Welcome to the Bell Labs Prize
The Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision.
Who can enter?
We welcome applications from innovators from around the globe. If you have a 10x game-changing idea and are interested in developing it with leading Bell Labs researchers, you have come to the right place.
The competition opens on May 20th 2014 and has two stages; in the first stage, up to 50 proposals will be selected to be paired with Bell Labs researchers, to help expand upon the idea and make it real. In the second stage, 10 finalists will be selected to compete for the 3 prizes at an event scheduled on December 2nd 2014, in front of a panel of renowned experts and industry leaders. Click here to see more details and remember to submit your proposal by July 15th 2014!
The prizeBell Labs will be awarding a 1st prize of $100k, 2nd Prize of $50k and 3rd prize of $25k. All three winners will also be considered for the unique opportunity to work within the world-renowned Bell Labs to further explore their ideas, following the end of the competition.
We are looking for game-changing and impactful ideas that have the potential to change the way we live, work and communicate with each other.
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What is the Bell Labs Prize?
A prestigious competition that aims to provide a unique opportunity for innovators to change the world by 10X, following in the great tradition of Bell Labs.
Who are Bell Labs?
The research arm of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world’s foremost technology research institutes.
Stage 1 entry deadline:
15th July 2014View all dates