Join the Vodafone ChangeMakers' Challenge and

 help us to shape the future of IoT Security for
the chance to win a prize package worth over £50,000.

The Internet of Things has been labelled as ‘the next big Industrial Revolution’,
changing the way we live, work and play and at the same time, creating endless new

opportunities for business and transforming our lives for the better.

Vodafone are reaching out to startups at the forefront of IoT security, challenging
them to accelerate the development of technical solutions and services which
will help to keep their IoT customers safe and secure.

The Vodafone ChangeMakers’ Challenge, will bring together a selected group
of startups from around the world, working alongside Vodafone employees and
mentors to develop the most exciting tools and services in this field for both
consumers and enterprises. Over 48 hours in London, you will work to resolve real
challenges for Vodafone and their customers, by providing solutions
which discover, prevent and resolve cyber threats on connected devices.

Participants will demo their developed prototypes to a specialised judging panel
and audience at the end of the event, comprising of leading figures in technology
and IoT security. The winning team will be given a prize package worth over

£50,000 and the opportunity to open up significant revenue opportunities.

Prize Package- 1st place worth over £50,000:

  • £5,000 cash prize
  • Discovery Workshop with Vodafone experts
  • Proof of concept
  • Access to Vodafone Innovation Lab and team
  • Significant PR and profiling opportunities


5th June from 5:00PM

6th June 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

7th June 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Up for the Challenge?

Startups will develop and test their products and services in real scenarios to demonstrate how their proposition can improve security for Vodafone’s customers.

  • Exclusive opportunity to work with Vodafone’s innovators to develop your proposition
  • Make invaluable industry connections
  • Raise the profile of your startup and services
  • Demo your prototype
  • Be in with the chance to win prize package worth £50,000

Step 1

Step 2

Selected startups will

be invited to attend the 

hackathon in London


your startup

Step 3

Step 4

Team with Vodafone’s innovators
to develop and test your
solution in real scenarios

Demo your prototypes

and win!

Can you help to keep Vodafone customers’ networks and services reliable and secure?

We’re looking for startups in the IoT or Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Cybersecurity space, with an innovative solution and the experience to take their proposition to the next level.

You will need to assemble a team from your startup with a minimum of 2 members who can attend for the duration of the event.

Developers, designers, and marketers that have been part of your journey so far.

Remember, the challenge will be technically demanding.


Showcase your solutions and services.

GET SELECTED - by 26th May

The best of the submissions will be selected and invited to the event.

HACKATHON IN LONDON - 5th to 7th June

Spend 48 hours in London developing and testing
your IoT security solution.


Vodafone will continue to work with the best ideas to integrate them as part of their IoT security offering to customers.

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