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Finalists for the 2019 EBV IoT Hero Award Unveiled

EBV IOT HERO Finalists Innovation World Cup

The 10th edition of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup®, the leading innovation competition in the Internet of Things, was an extraordinary one. Almost 500 ground-breaking submissions from all over the world were entered. Consequently, it’s been a tough decision for the jury to review all of them and pick the top finalist.

The international panel of judges was impressed by the high level of innovation and the quality of submissions they received in the categories industry, healthcare, gaming & lifestyle, agriculture, city, sport & fitness. EBV proclaimed again for the second time the special prize “EBV IoT Hero”. Four finalists have been nominated, which will have the chance to showcase their solutions at the official pitch and award ceremony during the 33rd WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2019 Europe on February 5th 2019. Curious who they are? Give it up for…

The Dutch company ARION with their innovative ultra-thin smart insoles ARION and their advanced AI coaching engine that make cutting edge exercise sciences accessible to all runners. ARION guides users to improve their running technique sustainably, helping to reduce the risk of injury and improve performance so they can stay active, and run longer, safer, and further.

Popit Smart Pill Reminder by the Finnish start-up Popit. Popit Sense is the world’s first smart pill reminder. Popit Sense & app automatically track pills, improving medication adherence. The solution also provides unprecedented data on how pills are consumed, without making changes to the blister packages on the market.

Real-time soil analysis by the German innovator Stenon UG. With Stenon’s unique sensor fusion and software technology, farmers get real-time access to the data they need and make data-driven cultivation optimization as easy as pushing one button.

Digital Iris by Viewpointsystem from Austria, the first wearable technology combining eye tracking with a XR-display element. Measuring and interpreting eye activity in real time and in real life, the glasses enable a new human-centered and bi-directional interaction between man & technology. Using the disruptive “Digital Iris” technology, VPS 19 is able to read intentions and actions from the eyes in real-time and to provide the right display information at the right time.

Those are the four companies that will have the chance to win the cash prize of 10.000 euro, in case they will be the next EBV IoT Hero. Furthermore, the winner will also gain a lot of attention in the market and gets to work with the EBV’s StartmeUp team. This sales division at EBV is dedicated to start-up companies and electronic newcomers. The collaboration will include engineering, sourcing, and logistics support. There can only be one winner, but surely on all four finalist you have to keep an eye on in 2019.

As these technological innovations will radically change businesses, and lives, the public has a say in who will become the “Public Vote winner” of the 10th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® too! Cast your vote now!

We hope you can make it to Munich in February and cheer for the finalist during the WT | Wearable Technologies 2019 EUROPE conference. Use the code IWCPartner_30 to receive a 30% discount ticket when registering to the event here.