Impact our sustainable future

Using your skills and innovative thinking, your team can pave the way to a better future.

Ericsson Innovation Awards

Open to university students of all ages based anywhere on earth, the Ericsson Innovation Awards competition recognize innovative concepts that use technology to solve global challenges – and Imagine Possible. This year we are challenging you to 'Impact our Sustainable Future'.

Imagine decreasing food shortages while cleaning up oceans or addressing fashion waste while supporting gender equality. Taking inspiration from the (SDGs), identify an interconnected challenge to tackle with your team and create a new innovative tech solution that can make a lasting change.


First-place prize 25,000 EUR
Second-place prize 15,000 EUR
Third-place prize 5,000 EUR
Regional winners 1,000 EUR

Note: All prizes are before tax  

*As a Nobel International partner, Ericsson will also offer the first-place students the opportunity to join a virtual conversation “On being a scientist” with a Nobel Prize laureate .

Check out the Live Q&A from July 6th


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2022 Calendar

The competition key dates at-a-glance


Please note: Registration is now closed

16th June 13.00 CEST Early submissions
10th Aug 13.00 CEST Registration close
6th Sept 13.00 CEST Semi-finalists announced
30th Oct 13.00 CEST Semi-finalists submission
15th Nov 13.00 CEST Finalists announced
6th Dec 13.00 CEST Finalists submissions
14th Dec Grand finale

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