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Our mission is to bring the future forward, by bringing the outside in. We are developing win-win partnerships with leading innovators.

That means connecting the start-ups which share our vision for the future with the people who can make it happen. We don’t think innovation is new, or happens on the side – it is central to everything we do and it could involve you, too.

But don’t just take our word for it, read our innovation stories.

Vodafone continues to push forward, to develop new technologies that empower people and create a better future. This has helped us to become one of the leading telecommunication providers today.

In a rapidly evolving world, there is no room for complacency. We’re always looking outwards for inspiration, collaboration and partnership opportunities.

Our innovation strategy is focused around our hot topics below, but if you have something completely new which aligns with our vision, we’d always be excited to hear about it.

Our hot topics

Blurring the lines between virtual and reality may sound out of this world, but it’s not all sci-fi. There are already some very real and practical applications and we think there’s enormous potential for more.

Let us know what AR/VR means to you, and the opportunity that it presents for our customers.

Know how

Benefit from Vodafone’s 30+ years of experience, and see how our industry experts can contribute to your business success.


With more than 300+ million customers, Vodafone opens core distribution channels and offers go-to-market support.


Our Innovation Labs offer a modern environment to develop products for the mass market and integrate with our existing services.


With an extensive network of strategic partnerships across the innovation ecosystem, we offer real opportunities to leverage scale.

Got an idea? Contact the Innovation team

Success stories

A Vodafone Dig case study: meet Vidsy, the creative technology engine powering mobile video ad creation for the world’s leading brands.


Seenit helps brands and organisations to create video with their audiences. Fans and employees become mobile film crews.


Spirable, the London based adtech startup, is one of several playing in the customized video ads space.

Meet the team

Paresh Modi

Head of Business Development & Innovation

Cilia Kanellopoulos

Senior Manager, Innovation

Innovation Stories

02 Jul 2020

Vodafone innovation on Launchpad for journey from telco to techco

Paresh Modi, Head of Business Development and Innovation, Vodafone Group explores Vodafone’s journey from telco to becoming a tech communications company.

15 Jan 2020

The Vodafone 5G DIG Top 100

The Vodafone 5G Dig is a global quest to find start-ups that offer partnership potential and help us respond to business challenges through real 5G use cases.

15 Jan 2020

Innovation unbound: Winning startups tackle social issues

Smart white sticks for the partially sighted, helping children with cerebral palsy, and nudging millennials onto the housing ladder - meet some of the winning startups t...

15 Jan 2020

Dig it: Meet the 5 finalists of the Vodafone 5GDIG

After an exhaustive global search, the top five companies in the Vodafone #5GDIG have been chosen, and we're so excited to introduce you to them

15 Jan 2020

#5GDig: The winners – from Skype for surgeons to AR

Everything started, says Nuno Muralha, when he was a surgeon in South Africa on a trauma exchange.

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Learn more about our technology


We have taken a leadership role in global research and trials of 5G.?????? ?


Vodafone is a global leader in providing IoT services.