STMicroelectronics is the Title Sponsor of the 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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 representing German industry, academia, venture capital and law: 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, based in 1200 square meters on the ESMT Campus in central Berlin, has a unique value proposition for technology startups: 0% equity, 0 euros rent, 12-months 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.
IoT global network is the ultimate intelligence platform for the global machine-to-machine communication value chain.
The platform serves as an invaluable source of information for decision makers who deal with IoT in all areas of industry and public services, including consumer-related, energy, financial, industrial, healthcare, security and transportation, – and anyone else who would like to learn more about how the Internet of Things will shape tomorrow’s society.
This independent platform offers powerful search capabilities to support business case development as well as supplier selection and assessment for M2M projects.
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.
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 take part at the ISPO MUNICH.
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).
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.
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.
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 which attracts 55,000 visitors throughout Paris region. The festival opens at the “Innovations Village”, a 4-day gathering in the historical center of Paris where startups, major businesses, general public and thought leaders are invited to take part in a debate around innovation, technology and societal challenges.
The “Innovations Village” consists of three parts: conferences, workshops and the exhibition area (with 150 startups presenting their products to the general public – 20% international). In 2016, it will take place from June 9-12 in two prestigious venues, le Carreau du Temple and la Gaîté lyrique in Paris. Come and participate in one of the major event dedicated to innovation in Europe free and open to all !
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
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.
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.
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.
The Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development, LLC is among Invest in Bavaria’s representations in 24 nations around the world, providing personalized, confidential, cost-free services to companies for their business expansions to Bavaria Germany. Today over 1200 US companies have a subsidiary in Germany’s largest state, Bavaria. If you want to get established in Europe, we invite you to consider Bavaria, with capital city Munich, 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.
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.
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.
THINGS® is a 2000 m2 co-working space at KTH Campus down-town Stockholm for selected start-ups with hardware as part of their solution and global ambitions. They work in areas like 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, members have access to unparalleled prototyping and testing capabilities and last but not least, 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 the obvious place to keep an eye on and visit while in Stockholm if you are interested in hardware related solutions.
AFNUM (Alliance Française des Industries du Numérique) is a professional trade association that represents in France the manufacturers from the fields of telecommunication networks, mobile devices, consumer electronics, photography, and connected devices ( public and private fixed and mobile networks, telecommunication devices and components, consumer electronics equipment, A/V devices, signal distribution equipment, photography equipment, image and data storage).