The Prize is both a prestigious innovation award and a means by which to collaborate with the world-renowned Bell Labs. By taking part in the competition, you will have the opportunity to share your idea and findings with the world. You will gain visibility to a high-profile audience of researchers, developers, innovators, media and partners as well as receive support from Alcatel Lucent, one of the most advanced telecommunications companies in the world.
Candidates who reach Stage 2 of the competition will also have the chance to work alongside a Bell Labs researcher to strengthen their proposal.
The three winners may have an opportunity to work with Bell Labs, giving them the opportunity to collaborate with researchers to further develop the idea and enhance its commercial viability.
- First prize: $100K + matching $100K for the winner's university
- Second prize: $50K
- Third prize: $25K
Winners will be announced at the Bell Labs prize awards event on November 29, 2017.
All participants may have an opportunity for additional collaboration with Bell Labs beyond the competition.