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Docomo has closed accepting applications for the docomo 5G DX AWARDS 2020 asset submissions as of Friday, July 31, 2020.
Thank you very much for the large number of applications received.
The secretariat will now conduct a rigorous review and make the first selection.
The companies that passed the first selection will be notified individually of the results by mid-August 2020.

For the purpose of creatiing the new 5G co-creation solution,
we are holding "docomo 5G DX AWARDS 2020".

The aim is to discover and utilize the distinctive technology,
product, service, and other assets of partner companies
that are compatible with 5G, and to actualize a new
co-creation business with various companies.

co-creation

We look for assets that are compatible with 5G from various companies.

We look for assets that are compatible with 5G from various companies. We look for assets that are compatible with 5G from various companies.

There are five application themes

Application themes
Benefits of applying Benefits of applying Benefits of applying

Application Requirements

What to apply

The following characteristic company assets that are compatible with 5G.

― Company assets ―

Company assets

Schedule

*It may change depending on the future situation.
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Application start date
March 18, 2020

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Application deadline
May July 31, 2020

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First selection
June 1 to 10, 2020 (10 days)
August 1 to 10, 2020 (10 days)

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Final selection

Venue: NTT docomo Ventures Headquarters (scheduled to be)
Ark Mori Bldg. 31F 12-32 Akasaka 1-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Date: Early July Late August to early September 2020 (To be announced separately)

Examination Process

First
selection

The executive office will screen application (documents) based on the selection criteria for assets submitted by May July 31, 2020.

Final
selection

The companies that pass the first round of selection will be contacted individually by email or otherwise by the executive office.
The final selection will be made at the finalist pitch to be held in Early July late August or early September.
The selection committee will consist of DOCOMO and DOCOMO Ventures employees and external experts.
The best asset, excellent asset, and semi-excellent assets will be selected from among the assets presented.
Presentation times and order will be determined by the executive office.

Selection criteria

The first and final selections will be conducted based on the following 7 items.

1. Affinity and utilization with 5G
2. Adaptability to the theme* and its superiority
*Industry upgrading, Work-style reform, Community development, Education, and Health care
3. Current status of market challenges and scale of needs
4. Novelty
5. Feasibility
6. Profitability/expandability
7. Delivery system

5G usage is not mandatory. We look for assets suitable for the 5G era.

Benefits to companies with winning assets

Benefits to companies with winning assets Benefits to companies with winning assets

― Continuing to consider service conversion ―

Winning companies will separately have to conduct business discussions and studies with DOCOMO to create solutions. Details will be agreed upon by both companies, taking into consideration the content and conditions of the award-winning project.

However, DOCOMO does not guarantee to convert into a service.

Application conditions

・Agree to the Application Terms (PDF format) .
・As for the application assets, slides for each item of the selection criteria should be provided.
・When you pass the first selection, it is required to join the "docomo 5G Open Partner Program™*”

*What is "docomo 5G Open Partner Program"?
This is an initiative to utilize 5G to create new business with a wide range of business partners.
We have corporations and groups considering business utilizing 5G participation (no admission fee).

If you have any questions about joining the docomo 5G Partner Program and other, please contact us from the following.
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Click here to contact about docomo 5G Partner Program

*If the mail software does not start up, contact the email address below.
Contact email address:
5g-dxawards-ml@nttdocomo.com

Application method (first selection)

Please submit the following documents to the application email address.

・Step 1. Application form
Please submit the application form as soon as the applicant starts considering the entry.
Application Form (Excel format)

・Step 2. Significance of utilizing assets and 5G
After submitting the application form, please submit approx. 10 slides of PowerPoint document in terms of the significance of utilizing assets and 5G by the deadline (May July 31, 2020)

*Please make slides for each item in the selection criteria.
(Please refer to "Selection criteria" for each item.)

*Applicants can submit the application form and slides (PowerPoint) altogether.

Notes when applying

DOCOMO cannot answer inquiries regarding the examination status.
The personal information provided upon application will be used in the operation of this award and the business of the organizer.
Please note that even after this award ends, we may contact you regarding the related business of the organizer.
The submitted assets may be used on our website, supporting company websites, and media after being awarded.
DOCOMO aims to create solutions jointly based on the winning assets, however, it is not guaranteed.

FAQ

What is 5G?

Please check the following URL. Japanese only
https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/
biz/special/5g/

Does the application assets need to be existing technology, service, and product held by the company?

You can apply existing technology, service, and product as well as those under development.

Does the technology, service, and product required to have users already?

No, it is not necessary to have users because it aims to create service at an early stage, not only idea and conception but it would be desirable if specific service, product, and technology exist.
This award is not an idea contest, but look for assets as characteristic technology, product, and service, but if you have a solution idea through the synergy of your own assets and 5G, please submit it together with the assets.

Are there any financial benefits other than prizes to the company with winning assets?

Upon start service, DOCOMO will support service development costs partially. (Details will be decided separately at the consultation.)

Contact us by email

If you have any questions about this award, please contact us from the following.

If the mail software does not start up, contact the email address below.
Contact email address:5g-dxawards-ml@nttdocomo.com

*"docomo 5G DX AWARDS" and "docomo 5G Open Partner Program" are trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC.