Open Innovation Contest 9.0 by Business Finland & NTT Data

The 9th round of Open Innovation Contest organized by Business Finland and NTT DATA is now calling for problem solvers to participate in the unraveling of challenges from seven different categories. The competition is a unique opportunity to harness the full potential of your idea with the background support of a global IT-provider.

The Open Innovation Contest is open for companies and teams from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The main aim is to find innovative partners and proposals concerning seven different industries and areas that NTT DATA has identified as areas of development with their customers.

The categories for the contest proposals are:

  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Finance, Insurance & Payments
  • Automotive & IoT
  • RPA & Back Office
  • Storefront & Digital Marketing
  • Data Distribution
  • Disruptive Social Innovation

Deadline for all final applications: 31 October 2018.

See more details and instructions for participating and submit your proposal here.

In addition to the grand prize, NTT DATA can provide value in three different ways to the winner of the contest: Benefit from NTT DATA’s global client networks, NTT DATA’s solutions and platforms to leverage your business and possibilities to receive financial support for collaborative business with 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.


Contact persons

Hanna Hyttinen
Finland-Japan Gateway for Open Innovation, Business Finland
Senior Program Coordinator

Kimmo Ojuva
Finland-Japan Gateway for Open Innovation, Business Finland
Senior Advisor


Joanna Seppänen

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