>> EIT ICT IDEA CHALLENGE - EVOTHINGS SECURE ON WINNERS PODIUM
It has been a crazy few weeks since returning to Europe - but great things
Evothings was selected from one hundred and sixty three entries (eleven
finalists) to pitch at the
EIT ICT Idea Challenge
finals for the Internet of Things category with IoT Security in mind and after
a day of excellent presentations were awarded second place alongside
(1st place) and sensor information processing
Each finalist was given three minutes to pitch their idea and three minutes
to answer questions from the panel of jury members. The best part of this
event was the ability to talk with the jury prior to pitching; allowing the
awards to be given based on the idea topic itself, not how well a company
can pitch - however, it was still important to pitch well!
The winners of the Idea Challenge receive prize money and an excellent set
of resources to help make the idea a reality such as coaching and mentoring
from experts of the EIT ICT Labs Business Development Accellerator,
integration into the pan-European partner network of EIT ICT Labs and
co-working space for up to six months at a co-location center.
There are no losers at the EIT ICT Idea Challenge finals - just winners.
Everyone walks away with insight to new and great ideas that are being
created within the topic space, not to mention a new set of contacts to
start potential business relationships from. I enjoyed participating at
the event and congratulate everyone for their efforts, it has been one
of the better pitch events (format, people, atmosphere) I have attended