How to apply?

Fill in our questionnaire (or record a 2 minute video), by answering the following questions:

  1. Do you have a relevant idea for SmartCities?
  2. How is this idea linked to the SmartCities (or SafeCities and/or Internet of Things)?
  3. What is the impact/value of your idea?
  4. Tell us more about your personal and professional background.

You don’t need to be a developer!

Do you have a brilliant idea, a product concept, do you consider building a new App or do you already have the alpha App? If your idea is relevant for SmartCities, the InnoApps Competition is for you!

Bear in mind that:

  • Technical skills are not necessary!
  • The state of the development of the App (idea, product concept, build / alpha) is not the deciding point for selection.

Application Procedure:

The candidate will submit their applications regarding their suitability for the challenge. The simple application procedure consists of an online form (or a video presentation). EYIF together with Huawei and Jury Members will shortlist the candidates. The short-listed candidates are invited to Brussels for a two-day hackathon.

This InnoApps edition will feature two prizes:

  • Winner – 20.000 EUR
  • Runners-Up – 15.000 EUR

More information about the final event will soon be released.


  • 22 June

    Launch event

  • 23/06 - 25/10

    Applications Submissions

  • 26/10 - 04/11

    Applications Pre-selection

  • 5/11 - 21/11

    Jury Selection

  • 06/12 - 15/01

    Virtual Online Team Collaboration

  • 01/2017

    2 days Hackathon in Brussels

  • 02/2017

    Final Event / Award Ceremony

Terms and Conditions



You are a resident of any EU country AND your age is between 18 – 36 at the time of submitting your idea application.


To participate in the InnoApps you must fill in the application form by clicking the button “APPLY NOW”. You may submit your application several times until the deadline of 25th October 2016 at 23h30 CET. There is no entry fee.

We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason. In particular, we are not responsible for lost, corrupted, illegible or delayed entries or for network, computer, hardware or software failures of any kind which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry.


The InnoApps Challenge runs from 23rd June 2016 until the InnoApps Finals on February 2017 in Brussels. The applications can be submitted between 23rd July 2016 until 25th October. A set of qualified and eligible participants will be selected among all the participants and invited to proceed to be part of the virtual collaboration team.

Six finalists and six runner-up finalists will be selected and the six finalists will be invited to pitch at the InnoApps Finals Event in Brussels.


All entry materials must be presented and/or submitted in English. The Finalists’ pitches at the InnoApps Finals in Brussels must be orally presented in English.

The content of your entry and any supporting materials must be acceptable for all viewing audiences. We will automatically disqualify any entrant that submits any entry or supporting materials that contain text, sound or images that we, in our sole opinion and for any reason, find vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate for public viewing, or that presents us in a negative light.

You cannot enter the InnoApps with an application that was already designated as winner in any other contest organized by any other third party. Also you cannot enter with an application that is already in any app market. While source code is not required to be submitted, we reserve the right to ask for source code to verify original and own work.

By submitting your entry you confirm that your entry meets all the requirements set in these Rules; and that the entirety of the entry is your original work or you have obtained consents, approvals, or licenses required for you to submit your entry.


The InnoApps including any of its partners is not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you are granting us a right and license to use, review, assess, test, and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with the InnoApps AND feature your entry and all its content in connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of the InnoApps in all media. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to the InnoApps media channels.


If you are confirmed as a winner, you may not exchange non-cash prizes for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we may award it to the next highest scoring entrant. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize. We are not responsible for any dispute regarding prize dispersal.