Announcing this year's winners!

1st place: SNAP


SNAP's product reduces the high cost and inefficiency of soil sample analytics by providing farmers real-time soil data and allowing them to select appropriate fertilizers.

2nd place: Enigma


Enigma seeks to reduce weevil infestations in rice crop storage with a device than can detect the presence of weevils and the severity of an infestation, then spray pesticides accordingly.

3rd place: Foodgrid


Foodgrid's idea is to expand urban agriculture and minimize the distance between farm and table by building a social and commercial platform to connect urban farmers, landowners with green space and consumers.

Watch the finalists video

Learn more about this year's talented finalist teams in this video.

This year’s theme: The Future of Food

Here at Ericsson, we’re relentlessly dedicated to using the power of innovation to make our world a better place. We also strongly support the UN’s Sustainable Development goals of Zero Hunger and Responsible Consumption and Production. That’s why we’re proud that over 900 teams entered the 2017 Ericsson Innovation Awards. 

Our theme for 2017 was one that affects everyone on the planet. By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9.6 billion. Ensuring that our food production and consumption is both sufficient and sustainable will be a major challenge. But at Ericsson, we've seen firsthand how ICT innovation can make the world a better place.

How can we make the way food is produced and consumed more sustainable? Can we ensure food and nutrition for all people? How can we use technology to shape the future of food? And, most importantly, can our ideas help feed the world?

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