Main Partners

STMicroelectronics is the Title Sponsor of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup.

ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people’s life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members that believes the internet of things era is now. It was initiated by industry leaders with a mission to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), and smart city, and industrial applications. The Alliance members will collaborate to drive the global success of the LoRa protocol (LoRaWAN), by sharing knowledge and experience to guarantee interoperability between operators in one open global standard.

EBV Elektronik, an Avnet Company, was founded in 1969 and is one of the leading specialists in European semiconductor distribution. Our team of technical sales specialists provides a strong focus on a selected group of long-term manufacturing partners, while our continuously trained application specialists offer extensive application know-how and design expertise. Warehouse operations, complete logistics solutions, and value-added services such as programming, taping and reeling, and laser marking are fulfilled by Avnet Logistics, EBV’s logistical backbone and Europe’s largest service center. EBV operates from 62 offices in 28 countries throughout Europe, as well as in Israel and South Africa.

Geeny is an IoT proposition from Telefónica NEXT. As an IoT software platform, it connects B2C companies, developers, makers, and smart users. It disrupts IoT space, giving end-users access and control over data from their connected devices. Rich data, consumer insights and cutting-edge technology help companies build IoT products and services that answer tangible needs of their customers.

Help up disrupt consumer IoT and show how you can use Geeny IoT platform to build your next big thing. Enter the Connected Living Challenge NOW!

Gemalto’s M2M connectivity solutions, services and world leading digital security expertise enable trust in our connected world. Being a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market leader for more than 15 years, Gemalto can help you unleash the power of the Internet of Things in many ways. Award-winning Cinterion® products and services allow machines, equipment, vehicles and other assets to securely communicate over wireless networks, helping enterprises simplify operations, increase efficiency and establish new business models for automotive, healthcare, transport, logistics, energy and other industries. The Cinterion range of high quality Wireless M2M Modules and Machine Identification Modules (MIM)™ is complemented by a unique competence in trusted and secure personalization capabilities, application enablement and delivery as well as device management.

Visit Gemalto’s website or the Gemalto Developer Community today to learn more about how you can unleash the power of the IoT. What can you create?

AiQ Smart Clothing Inc. plays a vital role within the e-Textile supply chain by offering a complete and vertical integration of wearable technologies to customers. Our philosophy, “Smart Inside Out”, defines the perfect seamless integration of technologies and apparel, which is reflected in our product line “BioMan™”. Innovations form our core, whether it is sports & fitness, outdoor & leisure, homecare & healthcare, AiQ has the drive and capability to bring e-Textile concepts into reality.

VARTA Microbattery is one of the major battery manufacturers in the world, maintaining production facilities globally in order to supply more than 100 countries with quality products. We develop and produce batteries comprising of many electrochemical systems and cell geometries. As a global system supplier we provide the best solution possible to satisfy our customers’ application requirements.

Cicor Group – Innovation for success is a leading international high-tech industrial group active in advanced microelectronic, substrates and electronic solutions. The Group offers complete outsourcing services and a broad range of innovative technologies, electronics and a wide range of production options from PCB assembly, system assembly, box-building, toolmaking and plastic injection molding. With 11 production sites and more than 20 representative offices worldwide, the group supplies high-quality custom-made solutions to its clients worldwide.

Telit (AIM: TCM), is the global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) enablement.  The company offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of integrated products and services for end-to-end IoT deployments – including cellular communication modules in all technologies, GNSS, short-to-long range wireless modules, IoT connectivity plans and IoT platform services. Through the IoT Portal, Telit makes IoT onboarding easy, reduces risk, time to market, complexity and costs for asset tracking, remote monitoring and control, telematics, industrial automation and others, across many industries and vertical markets worldwide.

The StartupCon is an innovation-driven network and business even at C-level with the aim of connecting early-stage startups with suitable partners from business and investors. The StartupCon is an “innovation Summit” and reflects the entire ecosystem in order to provide founders with a 360° overview of entrepreneurship.

dmexco is the global business and innovation platform of the digital economy. It connects the existing economy with visionary trends and defines the commercial potentials of tomorrow. Within a few years, dmexco has developed into the forerunner of the digital transformation. Today dmexco is the growth driver of the global digiconomy: It provides direct business transactions, valuable new contacts, the evaluation of business ideas, new standards for the digital economy, maximum value creation, and concrete added value. dmexco — the leading global expo and conference of the digiconomy.

B/S/H/ Home Appliances

MediaTek Labs – A Developer Centric Ecosystem

MediaTek Labs is a global ecosystem initiative supporting device creation, application development, and services based around MediaTek offerings. MediaTek is a young and entrepreneurial company that has grown quickly into a market leader. We identify with creative and driven pioneers in the maker and developer communities, and recognize the benefits of building an ecosystem that fosters your talents and your efforts to innovate. MediaTek Labs is the developer hub for all our developer offerings. It builds on our track record for delivering industry-leading reference designs that offer the shortest time-to-market for our extensive customer and partner base.

Swisscom is the Title Sponsor of the Iot / M2M Innovation World Cup.

Swisscom – At Swisscom, we believe that together we can shape the future with innovative and sustainable solutions for an ever changing world. The world is full of ideas. We combine the best of these for our customers‘ benefit. To this end we penetrate new markets, foster successful partnerships, participate in projects with future potential and promote innovations that promise added value both for our customers and for Swisscom.

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. They are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Their offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson and their networks support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. More than 110,000 people of Ericsson are working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2013 the company’s net sales were USD 34.9 billion.

Intel Corporation, the world’s largest chip company by revenue, designs and manufactures microprocessors, chipsets, software and services that are the foundation for computing. Once largely a PC-oriented company, Intel® increasingly provides the vital intelligence inside a wide range of devices, from the lowest-power mobile devices to the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Google Cloud Platform enables developers to build, test and deploy applications on Google’s highlyscalable and reliable infrastructure. Computing, storage and application services for your web, mobile and backend solutions. – Build on the same infrastructure that allows Google to return search results in milliseconds, serve 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month and provide storage for Gmail users. – Rapidly develop, deploy and iterate your applications without worrying about system administration. Google manages your application, database and storage servers. – Virtual machines. Managed platform. Blob storage. Block storage. NoSQL datastore. MySQL database. Big Data analytics. Google Cloud Platform has all the services your application architecture needs. – Applications hosted on Cloud Platform can automatically scale up to handle the most demanding workloads and scale down when traffic subsides. You pay only for what you use. – Every millisecond of latency matters. Google’s compute infrastructure gives you consistent CPU, memory and disk performance. – With Google’s worldwide community of users, partner ecosystem and premium support packages, Google provides a full range of resources to help you get started and grow.

CloudEO –  the unique portal for all those who create, interpret and use geodata –  offers to its customers a secure and highly scalable geo infrastructure to develop, produce and market geo services. It brings data, software and processing power together within a private cloud service and a certified hosting environment. Within CloudEO’s geo collaboration platform content providers, software developers, service providers and geodata users become partners within one ecosystem providing affordable geo services for commercial applications.

The Allianz Digital Accelerator builds new business models for Allianz and accelerates their execution and implementation within Allianz to ultimately better serve and build value for our customers.

Texas Instruments Incorporated is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies. We provide innovative semiconductor technologies to help our customers create the world’s most advanced electronics. Our analog, embedded processing and wireless technologies permeate daily life in many different ways, from digital communications and entertainment to medical services, automotive systems and wide-ranging applications in between. TI delivers the industry‘s broadest portfolio of wireless connectivity products, technologies and solutions.

Samsung Semiconductor Europe is your one-stop provider of component solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Seoul, Korea. Our headquarters are based in Frankfurt, Germany, and we have sales offices located all over Europe. Frankfurt manages our marketing and sales activities for EMEA operations for semiconductor and LCD products. We provide advanced solutions for the mobile, desktop computing, consumer electronics and industrial markets that are used by most of the major electronic equipment manufacturers for their system designs today.



Cooperation & Media Partners

Wearable Technologies – The world-leading platform for Wearable Technologies product and component suppliers as well as retailers, researchers and designers from both the textile and the electronics sector.

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative ideas that are brought to life through the direct support of others.Since our launch on April 28, 2009, over $1.9 billion has been pledged by more than 9.2 million people, funding more than 90,000 creative projects.

German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) is an international business incubation center for startups, established at ESMT European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. GTEC was launched in 2015 with the support of six founding partners, together representing German industry, academia, venture capital and law and coming from the following companies: RWE, Globumbus, ESMT, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Noerr, and the Sigmund Kiener Stiftung. GTEC’s partners look to drive collaborative innovation, promote disruptive entrepreneurship in Europe, and connect with high-potential startups. GTEC Lab is 1,200m2 and is located at the ESMT Campus in central Berlin. It has a unique value proposition for technology startups that includes 0% equity, no rent, and 12 months of free support. Qualifying startups benefit from free office space; prototyping facilities; business, legal, and tax consulting; and direct access to GTEC’s corporate, research, and investor network.

ACCIÓ is the Agency for Business Competitiveness. ACCIÓ’s different programmes on internationalization and innovation supports over 23,000 companies a year. We connect businesses to the key strategic sectors and help catalan business and startups boost their competitiveness. We help foreign companies connect and tap into the Catalonia and Barcelona excellent innovation system. As members of the Enterprise Europe Network we deliver partnering and internationalisation and innovation advice services linking with our large network in more than 60 countries.

MEDICA is the world’s leading and largest medical trade fair with accompanying congress. It is organized by Messe Dusseldorf and is held annually in mid-November.

IOTHINGS comes from the experience gained through the M2M FORUM, the first-ever international M2M+IoT Conference & Expo.

M2M forum was launched in 2002 by Innovability and in 15 editions has brought together European players in the Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things space.

The event features not only an expo and conferences, but also business meetings and networking. The target audience is B2B only and includes C-levels from end-user companies, public utilities, public administration and carriers. It is the only event where a conference session will discuss the new born Chief IoT Officer role.

Co-located events with IOTHINGS: EMBEDDED IOT and IOENERGY. Since 2011 IOENERGY has featured broad and integrated contents on the technology usage for the Internet of Energy field. Also, participants have the opportunity to take part in the second year of the IoT Valley Tour to discover the region’s excellences.

The Medical Valley European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg (EMN) is an internationally leading cluster in the medical engineering sector. The area is home to highly specialized research facilities, global players and many upcoming companies. They cooperate closely with world-renowned health research facilities within the cluster to find solutions to the challenges of healthcare today and in the future. The Medical Valley Center Erlangen offers more than 5.000 sqm office and lab spaces to more than 35 startup-companies at the moment. Just how outstanding this cluster is was highlighted in January 2010 when it was named as a national Leading Edge Cluster by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Innovative City – Cities, urban communities, metropolis and territories are the core of tomorrow’s challenges: public safety, health, education, quality of life, sustainable mobility and transport, water and waste, environment, energy, lighting, infrastructure, construction, sustainable development …These fundamental issues necessary for sustainable and intelligent management services in a city are the foundations of Innovative City Convention, the important international gathering for both public and private sector, which helps to promote smart, sustainable and attractive territories.

G2 is a Startup and Enterprise Accelerator recognized by the market and by the leading Italian industry’s organizations. G2’s mission is to foster innovation processes in companies of all sizes, whether SMEs or Corporate, with an Open Innovation-inspired approach, stimulating the contamination between Businesses and Startups.

We offer specific services, formats and solutions, in order to accelerate development and innovation, devise and implement new business models, increase entrepreneurship, govern the industrial revolution (4.0) in strategic and technological terms.

G2 is member of Italia Startup as accelerator and Open Innovation facilitator. It is also a partner of TIM Wcap and it collaborates on a regular basis with Federico II University of Naples, Department of Industrial Engineering, on research projects about innovation models and the startup ecosystem.

CSEM is a private Swiss research and technology organization which delivers advanced technologies and unique R&D services to industry. Targeting emerging, strategic, high-impact technologies, CSEM brings new products to market and creates new ventures. What makes CSEM special is its high level of expertise in integration and industrialization, and its multidisciplinary, system-oriented approach, operating through four strategic programs – microsystems, systems, ultra-low-power integrated systems, and surface engineering.

Alp ICT Cluster fosters synergies between Western Switzerland‘s ICT business community and those organisations which can provide a range of support services to the ICT sector, whether on a national or international level. To achieve this, Alp ICT acts as a partner linking business, R&D, financial and political players with a view to creating economic value. Hence based on its motto “Powering business innovation”.

Team Côte d’Azur is the investment promotion agency for the Côte d’Azur Region.

The agency promotes Côte d’Azur to international markets and helps both French and foreign companies to establish offices in the area. It aims at attracting foreign direct investment to Côte d’Azur, mainly in the fields of IT, Cleantech, Biotech, and Aroma/Cosmetics. The agency serves the Côte d’Azur’s digital economy across the region’s four main hubs: the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, the Sophia Antipolis Science Park, Cannes, and Grasse. Team Côte d’Azur is a facilitator of economic cooperation in the region; it brings together institutions, academics, and large organizations to develop ambitious and coherent action plans for the Côte d’Azur.

Team Côte d’Azur is commissioned by the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, the Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, and the Sophia Antipolis Council.

French Tech Côte d’Azur showcases the cohesion of a strong digital ecosystem with complementary assets: Sophia Antipolis, Europe’s leading science and technology park, renowned globally for its excellence in information technology; Nice Côte d’Azur, one of the top 5 “smart cities” in the world, according to Juniper Research, 2015; Cannes, exceptional city for culture with an expertise in satellites and an offensive strategy in digital imaging technologies; and Grasse, global capital of perfume, which is exploring chemical and biological modeling and simulation.

CENSIS is the industry-led centre of excellence for sensor and imaging systems and is a key part of the developing innovation landscape in Scotland. It is one of eight Innovation Centres and its overarching goal is to create sustainable economic value in the Scottish economy in the important and diverse domain of sensor systems and their applications via the delivery of collaborative R&D projects and high quality postgraduate training.

BusinessOulu aims at creating a business climate that supports entrepreneurship and boosts the creation, operation, growth and competitiveness of businesses, which will, consequently, enhance the employment situation. BusinessOulu promotes the internationalisation of local companies and handles the international business marketing of Oulu.

BusinessOulu is responsible for implementing the city’s industry policies and providing companies with development services according to the principles outlined by the City Council and City Board.

infoShare is the biggest tech conference in the Central Eastern Europe Region. In 2017 the conference will be held from 17-19 May in Gdańsk, Poland.

infoShare’s values include Technology, Growth and Community. Every year their passion brings together thousands of people looking for a platform to learn, connect and evolve. Developers, startuppers, investors, executives, innovation leaders, marketers, and media go to infoShare to explore the world of technology.

TechBBQ is a two-day international tech-startup summit by and for the startup community held in the heart of Copenaghen, Denmark. Every year a dedicated team works tirelessly to link entrepreneurs with the world, providing startup ecosystems with cutting-edge insights, business opportunities, and network.

In 2017 the summit outgrew itself for the fourth year in a row. More than 4000 local and international heroic startups and scaleups, tech talents, innovative minds, visionary corporates, prominent investors and pioneering speakers participated

The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) informs, connects, and coaches technology entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies. They are a global network of local organizations, inspired by MIT, and open to the world.

Their vision is to build a better world by accelerating the creation and growth of world-class technology companies.

They are a part of MIT Technology Review.

gate – Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum is a business incubator located directly on the research and education campus in Garching (near Munich). Currently over 50 technology startups profit from office space close to the Technical University of Munich (TUM),  free consulting during their launch period and numerous business services which are included in the rent. Most of the companies are focused on areas like automotive, big data, industry 4.0, internet of things, medical/health, robotics as well as smart mobility and enjoy free networking events, workshops and seminars.

THINGS® is a 2000 m2 co-working space at the KTH Campus in downtown Stockholm and is especially for globally ambitious start-ups that incorporate hardware as a part of their products. The startups work in areas such as the Internet of Things, wearable technology, medtech, 3D scanning/printing and smart grid technologies. What makes THINGS® unique is that they are independent from investors and manufacturers, that means members have access to unparalleled prototyping and testing capabilities as well as partnerships with a number of the most successful and innovative export companies in Sweden. THINGS® is the number one hub for hardware oriented people and companies in Sweden and is the obvious place to visit in Stockholm if you are interested in hardware related solutions.

Technoport is a member based organization based in Trondheim, Norway, that has worked with cross-disciplinary innovators for more than 10 years and is well-known for it’s excellent cooperation structure with the public and private sector, academics and students, tech startups and investors. Technoport’s mission is to facilitate and inspire people to meet, share and innovate and is most known for the Technoport conference, Norway’s biggest tech conference for the public and private sector, startups, investors and academics.

Engerati – Engerati is the central destination for delegates from over 40 leading energy events – A global meeting place for energy professionals to network, collaborate, share and engage.

Connect with international industry stakeholders, gain new insights, and exchange information on the latest energy developments. As an Engerati member you have completely free access to a wealth of knowledge, from our ever-growing archive of over 1500 conference presentations to interactive webinars with expert speakers from companies such as Siemens, IBM and Oracle. Nowhere else can you get such in-depth information on the Smart Energy industry for free.

Founded in 1989 in Switzerland, the IFJ Institute for Young Entrepreneurs have supported more than 105.000 entrepreneurs. Since then a unique wealth of experience has been accumulated, which they now share with the next generation of startup founders.

There are many support offers and countless measures for young entrepreneurs. Among other things, the online incorporation service, dozens of guides and checklists, intensive courses, a business plan software, an accounting solution and business events at 13 locations in Switzerland.

ISPO MUNICH is the largest sports trade fair in the world and the leading Platform for Sports Business Professionals. Established in 1970, more than 2.300 exhibitors from 51 countries (ca. 100 healthstyle-related companies) and 80.000 trade visitors from more than 106 countries take part at the ISPO MUNICH.

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) aims to make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. The PCHAlliance, a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS, believes that health is personal and extends beyond healthcare. The Alliance mobilizes a coalition of stakeholders to realize the full potential of personal connected health. PCHAlliance members are a vibrant ecosystem of technology and life sciences industry icons and innovative, early stage companies along with governments, academic institutions, and associations from around the world. PCHAlliance accelerates technical, business, policy and social strategies necessary to advance personal connected health through its flagship Academy for Healthy Longevity to promote lifelong health and wellness.

Founded in 1998, Tech Tour is a Community that facilitates investment into world-class entrepreneurs through events and an online matching platform between growing and emerging innovative companies and investors across borders, regions, sectors and stages. We aim to accelerate world-class innovation by promoting it through a vibrant online Community and in person at 25 tech events held each year.

UnternehmerTUM offers founders and start-ups a complete service, from the initial idea all the way to stock market flotation. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and managers supports founders with the development of their products, services and business models. The experts accompany them actively with building up their companies, market entry and financing – also via Venture Capital.

The accelerator programme TechFounders coaches technology start-ups over a period of 20 weeks up to an initial venture round, and paves the way for joint ventures with established companies. For industry partners, UnternehmerTUM is a unique platform for cooperation with new companies, and for expansion of their innovative strength and culture. Covering 1500 square metres, ‘MakerSpace’, Europe‘s largest publicly accessible high-tech workshop, enables companies, start-ups and creatives to produce prototypes and small batches using state-of-the-art machines such as large 3D printers.

Munich Startup is the official startup portal for Munich and the surrounding region. It was developed by the City of Munich, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria and the four entrepreneurship centers of the Munich universities within the framework of the Entrepreneurship Strategy Munich. The portal is run by Münchner Gewerbehof- und Technologiezentrum GmbH (MGH), the organization that operates Munich’s industry centers. The Free State of Bavaria is one of the several entities that support the initiative.



Wolves Summit is a conference for startups, investors, executives, and corporate representatives. Our goal is to create growth opportunities for emerging firms and to acquaint them with the investment environment. We offer new firms the opportunity to present their ideas. We started in Gdynia and are now meeting in Warsaw for two days of intense conferencing and business networking. Wolves Summit is where theory meets practice Everyone can get involved in various networking activities

Polar Bear Pitching gathers hundreds of participants from around the world every year to Oulu, an innovative city in Northern Finland. Unlike in all other pitching competitions, in Polar Bear Pitching there is no time limit. However, the entrepreneurs have to give their pitches while standing waist deep in ice cold water on a stage carved in the frozen Baltic Sea. 

HKSTP have one mission – to change the world we live in with technology.
By driving the development of innovative and technologically advanced products and services, they can reshape the lives of everyday citizens, and bring about a golden age of technology. All their initiatives, all their programmes, and all their work is guided by this goal.

Their work centres on five key clusters (Biomedical Technology, Electronics, Green Technology, Information & Communications Technology [ICT], and Material & Precision Engineering); and the development of three (3) over-arching cross-disciplinary platforms (Smart City, Healthy Aging and Robotics).

The Bavarian U.S. Office for Economic Development, LLC  is one of Invest in Bavaria’s representatives found in 24 nations around the world. They offer personalized, confidential, cost-free services to companies in the United States for the purpose of expanding thier business into Bavaria, Germany. Today over 1200 US companies have a subsidiary in Germany’s largest state, Bavaria. If you want to establish your company in Europe, we invite you to consider Bavaria, Europe’s leading tech hub and innovation mecca.

  • Major Cities: Munich, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Regensburg, Würzburg.
  • Global Players from Bavaria: Adidas, Allianz, Audi, BMW, Infineon, Puma, Siemens.
  • 1200+ US companies in Bavaria: Amazon, Amgen, GE, Google, Ingram Micro, Texas Instruments.
  • World Leading Sectors: Aerospace, Automotive, Biotech, energy/environmental, ICT, Electronics, Media, Medtech.

DISRUPTIVE WEEK MILAN is a Week of coordinated International and domestic events dedicated to disruptive and emerging technologies, focused on M2M, Internet of Things, Robotics, Energy, Wearable, Wireless.
The B2B conference&expo which light up the Week are established networking occasions for technology innovation operators. The event will be the reference point for European developers and end users of disruptive technologies and an opportunity for them to share opinions on which impacts these techs have on vertical sectors such as energy, tourism, cultural heritage, sport, wellness, aging, smart city.

Upgraded is a non-profit association for health & wellbeing startups in Finland. They help startups stand out by making their solutions visible and finding the right connections. The goal is to make sure that startup innovations have an established role in the society as a source of health and wellbeing solutions.


GZDN is the association of three startup centres in Lower Bavaria. The INN.KUBATOR, the ITC1 in Deggendorf and the LINK in Landshut offer a great network to grow your business. With partners in science, economy, chambers and various associations, they get you started and connected quickly. In addition, there is a network of mentors and investors. In each centre they offer a wide selection of events, pitches, workshops and coaching to get you on the right track. And of course, you will find a multitude of other young entrepreneurs embarked on the same journey as you are!

Passau is the gatekeeper to south-eastern Europe and provides an easy access to three markets: Bavaria, Austria and Czech Republic. The city with its more than 50,000 inhabitants is a great test market for young and innovative products, as it offers a target audience, which is large enough and diverse in its structure, but not as overstrained as elsewhere.

The INN.KUBATOR collaborates with regional companies, hidden champions and the multiple partnering research centres of University of Passau. Due to the size of the city and the status of the INN.KUBATOR, networking goes much faster and the whole startup economy is very flexible and adaptable to your needs. They bring those together who can benefit from each other.

EuroCloud Europe is an independent non-profit organization representing a network of national EuroCloud country organizations with presence in more than 30 European countries. EuroCloud Europe represents the cloud industry and facilitates growth of cloud based services and innovations across Europe and worldwide. The organization engages the entire eco system involved in the enablement, development and provision of Cloud Services together with stakeholders in the European market, including public authorities and institutions. EuroCloud delivers orientation, guidance and best practice, as well as provide supporting services such as networking and knowledge sharing to cloud users and providers Europe wide.

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content.  Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.

Cloud World Forum is EMEA’s leading Cloud event with the industry’s most comprehensive agenda of all things Cloud. The 8000+ delegates come from 70+ countries to meet 190+ of the leading solution providers at our global expo at Olympia National Hall in Central London.With 42% C-level attendance among the VIPs in 2013 and a dedicated Executive Summit, the show gathers the pivotal players of the Cloud revolution. The industry-leading VIP Networking Service further guarantees face to face VIP meetings in a time-efficient context. Our 6th annual show features 12 theatres led by Cloud end-users: more than 300 speakers from multinationals, SMEs, public sector organisations, online players, regulators, telcos and analysts take the floor in engaging, thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on labs, brainstorming sessions and live demos over two days.  The transformation of IT by Cloud Computing happens right here, year on year.

The Taiwan External Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers.

Paris Region Entreprises supports the development of businesses delivering the most economic, social and ecological added value. Paris Region Entreprises has three primary objectives: -To unite players in the Paris Region ecosystem and to coordinate their efforts, so as to optimize prospection work throughout the region and worldwide, as well as the overall growth of businesses within the Paris Region. -To provide businesses with long-term guidance in their development. -To attract foreign companies with growth potential into the Paris Region and assist in their settlement.

Sports Wearable brings you all the latest news on the use of wearable technology in sports including product reviews, startups, ideas and trends.

Takomo is an innovative work environment for entrepreneur-minded people who are interested in developing new product ideas and businesses. Based on the national Protomo model, Takomo provides its members with free facilities, training, know-how and support to help them develop new services and products for the market with no immediate risk.

IT2Industry is the central trade conference on the subjects of mobility (M2M), industrial software (MES), IT security, IT & sensor technology, IT & energy, infrastructure & digital networks. It brings together the knowledge acquired from research with the demands and needs of companies and the solutions and applications already tested in the market. IT2Industry provides the basis for decision-making and reliable guidance for the transformation to the age of Industry 4.0.

Government of Canada

M2M Alliance – With 86 members from sixteen countries, the M2M Alliance is Europe’s largest professional M2M/IoT association. The M2M Alliance sees itself as a platform and voice for providers and users of M2M/IoT solutions. The primary aim of the M2M Alliance is the promotion of M2M technologies and solutions. The Association is also organizer of the M2M Summit and publishes the M2M Journal, as well as an e-mail Newsletter.

The Digital Cluster is legally recognized as an Innovative Companies Association (AEI), and supported by the Spanish Ministry of Industry and the Catalan Government, consisting of ca. 60 members with diverse profiles (multinational companies, SMEs, universities, research centres and laboratories as well as public institutions) located in the Barcelona region. The Digital Cluster was created as a meeting place and a network for start-ups, SMEs, large firms, and other entities to drive the competitiveness of the Catalan ICT sector, thereby emphasising a new business culture based on collaboration and open innovation. It is a social network model based on the strength of the interactions between ICT companies, thereby generating synergies, knowledge, and projects among them. The main objectives are the following:Generate business; Help to conduct projects and increase the turnover of adhered companies; Facilitate access to relationship networks; Foster the culture of competitiveness; Promote the improvement of professional competencies; and Streamline information flows.

Futur en Seine is a 10-day festival that attracts 55,000 visitors throughout Paris region. The festival opens at the Innovations Village, which is a 4-day gathering in the historical center of Paris where startups, major businesses, the general public and thought leaders are invited to take part in a debate around innovation, technology and societal challenges.

The Innovations Village is seperated into three parts: conferences, workshops and the exhibition area. Over 150 startups (20% of which are interational) can be found exhibting their products to the general public in the exhibtion area. In 2016 the June festival took placce at two prestigious venues, le Carreau du Temple and la Gaîté lyrique in Paris. Be sure to take advantage of one of the major events dedicated to innovation in Europe. It is free and open to everyone!

MobileMonday™ (MoMo) is an open community platform of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influential individuals fostering brand neutral cooperation and cross-border P2P business opportunities through live networking events to demo products, share ideas and discuss trends from both local and global markets. Originating in Helsinki in 2000, with activities organized by 300+ volunteers around the world, MoMo has become an industry leading mobile platform. Chapters have run thousands of events to-date, spanning over 140 cities on all continents, and we continue to launch new locations monthly. In Germany MobileMonday startet in December 2006 and organizes around 20 events per year in the cities of Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.

Plug and Play Tech Center is a global accelerator that specializes in growing tech startups. Headquartered in Sunnyvale California, Plug and Play’s network includes over 300 tech startups, 180 investors and a community of leading Universities and Corporate partners.

IoT Business News – IoT Business News is one of the leading news sources for all Machine-to-Machine specialists worldwide. The IoT Business News team selects and delivers everyday to the professionals of the IoT and M2M sector fresh and reliable news on the Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things markets and applications throughout the world. Fully independent and 100% online, the company is operated by business professionals with track records in the M2M industry.

Beecham Research is a market analyst and consulting firm that has specialized in the development of the rapidly-growing M2M/Internet of Things market worldwide for over a decade (since 2001). Based in Cambridge UK and also in Boston US, we have a particular interest in practical considerations for achieving market growth. Recent research has included two substantial and market-leading studies on M2M Cloud-Based Platform Services and a contract with the European Space Agency for study of the worldwide Satellite M2M market.

AFNUM (Alliance Française des Industries du Numérique) is a professional trade association in France that represents french manufacturers in the fields of telecommunication networks, mobile devices, consumer electronics, photography, and connected devices. These fields include public and private fixed and mobile networks, telecommunication devices and components, consumer electronics equipment, A/V devices, signal distribution equipment, photography equipment, and image and data storage.