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The IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® stimulates an interactive environment to meet and to talk. It provides a roadmap for start-ups and entrepreneurs, a useful platform for B2B and strategic partnership. We can network and expose our image with professional partners from multiple countries.

Dr. Chris Castel

CEO, CareWare®

Tech start-ups and SMEs should be more aware of the IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® and take part in the competition. It is a very big and interesting event to extend the network and to gain deeper insight into the industry.

Dr. Arik Eisenkraft

Chief Medical Officer, BioBeat Technologies

Winning the IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® is a huge leap forward, as it shows our technology is ready to hit the market. A lot of potential partners and investors recognized us and reacted, thanks to our presence in the competition.

Sebastian Gouy

Co-Founder, UrmO

The IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® Series is a great journey to meet international business angels and investors. We could make contact in the matching sectors and spread our vision.

Tony Nitschke

CEO, Augmented Robotics

Innovation World Cup® Series

ACCELERATING INNOVATION FOR A BETTER WORLD! With over 20 years of successful competitions, the Innovation World Cup® Series is the most established open innovation platform worldwide. We discover emerging applications, solutions, and investment opportunities in new industries with massive growth potential.

In partnership with over 45 leading regional ICT clusters all over the globe, the Innovation World Cup® Series has a significant impact on all parties involved.

We connect the ingenuity of techpreneurs with the potency of leading industry partners to form powerful alliances capable of transforming budding ideas into global giants. For many, the Innovation World Cup® is the reason their innovation is visible to those who make a difference.

The Innovation World Cup® Series is initiated and organized by Navispace GmbH, an experienced innovation and technology marketing partner since 2003.

How to Participate

The online application is secure, easy to use, and allows you to save your work so that you may come back to it in multiple sessions. Follow the registration link, create your participant profile and fill out the submission form. If you are submitting more than one solution, you must complete a new submission form for each one.

In the submission form, describe your solution in a functional way, accompanied by a pitch deck, images and/or video showing its special features, results or advantages. Remember to answer all the questions. Note that only those submissions that have a functional prototype/proof of concept will advance in the competition, mere ideas will not be considered.

To compete in the ST Industrial Innovation Challenge powered by STMicroelectronics, Smart Clothing Challenge powered by AiQ Smart Clothing and The VIVE XR Healthcare Challenge powered by HTC VIVE you must answer “Yes” to the relevant questions in the submission forms, “Special Prizes” section, and fill in all the required further details. European contestants are automatically part of the EBV Innovation Hero powered by EBV Elektronik!

As soon as the submission phase closes, our judging panel of tech experts from world-leading tech companies will evaluate the submissions and select the finalists, who will be invited to join the Pitch and Award Ceremonies.

Why Participate?

Win prizes worth over $500,000 to boost your development and marketing:

  • Exclusive business connections with leading tech corporates, potential investors and partners.
  • Speaking slots in the Innovation World Cup® finals at Hannover Messe, WT | Wearable Technologies Conference Europe/USA/Asia, BIM World MUNICH, MEDICA, and many further international online & physical tech events, where you will have the chance to pitch your solution live to tech leaders and potential investors
  • Cash prizes
  • Free use of production labs, testing facilities and Development Kits  offered by our partners
  • Free marketing packages and extensive media coverage at a global level
  • Advice from international tech experts in business development
  • Placement in the Hall of Fame of the Innovation World Cup® Series
  • And much more!

Participation is FREE OF CHARGE. Join the world’s leading competitions in DeepTech, the Internet of Things, the Internet of Medical Things, AI, and wearable technologies now and boost your business with the world’s most prominent tech ecosystem!