The 7th WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup kicked off
The 7th WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup: opportunity for innovators to unveil the next generation in intelligent wearables
Kick-off at WT Wearable Technologies Conference in Milan on 29 April 2015
Milan / Munich, 29 April 2015 – Today, the 7th WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup officially kicked-off at the WT Wearable Technologies Conference in Milan. Innovative entrepreneurs from around the world are invited to submit their solutions, from April 29th until November 15th 2015 in the categories of “Sports & Fitness,” “Healthcare & Wellness,” “Gaming & Lifestyle,” “Safety and Security,” and the special prizes “Smart Clothing” and “Smart Jewelry.” All participants will compete to win one of the categories and the next “WT Innovator of the Year.”
Wearable technologies is one of the most compelling markets, spreading at a fast pace. Analysts expect this market to become larger than $50 billion in the next three years by revolutionizing the sports and healthcare industries, among others. Wearables are changing work environments by supporting safety and more efficient manufacturing processes. Especially noteworthy, the fashion industry has discovered wearables as its new playground for inspiration. Cool projects in smart fashion and tech jewelry will be shown at the conference in Milan, bridging the gap between fashion and tech.
Christian Stammel, CEO of WT Wearable Technologies Group states, “As the main catalyst for future innovations in wearables, the WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup 2015/16 and its main partner STMicroelectronics invites drivers, dreamers and doers to contribute to the next era of wearables.
Participants get the opportunity to win exciting prizes worth over $200,000 and benefit from direct access to a global network of potential partners and customers. Additionally, they have the chance to access development kits of the partners STMicroelectronics and MediaTek Labs for free.
For more information and free registration visit: http://www.innovationworldcup.com/wt/.
About the WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup
The WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup is the leading worldwide innovation competition in the field of Wearable Technologies. The WT Innovation World Cup was first launched in 2009, and thousands of contestants already took part. The WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup invites contestants from all over the world to submit innovative solutions in the areas of sports & fitness, healthcare & wellness, gaming & lifestyle and safety & security, and in the special categories “Smart Clothing” and “Smart Jewelry”. An international panel of industry experts will select the most innovative products according to criteria such as level of innovation, marketability, and usability. Submissions are accepted from 29 April to 15 November 2015.
The WT Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup is sponsored by STMicroelectronics, MediaTek Labs, AiQ Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, and CICOR. Further partners include WT Wearable Technologies, MEDICA, ISPO, Continua Health Alliance, as well as the regional partners TAITRA, Paris Region Entreprises, CSEM, AlpICT, Business OULU, Takomo, IT2I, Medical Valley, Plug and Play Tech Center, ICT Cluster Bern, minc., invest in skane, Team Cote D’Azur, Com4Innov, Innovative City, CSEM, and Disruptive Week Milan.
Get free STMicroelectronics development kits
The STM32 Open Development Environment (STM32 ODE) is an open, flexible, easy and affordable way to develop innovative devices and applications based on the STM32 32-bit microcontroller family combined with other state-of-the-art ST components connected via expansion boards. It enables fast and simple prototyping with leading-edge components that can quickly be transformed into final designs.
Get MediaTek Labs development tools for free
MediaTek LinkIt™ Assist 2502 development platform delivers an Eclipse-based SDK used in conjunction with a development board from Seeed Studio, along with reference design and chipset modules to simplify circuit design and manufacture. To access the SDK, register at MediaTek Labs http://labs.mediatek.com/register then grab the SDK installer from http://labs.mediatek.com/2502sdk.