Congratulations to the Business Partners who progressed to Phase 2! Learn about Phase 2.
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Explore the IBM Watson Build
The market for cognitive solutions is set to explode. Worldwide revenues are predicted to reach $47 billion USD in the next four years. The pace of adoption is rapid with annual growth forecast to exceed 55 percent between 2016 and 2020. Now is your chance to get in on the action. Capitalize on this emerging opportunity with help from IBM.
Join the Watson Build. Create a cognitive solution that you can take to market and start the transformation - for you and your clients.
February 14 - May 30, 2017
Submissions to join the IBM Watson Build have closed
In this phase, you will imagine a cognitive solution you can build and bring to market. We will help you craft a business plan for your proposed solution. To begin, explore our online educational resources or attend a hands-on workshop led by IBM Watson experts to gain the skills you need to build. Keep in mind, your solution should have relevance to customers, measurable market value, and uses Watson Developer Cloud APIs.
Need inspiration? Check out Business Partners who are marketing their cognitive solutions now.
June 19 - October 1
Selected ideas will move to the build phase where you will gain free access to development tools, access to business mentors and cognitive specialists who will help you bring your concept to life as a working prototype. To help you build your prototype you will gain access to IBM tools like IBM Bluemix, Watson APIs, Watson Content Hub and more.
To help you get started building your prototype, utilitze the resources guide on page 4 of our "Get Started" deck.
October - November
In the compete round, you’ll go head-to-head with other Business Partners who’ve developed cognitive solutions. After a panel of judges review the prototypes, seven winners will be selected from each geography, along with one wildcard winner. These eight winners will pitch their product to a panel of judges in an effort to take home the grand prize. What will you win? Learn here.
Learn more about the Build it phase