Munich/Vienna, 16 April 2021

And the Winner is…” NOLTA. This year, the “Oscars for Industrial IoT”, the finals of the 12th IOT Innovation World Cup®, took place for the first time at Hannover Messe Digital Edition on April 14, 2021. Microtronics, IoT pioneer and innovation leader from Austria, chose the winner of the rapidM2M Challenge there.

The finals of the rapidM2M Challenge took place during the exciting 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® pitch and award ceremony at Hannover Messe Digital Edition on 14 April 2021.

The top3 ground-breaking IoT Innovators 2021 for the rapidM2M Challenge have been selected among over 600 contestants running in the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® (in alphabetical order):

  • Fuelitics– Fuelitics as a Service, Austria

Fuelitics Virtual Assistant: liberating fleet managers from dashboard overflow

  • Nolta – Noltanet CEE smartplug, Germany

Plug and Play – Tracking and Monitoring for construction sites 

IIoT solution: Smart cable drum

The presentation of these innovative solutions on stage has been a tight race, concluding in the live evaluation of the jury dropping the curtain and crowning the winner: Nolta.

 “Construction machines from major manufacturers nowadays are equipped with GPS trackers as standard. But what about small appliances, such as electric tools or pumps? With the NOLTAnet platform and smart plug we offer a manufacturer-independent, inexpensive possibility to locate and monitor devices and tools worldwide. We can integrate everything that has a plug. All you have to do is replace the existing power plug with a NOLTAnet CEE smart plug.” explained Felix Bonn, Managing Director of NOLTA.

Virtually handing over the trophy, Stefan Pfeffer, Co-founder and CFO of Microtronics stated: „This year the level of innovation presented by the competitors was really impressive. For me it was exciting to evaluate the pitches of the top finalists and now having Nolta as the next rapidM2M Challenge winner 2021. Congratulation from the Microtronics team!“.

The winner of the rapidM2M Challenge powered by Microtronics will now benefit from:

  • Collaboration with Microtronics´ expert team for business development
  • Free marketing packages and extensive media coverage at a global level
  • Promotion in the Hall of Fame of the Innovation World Cup® Series

Start-ups and scale-ups can now submit their IoT solutions to the 13th Innovation World Cup® and have the chance to be part of the next final. Participation is free of charge.

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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 partners include STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Microtronics, VOSS Automotive, AiQ Smart Clothing, and VARTA Microbattery. A panel of international industry experts selects the best solutions based on the level of innovation, marketability, and usability. Participation is free of charge.

Further partners include StartupCon, 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, Innovability, CENSIS, MEDICA, Invest in Bavaria, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, Technoport, THINGS Stockholm, Munich Startup, Engerati, InfoShare, IFJ, IT2Industry, INN.KUBATOR, TechBBQ, Munich Startup, TAITRA, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, VJTI- Technology Business Incubator, Upgraded Life, and many more.

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