Wearable Technologies is hosted again the Innovation World Cup Series and sign-up is closing soon for the chance to win prizes valued at $200,000.
The annual Wearable Technologies organized Innovation World Cup offers this year prizes valued at $200,000. This technology competition is aimed at IoT, M2M and wearable technology innovators and startups. The competition has helped previous winners including COBI and Sigfox to gain global recognition.
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Sigfox won the IoT/M2M World Cup back in 2012 and has grown from a 3 person startup back then to raising $115m this year. COBI won the Innovation World Cup in the category mobility last year. The startup makes a device that connects your bike to your smartphone. COBI has received a 4 million investment this year and ran a successful Kickstarter campaign.
In October 2015 COBI announced to enter the US market with headquarters in San Francisco and two US bike manufacturers as partners. The shipment of the first COBI bike systems will start in early 2016.
New this year is a partnership with Kickstarter. Winner of the competitions can get top level advice from Kickstarter about running successful crowd-funding campaigns. STMicroelectronics and MediaTek are also partners of this competition.
The WT | Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup 2015/16 and the separate IoT / M2M Innovation World Cup 2015/16 take submissions until November 15 midnight US Time. Participation is free of charge.
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The Innovation World Cup site has more details on the competitions and the registration details.