Introducing Magento Innovations Lab

September 7, 2017

Introducing Magento Innovations Lab

Great news! The deadline for submission has been extended to Thursday, November 30! 

Ingenuity is a core tenet of Magento. And we’re extremely proud of our community for providing a vast amalgam of new possibilities through innovative and future-facing implementations of our products.

With the introduction of Magento Innovations Lab, we’re pulling back the curtain and shining a light on the creative development work being done within our global community. We’re looking for early stage, experimental, bleeding edge implementations of emerging technologies on the Magento platform. Anything that enhances the front-end customer experience. Think IoT, AR, VR, AI, chatbots, etc. These creations should drive top-line revenue growth for merchants and introduce improved shopping experiences.

We know exceptional work is being done, and the level of exposure is often low. It’s time to change that. We want to know what you’re working on. And we want to see it in action. It can be alpha, beta, wherever you are in the iteration process, but it needs to be demonstrated in a live demo or production instance.

What Qualifies?

  • Must be built on Magento 2

  • Must be customer/shopper focused – front-end implementation

  • Submissions must be shown through an actual implementation (no vaporware)

    • Must exist in a live demo or production instance

  • Solution must be exclusive to the Magento platform

  • Solution must not be fully productized or commercialized such as commercial extensions or SaaS offerings

  • Submissions may be highly customized, one-off, merchant-specific examples

Official Rules can be reviewed here.  

UPDATE: The submission window opened Thursday, September 7, and we’ve extended the deadline to Thursday, November 30, 2017. Please continue to use this form.  

Get Started!

Set up a hackathon. Polish something already in progress. Surpass your own understanding of what’s possible.  

This is not a one-time initiative. Innovation is happening across our community every single day. Magento Innovations Lab will serve to elevate community members who are not only pushing the boundaries of possibility, but defining a new reality.

A maximum of eight (8) Innovators selected in this initial round will be featured in a variety of online and offline formats, including an online Innovations Showcase, and onsite at Imagine 2018. These individuals or groups will receive well-deserved recognition and accolades from the Magento ecosystem, as well as exposure to new potential opportunities.

Blow our minds, and your solution might even make it into a future product implementation!