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Startup Award: The future of wearables on one stage at Wear It Innovation Summit

One of the highlights of the Wear It Innovation Summit was the Wear It Innovation Show, which brought the most promising products and solutions in wearable tech on the innovation stage. On the 25th of June, the afternoon was dedicated to the 13 Startups that had 3 minutes each to impress the Grand Jury and demonstrate why they deserve to be the winner of the Wear It Innovation Award. The Startups pitched products tech and service solutions for different industries, from head-mounted cameras, to body armor and a smart diaper. Amongst the Pitching Startups was the Toronto based smartARM by Hamayal Choudhry, the winner of Microsoft’s Global Tech Competition, the Imagine Cup 2018, with a prize of $130 000 USD out of about 40 000 students worldwide. His creation was an advanced bionic hand for amputees powered by Artificial Intelligence.

“I always try to explore boundaries and break the rules in a kind of way.” says jury member Peter Bona, Head of Design at HUGO BOSS. “I am very impressed by the quality of the presenting Startups at Wear It Innovation Summit”. 

The Wear It Innovation Award winners were selected based on their team, mission, competitive advantage, ROI and momentum on the market by the Grand Jury consisting of Peter Bona (Head of Design at HUGO BOSS), Rey Buckman (Campus Leader at Airbus BizLab), Jakob Fricke (Director Platform at Samsung NEXT), Bryony Cooper (Managing Partner at Arkley Brinc VC) and Benjamin Penkert (Founder at SportsTechX).

Wear It Innovation Award Winners:

  • Wear It Innovation Award 2019 Winner: Vyoocam
  • Wear It Innovation Award 2019 Best Team: KYMIRA
  • Wear It Innovation Award 2019 Best Mission: ZyseMe
  • Wear It Innovation Award 2019 Best Stage Performance: CrossGuard

Summary of Pitching Startups:

1VYOOCAMVedran Vukmanwww.vyoocam.com
2KymiraTim Brownstonewww.kymira.co.uk
3GHOST- feel itLaura Büchelerwww.ghost-feel.it
4AssistMeJens Grudnowww.assistme.io
5ThullexHannes Tullwww.thullex.de
6Speetra Design StudioSara Dsoukiwww.speetrads.com
7MyontecDavid Gambartewww.myontec.com
8tacterion GmbHDaniel Strohmayrwww.tacterion.com
9CrossGuardYouval Kuiperswww.crossguard.eu
10ChromicFerdinand Schmidt-Thoméwww.chromic.de
11ZysemeNicole Kalagayanwww.zyse.me
12inContAlertJannik Locklwww.incontalert.de/
13SmartArmHamayal Choudhrywww.smartarm.ca

The initiator behind the events is Wear It Berlin GmbH, a Berlin based rapid product development agency that works for clients like Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, H&M, Stihl or Elten Shoes.

Picture credits: Michael Wittig