EBV IoT Hero Special Prize

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The EBV IoT Hero special prize of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® is EBV Elektronik‘s initiative to suppor techpreneurs all over Europe! This Avnet company that specialises in the EMEA semiconductor distribution helps the IOT/WT IWC contestants to bring their solutions to markets successfully.


Find out who the top 4 finalists nominated for the finals 2019 of the EBV IOT HERO in Munich are: click here.


Get in for the next round:

Contestants of the 11th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® can order the HERACLES development kit for free (EU only) and compete for becoming the next EBV IoT Hero that

  • gets to work with EBV’s StartmeUp team, a sales division dedicated to start-up companies and electronic newcomers, including engineering, sourcing, and logistics support
  • wins a cash prize of 10,000 Euro


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

Luke Roberts, the EBV IoT Hero winner of 2018, 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.

Become the next EBV IoT Hero

Join the running IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® and submit your solution(s). The solutions from European countries will be automatically part of the EBV IOT Hero race! Good luck!