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Nokia Bell Labs Prize

Nokia Bell Labs Prize

Deadline: 14 May 2021
Open to: +21 years of age from 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
Awards: first prize of $100K, a second prize of $50K and a third prize of $25K


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

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.
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.

Key dates

  • 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


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:


Nokia Bell Labs awards a first prize of $100K, a second prize of $50K and a third prize of $25K, all paid directly to prize winners. All three winners are also considered for the unique opportunity to work within the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs to further explore their ideas, following the end of the competition.

How to apply?

For more information please visit the official website.