NTT DATA presents Open Innovation Contest 11.0PROCESS

  • Screening process
  • Awards

Screening process

  • Application From 6th Aug
    1. Step 1 : Select a location and a challenge
      Select a location, and then select a challenge hosted in that location. You can only apply for one location.
    2. Step 2 : Submit the application form
      Create a proposal file (see this file for suggested contents) for a collaborative business between you and NTT DATA.
      Fill out the application form and click "Send"
  • ScreeningSep 2020 -
    1. Step 3 : Screening of application documents
      NTT DATA will evaluate all applications. Only the applicants who pass the screening will be notified of the result.
      Each proposal will be evaluated on the following points:
      • - Synergy with NTT DATA
      • - Business plan: novelty, feasibility, competitive advantage, social impact
      • - Size of business: user needs, market size, growth potential
  • Pitch DayOct 2020
    1. Step 4 : Regional Pitch contest in each city
      Regional pitch contests will be held in each city. The winner will be invited to participate in the Grand Finale to be held on January 29, 2021.
      *The format of the contest depends on the location.
  • Business Development
    Dec 2020-Jan 2021
    1. Step 5 : NTT DATA will work with the winner(s) to maximize business opportunity.
      The result of business development will be presented at the Grand Finale.
  • Grand Finale
    29th January, 2021
    1. Final : Presentation of business development results
      Each regional winner will make a final pitch, capitalizing on the business development that was conducted with NTT DATA after becoming a regional winner. A Grand Champion will be selected.


The winners of regional contests will be invited to participate in the Grand Finale, which will be held on January 29, 2021.
The winner of Grand Finale ("Grand Champion") will receive the following prize.

  • - To implement the new business co-developed by the Grand Champion and NTT DATA, a fund of up to 100,000 USD* will be provided to support a POC with customers.
  • - A team of business accelerators will be formed within NTT DATA to ensure a speedy and successful collaboration between the Grand Champion and NTT DATA.

* Includes travel, operations, hardware and software associated with POC