Ericsson Innovation Awards 2022 Invites University Students to Participate in the Є50,000 SDGs Challenge.
Ericsson Innovation Awards
|First-place prize||25,000 EUR|
|Second-place prize||15,000 EUR|
|Third-place prize||5,000 EUR|
|Regional winners||1,000 EUR|
Note: All prizes are before tax
*As a Nobel International partner, Ericsson will also offer the first-place students the opportunity to join a virtual conversation “On being a scientist” with a Nobel Prize laureate .
Ericsson is inviting university students the world over to propose innovative technology solutions to help tackle sustainable development challenges.
Impact Our Sustainable Future is the theme of the Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2022 challenge, with more than EUR 50,000 in prizes up for grabs.
Heather Johnson, Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson, says: “There are less than 10 years until the conclusion of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and it will take a collective effort from all sectors of society to achieve them. Ericsson is a champion of the role technology and innovation can play in scaling sustainable development efforts.
She adds: “University students around the world are among the most passionate and determined advocates of the need for action to meet global sustainability challenges. That’s why we’ve chosen sustainability as the focus of this year’s Ericsson Innovation Awards to help catalyze action.”
Participating university teams are asked to take inspiration from the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to identify a sustainability challenge to tackle with a technology solution that can make a lasting change.
Interested teams of two-to-four students currently enrolled in university studies should submit team names and ideas by 13.00 (CEST), August 5, 2022.
As an extra incentive, the first seven submissions per region as of 13.00 (CEST), June 16, 2022, will have the opportunity to access extra support and feedback from Ericsson mentors.
Overall winner: EUR 25,000
As a Nobel International partner, Ericsson will also offer the winning team the opportunity to join a virtual conversation with a Nobel Prize laureate.
Overall runner-up: EUR 15,000
Overall third place: EUR 5,000
2022 Calendar for Ericsson Innovation Awards
The competition key dates at-a-glance
|16th June 13.00 CEST||Early submissions|
|5th Aug 13.00 CEST||Registration close|
|6th Sept 13.00 CEST||Semi-finalists announced|
|30th Oct 13.00 CEST||Semi-finalists submission|
|15th Nov 13.00 CEST||Finalists announced|
|6th Dec 13.00 CEST||Finalists submissions|
|14th Dec||Grand finale|
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