EBV IoT Hero Award

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The EBV IoT 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.

The top 4 finalists nominated for the EBV IOT HERO on February 5th 2019 in Munich are ARION, Popit, Stenon, and Viewpointsystem. Find out more details here!

Get in for the next round:

Contestants of the 11th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® are already invited to join the race and compete to become the next EBV IoT Hero. Do not miss out this chance!


Become the next EBV IOT 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 development kit for free, upon request

All participants of the 11th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® coming from the EMEA region are automatically included in the EBV IOT HERO Award. Good luck!


HERACLES, the 2G module with SIM Card and Prepaid Data, provides a ready to use 2G cellular module embedding a SIM card with a prepaid data plan in a very small size of 15.8 mm x 17.8 mm x 2.4 mm. The module supports quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS multi-slot class 12/10 as well as GPRS mobile station class B and is compliant to GSM phase 2/2+ Class 4 and 1. The modules high quality, small form factor makes it ideal for SMD assembly.

Previous EBV IoT Hero winners

ARION – the EBV IoT Hero winner of 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 – the EBV IoT Hero winner of 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.