IOT / WT Innovation World Cup participation

Develop. Submit. Win.

Win prizes worth over $500,000

  • Access to the worldwide network of Innovation World Cup® Series, opportunity to connect with important market players at a very early stage of product development
  • 10,000 Euro cash prize for the EBV IOT Hero 2017/18
  • Business acceleration
  • Extensive public relation activities
  • Speaking opportunities at international conferences
  • Dedicated marketing activities to promote the finalists and category winners as “IoT / WT Innovators of the Year 2018”
  • Placement on the ‘Hall of Fame’
  • Opportunity to present your innovative solution at the official award ceremony
  • Exclusive coaching session with our partner Kickstarter
  • Free co-working space in the vibrant startup capital Berlin provided by GTEC
  • Software Development Kits provided by our partners EBV Elektronik, STMicroelectronics, LoRa Alliance, Gemalto, Geeny and BSH for free. Learn more about the SDKs here.

In addition to the above-mentioned competition prizes, the winners of the Special Prizes will receive a number of additional benefits, learn more here.

For more information see our Participant Brochure.

How to Register & Compete for the Special Prizes 

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. Simply 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.

At the submission form describe your solution or your running prototype in a functional way, accompanied by images showing its special features, results or advantages.

To compete for the special prizes answer “Yes” to the relevant questions in the Special Prizes section and fill in all the required further details.

If you have corrections you must make these before the database closes on November 18th, 2017. Make your corrections in the appropriate section and remember to save your revisions. Bear in mind that the more in-depth and comprehensive your submission is, the higher chance you will have to be selected as a finalist.

How to Request Software Development Kits

When you have registered for the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® 2017/18 and filled in the submission form with all the required details, you will have the unique opportunity to order one of the software development kits provided by the Innovation World Cup® partners directly via the submission form.

The deadline for requesting software development kits is November 18th, 2017. Bear in mind that the more in-depth and comprehensive your submission is, the higher chance you will have to qualify for receiving the software development kit. After requesting a software development kit, we will get in touch with you to complete the process.

Database opens for new submissions: 1 March 2017
Database closes: 18 November 2017 (23:59 PST)

The participation is free of charge.

As soon as the submission phase ends on November 18th, the evaluation phase will start. Judges from world-leading tech companies will assess your application and select the most disruptive solutions. The finalists will be then invited to join the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® Pitch and Award Ceremony to rock the stage with their project.

To help you with your submission, have a look at the FAQ about the competition.

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