Barcelona, February 27th 2019 – and the IoT Oscars go to… Here are the top IoT Innovators 2019. 20 start-ups were selected for the finals by the jury members out of +500 submissions from more than 45 nations. The exciting Innovation World Cup® finals took place at 4YFN / Mobile World Congress 2019, hosted by Innovation World Cup® partner ACCIÓ.

Supported by the partners STMicroelectronics, Gore, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Gemalto, AiQ Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, Microtronics and Cicor, with a reputation accumulated over 15 years of successful competitions, the IOT Innovation World Cup® Series is no doubt the largest open innovation platform worldwide for IoT and tech solutions.

And here are the winners of the five IoT categories: Industrial | City | Transport, Lifestyle & Retail | Home and Agriculture. In addition, the Top Catalan IOT Innovator is a special award to the most outstanding IoT techpreneur in Catalonia.

Top IoT Innovator “Industrial”

NOWI with Enabling IoT Devices to Live Forever (The Netherlands)

Instead of needing to continuously bring energy to your device in the form of batteries or power cables, NOWI technology enables companies to use the energy that is already readily available around the device. This can be light, heat, movement or even radio waves. There is energy all around us that can now be used to power IoT devices.

Top IoT Innovator “City”

VISN with Smart Space Management for Smart Offices (Germany)

VISN uses cutting-edge thermal sensing technology to attain highly accurate and entirely anonymous occupation data of rooms and areas in the office. Sophisticated data-aggregation and analysis algorithms allow facility managers and employees to visualize both real-time occupancy of the office space, as well as long-term trends in building utilization.

Top IoT Innovators “Transport, Lifestyle & Retail”

Axino Solutions with Enabling Food Quality Insight (Switzerland)

The Axino IoT FoodSafety solution provides chain store retailers with advanced analysis and forecasting capabilities to increase their quality assurance. This plug & play solution supports the HACCP processes for quality assurance. It is based on automated, low power sensor-monitoring within cooling furniture in combination with an innovative and precise prediction algorithm enabling the core temperature detection of most items of various food groups.

UrmO with Enhancing Urban Mobility with Ultra-Light & Foldable Electric Vehicle (Germany)

UrmO is a lightweight and foldable self-balancing scooter, perfectly suited to complement all kinds of urban transport on the last mile. Thanks to the innovative folding mechanism, the UrmO can be transformed into briefcase size within a second and then taken along. Its features enable simple mobility and thus provide perfect user experience every day.

Top IoT Innovator “Home”

WeavAir with The Business Model of Environmental Sensor Analytics (Canada)

WeavAir harnesses advanced sensor technology and predictive analytics to manage high-value HVAC systems, improve indoor air quality, save energy & streamline operations. WeavAir attaches to vents to measure 7 diagnostic metrics, which is used to generate proactive, actionable insights. WeavAir offers service subscription to building owners and service providers, helping them save time and money while creating new revenue streams.

Top IoT Innovator “Agriculture”

Stenon with Real-time Soil Analysis – Enabled Through Sensor Fusion and AI (Germany)

Stenon makes soil analysis available in real-time. Through an IoT solution consisting of intelligent sensor fusion, artificial intelligence and data analysis, farmers become the owner of their own laboratory. Precision farming becomes as easy as pressing a button.

Top “Catalan IoT Innovator”

MJN Neuroservices with MJN-Seras – Next Step for Seizure Prediction (Spain)

MJN-SERAS is the first wearable medical device that records your brain activity. Combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI) software, it is capable of detecting your risk of having an epileptic seizure at any time. MJN-SERAS assesses the risk of having an epileptic fit and to take the proper safety precautions minutes before it happens.

Congratulations to NOWI, VISN, AXINO SOLUTIONS, URMO, WEAVAIR, STENON and MJN NEUROSERVICES of the IOT Innovation World Cup® 2019! It has been a great honor to have them live on stage.

These brand-new IOT innovators will now imprint their names on the Innovation World Cup® Hall of Fame. They will receive significant support throughout the year by the Innovation World Cup® and industry partners to make their innovation striking in the world.

A big well done also to IOTEROP, IoTize, KITRO, Shayp, Totemi, Vilisto, Augmented Robotics, DaVinci Industries, IOTTY, KotahiNet, Vinduino LLC, SoccerDream, SensingTex and Aonchip who made it to the finals and presented their solutions in the Innovation World Cup® finals.

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Behind the scenes – the Innovation World Cup® Series                    

The 10th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® is part of Innovation World Cup® Series, the largest open innovation platform worldwide that supports breakthrough innovations to become reality.

The IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® was initiated by Navispace AG in 2003. Current partners include STMicroelectronics, Gore, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Gemalto, AiQ Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, Microtronics, and Cicor Group. A panel of industry experts selects the most promising solutions based on criteria such as level of innovation, marketability, and usability. Participation is free of charge.

Further partners include WT | Wearable Technologies, StartupCon, BIM World, Kickstarter, UnternehmerTUM, Medical Valley, Gate Garching, ACCIO, CSEM, G2 Startup, IFJ, ISPO Munich, Business OULU, Wolves Summit, Technoloport, Munich Startup, Censis, IoThings, SwissPropTech, French Tech Cote d’Azur, Team Cote d’Azur, High-Tech Gründerfonds, TechTour, Engerati, MIT Entreprise Forum Poland, Alp ICT, IOT Forum CE, Taitra, Things, Government of Canada, Innovative City, Polar Bear Pitching, Inn.Kubator, Deutsche Startups, Eyif, IoT Catalan Alliance and many more.

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