Innovation World Cup® Series

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The IOT/WT IWC® went beyond our expectation! For our young company to meet and create network with tech experts from all over world is a great opportunity!

Vigneshwar KG

Co-Founder, CEO, RajMall Inventives

Such a fantastic platform! Smart people with productive ideas that directly connect to the real world. A huge chance for start-ups to gain exposure. Highly recommended!

Louella Rebello

Future Wave Technologies

The Innovation World Cup® is a prestigious event, among the best in the EU. The competition is tough but is worth it!

Timo Heikkilä

Co-Founder, COO, Popit

Such a pleasant and rewarding event for our company! The IOT/WT IWC® is worth attending. Absolutely recommended for innovative start-ups and SMEs!

Marko Haynala

CEO, Exiops

Innovation World Cup® Series

MAKING INNOVATION VISIBLE With over 15 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 AG, 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 work on it in multiple sessions. Follow the registration link, create your participant profile and then a submission form. If you are submitting more than one solution you must complete a new submission form for each one.

In the submission form describe your solution in a functional way, accompanied by 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 special prizes powered by Gemalto, Microtronics, LOXXESS, Gore, BIM World, and AiQ Smart Clothing you must answer “Yes” to the relevant questions in the submission forms Special Prize section and fill in all the required further details. All European contestants are part of the EBV Elektronik special prize automatically! More details can be found here.

As soon as the submission phase closes, our judging panel composed by tech experts from world-leading tech companies evaluate the innovative submissions received and select the finalists who are invited to join the Pitch and Award Ceremonies.

Why Participate?

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

  • Speaking slots on the main stages of WT | Wearable Technologies
    Conference Europe (@ISPO), BIM World Munich, BIM World Paris, MEDICA, Mobile World Congress, and many more international events where you will have the chance to pitch your solution to tech leaders and potential investors
  • A cash prize of 10,000 Euro
  • Free Software Development Kits and free use of productions labs and testing facilities offered by our partners
  • Free marketing packages and extensive media coverage
    at global level
  • Hundreds of technology advisors to support you on technology
    topics (finding the right components, go-to-market strategy, etc.)
  • Placement on the Hall of Fame
  • And much more

In addition to the above-mentioned competition prizes, the winners of the Special Prizes powered by our partners will receive a number of additional benefits. Learn more about them here.