The Swedish Alliance for IoT Entrepreneurs (SMSE) has welcomed four new members: Narrative, Ngenic, Tinitell and EWA Solutions. The latest expansion brings SMSE to 48 members and 14 partners and indicates a growing and fully-functioning IoT ecosystem in Sweden.
“Sweden has become a hotbed for IoT across industries and our alliance fuel that development,” said Magnus Melander, the founder of SMSE. “SMSE makes it easy to navigate in the Swedish IoT eco-system which is reflected in increasing interest, visits and partnerships from key international IoT players and media.”
Among the messages promoted by SMSE are that Data is the gold of IoT, Service Enablement is key to a prospering Internet of Things industry, and Specialisation is needed in the increasingly international and competitive IoT market.
The Swedish Mobile Awards 2015 introduced a third IoT category for Enterprise of the Year and the nominees Riksbyggen, Assa Abloy, Scania and SKF are all examples of use of IoT to improve efficiency, security and sustainability. All shortlisted companies in the other categories are members or partners of SMSE.
Hardware is a key part of IoT and during the year we have two new important initiatives established in Stockholm to address hardware challenges and opportunities in Sweden: the hardware hub THINGS and the STHLMHW meet-up group.
“Hardware is really difficult but without great hardware there will be no – or poor – data to work with,” says Mr Melander. “The four new members announced today all have their own great hardware,” concluded Mr. Melander.
The members of SMSE are:
Kombridge, Springworks, Maingate, WSI, Episcope, Info24, Tritech, Infracontrol, Fridat, Vinnter, CSL Connect, Connode, Evothings, CNet, B3IT, FYM, Imagimob, H&D Wireless, Crossbreed, Combain, Shortcut Labs, Yanzi Networks, Roxen, April System Design, Possio, Watty, Clayster, KTC, Mowic, Exibea, Slagkryssaren, MicroTracking, Scypho, TalkPool, Trax (WTS), ShopJoy, Aifloo, IBaround, Realtime Embedded, Starbright, Incell, Aptilo, Wittra, Narrative, Tinitell, Ngenic, EWA Solutions and Wbird.
SMSE partners are:
Tele2, Telenor Connexion, TeliaSonera, Ericsson, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Intel, M2M Alliance, Telefonica, Interoute, 3, Business Sweden and Swedish Mobile Association (SMA).
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