Catalyst Program

Take on the greatest challenges of our industry and win the 2023 Moonshot Award.

Let your inn o vation take flight

Moonshot Catalyst projects are a unique new way to meet the ultimate challenges of our industry head-on, as we strive for truly sustainable growth. In addition to the advantages of joining an Open Innovation Catalyst, your project team will receive enhanced backing every step of the way, and the solution with the most significant impact will win a special Moonshot Catalyst Team Award.

  • Create innovation at scale and sustainable growth with a fail-fast philosophy and the guidance of top industry figures
  • Win awards for technically excellent solutions with game-changing business or societal impact

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If you would like to speak to a member of our team about getting involved in a Catalyst project, please fill out this short form and we will contact you.

Meet the challenge...

Moonshot Catalysts generate proof-of-concept ideas that innovate to solve specific key industry challenges, set by communications service providers and industry stakeholders. The Catalysts deliver projects and solutions to tackle these ultimately challenging areas, while leveraging key TM Forum best practices and standards to ensure scalability, reuse across multiple applications, and reduced costs and risk.

Challenge Sponsor: New way to get on board

In addition to the Project Champion and Project Participant roles available in an Innovation Catalyst project, every Moonshot Catalyst Challenge also has space for a Challenge Sponsor. A vital thought leadership and mentoring opportunity to make your organization an integral part of innovation success.

Inspire as a Moonshot Challenge Sponsor:

  • Demonstrate thought-leadership
  • Help guide teams
  • Provide technological and business insights
  • Be there on the launch-pad of some of the most exciting start-up projects in our universe
  • Place your brand at the heart of innovation with the boldest ambitions
  • Receive amplified promotion for your story across channels
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Let's create the future - together

Being part of a Catalyst project is a powerful way to demonstrate your organizations’ position at the heart of innovation, with the potential to transform our communications industry. It also comes with powerful ways to share your work and a meaningful role for your organization at DTW 2023. Find out more:


What is a Catalyst?

Catalysts generate proof-of-concept ideas that innovate to solve common industry challenges.

Current Catalysts

See the latest thought leadership and innovation Catalysts that our members are working on.



List of frequently asked questions with answers and useful links.

Previous Catalysts

Discover all the past Catalysts from 2022, 2021 and earlier.


Catalyst Awards Winners

The Catalyst team awards recognize achievements in innovation, proof-of-concepts for industry standards and impact on sustainability goals.


Catalyst Pricing

There is a participation fee for all Participants involved in a Catalyst. Find out more here.

Upcoming Catalyst Events

Discover how the industry comes together through innovation and thought leadership at our global events


March 14, 2023 -      March 16, 2023 KRAT

The Digital Transformation World Asia exhibition and conference is your ticket to becoming a game-changer and seizing the growth opportunity.

September 19, 2023 - September 21,2023 CEST

The newest Catalysts will showcase at our flagship event, DTW 2023.

Find out about other TM Forum Events and Webinars here .