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Being a finalist of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® gave us a great opportunity to partner with international experts and investors in the wearable industry.

Jakob Wahl

CMO, iBreve

The award that we received as Healthcare Innovator of the Year 2018 is important to us. The information of our victory made it easier for us to acquire investors.

Wojciech Radomski

CEO, StethoMe

The IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® helped us to create trust, credibility and visibility, so to build our brand awareness!

Mathieu Destrian

CEO, Intellinium

The pitch and award ceremony was an exciting moment of the competition, it was great to see so many great products taking well deserved appreciation.

Radu Motisan


Innovation World Cup® Series

MAKING INNOVATION VISIBLE With over 14 years of successful competitions, the Innovation World Cup® Series is the most established open innovation platform worldwide. We discover emerging applications, solutions, and investment opportunities in new industries with massive growth potential.

In partnership with over 45 leading regional ICT clusters all over the globe, the Innovation World Cup® Series has a significant impact on all parties involved.

We connect the ingenuity of Techpreneurs with the potency of leading industry partners to form powerful alliances capable of transforming budding ideas into global giants. For many, the Innovation World Cup® is the reason their innovation is visible to those who make a difference.

The Innovation World Cup® Series is initiated and organized by Navispace AG, an experienced innovation and technology marketing partner since 2003.

How to Participate

The online application is secure, easy to use, and allows you to save your work so that you may come back to work on it in multiple sessions. Follow the registration link, create your participant profile and then a submission form. If you are submitting more than one solution you must complete a new submission form for each one.

In the submission form describe your solution in a functional way, accompanied by images and/or video showing its special features, results or advantages. Remember to answer all the questions. Note that only those submissions that have a functional prototype/proof of concept will advance in the competition, mere ideas will not be considered.

To compete in the special prizes powered by Gemalto, BIM World, LoRa Alliance™ and AiQ Smart Clothing you must answer “Yes” to the relevant questions in the submission forms Special Prize section and fill in all the required further details. All European contestants are part of the EBV Elektronik special prize automatically! More details can be found here.

The evaluation phase of the 10th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® is now ongoing. Our judging panel composed by tech experts from world-leading tech companies are evaluating all the innovative submissiions received. By mid-November, the finalists will be selected and all participants notified with the results and the next steps.

Did you miss the submission deadline? We got you covered: the 11th edition of the competition is now open!

Why Participate?

Win prizes worth over $500,000 to boost your development and marketing:

  • Access the global Innovation World Cup® Series network
  • Create powerful alliances with recognized industry partners
  • 10,000 Euro cash prize for the EBV IOT Hero
  • Work with established teams dedicated to support start-ups
  • Increase your solution’s recognition world-wide
  • Implement and test your solution in testing facilities
  • Get free Software Development Kits provided by our partners STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, and Gemalto
  • Build trust and credibility
  • Free speaking opportunities at international conferences
  • Exclusive coaching session with our partner Kickstarter
  • Free marketing packages that promote the finalists and category winners as IoT / WT Innovators of the Year 2019
  • Opportunity to present your innovative solution at the official Pitch & Award Ceremony
  • Placement on the Hall of Fame

In addition to the above-mentioned competition prizes, the winners of the Special Prizes powered by our partners will receive a number of additional benefits. Learn more about them here.