Innovate & Win with NN #thenextsphere – Submit your idea! (€3000 prize)

Innovate & Win with NN #thenextsphere – Submit your idea! (€3000 prize)

Deadline: January 31, 2016

Global industrial corporation NN Inc. are looking for talent from around the world to come up with new, innovative ideas for the use of precision balls. The competition is ‘inspired by iNNovation’, looking for creativity together with a good dose of entrepreneurial spirit. Submit your idea now for the chance to win cash prizes and see your idea come of life!

NN been producing precision steel balls since their foundation. Our Metal Bearing Components produces approximately 7 billion balls per year, ranging in size from 3mm to 90mm diameter. You could find these balls in a wide range of applications including automotive, aerospace, medical, general industry electronics and they are looking for any possible, practicable and new application in the light of modern technology.


  • All submissions must be in English
  • You must be 18 years or older or have written parental consent to compete.
  • Winners must abide by the application requirements of the host organisation.


First place winner will receive 3,000 Euros cash prize and their idea implemented by NN Inc. Winners will also have the opportunity to visit an NN Inc. facility for an awards ceremony and hands-on experience!

Second and third place winners will receive €2,000 and €1,000 cash prize, respectively.

How to Apply

The online competition requires-

  • An 8-question quiz on mechanics.
  • An innovation summary.
  • A motivational statement.
  • A business plan.
  • A profile form.

For more information, visit the competition page of the NN Inc Innovation Competition.