Launch of the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2022

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) invites university students around the world to propose innovative technology solutions to help meet the challenges of sustainable development. Impact Our Sustainable Future is the theme of the Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2022 challenge, with over €50,000 in prizes up for grabs.

Heather Johnson, Vice President, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Ericsson, said: “There are less than 10 years left until the conclusion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and it will take a collective effort from all sectors of the society to achieve them. Ericsson is a champion of the role technology and innovation can play in scaling sustainability efforts.

She adds, “University students around the world are among the most passionate and determined advocates of the need for action to address the global challenges of sustainable development. That’s why we’ve chosen sustainability as the central theme for this year’s Ericsson Innovation Awards to help catalyze action.

Participating university teams are encouraged to draw inspiration from The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identify a sustainability challenge to address with a technology solution that can bring lasting change.

Interested teams of two to four students currently enrolled in university studies should submit team names and ideas by 1:00 p.m. (CEST), August 5, 2022.

As an added incentive, tThe first seven submissions per region at 1:00 p.m. (CEST), June 16, 2022, will have the opportunity to access additional support and feedback from Ericsson mentors.

Johnson adds, “Imagination is the only limit to the range of ideas that can be submitted. From past experiences with the Ericson Innovation Awards, we know that university students are exceptionally talented at coming up with and developing creative solutions.


Overall winner: 25,000 euros

As a Nobel International Partner, Ericsson will also offer the winning team the opportunity to participate in a virtual conversation with a Nobel laureate.

Overall Finalist: 15,000 euros

Third place overall: €5,000

Social Media Awards: 2,000 euros

Ideas from the three finalists will be uploaded to @ericssoncareers Instagram. A public vote – in the last 24 hours before the Grand Final – will determine which team that wins the 2,000 euros.

Regional winners

Each of the seven regional winners will receive 1,000 euros.

In some cases, additional special recognition and prizes will be offered in the respective region.

The 14 semi-finalists, including regional winners, will receive eight weeks of comprehensive mentorship from Ericsson innovation and business experts, as well as recognition on Ericsson’s social and digital media channels.

Further details, including registration information, are available at Ericsson Innovation Award to place.

About the Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA)

The Ericsson Innovation Awards have been distributed annually since 2015. The competition aims to give students around the world the opportunity to develop innovative ideas supported by Ericsson’s technology and business planning experts.

The EIA awards have replaced the Ericsson Application Awards, an R&D initiative aimed at stimulating application development and innovation. Ericsson app prices took place from 2009 to 2014.

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