Last call for BT Infinity Lab

Past Infinity Lab winners Philip and Irene McAleese of See.Sense
Past Infinity Lab winners Philip and Irene McAleese of See.Sense

SMEs have until the the weekend to enter this year’s Infinity Lab Competition run for the ninth year by BT.

Focused on finding new innovations for mobile networks, the competition is open to all start-ups and aims to shine a light on brilliantly simple ideas with the potential to enhance the customer experience in areas such as mobile apps and services, and innovations that enhance the customer experience - especially in the most challenging parts of the UK.

For the first time, EE will take part in the innovation competition alongside BT Mobile, with EE CEO Marc Allera sponsoring the project.

The winner will receive mentoring, support and the opportunity to work with BT and EEs research, engineering, commercial and marketing teams as well as six months membership to the TechHub entrepreneur community.

Entrants can submit their ideas at www.btplc.com/btinfinitylab/futuremobile. The closing date for entries is Sunday 7 August, 2016.

“We’re committed to nurturing and supporting businesses in Northern Ireland,” said Peter Russell, general manager BT Business NI.

“We are looking for local SMEs to come forward with brilliant and simple ideas which can help shape future services used by our customers.

“We’re inviting entrepreneurs and start-ups to pitch their products and services to our leadership teams and look forward to working with them to help develop pioneering mobile innovations.”

“I’d encourage local business to get involved and submit their ideas to this competition – it’s a unique opportunity to showcase your capabilities,” said Irene McAleese, co-founder of previous winners, Newtownards based cycling platform company See.Sense.”