Application Developers Alliance Launches IoT Developer Competition

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Today, the Application Developers Alliance announced the launch of IoT{Accelerate}Berlin, an Internet of Things competition for developers and pre-launch startups. Organised in partnership with Ericsson and Google, the project aims to spur innovation in this rapidly growing market.

“IoT is experiencing substantial growth, and the opportunity for European developers and startups to help shape its future is clear.  From connected cars and homes to health, wearables, or big data solutions, the competition will help developers conceptualise and produce innovative products for this growing market,” said Jake Ward, Executive Director, Application Developers Alliance.

With connected devices projected to reach 50 billion by 2020, and global economic impact to top one trillion dollars, the incentives for developers to tackle the challenges emerging from IoT are substantive, and interest from the developer community and leading technology companies has continued to grow through 2014.

Valter D’Avino, Head of Ericsson Region Western & Central Europe says:

“Application development is a fundamental part of the networked society enabling superior consumer experience and driving network utilization. We are very pleased to be part of this great initiative in Germany; it is a perfect opportunity to show how our vision of a Networked Society is coming to life.”

IoT{Accelerate}Berlin is your chance to:

  • Learn from IoT experts from industry leading companies
  • Participate in a comprehensive Design Thinking Workshop to improve your concept and product
  • Work alongside innovative IoT developers, product managers and entrepreneurs
  • Test and improve your concept, your product and your go to market plan
  • Pitch your product idea and business plan to a panel of judges for the chance to win the IoT{Accelerate}Berlin prizes

Focusing on areas as diverse as the connected home, utilities, healthcare, telematics, wearables and big data, IoT{Accelerate}Berlin comes with a €20,000 prize, mentorship from industry experts and funding to attend key IOT events.

The competition centers around a 48-hour program of workshops, concept planning and an industry pitch, that takes place from 27th-29th March 2015 at the Rainmaking Loft, Berlin.

For further details visit : here.

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