The Top Wearable and IOT startups awarded at WTEU19 in Munich
SKIIOT was at the Innovation World Cup and was chosen to finals from over 500 companies from 45 different countries. We were within top 4 companies in the category of Sport & Fitness.
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.
The 10th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup® is part of Innovation World Cup® Series, the largest open innovation platform worldwide that supports breakthrough innovations to become reality.
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.
Top 26 IOT Innovators of the Year in the Innovation World Cup Series
SKIIOT was selected to TOP 26 IOT INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR in the Innovation World Cup® Series competition. Public vote is open until February 5th 2019 at its official website and the winner will be announced at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 EUROPE in Münich.
Oulu-based high technology for cross-country skiing
Oulu-based technology companies, Exiops and Tecinspire, have signed a major co-operation agreement. Current agreement is continuum of their previous cooperation. This time, the SKIIOT product family will grow by a monitoring system for skiing facilities. SKIIOT monitoring system is designed to be used in ski tunnels, skiing competitions and to support coaching. The Norwegian Olympic Sports Center Olympiatoppen has been closely involved in the development of the SKIIOT device.
Exiops has developed a SKIIOT device for cross-country skiing. SKIIOT utilizes patented IoT technology and is worn on skier’s ankle. The device is used for precise measurements of skiing technique, split times on the ski track and changes in skiing conditions.
The device is designed in cooperation with cross-country skiing professionals. For example, it is used by service team of The Norwegian Olympic Sports Center Olympiatoppen and by Norwegian marathon skiing teams.
SKIIOT was selected to TOP 26 IOT INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR in the Innovation World Cup® Series competition. Public vote is open until February 5th 2019 at https://www.wearable-technologies.eu/iot-wt-innovation-world-cup-public-vote/. The winner will be announced at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 EUROPE in Münich.
Oulu-based knowledge and cooperation
Current collaboration between Exiops and Tecinspire is a continuum of their previous cooperation in developing the SKIIOT product family. The striking mobile application (SKIIOT XC300) implemented by Tecinspire enables individual professional or hobby skiers to track the measurements collected by SKIIOT. Previously successful cooperation has created a good framework for another joint development project. This also creates the opportunity for business growth for the both Oulu-based companies.
Ongoing development of the monitoring system for ski events
The new monitoring system (SKIIOT XC700) enables real-time monitoring of ski performances and skiing competitions. SKIIOT measurements are transferred wirelessly to the monitoring system via Wi-Fi network. Monitoring can be done on the screens installed on ski tubes or ski events. In the future, it can even be done on a mobile application.
The system raises interest in monitoring ski performance. It will be a motivating factor for the competitors, coaching teams and viewers. Continuous and precise SKIIOT measurements along the entire ski track will also help service teams in ski preparation.
Exiops Oy develops a patented SKIIOT product family for ski professionals and enthusiasts.
Contact person: Marko Höynälä, CEO, +358 (0) 504 802 414
Tecinspire Oy develops mobile and web applications with 100% customer satisfaction.
Contact person: Teemu Kivioja, CEO, +358 (0) 505 479 571