M2M Challenge Title Sponsors

Swisscom – At Swisscom, we believe that together we can shape the future with innovative and sustainable solutions for an ever changing world. The world is full of ideas. We combine the best of these for our customers‘ benefit. To this end we penetrate new markets, foster successful partnerships, participate in projects with future potential and promote innovations that promise added value both for our customers and for Swisscom. www.swisscom.com/m2m

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. They are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Their offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson and their networks support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. More than 110,000 people of Ericsson are working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2013 the company’s net sales were USD 34.9 billion. www.ericsson.com

M2M Challenge Premium Partners

With 12 years in m2m, Telit Wireless Solution`s innovations include the “Family” and “Unified-Form-Factor” concepts and the most sensitive GPS receiver. As m2m’s One-stop shop, it offers a portfolio of cellular, short-range, and GNSS modules, and through m2mAIR, value-added services, including connectivity, PaaS-based application enablement and cloud back-end integration services. m2mAIR offerings add business value from easy configuration and deployment of enterprise-grade m2m applications without any programming in addition to enhanced network performance, cost control, security, and troubleshooting. Telit’s customer support for design-in and m2mAIR are available from sales and support offices, distributor network , and the Technical Support Forum. www.telit.com

VARTA Microbattery is one of the major battery manufacturers in the world maintaining production facilities globally in order to supply more than 100 countries with quality products. We develop and produce batteries comprising of many electrochemical systems and cell geometries. As a global system supplier we provide the best solution possible to satisfy our customers´ application requirements. www.varta-microbattery.com

M2M Challenge Partners

Beecham Research is a market analyst and consulting firm that has specialized in the development of the rapidly-growing M2M/Internet of Things market worldwide for over a decade (since 2001). Based in Cambridge UK and also in Boston US, we have a particular interest in practical considerations for achieving market growth. Recent research has included two substantial and market-leading studies on M2M Cloud-Based Platform Services and a contract with the European Space Agency for study of the worldwide Satellite M2M market. www.beechamresearch.com

Cluster 55 develops the ICT-sector in the cross border region between Sweden and Denmark. Starting as an organization already in 1999 it is one of the oldest cluster organizations in Europe. It is a non profit member based organization, hosted by the Swedish Lund University. Its main focus is to help ICT start ups and SME’s in the region to grow and gain sustainability. cluster55.org

Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare, with more than 220 member companies around the world. www.continuahealthalliance.org

M2M Forum is the International leading conference displaying business matching, one-2-one meetings and networking in the machine-to-machine scenario. A comprehensive Conference Program features international case histories and experiences in the Energy & Smart Grid market. www.m2mforum.it/eng/

TAITRA – The Taiwan External Development Council is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers. www.taitra.com.tw

Team Côte d’Azur – Created in 1983 (formerly under the name of Côte d‘Azur Development), Team Côte d’Azur is it is a joint initiative of the Alpes-Maritimes county council, the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area. Its mission is to promote the Côte d‘Azur territory towards international markets and assist foreign companies in their relocation process. investincotedazur.com

Wearable Technologies offers an international platform for networking and serves as a hub for market-ready products and components. On the one hand WT stands for online activities such as the WTcommunity, including an extensive exhibitor database and an up-to-date newsletter. And on the other hand the platform is represented offline through various trade shows, dedicated conferences and furthermore through the printed trade journal WTnews. www.wearable-technologies.com

Com4Innov facilitates your development, test and validation in the domains of networks and mobiles services of the future, M2M and communicating objects/smart devices. Com4Innov provides development tools, advanced technology infrastructures deployed in a full-size environment, experiment control and measurement tools, skills of experts, experimentation and demonstration centres, which are forming a converging, dedicated and neutral ecosystem distributed in PACA (France South Eastern) Region. www.com4innov.com 

Innovative City Convention – Cities, urban communities, metropolis and territories are the core of tomorrow’s challenges: public safety, health, education, quality of life, sustainable mobility and transport, water and waste, environment, energy, lighting, infrastructure, construction, sustainable development …These fundamental issues necessary for sustainable and intelligent management services in a city are the foundations of Innovative City Convention, the important international gathering for both public and private sector, which helps to promote smart, sustainable and attractive territories. www.innovative-city.com

CSEM is a private Swiss research and technology organization which delivers advanced technologies and unique R&D services to industry. Targeting emerging, strategic, high-impact technologies, CSEM brings new products to market and creates new ventures. What makes CSEM special is its high level of expertise in integration and industrialization, and its multidisciplinary, system-oriented approach, operating through four strategic programs – microsystems, systems, ultra-low-power integrated systems, and surface engineering. www.csem.ch

Alp ICT Cluster fosters synergies between Western Switzerland‘s ICT business community and those organisations which can provide a range of support services to the ICT sector, whether on a national or international level. To achieve this, Alp ICT acts as a partner linking business, R&D, financial and political players with a view to creating economic value. Hence based on its motto „Powering business innovation”. www.alpict.com

Communication World is the leading trade fair and accompanying conference on the topics of mobile technology, mobile enterprise and mobile business. It bundles the know-how of the mobile industry at a high level and conveys practice-oriented strategies and solutions for mobilizing business processes. Additional information is available at: www.communication-world.com

Plug and Play Tech Center is a global accelerator that specializes in growing tech startups. Headquartered in Sunnyvale California, Plug and Play’s network includes over 300 tech startups, 180 investors and a community of leading Universities and Corporate partners. plugandplaytechcenter.com

Engerati – The BIGGEST source of content and information for the smart energy industry
Created as a meeting place for energy professionals to connect, learn and share, Engerati is now the central destination for delegates from over 35 leading Clarion Energy events. Engerati provide their 17,800 members with completely free access to a wealth of knowledge, from an archive of over 850 audio and PowerPoint synchronised conference presentations to interactive webinars with expert speakers from companies such as Siemens, IBM and Intel. Nowhere else can you get such in-depth information on the Smart Energy industry for free.Engerati.com

M2M World News – M2M World News is one of the leading news sources for all Machine-to-Machine specialists worldwide. The <http://m2mworldnews.com/> M2M World News team selects and delivers everyday to the professionals of the M2M sector fresh and reliable news on the Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things markets and applications throughout the world. Fully independent and 100% online, the company is operated by business professionals with track records in the M2M industry. m2mworldnews.com

m2m alliance

M2M Alliance - 
With 76 members from 13 countries, the M2M Alliance is the world’s largest professional M2M association. The M2M Alliance sees itself as a platform and voice for providers and users of M2M solutions. The primary aim of the M2M Alliance is the promotion of M2M technologies and solutions. The Association is also organizer of the M2M Summit and publishes the M2M Journal, as well as an e-mail newsletter. Further information: www.m2m-alliance.com


covers all aspects of a Smart Life and shows that connected living is fun and easy to install and realize. CONNECTED HOME is published monthly as print and digital magazine. Further information: www.connected-home.de/


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Navispace AG, founded in 2003, is an international Innovation and Marketing company with focus on convergent technologies and solutions. We provide best-in-class global innovation awards, market and business development, international conferences and innovative event concepts, marketing strategies and services. Leading companies of the ICT and lifescience industries, research institutes, industry alliances and associations as well as trade fair organizations rely on Navispace. www.navispace.de

m2mapps.com is the web’s most ambitious knowledge-base framework spanning the complete M2M ecosystem. Featuring a growing host of oracles and visionaries in the space, m2mapps.com delves deep into the issues that face the M2M industry. Join us and start reaping immediate and tangible benefits. www.m2mapps.com