Zurich, Switzerland — The six winners of the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2015 received their awards at the Swisscom M2M Day in Zurich on Thursday. qipp AG not only won the Connected Home category but also carried off the prize as overall winner for its product ALLTHINGS | HOME.
An international jury selected the winners in six categories; Industry 4.0, Mobility, Energy, Security, Healthcare, and Smart Home. The category winners plus one overall winner were chosen from more than 400 solutions coming from over 70 countries, as Jeremy Cowan reports.
The 3rd IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup welcomed innovative Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions. An international panel of industry experts selected the best products according to criteria such as level of innovation, marketability, and usability.
“It was not an easy task for the jury to select the winners. All 24 finalists could have been one of the winners,” says Gerhard Schedler, head of Swisscom M2M. “As founding partner of the innovation programme we are very pleased that we can showcase by the competition the many ways in which the Internet of Things and M2M solutions will positively influence our daily lives and working experiences in the future.”
The six category winners of the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup 14/15 are:
Winner of the mobility category is iCradle GmbH with their solution COBI. COBI is a smart connected bike system, that integrates 100+ modern biking features in the smartphone. Many functions we know in modern cars will now be available for the first time for bikers. Examples are dynamic lights adapting to lighting conditions, automatic brake lights, or a charger that extends the runtime of your smartphone. COBI will be available in summer 2015.
2. Industry 4.0
Workaround UG is the winner of the Industry 4.0 category. ProGlove, sensor-based smart gloves protect workers in industrial environments, enable more efficient production processes and open up new level of business intelligence for production management. ProGlove will be available for pilot implementation in Q2 2015.
The winner of the Energy category is Sensile Technologies SA and GASLINK®. GASLINK is a robust and autonomous system for remote monitoring of tanks and meters for the oil and gas industry via the internet. GASLINK is easy to implement and uses the GSM network to transmit data. GASLINK can also use GPRS or UMTS as well as short distance radio frequency connection. GASLINK is already available.
Winner of the Security category is M2M Intelligence® by Machine-to-Machine Intelligence Corp. The IoT and M2M platform offers integrated connectivity, device management, and cyber security in a single solution. The patented Lockbox security technology protects every asset, transaction, data access and API call. M2M Intelligence® is available as hybrid cloud or a SaaS offering.
ONKÖL is the winner of the Healthcare category with its solution ONKÖL. It is described as a stylish and easy-to-use health and home communications hub for the elderly, their families and caregivers. Through ongoing monitoring of vital data, and incoming and outgoing calls and alerting functions all related parties can react immediately to changes in the daily routine.
6. Connected Home and Overall Winner
ALLTHINGS | HOME by qipp AG is the winner of the Connected Home category. qipp AG develops smart applications for flats, houses and residential areas, that give each thing an identity and connect it. ALLTHINGS | HOME centralises all the useful information and services associated with a specific home into one app. It saves manuals, store plans and connects smart devices.
qipp was also crowned as overall winner at the official award ceremony in Zurich. The international jury was convinced by the degree of innovation and the go-to-market concept of ALLTHINGS | HOME.
All six winners are now part of the hall of fame of the Innovation World Cup: (http://www.innovationworldcup.com/hall-of-fame/?wc=9 )
The IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup is sponsored by Swisscom and Ericsson as title sponsors, as well as Telit Wireless Solutions, Intel, Gemalto, VARTA Microbattery, m2mapps (initiator), connect and Connected Home. Further partners include MEDICA, Continua Health Alliance and Wearable Technologies AG, m2m forum, Engerati, M2M World Forum, Plug and Play Tech Center, MINC, Invest in Skane, Paris Region Entreprises, Business Oulu, Takomo, TAITRA, Team Cote D’Azur, Comm4Innov, Innovative City, CSEM, and AlpICT.
The search for the 4th IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup will begin at the M2M Forum in Milan on April 28, and nominations will close on November 15, 2015. For more information on the awards and how to enter, go to: www.innovationworldcup.com/iot
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