NTT DATA presents  Global Open Innovation Business Contest 5.0ABOUT



To form “triple win” business alliance among startups, NTT DATA group and our clients (major corporations).

NTT DATA is seeking innovative business proposal that combines with NTT DATA ‘s existing service/solutions and is attractive to NTT DATA’s clients (major corporations).

Contestant may apply to any challenge and contest location online.

Preliminary screenings for regional contests will be carried out in February- March 2017. Winners of regional contests will be invited to Grand Finale in Japan, scheduled for 15th March 2017 where the first prize winner will be pick out.

Major keywords
of challenges
FinTech, IoT, energy, insurance tech, healthcare tech, BPM, Digital Archives, big data, digital marketing, blockchain, Open API, personal data, AI, cyber security, virtual/augmented reality, or robotics
When to enter
Application begins 26th October 2016, Wednesday, 15:00 JST
Deadline has been extended to January 4th, 2017, 5:00PM (JST)
Who can enter
Start-ups with advance technology or business model, or large corporations
How to enter
  1. Step 1: Select the venue and challenge
  2. Step 2: Submit application form
  3. Step 3: Submit pitch deck including detailed business plan to collbaorate with NTT DATA (PDF/within 10 pages/less than 3MB/suggested contents) via the specified form
Screening criteria
  • Synergy with NTT DATA
  • novelty, feasibility, competitive advantage, growth potential, business scale, user needs, etc.
Note: Detailed proposal on the synergy with NTT DATA is required
Please click on the link below to see the local partner(s) in each venue.
FAQ(updated on Dec 14th)
Click here to see partners’ contact information

Screening process

The Prizes

The winner of
the Grand Finale

The Grand Finale winner will be able to take the most of a three-month in-kind contribution worth 30,000 USD to support the development of their proposed new business.
NTT DATA covers travel and accommodation (2 weeks) expenses for two people during the collaborative project with the challenge providing team at the targeted market.

The winner of
each venue

The winner of each venue will receive

  • ・The chance to pitch at the Grand Finale in Tokyo with NTT DATA covering the travel expense for two people.
  • ・Supplementary prize from local contest partner

The judges