhance their innovations. Each finalist will also be considered for opportunities to work within Nokia Bell Labs to accelerate the advancement of their innovation, following the end of the competition. Nokia Bell Labs may offer other contest participants the opportunity to work with Bell Labs researchers and across Nokia to collaborate on research projects involving 5G technologies and other innovations.
Applications to enter the Bell Labs Prize 2020 competition must be submitted by April 27, 2020. The top 50 submissions will be invited to work with Bell Labs researchers to turn their ideas into compelling proposals. The top five finalists will then be selected to compete for the top three prizes at an event to be held in December in front of a panel of renowned experts and industry leaders. Complete rules and information can be found on the prize website.