Main Partners

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

STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength.

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

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.

Telit’s ONE STOP. ONE SHOP. offers cellular, short-range and GNSS modules plus all value added services to connect them over the air and into the cloud and business systems. From Telit Automotive Solutions come ATOP and other products meeting strict Automotive OEM standards. The complete offering delivers unparalleled performance, cost control, security, and troubleshooting capabilities. Design-in and m2mAIR customer support are available from sales and support offices, distributor network , and the Technical Support Forum. Providing all this, plus a market leading pace of evolution, Telit truly delivers the Internet of Things made Plug & Play.

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.

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.

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.

Gemalto M2M is a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market leader for more than 15 years with award-winning Cinterion® products and services that allow machines, equipment, vehicles and other assets to securely communicate over wireless networks, helping enterprises simplify operations, increase efficiency and establish new business models. The Cinterion range of high quality M2M Modules and Machine Identity Modules (MIM) are complemented by a unique competence in trusted and secure personalization capabilities, application enablement and device management.

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.

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.

Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare, with more than 220 member companies around the world.

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. is the web’s most ambitious knowledge-base framework spanning the complete M2M ecosystem. Featuring a growing host of oracles and visionaries in the space, delves deep into the issues that face the M2M industry. Join us and start reaping immediate and tangible benefits.

At its 14th edition, it is estabilished as the International leading CONFERENCE&EXPO offering one-to-one meetings, relaxed networking and innovative insights in the machine-to-machine and Internet of Things scenario.
A comprehensive FREE CONFERENCE PROGRAM features international case histories and experiences in the most vibrant sectors of the industry such as Energy & Smart Grid market, while its EXPO/DEMO AREA is the perfect place where to interact with top M2M users.
It is a datum point for a selected target of C-level from user companies, Public Utilities, Public Administration and carriers, as for M2M and IoT start-ups willing to link to potential Venture Capitalists through networking & business matching.
2014 Edition counted more than 1200 visitors and about 80 exhibitors.
Location: Milan
Date: 28-29 April 2015
Registration to the event is free and open to anyone in this sector, but space islimited. For online registration:

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 took part at the ISPO Munich in 2012.

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.

Team Côte d’Azur - Created in 1983 (formerly under the name of Côte d‘Azur Development), Team Côte d’Azur is it is a joint initiative of the Alpes-Maritimes county council, the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area. Its mission is to promote the Côte d‘Azur territory towards international markets and assist foreign companies in their relocation process.

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.

Com4Innov facilitates your development, test and validation in the domains of networks and mobiles services of the future, M2M and communicating objects/smart devices. Com4Innov provides development tools, advanced technology infrastructures deployed in a full-size environment, experiment control and measurement tools, skills of experts, experimentation and demonstration centres, which are forming a converging, dedicated and neutral ecosystem distributed in PACA (France South Eastern) Region.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

M2M World News – M2M World News is one of the leading news sources for all Machine-to-Machine specialists worldwide. The M2M World News team selects and delivers everyday to the professionals of the 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.

connect has been the premium media brand of the telecommunications sector for more than 20 years. Right from the outset, the brand has stood for tests with outstanding quality and credibility. Both independently and in cooperation with established service providers, the connect editorial team also continuously develops extensive, sound test procedures and operates a test laboratory and product database. The connect test seal represents incorruptible test results and is a seal of quality that has been recognised by users and the industry worldwide. Specials on e-health, machine-to-machine communication and current trends ensure the proximity to the market but also give impulses to new business communications.

IoT World View helps individuals, companies, and organizations communicate their key findings, expert opinions, and all the latest news on the IoT. IoT World View provides a unique platform for entrepreneurs, academics, business professionals, and techies to share information and their experiences about this revolutionary technology.

Blogs Release – The platform where Bloggers and Brands engage. A Blogs Release is a message from branding, marketing and PR personnel to bloggers. Blogs Release distribute content through relevant bloggers worldwide to millions of followers using a smart automated algorithm-based content distribution system. Bloggers select categories of interest and brands have the opportunity to post content and reach key ‘voices’ who will spread the word worldwide.

M2M Alliance – With 76 members from 13 countries, the M2M Alliance is the world’s largest professional M2M association. The M2M Alliance sees itself as a platform and voice for providers and users of M2M 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.

DISRUPTIVE WEEK MILAN 2015 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.


ICT Cluster Bern, Switzerland enjoys the confidence of politicians, local authorities, research institutions, universities, media, industry representatives, ICT providers and users. The cluster is a non-commercial association. The majority of the members are SMEs. TCBE works with a relatively small budget and few personnel resources. Much of the work is done by the cluster members on a voluntary basis, especially as regards the cluster board and the working groups. Since its establishment, the cluster management continuously professionalised and shifted its priorities from location promotion to benefit and support for cluster members. Networking, internationalisation and education are amongst the main pillars of the clusters activities.