NTT DATA in Japan, a top 10 global IT services provider, has announced that it is now accepting applications for the fourth Open Innovation Business Contest.

The contest is centered on 12 business topics and designed to foster the creation of ‘triple win’ business scenarios between start-ups, NTT DATA and its customers.

NTT DATA is offering the winners:

  • Extensive exposure across the NTT DATA Group.
  • A 3-month period of business development supported by a team of business consultants paid by NTT DATA, with an objective of running a proof of concept and then commercializing the technology in the Japanese market.
  • The consideration of equity investment.

Note that the application deadline is July 4th, and NTT Data will cover travel costs for finalists (finals taking place on August 30).

For more details about the contest and access to the application form, please click here.