Munich, 23 March 2021

The EBV IoT Hero is EBV Elektronik‘s initiative to support techpreneurs all over Europe. EBV is Europe’s largest semiconductor distributor, supporting IoT start-ups in successfully realizing their products and entering the market. More than six hundred start-ups, scale-ups and ground-breaking SMEs entered their IoT solutions in the 12th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® – the catalyst of future innovations in the Internet of Things – and the European ones were included in the 4th EBV IOT HERO Award.

The top4 European Start-ups of the 4th EBV IOT HERO Award are (in alphabetical order):

  • BeFC, BeFC – Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells, France
  • Bluetentacles s.r.l., 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

On 28 April 2021 at 16:00 CET, they will present their innovative solutions live in front of the international jury and exciting tech audiences at the digital 39th WT|Wearable Technologies Conference EUROPE.

The winner of the EBV IoT HERO powered by EBV Elektronik will benefit from:

  • Collaboration with EBV’s StartmeUp team, dedicated to support start-up companies including engineering, sourcing, and logistics
  • A cash prize of 10,000 Euro

The quality and degree of innovation of this 4th edition of the EBV IOT was outstanding. With their innovative solutions these top4 European IoT Innovators are already Internet of Things heroes harnessing positive change and more sustainable ways of living through their technology. We look forward to meeting them on stage at the WT Conference EUROPE. It will be a tight race for the crown of the 4th EBV IOT HERO„ said Frank-Steffen Russ, Senior Director Market Segments, EBV Elektronik.

The 39th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2021 EUROPE happening on 27-29 April 2021, will be 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. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this exciting event to drive your business. More information and free registration:

The 4th EBV IOT HERO 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 39th 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 the chance to become the next top IoT groundbreakers of tomorrow. More information 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 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, and many more.

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Elisa Gava | Project & Event Manager