Munich, April 2021
The Smart Clothing special prize is AiQ Smart Clothing‘s initiative to support cutting-edge innovators to transform their prototype into mass production and aim at high volumes. AiQ Smart Clothing is a pioneer in the sector and has been focusing on bio-signal acquisition, processing, IMU-based human motion analysis, and a wide variety of applications in elderly care, remote patient monitoring, wellness, work safety, sports, and rehabilitation among others.
More than six hundred start-ups, scale-ups and ground-breaking SMEs entered their wearable and connected solutions in the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® – the catalyst of future innovations in the Internet of Things – and competed for the AiQ Smart Clothing special prize.
At this year’s 39th WT| Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE, the top3 smart clothing start-ups 2021 will present their winning concepts live on stage and will demonstrate how their innovative smart garments solutions are disrupting the industrial, healthcare and sports sector.
THE TOP3 OF THE AiQ SMART CLOTHING CHALLENGE ARE (in alphabetical order):
- Ease, Ease: the wearable TENS for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome to relieve chronic pain and ease the symptoms, 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 winner of the AiQ Smart Clothing special prize powered by AiQ Smart Clothing will benefit from:
- Collaboration with AiQ Smart Clothing 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
“AiQ Smart Clothing has been a partner of the Innovation World Cup® Series for several years now. The degree of innovation and technological potential of this year´s AiQ Smart Clothing contestants was impressive.” Said Steve Huang, Executive Director at AiQ Smart Clothing “We look forward to meeting the top Smart Clothing Innovators on stage at the 39th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2021 EUROPE and collaborating with them to grow their business and advance smart garments together.”
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. More information and free registration: www.wearable-technologies.eu
The AiQ Smart Clothing 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 the 39th WT|Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE and Hannover Messe.
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, Ällgau Digital, and many more.
Elisa Gava | Project & Event Manager