catalyst team awards
The Catalyst Awards recognize achievements in industry innovation, collaboration, and growth through proof-of-concepts. In 2023, over 50 Catalyst teams co-created solutions to industry challenges faced by communications service providers and their technology partners. These projects were showcased at our DTW23 – Ignite event in Copenhagen from September 19-21, 2023.
This year, there were two sets of Catalyst Awards: the Open Innovation Catalyst Awards and the Moonshot Catalyst Awards
- The Open Innovation Catalyst Awards recognize projects that address key industry challenges with engaging, innovative, and impactful solutions. The Moonshot Catalyst Awards, on the other hand, acknowledge Catalysts that aim to solve Moonshot Challenges by providing groundbreaking and commercially viable technology solutions in an interactive manner.
- The Moonshot Catalyst Awards acknowledge Catalysts that aim to solve Moonshot Challenges by providing groundbreaking and commercially viable technology solutions in an interactive manner.
The winners of these awards were announced live during a ceremony at DTW23 – Ignite in Copenhagen on September 21, 2023.
As a neutral, non-profit organization, our awards ensure a prestigious and impartial view, celebrating success and delivering valuable peer recognition. Fairness is key, and our new judging process uses both empirical and subjective data to make sure we are showcasing our top teams for one of the most coveted and renowned honors in our industry.
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Applicable for Open Innovation Catalysts only
Outstanding Catalyst – Business impact
This award recognizes the team that showcases the most compelling business impacts and potential, such as improved performance, cost reduction, enhanced efficiency, streamlined operations, service agility, customer engagement, and more, through well-defined proof points.
Outstanding Catalyst – Sustainability & Impact on society
This award recognizes the team that demonstrates the highest potential to positively impact society and contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Outstanding Catalyst – Showcase
This award recognizes the team that presents the most impactful showcase demonstration, effectively highlighting the innovation, commercial viability, and relevance of their solution to industry concerns.
Outstanding Use of TM Forum Assets
This award recognizes the team that exemplifies the most impactful utilization of TM Forum assets in their Catalyst project, while also quantifying the tangible benefits derived from employing these assets.
Outstanding Business Growth (New category)
This award recognizes the Catalyst that showcases exceptional potential for new growth, surpassing the expansion achieved through conventional connectivity offerings. It highlights the effective utilization of digital enablers (such as IoT, CaaS – Connectivity as a Service, ZTP – Zero Touch Partnering, and marketplaces) to drive business growth and success.
Best Innovation & Future Techco
This award recognizes the team that has developed the most innovative and futuristic technology solution aimed at driving digital transformation within the industry.
Best New Catalyst (For Phase-I/New Catalysts only)
This award recognizes the Phase 1 Catalyst team that exemplifies the most collaborative behavior and presents a compelling and innovative solution with the potential to transform the telecommunications industry.
Excellence in the application of AI & Automation (New category)
This award recognizes the Catalyst that showcases the best utilization of AI and Automation to drive efficiency and growth, all while ensuring sustainable scalability and ethical practices.
Note: Each Open Innovation Catalyst would be competing for any 3 of these Open Innovation Award categories.
Applicable for Moonshot Catalysts only
Best Moonshot Catalyst – The Energy Challenge
This award is presented to the Catalyst that provides the best solution to the Energy Challenge, offering innovative and commercially viable technology solutions to achieve our sustainability goals of carbon neutrality and reduced energy consumption.
Best Moonshot Catalyst – The Metaverse Challenge
This award is presented to the Catalyst that effectively addresses future connectivity needs by offering innovative and commercially viable technology solutions utilizing the capabilities of the Metaverse.
Note: Each Moonshot Catalyst has initially selected one of the key industry challenges and will be competing in their respective award category.
Submissions for the 2023 DTW Catalyst Awards will open on July 3, 2023, and close on August 25, 2023.
How is success measured?
Using the Catalyst Spaces functionality and the Awards Submission Form, teams can easily communicate project objectives, track progress throughout the project cycle, and showcase the outcomes of their work to the audience and judges.
How does judging work?
Judges will review the Catalyst spaces, the details provided in the awards submission forms, and interactions with the teams on-site during the DTW event to select the winners for each award.
During DTW’23, the judges will convene to deliberate on all scores achieved by the Catalyst teams and make the final judgment.
The winners will be announced during the DTW23 – Ignite event in Copenhagen on September 21.
Post-event awards and process
Outstanding contribution to TM Forum assets award:
This award recognizes the team that has made the most substantial contribution to TM Forum assets. The review takes place post-event and is based on the contributions made by the Catalyst towards collaboration member projects. All Catalysts submit their contributions for assessment by the Collaboration Sub-Committee within six weeks after the event.
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