Stage Two Terms and ConditionsThe applicants who are advanced to stage two will be required to sign an agreement that protects both the applicant and Bell Labs from unauthorized disclosure of the detailed communications involved with preparing the final proposal. Stage 2 applicants acknowledge that they have read and agree to the terms regarding intellectual property ownership as described in the terms and conditions.
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Evaluation CriteriaIdeas will be evaluated by Bell Labs researchers based on the following 3 criteria:
- Innovation - What elements of your proposal are novel, have never been done before, and represent “out of the box” thinking?
- Technical Excellence – Does your proposal have a significant scientific impact? How does it advance the state-of-the-art in technology?
- Feasibility – Is the proposal feasible in terms of cost, time frame, resource requirements, complexity, implementation-risk, and feasibility of collaboration with a Bell Labs researcher?
- Business Impact – Does your proposal create new business opportunities? Does it show alignment and relevance to Nokia’s activities? This criterion focuses on the commercial potential of your proposal.