Munich, March 2021 – The top16 IoT game changers 2021 of the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® are unveiled! 

More than six hundred start-ups, scale-ups and ground-breaking tech founders and SMEs worldwide entered their IoT solutions in the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® – the catalyst of future and sustainable innovations in the Internet of Things. They demonstrated how they are advancing industrial IoT (Industry 4.0), smart cities, transport & logistics, and agriculture industries.

An international panel of judges selected the most innovative Internet of Things game changers 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 innovators, and the future IoT stars of special prizes STWIN Challenge and rapidM2M Challenge will present their products at the official 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® Pitch and Award ceremony at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition on 14 April 2021, at 16:00 pm CET on the Smart Industries Channel.

Here are the top16 Internet of Things Innovators 2021 of the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® (listed in alphabetical order along with their solutions):


City & Transport:

  • BeFC – BeFC – Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells, France
  • Nauticspot – Nauticspot, France
  • Shayp – Shayp : The Easy-to-Use Device that Will Help You Save Water, Belgium
  • Tanktwo – Tanktwo String Batteries, United States


STWIN Challenge, special prize by STMicroelectronics:

  • 3d Signals – 3d Signals – Plug & Play Factory Digitalization, Israel (also nominated in “Industrial”)
  • Neuron Soundware – Neuron Soundware, Czech Republic (also nominated in “Industrial”)
  • Octonion – Octonion Machine Intelligence, Switzerland
  • Tanktwo – Tanktwo String Batteries, United States (also nominated in “Smart City & Transport”)

RapidM2M Challenge, special prize by Microtronics:

Use the exclusive voucher code zyZQX to get your free ticket for the Hannover Messe´s innovation hotspot showcasing the TOP16 IoT Innovators 2021 along with STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth, Microtronics, and VARTA Microbattery live on stage. Get your free ticket here  

The 13th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® and 13th Healthcare Innovation World Cup® are already open for submissions. Participation is free of charge.

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, and many more.

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