Ideas Competitions & Challenges

Competitions to generate ideas in various fields help Leonardo to promote the concept that 'development is a continuous challenge', to maintain a fertile source of ideas and to foster a powerful blend of skills and the exchange of knowledge. 

To strengthen the network of wide-ranging collaborations and the relationship with customers, Leonardo organises contests and ‘calls for ideas’. Innovative and challenging initiatives, such as hackathons, are valuable tools to identify the best talents in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field and to involve the younger generation in originating ideas – for example through the Innovathon event.

Similar initiatives are also promoted across Leonardo as an excellent tool to stimulate creativity and foster teamwork. Examples include the Innovation Award and Call for Entrepreneurship.  

These initiatives complement ongoing research and development processes, providing additional sources of innovation to be pursued and integrated into Leonardo's business, and increase the company's ability to create and capture value and talent.

#T-TeC - Telespazio Technology Contest

# T-Tec is the Open Innovation initiative promoted by Telespazio and Leonardo to to valorize university research and foster innovation in the space sector. Students and researchers from universities and departments worldwide will participate at the 2021 edition of #T-TeC, challenging with innovative ideas in the space field and will be awarded at Expo 2020 Dubai.

#T-TeC - Telespazio Technology Contest

Drone Contest

Drone Contest

The Leonardo Drone Contest is an Open Innovation challenge designed and launched by Leonardo in collaboration with six Italian universities to encourage the development of artificial intelligence applied to unmanned systems.

Call for Entrepreneurship

The Call for Entrepreneurship ‘Innovative Business Ideas’ is an internal initiative open to Leonardo’s entire workforce, which aims to unearth ideas that support the objectives of the “Be Tomorrow-Leonardo 2030” strategic plan.

Call for Entrepreneurship

Innovathon

Innovathon

Innovathon is a marathon of ideas organised using a hackathon format, designed by Leonardo to stimulate the outside world through technological challenges. The event is designed to contribute to the innovation process, promote and implement creative solutions, and gain inspiration for new products and services.

Innovation Award

Leonardo’s Innovation Award is one of the most eagerly-awaited events for employees and university students, as well as recent graduates and Ph.D. students hoping to explore the new frontiers of research and technology.

Innovation Award

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