Munich, 23 March 2021 – The top15 Wearables Techpreneurs 2021 of the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® are unveiled!

More than six hundred startups, scale-ups and ground-breaking tech founders and SMEs worldwide entered their IoT and WT solutions in the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® – the catalyst of future and sustainable innovations in the Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies. Through their ground-breaking submissions, the wearable techpreneurs proved how they are advancing the Sports & Lifestyle, and Healthcare sectors.

An international panel of judges selected the most innovative wearables techpreneurs 2021, who raised above the others for the level of innovation, the technology, and the market approach of their disruptive solutions.

The selected category top game-changers, and the future disruptors of special prizes EBV IOT HERO and AiQ Smart Clothing will present their products at the official 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® Pitch and Award ceremony at the digital 39th WT|Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE on 28 April 2021, at 16:00 pm CET.

Here are the top15 Wearable Techpreneurs 2021 of the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® (listed in alphabetical order along with their solutions):

Sports & Lifestyle


  • Janitri, Janitri, India
  • MDCN Technologies Inc., NeoRythm, Slovenia and United States
  • Mindpax, Mindpax: Wrist-worn monitoring sensor for chronic diseases, Germany
  • PKVitality, K’Watch, the Continuous Glucose Monitoring smartwatch, France

4th EBV IOT HERO, special prize by EBV Elektronik

  • BeFC, BeFC: Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells, France
  • Bluetentacles, Bluetentacles solution, Italy
  • Shayp, Shayp: The easy-to-use device that will help you save water, Belgium
  • SunSense AS, SunSense personal UV and sunlight tracker wearable, Norway

AiQ Smart Clothing, special Prize by AiQ Smart Clothing

  • Ease, Ease: wearable TENS designed for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome, Italy
  • Articulate Labs, Platform Technology for Effective, Efficient, Remote & Trackable Physical Rehabilitation, United States
  • Thread in Motion, Industrial Smart Glove with Integrated Display, Germany

The wearable tech industry is amid an exponential growth and breakthrough innovators are the brave ones taking wearable device innovation to the next level. We are looking forward to hosting the finals of the 12th IoT Innovation World Cup® at the 39th WT|Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE and welcoming the rising wearable tech stars on the virtual stage.” said Christian Stammel, CEO at WT|Wearable Technologies.

The 39th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2021 EUROPE happening on 27-29 April 2021, is the virtual meeting point for international experts of the entire wearables value chain. Focusing on emerging technologies and latest developments from the wearable tech industry, the program will guide you through key topics in healthcare, sports, industry & enabling tech. The registration for the 39th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2021 EUROPE ´s innovation hotspot featuring the Top15 wearable techpreneurs 2021 and EBV Elektronik, AiQ Smart Clothing, Würth Elektronik, VARTA Microbattery and STMicroelectronics live on stage can be accessed free of charge by registering on

The 13th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® and 13th Healthcare Innovation World Cup® are already open for submissions. Participation is free of charge. Further details 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 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. A panel of international industry experts selects the best solutions based on the level of innovation, marketability, and usability. Participation is free of charge. More information on

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 Innovative City, Innovability, CENSIS, MEDICA, Invest in Bavaria, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, Technoport, THINGS Stockholm, Munich Startup, InfoShare, IFJ, IT2Industry, INN.KUBATOR, TechBBQ, Munich Startup, SUCCUS, TAITRA, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, VJTI- Technology Business Incubator, Upgraded Life, Ällgau Digital, and many more.

Elisa Gava | Project & Event Manager