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The EBV IOT HERO is one of the IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® special prizes that attract potential techpreneurs across different industries.


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The top wearable and IoT startups awarded at WTEU19 Munich

28 international wearable tech and IoT innovators were part of the thrilling finals of the 10th IOT / WT Innovation World Cup® on February 5th at the 33rd WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2019 in Munich. Selected out of more than 500 submissions from over 45 countries by the international expert jury, they are the top techpreneurs to watch out for in 2019.

With over 15 years of successful competitions, the Innovation World Cup® Series is the most established tech open innovation platform worldwide supported by the partners STMicroelectronics, Gore, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Gemalto, AiQ Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, Microtronics and Cicor. There have been lucky winners of the categories Industry, Healthcare, Sport & Fitness, Gaming & Lifestyle. Additionally, the winners of the Gore Innovation Center Prize, the EBV IOT HERO, the Gemalto Trusted Connectivity Award and AiQ Smart Clothing Special Prize were announced.

Top 4 Startups nominated for the EBV IoT HERO finals 2019

The 10th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® was an extraordinary edition, with almost 500 ground-breaking submissions from all over the world registering to the leading innovation competition in the Internet of Things. The international panel of judges had a very difficult task of selecting the top finalists due to the high level of innovation and the quality of the submissions across the categories industry, healthcare, gaming & lifestyle, agriculture, city, sport & fitness. These are the 4 top start-ups nominated for the EBV IOT HERO finals:

  • 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.
  • 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. Popit Sense & app automatically track pills, improving medication adherence.
  • 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.


And the EBV IoT Hero 2018/19 goes to….

Arion with their smart insoles for running shoes (the Netherlands)

ARION provides a solution, bringing the coaching experience to the world of wearables through innovative ultra-thin smart insoles and an 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.


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For more information, please visit the Innovation Worldcup Website!

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What is the Innovation World Cup?

The INNOVATION WORLD CUP is the leading IoT award worldwide. Every year, hundreds of contestants from over 70 countries demonstrate the huge innovation potential of the Internet of Things.

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EBV Turns Start-Ups into Iot Heroes

Read the full interview with Christian Stammel, CEO, Wearable Technologies and Thomas Staudinger, VP Marketing, EBV.

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