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Australian Scholarships Foundation

Ericsson Innovation Awards

Overview / Purpose

This program is a global competition that gives students the opportunity to develop innovative ICT ideas in collaboration with Ericsson experts.

For 2016, the competition is all about cities to ensure that the cities are creative, connected and sustainable to improve the lives of billions of people along with the health and future of the planet itself.

Ten teams will each work with two selected Ericsson experts to develop a minimum viable product (MVP). Four teams will be chosen by the jury to participate in the EIA 2016 grand final in 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The prizes for the competition are: 
- First prize: EUR 25,000 
- Second prize: EUR 15,000 
- Third prize: EUR 1,000 
- Fourth prize: EUR 1,000 

All finalists and semi-finalists will be given the opportunity to be interviewed for a possible internship or position at Ericsson.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include teams consisting of two to four persons who must be students:
- Of higher vocational and academic studies.
- Who reached legal age of majority in the country in which he/she is residing.

Please review the Terms and Conditions for the complete eligibility requirements.

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects must be focused on ideas that use ICT to improve the quality of urban life and to ensure that tomorrow’s cities are creative, connected and sustainable places to live and work.
Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- How well the innovation addresses the theme: The future of city life.
- The impact the innovation has on a sustainable level and in social responsibility areas.
- How well the team members have collaborated. Teams with members from different universities, main fields of study, backgrounds and nationalities will have the edge in the jury process.
- How global or local the innovation is; that is, does it solve a problem or improve a situation on a small or large scale?
- Potential revenue or cost reduction for the customer purchasing the innovation. The business case should verify these numbers.
- How easy it is to develop and how fast it can go to market, explained in a constructive and concise manner.
- How easy it is for the potential customers to deploy it, taking into account time, change of behavior, money. The benefits of the innovation (user or efficiency). What impact does the innovation have?
- Did the solution solve the problem in an innovative way?
- Has the innovation been lifted to the next level in the form of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in the semi -final process?


A student may not be resident in Puerto Rico, Quebec in Canada or in any other country where prohibited by applicable law.

Employees of any company within the Ericsson Group and/or their immediate family members are not entitled to participate in the contest.

Program ID: 15520
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Open Date
18 September, 2015

Closing Date
30 November, 2015

Closing Information
This program is available annually.

Funding Type

Funding Amount
Min:  N/A  - Max:  $25,000

Matching Contribution?


National, Overseas





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