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Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2019

Embracing new ideas is the key to innovation and growth, be it an economy, an industry, a company, charity or individual.  At MWC19 Barcelona, the largest and most important gathering for the mobile industry in the world, we are constantly looking to showcase cutting edge ideas poised to impact the mobile world.

Mobile World Scholar Challenge debuted at MWC18, highlighting new and impactful ideas from the academic and research communities across the globe.  You can view last year’s winners here.

This year’s Mobile World Scholar Challenge is going to be even better – including a £10,000 Grand Prize!

Like last year, we are seeking high quality, short-form videos, of no more than 3 minutes in duration, that promote “the science” as well as the potential “use cases” related to your research.  The more applicable it is to mobile, the better.  Innovations of significant interest for this year’s challenge include:

  • 4D Printing
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Robotics
  • Blockchain (exc. Digital currencies)
  • Digital Twin
  • Hybrid Opto-electro Mechanical Devices at Nano Scale
  • Mapping (indoor micro locations, deep 3D maps, autonomous movement
  • Material Science with Applications in Battery Tech, screens, sensors, chip enhancement, devices, inductive roads, antennas, masts, etc
  • Network Efficiency including cost reductions, low cost connectivity
  • Neuromorphic Engineering Brain Computer Interface, Human Brain Project
  • Optimal Angular Momentum (e.g. twisted light)
  • Optimized Content Delivery
  • Quantum Computing (e.g. D- Wave)
  • Radio Spectrum (e.g. efficiencies)
  • Security and Data Protection
  • Smart City
  • Smart Clothing
  • Volumetric and Holographic Displays

Our jury will choose five (5) Finalists who will be recognized as “Mobile World Scholars” and who’s video submission will be showcased at MWC19 Barcelona. Each finalist will receive a cash award of £1,500 and be invited to attend MWC19 Barcelona as our guest – coach airfare, 4 nights hotel in Barcelona and an MWC19 Barcelona Gold Pass on us! You may meet VIPs and CTOs and potentially speak on a panel in a Mobile World Scholar Challenge session.

We will announce the £10,000 Grand Prize winner onsite at MWC19 Barcelona.

To submit your video for consideration, please read the Mobile World Scholar Challenge Official Rules and then click the link below to send the following information to our judges for consideration:

Please Include:

  • First Name:
  • Last Name:
  • Date of Birth:
  • University/Organization:
  • If a Team, please indicate Team Name and include all Team Members names in parentheses):
  • City and Country:
  • Phone Number (include country code):
  • URL link to video:
  • 250 word description (include: how does your idea address the Challenge criteria?)

Click to Submit

By submitting your video for consideration, you agree to the Challenge Official Rules for yourself and represent that you have been authorized to accept on behalf of each member of your team (if applicable). You agree that GSMA can contact you at the email address provided above.

Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2019

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