Munich, January 2020

The top4 finalists of the AiQ Smart Clothing Challenge rocked the stage at the 36th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in Munich.

The great success of the Pitch and Award Ceremony confirms that the smart clothing market is growing extremely fast, revolutionizing the healthcare and fitness industry. Smart textiles are the next generation of clothes with value-added features such as communication functions, heart rate, and blood pressure monitors, glucose monitors and fitness track features. Smart clothes use advanced textiles and fabrics that contain sensors and additional hardware to achieve its smart functionality.

The AiQ Smart Clothing Challenge, powered by AiQ Smart Clothing, is a special prize of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup®: more than 500 techpreneurs worldwide submitted their innovative solutions.

The top4 finalists who competed for the AiQ Smart Clothing Challenge are (in alphabetical order):

CuteCircuit ltd – Soundshirt 2.0, United Kingdom
Smart shirt for deaf and impaired to hear music
PilotAngel – PilotAngel, USA
Wearable solution for accidents prevention
Visseiro GmbH – Smart Seat Cushion, Germany
Smart Pillow to track elderly’s health
Xenoma Inc – e-skin Sleep & Lounge, Japan
Wearable for elderly‘s wellbeing

Following the exciting pitches with live evaluation by the international jury, the winner has been declared: Congratulations to Xenoma Inc with e-skin Sleep & Lounge.

„We are enthusiastic about the result of the competition and look forward to successful cooperation with Xenoma. Assigning our special award of the 11th INNOVATION WORLD CUP® at the 36th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference was a great chance to celebrate technology in the smart clothing market and to network with promising innovators“ stated Nadia Kang, CMO at AiQ Smart Clothing and a pioneer in commercializing e-textiles and smart clothing.

The winner of the Smart Clothing Challenge 2020 will be supported to scale up their production and will benefit from worldwide visibility together with expert consulting to promote their business.

The name of the winner will be permanently published on the INNOVATION WORLD CUP Hall of Fame.

The 12th Innovation World Cup® is already open for submissions! Submit your solution free of charge from today here.

More information:

Behind the scenes – The Innovation World Cup® Series
The Innovation World Cup® Series is the world’s leading open innovation platform that supports breakthrough innovations to become reality, and connect techpreneurs with international tech corporations.

The Innovation World Cup® Series was initiated by Navispace AG in 2003. Current partners include STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Microtronics, LOXXESS, AiQ Smart Clothing and VARTA Microbattery. A panel of international industry experts selects the best solutions based on the level of innovation, marketability, and usability. Participation is free of charge.

Further partners include StartupCon, WT | Wearable Technologies, BIM World MUNICH, CSEM, AlpICT, ACCIO, Business OULU, G2 Startups, Gate Garching, Wolves Summit, Medical Valley, UnternehmerTUM, Team Côte D’Azur, French Côte D’Azur, Innovative City, Innovability, CENSIS, MEDICA, InnMind, ISPO, Polar Bear Pitching, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, Technoport, THINGS Stockholm, Munich Startup, Engerati, InfoShare, IFJ, IT2Industry, Paris Region Entreprises, Disruptive Week Milan, GZDN, INN.KUBATOR, TechBBQ, TAITRA, Hong Kong Science, Technology Park, Government of Canada, Cluster Digital, IOT Business News, and many more.

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