Ericsson launched the sixth annual ?Innovation Awards,? a competition in which university students are given the opportunity to be drivers of fundamental change in society.
The theme of the 2015 competition is ?The Future of Learning? focusing on how to make learning accessible for all.
In Ericsson?s vision of the ?Networked Society,? technology fundamentally transforms the ways we organize our lives, businesses and societies.
But only recently has the connectivity and computational power once reserved for industrial applications become intensely personal, embedded not just into our mobile devices and cloud software, but into our everyday expressions, interactions, relationships and desires, Ericsson said. The result is an unprecedented capacity for individual empowerment and innovation.
Empowered by technology, students and progressive teachers are catalysts for fundamental change. New skills and the passion for constant learning are becoming increasingly important. A new ecosystem is emerging that is greatly impacting, and in some cases redefining, established systems and institutions.
The winners will receive 25,000 euros, with the runners-up receiving 10,000 euros, and 5,000 euros going to the third place. Last year’s winner in the student category was Team WorkMode from South Africa.
All semi-finalists and finalists will also be given the opportunity to an interview for internship or permanent employment at Ericsson.
The competition is open to team of two to four people, and Ericsson recommends a combination of technology and business students in the team. To apply and register to the competition visit www.ericsson.com/innovationawards.