Munich/Hanover, 19 April 2023
Here are the Top4 EBV Innovation Heroes who made it in the finals at HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s leading fair in industrial transformation, on Wednesday, 19 April, 16:00 – 18:00 CEST:
- Dryad Networks GmbH, CEO Carsten Brinkschulte, Germany: Early detection of wildfires using AI-enabled IoT gas sensors utilizing a large-scale solar-powered mesh network.
- ClearVUE.Business, Director of Energy Services Dan Smith, United Kingdom: ClearVUE.Zero energy solution to lower emissions and energy costs
- Orioma, CTO Philippe Ecrement, France: LOBX energy autonomous IoT product to manage energy, and security.
- Perinet GmbH, General Manager Dr.-Ing. Karsten Walther, Germany: Industrial IoT system for secure communications in different use case scenarios.
Based on the level of innovation, commercial potential, go-to-market approach and sustainability, the EBV jury announced Dryad Networks GmbH as the 6th EBV Innovation Hero.
“We are thrilled to partner with Innovation World Cup® for the 6th time to support European techpreneurs in the EBV Innovation Hero. We are extremely proud of the impressive results we have seen thus far. As the winner, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dryad Networks GmbH and wish them all the best as they take their product to the next level.” – Karl Lehnhoff, Director Segment Industrial, Scientific & Medical, EBV Elektronik.
As the winner of the 6th EBV Innovation Hero 2023, Dryad Networks GmbH will receive a cash prize of 10.000 Euro, scale up their business further with EBV’s field application engineers including engineering, sourcing, and logistics supports, free marketing package with the Innovation World Cup® and +45 ICTs clusters worldwide. Officially Dryad Networks GmbH will mark their name on the Innovation World Cup® Hall of Fame.
Behind the scenes – The Innovation World Cup® Series
The EBV Innovation Hero special prize of the 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 Innovation World Cup® contestants to bring their solutions to the market successfully. Previous winners of the EBV Innovation Hero are Luke Roberts, ARION, AFS Agro Flow System, BeFC & Ladon Energy.
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 and previous partners include STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Microtronics, VOSS Automotive, AiQ Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, Google, Intel, Swisscom, Ericsson, Telefonica, Gemalto, Samsung, and many more. Participation is free of charge.
Further partners of the Innovation World Cup® include WT | Wearable Technologies, Hannover Messe, BIM World MUNICH, CSEM, AlpICT, BioAlps Association, ACCIO, Business OULU, G2 Startups, Gate Garching, Wolves Summit, Medical Valley, UnternehmerTUM, IoTWeek, i2cat / IOT Catalan Alliance, Innovative City, Innovability, CENSIS, MEDICA, Invest in Bavaria, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, Technoport, THINGS Stockholm, Munich Startup, InfoShare, IFJ, ITRI, INN.KUBATOR, TechBBQ, SUCCUS, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, VJTI- Technology Business Incubator, Upgraded Life, and many more.
Mirna Curcic| Project & Event Manager