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ΜΤΝ launches "Innovation Challenge" with €35.000 euro prizes

22 May, 2014

On the occasion of World Telecommunications Day, MTN launches MTN Innovation Challenge contest, giving Cyprus developers and startups 35.000 euro prizes, as well as the prospect of long-term collaboration for the winner.

MTN is the first telecommunications provider in Cyprus to open up its platform to the country’s tech community, providing expertise, skills, experience, network and services to the local innovative startups that want to make a difference.

Startups interested in entering the contest must come up with services and applications that utilize MTN’s SDP (service delivery platform). The judging committee is consisted of experts, whose position enables them to adequately evaluate proposals.

You can find all contests’ details at  
Whoever is interested will be able to register online at the website by June 10th 2014.

In Phase 1 of the MTN Innovation Challenge, contestants submit their business idea via team presentations. These ideas will be evaluated, in order to proceed in the final Phase 2 on September 1st 2014, when the top three teams will win 5.000 euro each and get the opportunity to implement their business idea.

The shortlist’s winning team will win the 20.000 euro grand prize, as well as the prospect of cooperating with MTN.

MTN CEO, Mr. Philip Van Dalsen commented: ‘We are the first telecommunications provider that opens up its gates to the local technology community, suggesting cooperation with the best startups. We make our platform available, offer local developers the expertise of a multinational corporation, thus taking a major step towards a new era of MTN synergies with young Cypriot scientists’.

MTN is one of the largest telecommunications providers in Cyprus, offering integrated mobile, fixed and internet services. MTN has the biggest fully-owned retail network amongst telecommunications companies in Cyprus, with 17 ΜΤΝ Stores.
MTN is a member of the MTN Group, a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 22 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia and connecting more than 210 million people.
MTN is at the forefront of global technological changes, delivering a bold, new Digital World to our customers. The company also takes the lead in the economic and social life in Cyprus, inasmuch through the employment of 400 professionals, as by its role as a socially responsible partner with projects in sports, education, health and culture. MTN is a proud sponsor of the APOEL football team.