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Swisscom and Ericsson again title sponsors of the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup

Building up on the success of the last two years, the Innovation World Cup Series is very pleased to announce the extended partnership with Swisscom and Ericsson as title sponsors of the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup (formerly M2M Challenge). With a special session at the m2m Forum in Milan, Italy, the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup, in cooperation with sponsors and partners, first and foremost title sponsors Swisscom and Ericsson, opened it database seeking revolutionary IoT / M2M solutions in the categories of Industry 4.0, Mobility, Energy, Security, Healthcare, and Connected Home.

“We are committed to staying close to the developments and trends in the area IoT/M2M based innovation. The IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup assist us in identifying key industry innovators, and where it makes sense, to help promote them through joint cooperation,” says Gerhard Schedler, Head of M2M Centre of Competence, Swisscom.

From 20 May to 15 November 2014, innovators and developers from all around the world are invited to submit – free of charge – innovative IoT / M2M solutions that have the potential to become real marketable products in the categories of Industry 4.0, Mobility, Energy, Security, Healthcare, and Connected Home.

In presence a large audience of national and international experts at the m2m Forum in Milan, a leading international conference and exposition in the field of machine-to-machine communications and Internet of Things, the Innovation World Cup Series had given the starting signal for the next edition of the leading IoT / M2M award worldwide.

The finalists and winners will be evaluated by an international panel of experts on criteria including innovative character, business potential and usability. At the official award ceremony in March 2015 the Innovator of the Year and the Winners of each category will be presented.

“We are already excited to see brilliant new solutions in the competition. The last two years of the competition have showcased the ever-growing M2M application fields and with such use cases we are coming closer to our vision of 50bn connected devices in 2020”, says Miguel Blockstrand, Head of Product Line Device Connections, Ericsson. For more information and registration, visit http://www.innovationworldcup.com/iot-m2m/

About the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup

The IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup (formerly M2M Challenge) is going into its third round. First launched in 2012, it has already proven to be the leading IoT / M2M award worldwide. Hundreds contestants from 70 countries demonstrate the huge innovation potential in the world of machine-to-machine communication and the Internet of Things.

The leading global innovation competition, IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup is welcoming revolutionary IoT / M2M solutions in the categories of Industry 4.0, Mobility, Energy, Security, Healthcare, and Connected Home. An international panel of industry experts will select the most innovative products according to criteria such as level of innovation, marketability, and usability.

Submissions are accepted from 20 May to 15 November 2014. Participation is free of charge. For further information and registration, visit: http://www.innovationworldcup.com/iot-m2m/

The IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup is sponsored by Swisscom and Ericsson as title sponsors and by Intel, Telit Wireless Solutions and VARTA Microbattery. Further partners include m2mapps, connect and Connected Home as well as the regional and media partners Wearable Technologies AG, Continua Health Alliance, m2m forum 2014, TAITRA, Team Cote D’Azur, Innovative City, Com4Innov, CSEM, AlpICT, Cluster 55, Plug and Play Tech Center, Engerati, M2M World News, and m2m Alliance.

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Susanne Schneider
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