15th IOT/WT Innovation World Cup®

Deadline: February 01, 2024


Creative Ideas Tech & IT Business Plan Grant


  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Online
Prominent speaking opportunities and official finals pitch events on the main stages of leading industry events such as HANNOVER MESSE, WT | Wearable Technologies Conferences, IoTWeek Dublin, MEDICA, BIM World MUNICH and many more!


The Innovation World Cup®, the world’s leading competition for IoT, Wearable and DeepTech start-ups & scale-ups, is welcoming international techpreneurs to make their innovations visible to the world and create valuable business connections. Join the 15th edition of the Innovation World Cup® in the categories Industrial, Energy, Mobility, Security, City, Agriculture, Home, Lifestyle and Sports (for Healthcare please check the Healthcare Innovation World Cup®).


By entering your submission you can additionally take part in the following special prizes of the competition:

  • ST Industrial Innovation Challenge powered by STMicroelectronics
  • EBV Innovation Hero powered by EBV Elektronik
  • Smart Clothing Challenge powered by AiQ Smart Clothing
  • IoTWeek Innovation World Cup

Show how your connected solutions, including a wide range of sensor-based devices, wearables & applications, disrupt the following sectors:

If you are looking to push your innovation further, complete your submission entry and request free development kits supported by our partners STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik and Würth Elektronik. 

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Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate

Evaluation process

All completed submissions go through first filtering by a group of experts. After, the official Innovation World Cup® judges evaluate and rate the submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Level of innovation
  • Technological feasibility
  • Commercial potential
  • Marketing & go-to-market approach
  • Time to market
  • Sustainability

All experts involved in the evaluation process have to accept a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), where they agree to conduct the evaluation with confidentiality, to gain access to the submissions. The NDA will be made between Navispace and each judge. The evaluation takes place online and anonymously. The judges review the submissions based on individual identification number (ID), no contact details are shared at the evaluation phase.


Deadline: February 01, 2024

Cost/funding for participants

Win prizes worth more than 500,000 USD, including:

  • Prominent speaking opportunities and official finals pitch events on the main stages of leading industry events such as HANNOVER MESSE, WT | Wearable Technologies Conferences, IoTWeek Dublin, MEDICA,BIM World MUNICH and many more!

  • A cash prize of 10.000 Euro (7th EBV Innovation Hero)

  • Exclusive business connections with international leading tech corporates, potential investors and partners
  • Free use of production labs, testing facilities and technical support
  • Free Development Kits supported by STMicroelectronics, Würth Elektronik, EBV Elektronik and VARTA Microbattery
  • Free marketing packages and extensive media publicity at a global level
  • Placement on the Hall of Fame of the Innovation World Cup®

The participation in the competition is FREE OF CHARGE.

Awarding of Prizes

The judges of the Innovation World Cup® will select finalists per category and one winner per category for final evaluation at their sole discretion. The category winners will receive support from partner companies and the organizer. Navispace will pay prize money to prize winners or persons authorized by them according to the competition terms and conditions and in the name, or for the account of the respective contracting authority.

The prize money will be paid in the currency of the contracting authority or organizer using the exchange rate of the bank executing the transfer at the day of payment. Any resulting tax obligations which are caused or affected by the receipt of prize money are to be beared by the recipient himself.

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