Innovation World Cup Conference will rock Neuchâtel! Global tech giants and Swiss start-ups present the next innovations in Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies

Is the Internet of Things really going to be the next big thing? Yes, it definitely will be! Global technology giants like SWISSCOM, STMicroelectronics, Telit, MediaTek Labs, and Gemalto as well as innovative Swiss companies and start-ups will come together at the Innovation World Cup Event in Neuchâtel and will show how our future in a world of connected devices will look like. The Innovation World Cup Series is the global market leader for open innovation platforms and aims to promote and strengthen the innovation in the Internet of Things.

And where else would be the perfect place for such an event as in the most innovative country in the world? That`s why the Innovation World Cup Series, with cooperation partners CSEM, AlpICT, and Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI will come to Neuchâtel and rock the local tech-industry with an exciting program:

1:00 p.m. Welcome
Georges Kotrotsios, VP, Marketing & Business Development, CSEM
Yohann Perron, Marketing and Strategic Services Manager, AlpICT

1:10 p.m. Keynote – The ultimate energy diet
Alain-Serge Porret, VP Integrated and Wireless Systems, CSEM

1:30 p.m. Introduction to the conference and the corresponding Innovation World Cup Series
Christian Stammel, CEO, Navispace and WT | Wearable Technologies

1:40 p.m. The changing IoT landscape: a deep dive into the innovation behind the increase in M2M adoption rate
Gerhard Schedler, Head of M2M, SWISSCOM

2:00 p.m. New concepts for the challenging IoT economy
Rolf Leukel, Technical Sales Engineer, Telit

2:20 p.m. Make it big with something small
Abbas Sumar, Developer Relations Manager, MediaTek Labs

2:40 p.m. Bringing trust to the Internet of Things
Manfred Kube, Head of M2M Segment Marketing / Director Business Development mHealth, Gemalto

3:00 p.m. Networking Coffee Break

3:20 p.m. Fast and affordable technology to develop and prototype wearable projects
Alessandro Maloberti, Director Marketing and Partner Ecosystem, STMicroelectronics

3:40 p.m. From idea to mass production
Philippe Koller, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Cicor

4:00 p.m. Swiss tech start-ups present their innovative solutions

BIOWATCH, Matthias Vanoni, CEO
DomoSafety, Guillaume DuPasquier, Chairman & CMO
Gait Up, Benoît Mariani, CEO & Co-Founder
Geosatis, Dr. Urs Hunkeler, CIO & Co-Founder
Kizy Tracking, Ruud Riem-Vis, CEO & CTO
PulseOn, Adrian Tarniceriu, Resarch Engineer
Taxito, Martin Beutler, initiator and CEO Taxito AG
Tractalis, Oliver Westphal, CEO and Günter Wagner, Managing Partner

5:20 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. Get-together
6:30 p.m. End of Innovation World Cup Conference NEUCHÂTEL

The networking event, which is organized in co-operation with CSEM and AlpICT is perfect for everybody who wants to meet future technology partners and deep-dive into new technology arenas. The participation is free of charge. For registration please visit:

And for all developers, doers and dreamers who want to take some active steps by themselves, the Innovation World Cup Series DEVELOPER WORKSHOP powered by MediaTek Labs will give the opportunity to build own IoT devices with MediaTek Lab´s LinkIt™ ONE development platform. The three-hours workshop takes place before the conference on September 2, from 09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.. The participation is free of charge. Find further information and the registration link here:

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