Munich/Europe, 28 April 2021

Racing over more than 600 solutions from around the world, the TOP15 Wearable Innovators 2021 pitched their solutions live at the at the 39th WT| Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE rocking the stage of the 12th IOT Innovation World Cup® pitch and award ceremony.

Here are the TOP15 Wearable Innovators 2021 and the EBV IOT HERO finalists who impressed the jury in the categories Healthcare, Sports & Lifestyle, and the Smart Clothing Challenge by AiQ Smart Clothing and EBV IOT HERO by EBV Elektronik (in alphabetical order):

  • Articulate Labs, Platform Technology for Effective, Efficient, Remote & Trackable Physical Rehabilitation, United States
  • BeFC, BeFC: Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells, France
  • Bluetentacles, Bluetentacles solution, Italy
  • Ease, Ease: Wearable TENS designed for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome, Italy
  • IDUN Technologies AG, Internet of Humans, Switzerland
  • Janitri, Janitri, India
  • MDCN Technologies Inc., NeoRythm, Slovenia and United States
  • Mindpax, Mindpax: Wrist-worn monitoring sensor for chronic diseases, Germany
  • PKVitality, K’Watch: The Continuous Glucose Monitoring smartwatch, France
  • Shayp, Shayp: The easy-to-use device that will help you save water, Belgium
  • SunSense AS, SunSense personal UV and sunlight tracker wearable, Norway
  • Tap Systems Inc., Tap Strap, United States
  • Thread in Motion, Industrial Smart Glove with Integrated Display, Germany
  • UWIS Oy, UWIS System, Finland
  • WearWorks, Wayband, United States

The jury representatives from AiQ Smart Clothing, EBV Elektronik, Würth, STMicroelectronics, GrowTrail Services, University of Brighton, VARTA Microbattery evaluated the pitches based on the level of innovation, go-to-market approach and commercial potential.

…And the world´s TOP5 Wearable Innovators 2021 and EBV IOT HERO 2021 are:

Congratulations Articulate Labs, BeFC, WearWorks, Janitri and PKVitality! Well-done IDUN Technologies AG, Tap Systems, Inc., UWIS Oy, MDCN Technologies Inc., Mindpax, Bluetentacles, Shayp, SunSense AS, Ease, Articulate Labs, Thread in Motion

The TOP5 Wearable and EBV IOT HERO Innovators 2021 will now officially be part of the prestigious Innovation World Cup® Hall of Fame and will be promoted by the Innovation World Cup®, WT|Wearable Technologies, along with STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth, Microtronics, VARTA Microbattery, AiQ Smart Clothing and the IWC Series community partners worldwide. What is more, they will receive significant support from global leading tech experts, potential investors and business partners to advance their innovative solutions in the market. The winner of the EBV IOT HERO Award will also receive a 10,000€ cash prize to scale their business up.

The 13th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® is already open for submissions! Submit your solution free of charge now.


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 GmbH in 2003. Current and previous partners include STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Microtronics, VOSS Automotive, AiQ Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, Google, Intel, Swisscom, Ericsson, Telefonica, Gemalto, Samsung, and many more. A panel of international industry experts selects the best solutions based on the level of innovation, marketability, and usability. Participation is free of charge. More information on

Further partners include WT | Wearable Technologies, BIM World MUNICH, CSEM, AlpICT, BioAlps Association, ACCIO, Business OULU, G2 Startups, Gate Garching, Wolves Summit, Medical Valley, UnternehmerTUM, IOTWEEK, i2cat / IOT Catalan Alliance Innovative City, Innovability, CENSIS, MEDICA, Invest in Bavaria, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, Technoport, THINGS Stockholm, Munich Startup, InfoShare, IFJ, IT2Industry, INN.KUBATOR, TechBBQ, Munich Startup, SUCCUS, TAITRA, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, VJTI- Technology Business Incubator, Upgraded Life, and many more.

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