Ericsson Application Awards competition supports local innovation in Latin America and Caribbean
- Developers, startups and individuals from around the world can submit their application ideas
- Winners will be awarded monetary prizes ranging from EUR 10,000 to EUR 25,000
- Deadline for application submissions is February 28
As the deadline for the Ericsson Application Awards looms, Ericsson has received a significant number of entries for the global competition from Latin America.
“In the Networked Society, Ericsson is the leading advocate of Technology for Good and its ability to make people’s lives better and to meet sustainability challenges,” says Jesper Rhode, Head of Marketing for Latin America and the Caribbean at Ericsson. “This year’s competition will recognize achievements in those areas. Combining the technology with people’s innovations here in Latin America and around the globe will enable the truly Networked Society.”
The theme of the 2014 competition is Apps for Working Life, in support of Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society in which – through a combination of mobility, broadband, the cloud, applications and services – anything and everything is connected. How can apps help us all in our daily working life both now and in the future? How do we contribute to making the next generation of working life a context where people can better innovate, collaborate and balance life outside work?
This is the fifth consecutive year that Ericsson has organized the Ericsson Application Awards. Students and small- and medium-sized enterprises from anywhere in the world are invited to submit Android and iOS mobile apps. This year, the first prize is EUR 25,000, the second prize is EUR 10,000, and there is special recognition for innovation supporting Technology for Good. Third to 10th prizes include diplomas and honorary mentions.
The deadline for application submissions is February 28, 2014.
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