Deadline looms for $100K Bell Labs Prize
If you want a shot at the US prize, you'd better hurry up and put some polish on that great idea: The deadline is July 15.
By Bob Brown | Network World US | Published: 09:13, 10 July 2014
If you want a shot at the $100K Bell Labs Prize, you'd better hurry up and put some polish on that great idea: The deadline is July 15.
The prize (actually, $50K and $25K prizes are also on the line) comes from Alcatel-Lucent's research arm, which is no stranger to big prizes: 12 of its researchers have shared in 7 Nobel Prizes for Physics over the years. Winners will have a chance to work with Bell Labs to further their research as well.
In addition to recognizing individual winners, Bell Labs will offer $100,000 donation to the accredited institution of higher learning at which the top winner is enrolled at the time the application is submitted.
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How to win the prize? Come up with a "10x game-changing proposal in the field of information and communications technologies and related software systems and applications." You'll need to outpace Bell Labs itself here, as the outfit recently demoed a broadband breakthrough: 10Gbps speed using traditional copper telephone lines.
Bell Labs is based in Murray Hill,New Jersey, though recently opened a satellite location near Tel Aviv, which focused on cloud computing, and another office will be announced in Europe later this month.