NTT DATA presents Open Innovation Contest 10.0FAQ

  • Q1Can I re-submit my business plan after the solicitation deadline?

    We screen business plans submitted by the solicitation deadline. If you pass the screening, you can replace the presentation material before the grand final. Teams who have passed the document screening will be informed of the details.

  • Q2It is written that the required qualifications for application include companies (incorporated startups)
    that possess advanced technologies. Is a university organization qualified to apply?

    An incorporated university organization can apply for the contest.

  • Q3How many people of the same team can pitch on the stage?

    Each contestant can send up to two persons to the stage to pitch.
    The winner company (or companies) of each regional contest will be invited to participate in the Grand Finale, but the travel expense covered by NTT DATA is only for one person per company.

  • Q4Can a single team apply for two or more themes?

    Only one application per challenge is allowed.
    You can apply for more than one challenge if you are making different proposals.

  • Q5How long is the final pitch at Pitch Day? Does it include Q&A?

    The final pitch will be a presentation of 7 mins followed by Q&A for 2 mins (subject to change).

  • Q6Could the presentation be in English in both regional Pitch Day and Grand Finale in Tokyo?

    Yes, presentation can be in English in both regional Pitch Day and Grand Finale in Tokyo.

  • Q7Can I borrow a PC for the pitch at the grand final?

    You are requested to bring your own notebook PC.
    *Only a VGA terminal is available. You are requested to bring an adapter, if necessary.
    *For Mac, you are requested to bring the required adapter.

  • Q8What type of connection terminal does the projector to be used in a pitch at the grand final have for
    connecting the PC?

    Just a VGA terminal is available. You are requested to bring an adapter if necessary.
    For Mac, you are requested to bring a required adapter.

  • Q9I want to see the grand final. How can I apply for it?

    Sorry, viewing the contest is by invitation only.

  • Q10How will the intellectual property of the solution be developed in a potential collaboration?

    The intellectual property will be discussed at an appropriate time when the technology is turned into a business. It will depend on the solution or how the collaboration is to be structured. For details, refer to "business creation" on the requirement page.