Point.IoT 2021 – another year of exciting Galileo-powered IoT innovations

Published: 
15 February 2021
Submit your innovative IoT solution to be in with a chance to win the EUR 20,000 prize.
Submit your innovative IoT solution to be in with a chance to win the EUR 20,000 prize.

Point.IoT, a fast-paced programme targeting next-generation IoT solutions using Galileo, is ramping up for its second year. Like last year, the competition aims to spark creativity and problem solving among Europe’s most innovative IoT developers and entrepreneurs. Got what it takes to design the ultimate industry solution? Then click here. The deadline is 30 April 2021.

By combining data from different devices and applications, IoT can generate valuable insights while improving reactions and responses in an ever-changing and competitive landscape. When fused with the enhanced accuracy and coverage offered by Galileo, the potential is practically limitless. 

To tap into this potential, Point.IoT is offering teams of innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and leverage IoT and Galileo to tackle important real-life challenges that companies are currently facing. This year, participants can propose solutions addressing two areas: transportation & logistics in a connected world, and mobile robotics & automation as a competitive edge.

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Innovative solutions for real-life challenges

Point.IoT is challenging the participants to address the evolving needs of different industries and service providers. In the first of the challenges, participants will need to develop innovative solutions that cover every aspect of the logistics process from acquisition and distribution to quality assurance along the way. In the second challenge, participants will need to build an IoT solution that leverages mobile robotics and/or automation technologies to improve precision and efficiencies in the manufacturing and delivery of everyday products.  For more information, check out the Challenges page on the Point.IoT website.

10 teams of ambitious entrepreneurs will be selected to develop the next generation of IoT solutions. This three-month entrepreneurial experience includes:

  • An action-packed, two-day virtual boot camp designed to kick-start IoT innovation; 
  • Three months of technical and business sprints with access to leading industry experts for continuous guidance and support; 
  • A Point.IoT demo day to celebrate the hard work and success of all the participants. 

The 10 teams will pitch their solutions to a jury, which will evaluate the quality and market potential of each team's solution and decide on the overall winner and EUR 20,000 cash prize recipient.

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Got what it takes?

If you think you have what it takes to design a novel solution to one of this year’s challenges, then let us know about it. The application process is simple. All you have to do is choose an industry challenge, apply on the platform and wait for confirmation. The online platform provides step-by-step guidance on what is required, as well as hints to ensure the best chance of success. 

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to network, engage and innovate. The open call for applications runs from 1 February to 30 April 2021. For more information, click here.

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Updated: Feb 17, 2021