Ericsson IoT Challenge Grand Final took place January 21, 2016 at Ericsson France Headquarters in Massy. Ericsson had chosen to focus the Challenge on the possibilities of its Zero Site smart lighting solution.
168 participants, 26 startups entered the competition. The jury was composed of: Sándor Albrecht, Ericsson Research Director ; Michel Liotard, Ericsson IoT expert; Denis Rousset , COO of Com4Innov and Ariel Gomez, Chief Editor for Journal of Telecoms, IT for Business and Journal of connected things.
Connecthings was awarded Best IoT Start-up. It will benefit from the technical and international business expertise of Garage Ericsson (Kista, Sweden).
“During this Challenge, we have expertised many ambitious projects. All of them testify of the many talents and great ideas happening here in France, dedicated to improve society thanks to the opportunities created by the Internet of Things and the networked society. We are proud to support young entrepreneurs and promising students who will benefit from our technical and business experts. » says Franck Bouétard, CEO of Ericsson France.