16th Innovation World Cup®

The Innovation World Cup®, the world’s leading competition for IoT, Wearables and DeepTech start-ups & scale-ups, is welcoming international techpreneurs to make their innovations visible to the world and create valuable business connections.
Revolutionize various industries such as Industrial, Energy, Mobility, Security, City, Agriculture, Home, Lifestyle, and Sports. (for the healthcare, don’t miss out on the Healthcare Innovation World Cup®). Finalists get the chance to present at prestigious events:
By entering your submission you can additionally take part in the following special prizes of the competition:

Why Join the Innovation World Cup®?

  • A cash prize of 10.000 Euro (8th EBV Innovation Hero)
  • Exclusive business connections with international leading tech corporates, potential investors and partners
  • Free use of production labs, testing facilities and technical support
  • Free Development Kits supported by STMicroelectronics, Würth Elektronik and HTC VIVE
  • Free marketing packages and media publicity at a global level
  • Placement on the Hall of Fame of the Innovation World Cup®

The participation in the competition is FREE OF CHARGE.

The deadline is February 6th, 2025.

15th Innovation World Cup 2024

Deadline for this cup is over, but you can already submit your solution for the next year’s 16th Innovaton World Cup. The Top 18 techpreneurs in the Industrial, Energy, Mobility, and Robotics categories, along with the finalists of the EBV Innovation Hero and the ST Industrial Innovation Challenge, showcased at HANNOVER MESSE on April 24, 2024, on the Industry 4.0 Stage. Expert jurors evaluated their solutions live during the grand pitch finals of the 15th Innovation World Cup at HANNOVER MESSE 2024. Discover the jury members below:

Show how your connected solutions, including a wide range of sensor-based devices, wearables & applications, disrupt the following sectors:

All submissions are evaluated by an international jury board based on the degree of innovation, technological feasibility, commercial potential, marketing and go-to-market approach, time to market and sustainability. The jurors will select the Top IoT and wearable techpreneurs, who will be publicly announced and invited to present their solutions at the official pitch and award ceremonies on the main stages of leading international industry gatherings.
Joining the Innovation World Cup® race will give you access to important industry players and multiple global events, speaking opportunities and more. Check out here our roadmap!