When EE, a tier 1 network operator, decided to back the LimeSDR crowdfunding campaign this was a clear indication of the scale of the opportunity at hand. And not simply for operators to reduce costs and extend coverage, but for wireless innovation to be democratised and the marketplace opened up to companies developing ground-breaking technology that will underpin new services.

Lime Micro are now pleased to announce that in partnership with British Telecom (BT) / EE, we are launching a competition to develop compelling prototypes and demonstrators using the LimeSDR kit. The competition is split into three categories:

A. Best implementation of an existing feature/solution
B. Best application of LimeSDR development kits to solve an existing problem (see scenario list)
C. Most imaginative and effective use of the programmable features of the LimeSDR

For category B, the scenarios are:

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Remote Connectivity – “Last Mile” Innovation
  • Indoor Enhancements
  • Enterprise
  • Entertainment
  • Other

The competition will run throughout June, July, and August, giving you time to develop your entry, and culminating in a ‘hack weekend’ from 1st to 3rd September in London. If you are not based in the UK or cannot travel to London, we will enable remote participation.

The outcomes of the competition include:

  • BT will write up the event in a white paper, describing how software-definable radio can impact future network and proposition development for mobile operators. This will include examples from notable entrants, as well as a write up of all finalists invited through to the final.
  • BT will fast track one or more finalists in each category through the Facebook TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre.
  • Where appropriate, BT will introduce participants into the Scottish Innovation Programme.

To register for more information and details on how to enter, please visit:


There will be multiple entry deadlines, the first of which is on the 9th June 2017 and for those who already have an application in mind.