Innovation World Cup at IOTHINGS | Milan


Innovation World Cup at IOTHINGS | Milan

April 3, 2019

Milan, Italy

The Innovation World Cup® Series once again joined the IOTHINGS Milan, the biggest B2B Italian event in the areas of Internet of Things and blockchain. Let’s take an overview from leading industry players and ground-breaking IoT techpreneurs.

Milan is an amazing place for innovation. And that’s why the Innovation World Cup® Series has again come to #IoThingsMilan with our partners to boost the network between global tech giants and Italian techpreneurs.

April 3 was a great day! An insightful discussion with significant takeaways for tech start-ups who want to scale up. Additionally, after a competitive pitches session between 10 Italian IoT start-ups, we have found out the names of the Top 3 earning the exclusive entries to the 11th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® Semifinals, and 2 for MEDICA!

Top 3 Italian IoT Innovators:

Genuino is a blockchain interface solution for smart manufacturing industries, that develops a decentralized certification protocol for data and sensors-based transactions to bring transparency, enhance security, improve traceability, increase efficiency and speed, reduce costs and strengthen the brand-consumer relationship.

Solar Fertigation System Srl is an integrated and automated system for crops fertilization and irrigation. We have implemented this system in an energy self-sufficient way thanks to an embedded PV system, aiming to recover unused land for food production.

Neodelis transformed the lights in a pervasive and intelligent connected network of sensors for saving more energy, monitoring building stability, pollution, gas presence and any monitoring/control system the customers need.

Best 2 for MEDICA

Avanix, OiX Care & PaciBreath OiX Care is the solution designed to improve management of patients affected by Alzheimer’s disease by family members, caregivers, nurses or doctors. PaciBreath is a pacifier with a small electronic circuit that enables information on baby breathing, temperature, and location to be transmitted via Bluetooth to smartphone.

Next Industries Srl, The Tactigon™ (T-SKIN) is a natural extension of your hand. It is not a glove or bracelet, but a tiny device for many applications: Robotics, Drone, AR, and HID.

Congratulations to the Top of the Top IoT Innovators and see you soon again in the semi-finals!


“ST’s Ready-To-Go IoT Ecosystem for IoT Innovators”
Marco Veneri, Marketing Director, Low-Power RF BU, STMicroelectronics
  • Markus  Vogt, Director IoT, EBV Elektronik
  • Roberta Gilardi, CEO, G2 Startups
  • Peter Dollfuss, Product Manager, Microtronics
  • Marco Veneri, Marketing Director, Low-Power RF BU, STMicroelectronics
  • Joachim Kuhnke, Innovation Business Manager,  W.L. Gore & Associates
  • Thomas  Waldmann, Start-Up & Venture Manager, Würth Elektronik
  • Eleonora Mulas, CEO & Co-Founder, Genuino
  • Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier, Managing Partner, Navispace AG (moderator)


The Italian future stars of the Internet of Things are coming to IOTHINGS Milan to showcase their solutions and demonstrate how they are digitizing the Industrial, City, Home, Healthcare, Lifestyle, Retail and Logistic sectors.

The session was powered by Innovation World Cup® and G2 Startups. Join the pitches session and find out the best of the best Italian IoT start-up, who will get exclusive access to the Semi-finalists of the 11th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup®.

3:30 – 4:30 PM Panel Discussion
Connecting Tech Corporates & IoT Start-ups
4:30 – 5:20 PM Italian IoT Innovator Pitches Session
  Avanix Life Care Innovation – We develop technologies for people taking care of people
Avanix, Michele Maltese, CEO & Co-Founder
  Decentralized Certification Protocol For Smart Supply Chains
Genuino, Eleonora Mulas, CEO & Co-Founder
  SpiderLog – Making Your Shipment SmartGreenSpider®
GreenSpider®, Valerio Gallitto, Co-Founder
  Italian Design Meets Smart Home
IOTTY, Jeroen Staphorst, Sales Director
  Sensor connected intelligent lighting devices project
Neodelis, Flavio Ghirardi, CEO
  The Tactigon™ – Motion Sensor and Gesture Controller with Artificial Intelligence
Next Industries Srl, Massimiliano Bellino, CEO
  The Indoor Pollution Monitoring at the Forefront of Innovation
Antonella Santoro, CEO
  Solarfertigation: An Autonomous System for Smart Agriculture.
The Smart Farmer’s Hand Extension
Solarfertigation System Srl, Giovanni Valecce, IoT Engineer
  Find the Champion of the Future
Talent Players, Francesco Cimò, CMO
  xFarm – IoT for Smart Farming
xFarm, Andrea Moroni Stampa, CTO & Head of IoT
5:20 – 5:30 PM Top Italian IoT Innovator Pitch Announcement

Call for Italian IoT Future Heroes!

The 11th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® has been launching with promising outcomes, following 15 consecutive years of successful competitions. Submit your solution today and take your chance to win great prizes worth over $500,000 tomorrow!

Free Development Kits are also available upon your request to help you accelerate your IoT Solutions.

IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® Series – Your vehicle to future success.

Get on our fantastic journey, extend your network to the greatest innovation ecosystem and boost your business further.