This blog post is written buy Guy Attar, head of Innovation at Nokia Siemens Networks Israel
There are many ways to innovate in a high tech industry. Of course you need to look ahead of current trends and develop ideas inside the company and turn them into reality by powerful R&D capabilities. This is what we have done when we developed Liquid Applications.
Liquid Applications is truly innovative since it changes the way content is delivered to end users. The solution provides new experiences and changes entire business models in the industry. Liquid Applications fundamentally re-defines the role of base stations in the mobile network by turning them into local hubs of service creation and delivery. Processing and storage capabilities are provided with integrated IT cloud servers, together with the ability to collect real-time network data such as radio conditions, subscriber location, direction of travel and more. Data like this can be exploited by applications in order to offer context-relevant services that transform the mobile broadband experience.
With Liquid Applications we have now a platform available that provides a wealth of new applications and business opportunities. The question now is how to explore all these possibilities and exploit the potential of the platform to the maximum degree. The answer lies in the creativity and innovation potential of the high tech ecosystem.
Therefore we have started an innovation competition on software solutions for Liquid Applications in Israel, in one of the world’s most vibrant technology and innovation hot spots. The aim is to stimulate and translate ideas from the Israeli high-tech ecosystem into concrete software solutions based on Liquid Applications.
We consider offering the winning companies partnership opportunities and recognition on a global level. The submissions will be assessed by experts from Nokia Siemens Networks, together with representatives of external parties including Intel Capital, Cellcom Israel Ltd, Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute, and Mr. Amos Talmor, an experienced high-tech investor. The assessment team will select six finalists from the submitted entries.
On June 27th, Nokia Siemens Networks will host the Israel Innovation Event, in which the finalists have an opportunity to present their applications to the assessment team. The assessment team will then announce the winner and nominate a promising startup.
This kind of collaborative and outside-in innovation approach is an important pillar of the innovation program at Nokia Siemens Networks. The innovation partners we work with range from established giants to very small startups.
For more information on the competition, selection process and awards, go to the Israel Innovation Competition web page.