Past Innovation World Cups


Evolve Insurance Award 2013/14 for Allianz Digital Accelerator

Allianz Digital Accelerator created the “Evolve Insurance Award” to foster the development of smart wearable devices and cloud solutions that have an impact on safe living. The Evolve Insurance Award looked for business model and service innovations with an impact on the insurance business.

“Phone as a Wearable Hub Award” for leading chipset manufacturer during the WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup® 2013/14

New appcessories are launched every day. For most of them smartphones are the communication hubs. For this reason, the Wearable Technologies Group and a leading chipset manufacturer created this dedicated award: The “Phone as a Wearable Hub Award” honored innovative solutions using a smartphone as a hub for wearable devices like wristbands, heads-up displays (HUD), and smart watches.

“Geo Award” – powered by CloudEO at the Cloud Innovation World Cup® 2013-2015

The Cloud Innovation World Cup®, a global competition for innovations within the segment cloud computing, partnered with CloudEO, an online collaboration platform that enables to create, interpret, use, and market geo content and services. With this partnership, Innovation World Cup® Series and CloudEO created the “Geo Award” to seek solutions to integrate geospatial information and provide additional benefit to the cloud based service offered.

M2M Challenge 2012-2014

The M2M Challenge, a leading award in the field of machine-to-machine (m2m) communications, was initiated in 2012 with partners Swisscom, Ericsson, Telit and VARTA Microbattery. Since the contest was first launched, hundreds of participants submitted their innovative solution(s) in the M2M field. The contest became a huge success, gathering the attention of further important industry players such as Intel, Gemalto and MediaTek, which became partners of the open innovation platform. Since 2014, the M2M Challenge runs under the name IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup®, which is the leading innovation competition in the IoT / M2M field. 

European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2004-2010

The ESNC, the world´s largest and most successful innovation competition for satellite navigation, was set up and organized by Navispace AG from 2004-2010. During this period of time, a whole ecosystem of around 20 international regions and 180 experts were set up. Since its inception, thousands of participants joined the competition. The contest is today the leading global network in the segment of global navigation systems, looking for new products, services and innovative businesses in the satellite navigation sector to encourage the use of satellite navigation in people´s everyday life.

Bluetooth Innovation World Cup® 2009-2011

The Bluetooth Innovation World Cup®, organized by Navispace AG for the Bluetooth SIG –  received submissions from hundreds developers around the world. The ideas made use of the unique characteristics of Bluetooth low energy technology, such as very low power consumption, and the possibility of transforming entire industries with a simple, secure and super-efficient networking technology.