Ericsson is Offering €25,000 for Ideas on Ending World Hunger

Are you a university student with a game-changing idea that could eradicate world hunger? The Ericsson Innovation Awards 2017 competition is just around the corner and offering substantial prizes of up to €25,000 for the team that pitches the best idea.

Ericsson Innovation Awards 2017

The Ericsson Innovation Awards is an annual competition for students from all over the globe. It gives them the opportunity to nurture and develop their ideas, related to ICT, in tandem with experts from Ericsson.

The theme for Ericsson Innovation Awards 2017 is “Future of Food”, based on The UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger and Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. They are on the lookout for any ideas that have the potential to “Create Zero Hunger”.

“By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9.6 billion. Ensuring that our food production and consumption is sufficient and sustainable is a major challenge, but also an opportunity to improve lives and the health of our planet. At Ericsson, we have seen at first-hand how ICT can impact the world for the better. How can your idea be a part of this development?”

How can I apply?

The competition is open to university students from all disciplines from anywhere in the world. Registration can be done only as a team of 2-4 people. To be applicable, you need to find and state a problem related to food and propose a viable solution for it.

Register for Ericsson Innovation Awards 2017

The deadline for applying to the program is 14th March, 2017. The applications will be evaluated by a jury of Ericsson members and 10 semi-finalists will be announced on the 31st of March, which would go on to the semi-final stage and receive mentor-ship from Ericsson Experts.

In the last and final stage, four finalists will be flown into Ericsson headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, for HR interviews and a final award ceremony event.

  • 1st: 25,000/- Euros
  • 2nd: 10,000/- Euros
  • 3rd: 1,000/- Euros

You can read the full terms and conditions for the event over here.


  • Take a good look people …. this is the price for quite possibly the noblest cause in history…
    this is what the world has been reduced to …
    achi tarhan deikh lein sab.

    • At least they are doing something to reduce hunger instead of just writing a comment on a post on ProPakistani.

  • I think everyone knows that , 1- population control (family planning/contraceptives, abortion facilities etc) 2- Embracing current agriculture technologies eg drip irrigation, hydroponics, aquaponics along with lesser red meat production as they drain resources and instead more poultry . 3- Political stability, awareness. … is what is needed to end world hunger. These are enough, if erricison is looking for some kind of a magical cure then I think that would be hard to find. Current tech and experiences are more than enough (the developed world is already producing more than x3 times the requirements). Ignorance is what’s holding the world back.

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