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Telenor Connexion announces finalists in the Nordic Internet of Things Challenge

Press release   •   Oct 12, 2015 13:00 UTC

The Nordic IoT Challenge is an initiative to recognize innovation and excellence within the Internet of Things (IoT) arena. Today Telenor Connexion announced the top three finalists.

Telenor Connexion is awarding a total of € 25,000 to support the most innovative projects that contribute to a connected, smarter, and more sustainable world. The 2015 Challenge was open for submissions through August and September, encouraging individuals, teams, and startups in the Nordics to enter.

Nordic IoT 2015 finalists
After evaluating each of the submissions, Telenor Connexion today announced the following three finalists in the 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge:

Hidn Tempo
Stockholm, Sweden
A wearable interactive stress coach that helps you change behaviors.

Gothenburg, Sweden
Shaping tomorrow´s exploration process in the mining industry.

Gothenburg, Sweden
A connected solution for farmers to increase productivity and crops yield.

The winner of the Grand Prize of €25,000 in addition to other prizes will be announced on October 21st at the Digital Winners conference in Oslo. Digital Winners is the Nordic region’s premier gathering of leaders and innovators in media, technology and communications.

The 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge generated entries from all five Nordic Countries - from Rekjavik, Iceland in the West to Järvenpää, Finland in the East, and from Trondheim, Norway in the North to Roskilde, Denmark in the South.

Additionally, proposals ran the gamut from IoT innovation in industrial sectors to wearables and from medical devices to smart city developments. According to Telenor Connexion the amount of viable entries was highly encouraging.

“We are thrilled about the engagement and innovation power across the Nordic region in utilizing connected technology to create smarter and more sustainable solutions. Ideas, concepts and ready-made products from a wide variety of segments and industries have been screened to single out 3 strong finalists”,says Per Simonsen, Senior VP, Internet of Things, Telenor.

Nordic IoT 2015 honorable mentions
Telenor Connexion also recognizes those outstanding entries that made it to the semi-final round and are worth an honorable mention:

Oslo, Norway
Measurement of local growing conditions to improve productivity for farmers in emerging markets.

Stockholm, Sweden
An artificial intelligence system that recognizes and understands movements.

Malmö, Sweden
An intelligent sensor that looks after your home.

Telenor Connexion thanks all entrants and everyone who helped make the inaugural Nordic IoT Challenge an immense success. More information on the contest itself here:

About Telenor Connexion
At Telenor Connexion we design and operate connected business solutions. Building on more than 15 years of experience, a strong solutions portfolio and our collaborative approach, we make it easy to realize the value of connected services.
Together with companies such as Volvo, Nissan, Scania, Hitachi, Securitas Direct and Telcare we have designed smart and innovative connected solutions deployed across the globe.
We support our customers throughout their entire product lifecycle - from solution design to operations and future development. By partnering with Telenor Connexion you are ensured a reliable and secure end-to-end solution that can evolve over time.
Our headquarters and tech centre are located in Sweden and we have regional offices in UK, Germany, France, US and Japan.
Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators.
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