Munich, 17 March 2021

The rapidM2M Challenge – a special prize of the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® – is Microtronics program to help innovative IoT founders, developers and SMEs realizing their IoT solutions from POC until series production in the blink of an eye.

Launching IoT products successfully in the market does not take years when joining hands with expert teams as at Microtronics, and their state-of-the-art technology. The Microtronics IoT Suite is a comprehensive toolbox in which all components of hardware, software, and service work together smoothly. It includes the rapidM2M a connectivity platform and comprehensive technology environment to easily record, process and transmit data, together with the rapidM2M Studio, an advanced cloud-based development environment.

More than six hundreds start-ups, scale-ups and ground-breaking SMEs from all over the world entered their IoT solutions in the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® – the catalyst of future innovations in the Internet of Things – and competed for the rapidM2M Challenge.

The Top ground-breaking IoT tech founders 2021 for the rapidM2M Challenge are (in alphabetical order):

On 14 April 2021 at 16:00 pm CET on the Smart Industries Channel, they will present their innovative solutions live in front of Microtronics representatives, international partners and exciting tech audiences at Hannover Messe Digital Edition – the leading international platform and hot spot for industrial transformation.

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

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

With the rapidM2M technology we support IoT founders through the entire project and product lifecycle in a broad field of smart services and industries. We look forward to meeting the top rapidM2M Challenge innovators on stage at Hannover Messe and further collaborating with them to successfully accelerate their businesses!” said Stefan Pfeffer, CFO at Microtronics.

Use the exclusive voucher code zyZQX to get your free ticket for the Hannover Messe´s innovation hotspot showcasing the TOP3 rapidM2M Challenge Innovators 2021 along with STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth, Microtronics, and VARTA Microbattery live on stage. Get your free ticket here  

The rapidM2M Challenge Pitch and Award Ceremony is part of the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® finals with 30 start-ups presenting their solutions live on stage at Hannover Messe and WT|Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE.

The 13th IoT / WT Innovation World Cup® is already open for submissions! Submit your solution free of charge and take the chance to become the next top IoT groundbreakers of tomorrow. More information on

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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