EBV Inovation Hero Award

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The EBV Innovation Hero special prize of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® is EBV Elektronik‘s initiative to support techpreneurs all over Europe! EBV is the European branch of Avnet, the largest semiconductor distributor, specialized in the EMEA semiconductor distribution helping the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® contestants to bring their solutions to the market successfully. Become the 5th EBV Innovation HERO winner to greatly benefit from:

  • Collaboration with EBV’s StartmeUp team, a sales division dedicated to start-up companies and electronic newcomers, including engineering, sourcing, and logistics support
  • A cash prize of 10,000 Euro
  • EBV’s Heracles 224G development kit for free, upon request
  • 13th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® prizes worth over +500,000 USD

All participants of the 13th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® coming from the EMEA regions are automatically included in the EBV IOT HERO Award.


Submit your solution

The submission phase closes on 22 September 2021 (23:59 PST).

What is HERACLES 224G?

HERACLES 224G is an all in one solution, real direct IoT and plug and play. It combines low power, low throughput LTE modem, a GPRS/EDGE modem, a global satellite localization system and a pre-paid data package with a European footprint. 

Previous EBV IoT Hero winners


BeFC - Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells winner 4 EBV IOT HERO 2021

BEFC – BIOENZYMATIC FUEL CELLS – Winner 2021 BeFC (France) make electricity from papers and enzymes. The company has developed a breakthrough innovation that allows generation of energy via biocatalysis using enzymes and carbon paper, suitable for powering microcontrollers, displays, sensors and wireless transceivers.


 EBV IoT Hero

AFS AGRO FLOW SYSTEM – Winner 2020 AFS Agro Flow System disrupted the Agriculture industry with the advanced Soil Research Logger (DS Logger 500 + Sensor DSM 600), a unique multi-functional device for measuring soil compaction, air temperature, and air humidity. Together with sensor DS 600, it measures soil temperature, soil moisture, and soil conductivity.

ARION EBV Innovation World Cup®

ARION – Winner 2019 ARION has brought a new level to runners and coaches with ultra-thin, pressure-sensitive insoles under the runners’ own shoe insoles. The advanced AI coaching engine makes cutting-edge exercise science accessible to all runners. ARION guides users to improve their running technique sustainably, helps to reduce the risk of injury and improves the overall performance. Runners with ARION smart insoles can now stay more active, run longer, safer, and further.



Luke Roberts – Winner 2018 Luke Roberts develops the world’s first smart design lamp that allows you to move the light in any direction without moving the lamp. With simple print gestures on your phone, you can have a bright light on the couch for reading, dimmed light on the table for dinner and colored indirect light for relaxing. The lamp also learns from your behavior and turns on the most likely light scene based on usage pattern, time of day and surrounding light. The smartness is in the lamp and does not require internet access or other smart home devices. Luke Roberts consists of a team of experienced hardware and software developers and the founders have several years of experience as management consultants.