Herrsching / Munich, 02. June 2014 – STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, fittingly kick-started this season´s Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup rounds by officially unlocking the new candidates´ database. From June 1st until November 15th, 2014 developers and innovators from around the globe are invited to submit their contributions in wearable technologies in the categories Sports & Fitness, Healthcare & Wellness, Gaming & Lifestyle and Safety & Security. They will be competing for the ´Innovator of the Year´-prize and there are additional special prizes to be won in the categories Smart Clothing and blukii® App 2.0.
Wearable technologies have already been introduced in various levels of our daily lives. There is nevertheless extraordinary potential for development and improvement – both technologically as well as on the economical side of production. The adaption of these technologies is clearly demonstrated by the ongoing stream of new gadget market introductions as well as the accompanying buzz created by frequent expert (online) publications reviewing products and the underlying technology.
Andrea Onetti, General Manager Audio Systems Division,“As a leading supplier of the sensor, microcontroller, power management, analog, connectivity, and security technology in many of the coolest wearable products already on the market, we are looking for the next-generation of innovative and high-quality solutions making a positive contribution to people´s lives. The Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup, is identifying promising solutions, supporting them with specific expertise and connecting them with their high-level network – to make our lives smarter”.
Participants of the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup not only get the chance to win exciting prizes worth more than USD 200,000, they will also benefit from direct access to a global network of potential partners and customers. They additionally have the unique chance to order Software Development Kits (SDKs) of our partners STMicroelectronics and C. Schneider to develop their solutions and get price discounts up to 100 percent.
For more information and free registration visit: http://www.innovationworldcup.com/wt/.
About the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup
The Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup is the leading worldwide innovation competition in the field of Wearable Technologies. The WT Innovation World Cup was first launched in 2009, and over 2,500 contestants already took part. The Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup invites contestants from all over the world to submit innovative solutions in the areas of sports & fitness, healthcare & wellness, gaming & lifestyle and safety & security. 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 June 1 to November 15, 2014. For further information and registration, visit: www.innovation-worldcup.com/wt . Registration is free of charge.
The WT Innovation World Cup is sponsored by STMicroelectronics, AiQ Smart Clothing, C. Schneider – New Solutions, and VARTA Microbattery. Further partners include SIIA, MEDICA, ISPO, Continua Health Alliance and Wearable Technologies AG, as well as the regional partners Plug and Play Tech Center, Cluster 55, TAITRA, Team Cote D’Azur, Com4Innov, Innovative City, CSEM, and AlpICT.
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