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Ericsson Innovation Awards 2021 | How to Register


Application for the Ericsson Innovation Awards – 2021 Entry is now open for all interested students, who meet all of the eligibility & criteria listed below.

Ericsson Innovation Awards

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, the digital divide is growing. Economic, geographic, gender and access factors have left vast portions the global population at a severe disadvantage. The causes are many, including lack of infrastructure, resources and the high cost of devices. Your challenge is to identify a digital divide and develop a solution to bridge it.


To enter the awards, you must register with a complete entry by August 5, 2021, 13:00 CET (2:00PM EAT).

A ‘complete entry’ means all required questions are answered and you have registered up to four total team members, all of whom are currently enrolled students pursuing a university degree. To qualify, each team member must be pursuing a higher vocational or academic degree (undergraduate, graduate, or doctorate), and graduating on or after the end date of the Semi-finalist period (September 13, 2021).

We strongly encourage you to embrace diversity and inclusiveness by bringing team members from different disciplines, cultures, life experience and skill sets. We’ve found that diverse teams often produce the most inspired ideas.

Entries are allocated into seven regions, depending on where your university is based.

By registering with a complete submission, you will automatically be entered to compete in the regional competition and will be eligible to be considered for the Global Semi-finals.

Ready to enter? Click here to submit your idea (Apply) to help us bridge the digital divide

Application Deadline and Dates

  • Application Deadline: The closing date is August 5, 2021, 13:00 CET (2:00PM EAT).
May 6 – Aug 5 Registration opens
Aug 5 Registration closes
Sep 13 Regional winners and semi-finalists announced
Sep 19 – Nov 4 Semi-finalist mentorship program
Nov 15 Finalists announced
Nov 15 – Dec 9 Finalist mentorship program
December EIA Grand Finale

Late submission will not be accepted.

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