NTT DATA to hold Open Innovation Contest 9.0 in search of new partners and businesses

NTT DATA to hold Open Innovation Contest 9.0 in search of new partners and businesses

Champion to be awarded a 3-month intensive business development sponsored by NTT DATA

 

NTT DATA Corporation (NTT DATA) will host its 9th Open Innovation Contest and is currently accepting applications through the Contest’s official website: . Regional contests will be held in 20 cities across 18 countries, with the regional winners being invited to the Grand Finale in Tokyo in March of 2019.

 

NTT DATA has been hosting Open Innovation contests twice a year since 2014. The global Contest 5.0 hosted regional semi-finals in 10 cities of nine countries to further emphasize the global aspect of the event for the first time 2016-2017. The most recent global contest 7.0 was expanded to hold in 15 cities 2017-2018. The finalists, who won regional semi-finals, then competed at the Grand Finale in Tokyo in March, 2018. The Grand Champion 5.0 Social Coin and NTT DATA jointly developed regional understanding solutions by leveraging AI, and are selling it globally including Japan. The Grand Champion 7.0, Gestoos is now implementing their POC opportunity with a NTT DATA client. In addition with more than 10 startups, NTT DATA has co-created innovative businesses through their open innovation activities. Please refer to YouTube Video → https://youtu.be/7KOPSl2hETQ (Introduction movie 4:09) https://youtu.be/fRWqSyJQjgY (Short trailer 2:35)

With continuous success of the contests, NTT DATA has decided to expand The Contest 9.0, 2018-2019 to 20 cities. Any startup company is welcome to submit a proposal for a collaborative business with NTT DATA in fields such as Healthcare & Life Sciences / Finance, Insurance & Payments / Automotive & IoT / RPA & Back Office / Storefront & Digital Marketing / Data Distribution / Disruptive Social Innovation.

The Grand Finale in Tokyo will be held in March 2019. NTT DATA will cover travel expenses for the presenter of each winner of regional semi-final. The Grand Finale winner will receive a three-month in-kind contribution to support the development of their proposed new business. Moreover, NTT DATA launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Award from the contest 8.0, aiming to realize solutions to achieve the global commitment. NTT DATA is actively seeking business proposals to address global challenges.

Kotaro Zamma, Head of Open Innovation and Business Incubation Section at NTT DATA, said, “In this contest, NTT DATA can provide 3 kinds of value to startups: our client networks, solutions for ICT social infrastructure, and possibilities to receive financial supports (http://oi.nttdata.com/en/contest/9th/about/). We are serious about business development, and hope to surpass 10 billion JPY (about 100 million USD) in annual business by meeting up various edge-cutting technologies and business through this contest project. Let’s change the world together”.

For more information and how to apply, please visit:

NTT DATA Open Innovation Contest 9.0 http://oi.nttdata.com/en/contest/

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Application Period:

September 18, 2018 ~ October 31, 2018

20 Regional Contests info :

See the latest info at oi.nttdata.com/en/contest/9th/venue/

Qualified Applicants:

Legally incorporated startup companies

Challenges: Healthcare & Life Sciences / Finance, Insurance & Payments / Automotive & IoT / RPA & Back Office / Storefront & Digital Marketing / Data Distribution / Disruptive Social Innovation See more info at http://oi.nttdata.com/en/contest/9th/challenges/

Regional Contests:

November 2018 ~ February 2019

Grand Finale in Tokyo:

March 13-14, 2019

Application documents:

Must be written in English or Japanese and submitted online.
http://oi.nttdata.com/en/contest/

About NTT DATA:

NTT DATA is a world-class, global IT services provider headquartered in Tokyo. NTT DATA has clients at 260 bases in more than 50 countries across the world, including major corporations, public institutions and financial institutions that support the global community. In collaboration with its customers in various industries around the world and with growth companies in possession of the world’s most advanced technologies, NTT DATA aims to create innovative and sustainable businesses.

All products, corporations and organization names are registered trademarks or corporate trademarks.

For more information, please contact:

NTT DATA Corporation

Ms. Yuriko Nishiyama
Open Innovation Team
Email:oibi@kits.nttdata.co.jp
Tel: +81-50-5546-9340

Date and Time

Sep 18, 2018 – Mar 14, 2019

Location

See the latest info at oi.nttdata.com/en/contest/9th/venue/