Nokia recently held “Nokia Open Innovation Challenge”. It is a competition which looks for the next big ideas in Internet of Things domains including public safety, connected automotive, industry 4.0, digital health, utilities, security and smart cities. This event is held in partnership with Nokia Growth Partners, the venture capital arm of Nokia.

Finalists & Winners:

Our 12 finalists – who were selected from more than 400 applications – had flown in from around the world and spent two days in workshops with Nokia mentors to finetune their business plan. During the final pitching and demo event on Friday they presented their business plans and the Nokia jury then deliberated on the winners.

The overall winner of the challenge was CUJO for their firewall for the connected home, designed to bring business-level security to the home network. The second prize and investors’ choice prize were awarded to iSono Health, who empower people to take charge of their health with early breast cancer detection. The third prize was awarded to Mobagel for their Decanter™ Big Data AI engine which automatically chooses the optimal machine learning model and provides the right actionable insights for marketers and executives.

Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2016 Highlights: