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15th INNOVATION WORLD CUP AT HANNOVER MESSE 2024 on Wednesday 24th of April

The Innovation World Cup® Series stands as the foremost open innovation platform globally, fostering groundbreaking innovations and facilitating connections between techpreneurs and international corporations. The Innovation world Cup® annually supports numerous startups, scaleups, and innovative SMEs, empowering them to distinguish themselves, forge connections with valuable tech and business partners throughout the year, and gain global visibility for their solutions.

The submission period has concluded, and submissions are currently undergoing evaluation. Finalists will be announced in March.

Submissions for the 16th Innovation World Cup in 2025 are already open. Participation is free of charge.

The 15th Innovation World Cup's official pitch and award ceremony are set to unfold at Hannover Messe 2024 on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. TOP TECHPRENEURS 2024, spanning categories like Industrial, Energy, Mobility, and Security, will seize the opportunity to showcase their solutions on the Industry 4.0 Conference stage, where industry experts will conduct a live-jury evaluation. The assessment criteria include the degree of innovation, market potential, and sustainability.

Participants stand a chance to secure speaking opportunities, forge valuable business and tech connections, receive free marketing packages, access complimentary development kits, and compete for a cash prize of €10,000.

The Jury members are:

  • Janette Kothe, Bosch Rexroth
  • Dr. Annika Hauptvogel, Siemens
  • Karl Lehnhoff, EBV Elektronik
  • Simone Ferri, STMicroelectronics
  • Thomas Waldmann, Würth Elektronik Group
  • Michael Durst, ITONICS - The Innovation OS
  • Juliane Salten, VDMA
  • Guillaume Noel, PhD, CSEM
  • Koen Geurts, HTGF | High-Tech Gründerfonds
  • Jury 15th Innovation World Cup

    Based on the level of innovation, go-to-market approach, commercial potential and sustainability, the expert jury announced The World’s Top Techpreneurs 2023:

    Industrial: Robco , Germany: All-in-one robot solution that takes over many work steps in production
    Energy: Wattando , Germany: Modular energy management solution
    Mobility: Swiss Ocean Tech , Switzerland: AnchorGuardia safe anchor providing predictions and triggering immediate alarms with sub-meter accuracy.
    Security: Staex , Germany: Web 3.0 machine data infrastructure
    EBV Innovation Hero: Dryad Networks GmbH, Deutschland
    ST Industrial Innovation Challenge: Tozero , Germany: Lithium-ion battery waste management

    Video of Award Ceremony

    Here are the Top 18 Techpreneurs of the 14th Innovation World Cup who presented their solutions at the grand finals:

    Industrial:
    Feelit technologies , Israel: Non-intrusive predictive maintenance solution for industrial equipment
    Robco , Germany: All-in-one robot solution that takes over many work steps in production
    Sensemore ,Turkey: Identification of machinery malfunctions months in advance

    Energy:
    Green Tech Innovations , France: Connected solar streetlamp with energy management that provides lighting, energy and additional IoT functions
    Northern Gas and Power (ClearVUE) , United Kingdom: ClearVUE.Zero energy solution to lower emissions and energy costs
    Wattando , Germany: Modular energy management solution

    Mobility:
    Charging Robotics , Israel: Robotic system for high efficiency wireless charging of electric vehicles in public parking lots
    NAiSE , Germany: Traffic management solution for safe and efficient intralogistics
    Swiss Ocean Tech , Switzerland: AnchorGuardia safe anchor providing predictions and triggering immediate alarms with sub-meter accuracy.

    Security:
    Akidaia , France: Offline identification system to manage and control secure access.
    Staex , Germany: Web 3.0 machine data infrastructure
    Sternum , Israel: Real-time self-protection and self-monitoring for device manufacturers

    EBV Innovation Hero:
    Dryad Networks GmbH, Deutschland
    Orioma , France: LOBX energy autonomous IoT product to manage energy, and security
    Perinet GmbH , Germany: Industrial IoT system for secure communications in different use case scenarios

    ST Industrial Innovation Challenge:
    Stratio , United States: Low-cost, compact, and better performing Full HD SWIR sensors
    Tozero , Germany: Lithium-ion battery waste management
    Watersight , Israel: Real-time sensing device for water quality analysis and conditioned-based monitoring

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