IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup – A Chance for Innovators to Shine

The IoT/ M2M Innovation World Cup brings innovators around the world together. Enter your innovation before 15 November.
Published: Tue 04 Nov 2014

Initiated and organized by Navispace, the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup is in its third round. Navispace is an innovation management company providing leading open innovation programmes.

First launched in 2012, the competition is proving to be a leading IoT / M2M award worldwide, acting as the catalyst for future innovations connecting innovative entrepreneurs, developer communities, and industry partners like Swisscom, Ericsson, Telit, Intel, VARTA, Gemalto and many more. Hundreds of contestants from 70 countries use this platform to demonstrate the huge innovation potential in the world of Machine-to-Machine Communication and the Internet of Things.

According to Dr. Sonja Sulzmaier, Managing Partner at Navispace (pictured), the competition is looking for great solutions worldwide. She adds that in the past, 30% of the entrants came from the US, 30% from Europe and 30% from Asia.

The leading global innovation competition is welcoming revolutionary IoT / M2M solutions in the categories of :
 

  • Energy

  • Industry 4.0

  • Mobility

  • Security

  • Healthcare

  • Connected Home.

Sulzmaier says the competition is essential for the development of innovative solutions within the energy industry. The competition shows futures applications fields beyond smart grid and smart meters. This is where future stars are identified, she adds.

A chance for innovative startups to network

Developers, innovative startups and researchers are invited to join the competition, win prizes (in the form of cash and supporting activities) and benefit from the unique networking opportunities and business generating potential.

Worldwide marketing and press activities optimize the market attention of the submitted solutions which can only help startups to progress further. “Some former competitors have received a great deal of attention in the market (including utilities which can be difficult to approach) place and as a result, are enjoying much success,” explains Sulzmaier.

The IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup and its participants will be promoted by the Innovation World Cup Series, regional and media partners around the globe. Participants can expect to benefit from the worldwide network by making contact with key market players. This is especially beneficial during the developmental stages of a business.

The Innovation World Cup series has an impressive track record in introducing new breakthrough technologies and solutions in the market, building up new ecosystems, and identifying and promoting upcoming stars.

Win prizes valued at over US$160,000

  • US$5000 cash for the IoT/M2M Innovator of the Year – overall winner

  • Winners of the IoT / M2M Innovator of the Year, Category Winner and Special Prize Winner) will be added to the “Hall of Fame”

  • Opportunity to present your innovation at the Award Ceremony in March 2015

  • Benefit from extensive promotional activities, public relations,brochures, Internet, social media, and movies

  • Accelerate your business with our Innovation World Cup Series network,our platinum, gold, and silver partners, as well as regional and media partners

  • Participate in the special prize “Connected Home Award” and receive additional support of their partners

  • Benefit from dedicated promotion of all finalists at international tradeshows, promotion events and online media


The finalists and winners will be evaluated by an international panel of experts on the following criteria:
 

  • Degree of innovation

  • Business potential

  • Go-to-market approach

Register for the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup and submit your solution for new applications and products via the secure internet registration www.innovationworldcup.com/iot-m2m before 15 November 2014. Registration is free!