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Global Annual Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2017

Dear students,

We are pleased to announce the Global Annual Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2017. The competition is open to all university students (in all disciplines).

This year's competition theme is the Future of Food. Each team needs to submit an idea to improve the future of food in the spirit of UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Registration link: https://ericsson.recsolu.com/external/requisitions/awGzLYv4rK0tZunXuq-jlQ/apply
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Each team that registers must be between 2-4 individuals. The participants will have to find, define and describe an important problem for the future of food; the team can continue developing a solution. The winners will be awarded;

- First place team will win 25,000/- Euros
- Second place team will win 10,000/- Euros
- Third place will receive 1,000/- Euros

The EIA winners and runners up will be selected by a jury that consists of both Ericsson and external members in the official awards ceremony. Last year's grand finale (final 3 teams) was hosted in Stockholm, Sweden. This year's location is to be announced in the coming weeks - all expenses paid for.

Other Important Dates:
- January 9, 2017 - March 14, 2017: Phase 1 - Register your team and submit your idea
- March 22 - March 30, 2017: Ericsson jury evaluation
- March 31, 2017: Semi-finalists announcement. 10 teams announced to go to semi-finals and receive mentor-ship from Ericsson Experts
- April 3 - April 28, 2017: Phase 2 - Collaboration and mentor ship from Ericsson Experts to create a minimum viable product and submit to semi-finalist judging
- April 28, 2017: Semi-finalists submissions due
- May 12, 2017: Finalists announced
- TBA June: Final presentations and awards event. Location to be announced

Details of the program are attached for with this email for your ready reference. Additional information can be found on the following link https://www.ericsson.com/thecompany/events/eia-2017. In case of any concern, please feel free to contact us.