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Our past competitions

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EIA 2022: Indonesia’s Team Benoit wins Ericsson Innovation Awards

Team Benoit from the University of Indonesia has been crowned the winner of the 2022 Ericsson Innovation Awards for a solution that reuses plastic waste to produce photovoltaic (PV) solar energy power.

EIA 2021: Bridge the digital divide

The digital revolution has transformed the world, enriching our lives in countless ways yet half the planet lives without access to the tools, information, and resources that many of us rely on every day. In 2021 hundreds of students gathered to “Bridge the Digital Divide”. 

EIA 2020: Reclaim the future 

Addressing climate challenges today is the only way to ensure a brighter tomorrow. Hundreds of student competitors devised methods to use information and communications technology (ICT) to help the planet. Find out about our finalists and winners. 

EIA 2019: Dive deeper

2019’s edition of the Ericsson Innovation Awards challenged students to harness the power of water and underwater material environments to develop innovative solutions to global challenges.  

EIA 2018: The Future of Truth

In the digital word, it’s harder than ever to spot the truth. But, 2018’s competitors aimed to find it. Learn more and find out who won.

EIA 2017: The Future of Food

In 2017, student teams from around the world came up with innovative ideas about how we can produce enough nutritious food to feed our world's growing population - responsibilly and sustainably. 

EIA 2016: The Future of City Life

By 2050, about 70 percent of the world's population is expected to reside in urban areas. That's why the 2016 competition was all about finding ways that technology can improve the quality of urban life. 

EIA 2015: The Future of Learning

How can technology enhance the way we learn, and make learning accessible for all? That was the question our teams answered in 2015.