NTT DATA’s 10th annual international Open Innovation Contest invites startup businesses around the globe to submit ideas for new technologies that can make the world a better place. The contest promotes innovation that helps tie back to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. Any startup company is welcome to submit a proposal for a collaborative business with NTT DATA group companies in the following fields: Healthcare and Life Sciences; Finance, Insurance and Payments; Automotive and Mobility as a Service; Telecom and IoT; In-Store Front and Marketing Digitalization; Smart Automation; Data Distribution and Disruptive Social Innovation.
Regional winners will be invited to present their pitch to a panel of judges for the Tokyo grand finale in January 2020 to determine the grand champion of the global contest. Following the selection of winner(s) at each regional contest, NTT DATA experts will work with their respective winner(s) to determine where the startup company’s product or service could be used in NTT DATA’s client ecosystem and will help hone their presentation for the grand finale. The grand champion contest winner will be funded up to $100,000 USD to develop a proof of concept (POC) with NTT DATA clients and the support of our dedicated team of expert consultants, technologists and business experts.