The IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2016/17 deadline has been extended to 15 December 2016 and we have an exciting new partnership with LoRa Alliance!

We are excited to announce that the LoRa Alliance has chosen to join the 2017 IoT/M2M Innovation World Cup. The LoRa Alliance is a leading technology alliance for the Internet of Things (IoT) and low-power wide area networks (LPWAN). To welcome our new partner and to give all contestants the chance to consider how their existing solutions might be optimized with the use of LoRa Alliance Technology, we will extend our submission deadline to 15 December 2016. Solutions in the categories Industrial, Smart City, Automotive, Transport & Logistics & Surveillance, Industrial, Smart Building & Home Automation can be submitted by using the registering on this page.

Please add to the product description field, if and when your solution will be ready for LoRa WAN technology or NB IoT solutions. We are looking forward to seeing you on stage at the Mobile World Congress on March 1st in Barcelona, hosted by our Spanish partner ACCIO!

We also encourage our participants to enter the current LoRa Alliance Challenge, which is focused on creating a safer and smarter sustainable world with four solution submission categories: food, water, health and safety. Submissions to this competition can be made until January 2nd, 2017. “Technology can play a critical role in improving the lives of the most marginalized communities in the developing world,” said Safia Verjee, program manager in Disaster Risk Management at the Kenya Red Cross. “LoRaWAN can meet the price points and requirements to scale solutions easily.”

For more details please check: https://www.lora-alliance.org/IoT-Challenge-Area

The IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2016/17 deadline closes December 15th!
Don’t miss your chance to submit your Innovative solution

The IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup with its sponsors Telit Wireless Solutions, MediaTek Labs, VARTA Microbattery, and Gemalto is the leading IOT / M2M innovation competition worldwide. Last year almost 400 solutions from 70 different countries were submitted and a panel of experts faced the tough task of selecting the best out of many great solutions that went on to become last year’s category winners or the overall innovator of the year.

The IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2016/17 | Kick-Off event was held during the M2M Forum and Disruptive Week in Milan and marked the beginning of our 5th IOT/M2M Innovation World Cup. From now until the 15th of December, you have the chance to submit your innovative solution for free in the area of Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Communications. An entry into the competition will put you in the running to be selected as a finalist of the Innovation World Cup. Our finalists will have the opportunity to present their innovative idea at the award ceremony next year in front of our sponsors, partners and a broad range of experts!

Become innovator of the year and accelerate your business with the help of our Innovation World Cup network. Your innovation will reach our platinum, gold and silver partners and gain the attention of our regional and media partners. In addition, you can take advantage of free development kits from our partners Telit, Gemalto and BSH (Bosch Group) (see here for more details).

Submissions can be made in the categories of “Smart City”, “Automotive”, “Industrial”, “Smart Building and Home Automation”, “Healthcare”, “Transport, Logistics & Surveillance” as well as a special “Security Award” powered by gemalto. Take the chance to apply and with some luck, you could make it into the final round. Gain international awareness for your innovative solution, immensely expand your network, benefit from extensive promotion and take advantage of the many other benefits provided by our prominent sponsors and partners!

Hopefully you joined us at one of our promotional events in Paris, San Francisco, Neuchatel or Hong Kong. If not, don’t fret as you can find all the necessary information right here on our website. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to propel your innovative idea into the future with the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup!


Review of the IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2015/16

The Award Ceremony in Barcelona on the 24th of February 2016 was a great success. Out of almost 400 submissions only 25 companies were selected as IOT Heroes 2016. Almost all finalists came to Barcelona to present their solutions in the categories Connected Home, Smart City, Mobility, Security, and Healthcare.

The best of the best in Internet of Things were announced right after the elevator pitches: MYXYTY, EverCharge, Kizy Tracking, Swissprime Technologies, and Quanticare Technologies.

The trophies were handed over by the representatives of the IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup sponsors: Gerhard Schedler from Swisscom, Joe Braga from Telit, Marc Naddell from MediaTek Labs, Matthias Dorsch from VARTA Microbattery and Alex Hansmann from Gemalto.

Learn more about all IOT Heroes 2016 here.

Review of IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2014/15

All submitted solutions were judged and reviewed by an international team of experts against a set of criteria including degree of innovation, business potential and go-to-market approach. The finalists and winners were announced at the Mobile World Congress, hosted by title sponsor Ericsson, on March 3rd, 2015 in Barcelona.

Learn more about the winners and IoT Innovators of the Year 2015 at the Hall of Fame.

The official award ceremony and announcement of the overall winner took place at SWISSCOM M2M Day in Zurich, on March 12th, 2015.

The IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup took off the 20th of May 2014 at the annual M2M Forum in Milan. Having attracted the interest of developers worldwide, the IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup closed its database the 15th of November 2014 with impressive solutions. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all of the participants as well as to our partners for their involvement.

IOT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2014/15 – Award Movie

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