Innovation Competitions

These are the innovation competitions currently taking place within the HSD network:

Wanted: Change-Makers to Join the Border Labs Award 2017

Wanted: Change-Makers to Join the Border Labs Award 2017

Do you have an inspiring innovative project in for example security? Join the Border Labs Award 2017, a global prize that celebrates dedication, creativity and courage leading to innovations that have had a significant impact on society and how we use or think about technology. The award celebrates the attitudes and mindsets that may sometimes cause friction but – when addressed purposefully – can result in perspectives, ideas, and technologies that improve society.

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Defence Innovation Competition 2016

Defence Innovation Competition 2016

CLOSED - How can Defence become more efficient and sustainable with the use of energy during their missions? 'Energy during Operational Actions' is the theme of the Defence Innovation Competion (DIC 2016). The Ministry of Defence challenges SME's and startups to enter their new and original ideas related to the theme of this year. The winner receives a development assignment of €200.000.

 

The first round of the competion closes August 22 2016. During the final closing day on November 4th the winner will be selected out of 5 finalists.

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Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2016

Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2016

CLOSED - The Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2016, organized in partnership with venture firm Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), is looking for the next big ideas and new technologies and business models in the Internet of things (IoT) domain. Innovators, startups or academia from around the world can participate in this challenge and take a leap towards making the programmable world happen.

We are specifically looking for innovations in the provinces of connected automotive, public safety, security, industry 4.0, digital health, utilities and smart cities.

 

What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to enter the Nokia Innovation Accelerator Program to work with Nokia experts on creating joint business models while receiving a technology boost by accessing Nokia’s products, services and resources. In addition, a €100,000 incubation prize will be shared between the top three teams!
  • Access to Nokia’s global market and the opportunity to form valuable partnerships.
  • Investment opportunities from NGP and other venture capital firms.

Submission ends on August 15 2016.

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EIT Digital Challenge

EIT Digital Challenge

CLOSED - Are you a fast growing European technology startup ready to scale? Does your product or service leverage digital technology applied to industry, cities, wellbeing, infrastructure or finance? Do you already have market traction, customers and revenue? And do you need support in international customer acquisition and fundraising?

 

Take the EIT Digital Challenge and win up to €50,000 in cash, access to EIT Digital’s pan-European innovation network, as well as the chance to join the EIT Digital Accelerator for a full year, supporting you to find international customers and raise Series A financing to scale up your business. Submission ends on 15 July 2016.

 

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CISCO Innovation Grand Challenge

CISCO Innovation Grand Challenge

CLOSED - The Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge is searching for the most disruptive digital solutions for a safer, more sustainable and connected world.

Sound like your solution? There has never been a better time to innovate! The Challenge is now open for submissions.

 

We’re calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, developers and researchers to submit disruptive ideas that transform industries and governments, and change the world. Challenge winners receive:

- Mentoring by industry experts

- Work space at CISCO Innovation Centers

- Trip to web summit in Lisbon to pitch in the 'Live Finals'

- A share of $250.000 to jumpstart  your venture

 

Deadline for the submission is August 31 2016. Winners will be announced at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

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Security Innovation Competition 2016: Big Data Security Solutions

Security Innovation Competition 2016: Big Data Security Solutions

CLOSED - How can growing, unstructured and changing data be used? This was the topic of the 2016 edition of the Security Innovation Competition (Veilgheid Innovatie Competitie; VIC 2016). SMEs and startups were challenged by the Ministry of Security and Justice, the Ministry of Defence, the National Police and the Royal Marechaussee to come up with original ideas related to intelligent data visualisation.

 

On November 22nd, Minister Van der Steur announced the winner of the security innovation competition during the Innovation Conference. The winner ‘Open Remote’ received 200.000 euro to start a pilot with their software for smarter and more efficient border security at Schiphol. With the price of 200,000,- euro Open Remote together with the Royal Marechaussee will start a pilot.

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Call for NCI Agency (NATO Communication) Innovation Challenge

Call for NCI Agency (NATO Communication) Innovation Challenge

CLOSED - Top ranked innovators will be offered an opportunity to showcase their technology solutions at the 2016 NCI Agency Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International (NITEC 16) Building Resilience through Secure C4ISR: NATO-Industry Collaboration in a New Era, which will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 7 to 9 June, and will also be featured in the NCI Agency's Small Business Success Stories. The top 5 innovators will receive a full Conference registration waiver.

 

You can participate with an innovative solution in one of the following four focus areas:

- Cyber Defence

- Internet of Things

- Military Applications of Blockchains

- Cognitive Computing and Machine Learning

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Accenture Innovation Awards 2016

Accenture Innovation Awards 2016

CLOSED - The registration of the Accenture Innovation Awards 2016 is now open. This year’s edition is the 10th Accenture Innovation Awards in a row, which is celebrated by the implementation of 11 innovation award categories. The Accenture Innovation Awards is designed for the most innovative products, services or concepts in The Netherlands. The security related innovation themes this year varies from Smart Industry, Safe & Secure Society to The Internet of Me.

 

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SME Innovation Competition

SME Innovation Competition

CLOSED - Are you an innovative security SME with growth ambitions and do you want the visibility of your innovation and company to grow or are you looking for a stepping stone to more knowledge and new networks? Then register for the 11th edition of the SME Innovation Top 100, an initiative of HSD partner Chamber of Commerce. It offers a unique opportunity to put your innovation on display. Registration is open untill 30 April 2016.

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Herman Wijffels Innovation Award

Herman Wijffels Innovation Award

CLOSED - Do you have a sustainable innovation and are you looking for a steppingstone to success? Then join the Herman Wijffels Innovation Award. You can register up to 7 April 2016. Win 20,000 euros, publicity and access to knowledge and networks! Also, each winner will receive five days of consultancy services of KplusV. You can participate with innovations in the category "Food and Agriculture", "Circular economy" or "Vitale communities" and care. Each category has a prize of 20,000 euros.

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