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​​Grand prize winner announced in the 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge

Press release   •   Oct 22, 2015 12:30 UTC

FarmDrones, a connected solution for farmers to increase productivity and crops yield, was awarded €25,000 and six months of guidance and mentoring by the Telenor Advisory Team.

Telenor Connexion today announced the winner of the 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge, an initiative to recognise innovation and excellence within the Internet of Things (IoT) arena.

The grand prize winner is FarmDrones, a connected solution for farmers to increase productivity and crops yield. The prize includes €25,000 and six months of guidance and mentoring by the Telenor Advisory Team.

The concept developed by innovators Therese von Hackwitz, Andreas Karlsson, and Krum Vlakov in Gothenburg, Sweden, focuses on helping farmers maximize productivity and crop-yield through increased optimization of land, targeted data analysis, and supportive software.

“With a constantly growing population the need for improved productivity andsustainability within farming and food production is a fact. FarmDrones smart use of new, connected technology and advanced data analytics to transform future farming is not only innovative, but also addressing a critical world challenge,” says Per Simonsen, Senior VP, Internet of Things at Telenor.

The announcement was made at the Digital Winners Conference in Oslo, Norway. FarmDrones, as well as runners-up Minalyze and hidn tempo, gave pitches to leaders in the Internet of Things sector after which the Nordic IoT Challenge Jury awarded FarmDrones the Grand Prize. Minalyze was awarded Second Place with hidn tempo taking Third Place.

The Nordic IoT Challenge received innovative and transformative proposals from all Nordic countries throughout August and September. Proposals included devices and concepts from fields as diverse as smart city developments, wearables, medical implements, and industrial sector transformation.

More information about the Nordic IoT Challenge 2015 here!

About Telenor Connexion

Telenor Connexion designs and operates connected business solutions. Building on more than 15 years of experience, a strong solutions portfolio and a collaborative approach, Telenor Connexion makes it easy to realize the value of connected services. Together with customers such as Volvo, Nissan, Scania, Hitachi, Verisure Securitas Direct and Telcare, the company has designed smart and innovative connected solutions deployed across the globe.
Telenor Connexion supports its customers throughout their entire product lifecycle - from solution design to operations and future development. By partnering with Telenor Connexion customers are ensured a reliable and secure end-to-end solution that can evolve over time.
Headquarters and tech centre are located in Sweden and the company has regional offices in UK, Germany, US and Japan. Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators. For more information please visit

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