Two Swiss start-ups win the Internet of Things’ World Cup
The world’s most innovative solutions in the Internet of Things were crowned during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The five winners of the world´s biggest Internet of Things innovation competition, the IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup, have been announced in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress. The international jury has selected the winners of the categories “Connected Home”, “Smart City”, “Mobility”, “Security”, and “Healthcare” out of more than 400 solutions coming from 58 countries.
This year, the award in the category « Mobility » goes to the startup Kizy Tracking SA for their innovative solution to track shipments and assets around the world (Image above). « It’s an honor to have been recognized as one of the most innovative solutions by a jury of international IoT experts. » says Ruud Riem-Vis, CEO of the company. « We have found an immediate positive resonance within the telecommunication operators present at the Mobile World Congress, because we demonstrated how their existing infrastructure can help solve some of the global supply chain’s biggest challenges.» This award is an additional recognition for the young Swiss company, after the Prix BCN Innovation and the Swiss Logistics Award last year.
The country seems to be a fertile environment for the Internet of Things, as another startup from Switzerland, Swissprime Technologies, was distinguished in the category « Security ». Swissprime is a high-tech start-up developing innovative wireless products and supporting its customers in realizing their innovative ideas. The company was foundes in 2009. Swissprime is nominated for My Lock. My Lock is an electronic locking solution for innumerable applications which allows users to share and revoke lock keys over-the-air using their Smartphone. The My Lock App is available for iOS and Android Smartphones.
Gerhard Schedler, Head of Sales Mobile Services & M2M/IoT of SWISSCOM, and title sponsor from the very beginning states, “Over the past 4 years we have witnessed considerable growth in the area of M2M and the Internet of Things. The bandwidth of solutions across sectors has increased exponentially, and the business impact generated has outperformed most of the forecasts. At Swisscom we celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of those helping shape the future of the Internet of Things and are proud to contribute a small part to the success of our 25 IOT Heroes 2016 and their breakthrough solutions.”