Munich, March 2021

The STWIN Challenge – a special prize of the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® is STMicroelectronics´ initiative to support developers, tech-entrepreneurs, and innovative SMEs from around the world to design Industry 4.0 applications.

In the midst of the Industrial 4.0 revolution, IoT solutions are more powerful when combined with state-of-the-art components such as the STWIN kit (SensorTile Wireless Industrial Node) and the STM32.Cube.AI ecosystem, enabling industrial predictive maintenance, artificial intelligence, energy management, connectivity, real time monitoring and lower operations costs. Hundreds of start-ups, scale-ups and ground-breaking SMEs entered their Industrial IoT solutions in the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® – the catalyst of future innovations in the Internet of Things – and competed for the STWIN Challenge.

STMicroelectronics has been a partner of the Innovation World Cup® Series for more than 10 years. This year we were impressed by the degree of innovation and technical potential of the STWIN Challenge entries,” stated Andrea Onetti, Analog MEMS Sensor Group VP and MEMS Sensor Division GM, STMicroelectronics “Supporting innovation with easy-to-use tools that accelerate customers’ time-to-market is a key objective for ST. We look forward to seeing the top Industrial IoT innovators at Hannover Messe.

The Top4 ground-breaking IoT startups 2021 for the STWIN Challenge are (in alphabetical order):

  • 3d Signals – 3d Signals – Plug & Play Factory Digitalization, Israel
  • Neuron Soundware – Neuron Soundware, Czech Republic
  • Octonion – Octonion Machine Intelligence, Switzerland
  • Tanktwo – Tanktwo String Batteries, United States

On 14 April 2021, they will present their innovative solutions live in front of the STMicroelectronics representatives, international partners and exciting tech audiences at Hannover Messe – the leading international platform and hot spot for industrial transformation.

The winner of the STWIN Challenge powered by STMicroelectronics will benefit from:

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

Use the exclusive voucher code zyZQX to get your free ticket for the Hannover Messe´s innovation hotspot showcasing the TOP4 STWIN Challenge Innovators 2021 along with STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth, Microtronics, and Corporate Ventures Advisory live on stage. Get your free ticket here  

The STWIN 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 chance to become the next top IoT groundbreakers of tomorrow.

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.

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