Discovering pre-commercialized, early stage innovations emerging from research communities across the globe.
Embracing new ideas is the key to innovation and growth, be it an economy, an industry, a company, charity or individual. At Mobile World Congress, the largest and most important gathering for the mobile industry in the world, we look to showcase cutting edge ideas poised to impact the mobile world.
For MWC 2019, we continue the Mobile World Scholar Challenge, which highlights new and impactful ideas from the academic and research communities across the globe. Challenge participants submitted short-form videos that promote “the science” as well as the potential “use cases” of their technology research. The more applicable to mobile, the better.
We selected five finalists, each receiving a cash award and an invitation to attend MWC19 in Barcelona as guests of The GSMA. The finalists presented their submissions during a Power Hour on Wednesday, 27 February at MWC19. At the conclusion of the event, the Grand Prize Winner was announced.
Congratulations to Dr. Babar Abbasi for being awarded the Grand Prize in the 2019 Mobile World Scholar Challenge
2019 Mobile World Scholar Challenge Grand Prize Winner Dr. Babar Abbasi with GSMA Ltd. CEO John Hoffman.
Queen’s University Belfast, ECIT, Centre for Secure Information Technologies
Dr. Niall McLaughlin
Lecturer, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Barcelona/Research group DataScience@UB
Dr. Santi Seguí
Associate Professor At Mathematics And Computer Science Department
Queen’s University Belfast, ECIT, Centre for Data Science & Scalable Computing
Ms. Nan Wang
Postgraduate research student, School of Electronics
TandemLaunch/Univ. of Toronto
Dr. Nasim Sahraei Khanghah
2019 Grand Prize Winner
Queen’s University Belfast, ECIT, Centre for Wireless Innovation
Dr. Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi
PostDoc Research Fellow, Centre of Wireless Innovation (CWI)
If you would like to learn more about how your University can participate in a future Mobile World Scholar Challenge, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, title and university in the email.