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Finalist | Aisoy (Spain) – a complex technology to play to personal potential

Aisoy is building a revolutionary, emotional, robotic mentor for kids. Friendly, helpful, intelligent and connected, Aisoy enhances creativity through discovery, adding a new class of personal robotic platform for innovative educational concepts. We talked to José Manuel del Río, CEO of Aisoy Robotics.

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Where did your idea for the company come from?

José Manuel del Río (Aisoy): I am passionate about computers and technology because my father gave me an MSX computer when I was a child. I spent a lot of hours enjoying the device. I learnt so much doing amazing things like “drawing a line in a green monitor” ;-). I became a computer engineer as a result, specialized in artificial intelligence (maybe also because of science fiction literature and movies). I would like to give children a similarly amazing learning experience (updated to nowadays) and I think that the best way is to offer something new and magical. Artificial intelligence and robotics joined together can provide this, only more realistically, tangibly, directly and with “immersion.” Give the power to children to explore and stimulate their creativity. More…

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Finalist | Has.to.be (Austria) – modern charging infrastructures

has.to.be is a cloud-based service provider from Austria with two applications: (1) be.ENERGISED, which enables anybody to operate a modern charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The application controls stations, plans service operations and enables the billing of charging processes. (2) be.ORGANISED, which is a complete CRM and project management suite for small companies, including contact, project and document management, invoicing and billing. We talked to Martin Klässner, managing partner of our CODE_n finalist.

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Where did your idea for the company come from?

Martin Klässner (has.to.be): Both founders have been working in several similar sectors in recent years. I was responsible for the service management of the charging infrastructure of a charging station manufacturer and figured out the need for a centralized, easy-to-use service management system for connected charging stations. Further developments also resulted in billing capabilities and a lot of additional functions, so that we now own a cloud-based software application that nearly fits all the needs of charge point operators.

For which kind of audience is your product or service intended and what problem is it solving?

Martin Klässner (has.to.be): Our software is focused on the B2B sector. Our software services allows us to provide a turnkey solution, not only for charge point operators but also for companies that provide their own charging infrastructure, e.g., for their employees. Our software enables anybody to operate their own charging infrastructure – we answer all their technical requirements, except the charging station itself. With our services, we solve the “operation problem“ for our customers. Our software focuses on the technical operating process. Furthermore, it has extensions with customer relationship features. In the future, we plan to integrate smart grid functionality and we’re currently in production/development with a turnkey solution, also for targeted at utility companies, for later this year. More…

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Finalist | OptoForce (Hungary) – Sensors for the Internet of Things

OptoForce, our Industry 4.0 finalist from Hungary creates 3- and 6-axis sensors based on a novel optical principle using silicone as a base material. The technology enables OptoForce to build sensors at a fraction of the usual cost. Ákos Dömötör, Chief Executive Officer, told us more about the complex method that OptoForce came up with.

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Where did your idea for the company come from? Tell us a bit about the company’s founders like their professional or industry background and the origins of the founding idea.

Ákos Dömötör (OptoForce): Our two founders, Ákos Tar and József Veres used to be dormitory roommates when they were studying bionics and robotics in the same class at university. They started a pet project just for fun: building a two-legged robot. They faced many interesting issues and so when they started their PhD studies, they decided to keep developing the robot. One of the focus areas was to do with the senses: when you are balancing a robot on only two legs, you need to know exactly where the center of gravity is – in other words, how the weight of the robot is distributed on the feet and if the feet are being pushed to the sides. So they needed to measure forces acting on the leg along the X-Y-Z axes.

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Finalist | waylay (Belgium) – the amazing potential of PaaS

waylay is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that is purpose-built to design, simulate and deploy automation and predictive maintenance use cases for IoT and connected devices. We talked to Piet Vandaele, managing director of our CODE_n finalist about his vision for the young company and the broad functions of their solution.

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Where did your idea for the company come from?

Piet Vandaele (waylay):

Back in late 2013, we looked at state-of-the-art IoT solutions and noticed that a lot of emphasis was being placed on connecting devices, getting device data to the cloud, storing and visualizing that data, and perhaps allowing manual remote control of devices via smartphones. A typical example would be an application that tracks energy consumption and provides you with a nice overview of your historical consumption and a way to remotely control your thermostat via your smartphone.

While all of that is valuable, it does not immediately make you more efficient and save you time or money. Hence, we decided to build waylay, based on the vision that there should be an invisible cloud-based layer of intelligence that automates a number of tasks and decreases the level of human interaction. More…

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Finalist | Secucloud (Germany) – Bracing society against growing threats

Secucloud has invented ECS2, a cloud-based IT security system, that filters your entire data stream on IoT devices both at home and on the move. Secucloud is offered for mobile users, smart homes, businesses and Industry 4.0. We talked to Aleksander Groshev, senior operations manager, to find out more about the young company and its mission to prepare society for growing threats.

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Where did your idea for the company come from?

Aleksander Groshev (Secucloud): Dennis was founder and for many years CEO of an international firewall vendor and provided high-end security systems to major enterprises. Noticing changes in the market, especially in the cloud sector, Dennis wanted to bring those high-end systems to mobile and home users. A security system should be created that mastered the challenges of IoT and Industry 4.0.
secucloud was born and we made it our mission to prepare society for growing threats on the internet in a reliable and affordable manner. secucloud protects Internet of Things devices, both at home and on the move, in a manner in which only major corporations are usually protected – however it does this flexibly, affordably and without compromise at the highest level. More…

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Finalist | Muzzley (Portugal) – “One App that Rules them All”

Muzzley isn’t just an app to control and connect all your devices, it’s an IoT platform that gathers these devices in a single place, enabling them to learn with the user’s behavior, his context and routines. It’s made for users like you and me as well as manufacturers. Inês Raimundo, Marketing & Partnerships Manager at Muzzley knows all about the two founders and their intentions and has answered all our questions.

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Where did your idea for the company come from?

Inês Raimundo (Muzzley): Domingos and Eduardo, the founders of Muzzley, had spent a long time discussing the problem of having different kinds of physical interfaces (remote controls) in the home. This problem was tackled with a unified physical remote control, but the interface was way too complicated (lots of buttons) for the common user. This led both founders to think about the best interface for the user and they came up with a simple and much more useful answer – the smartphone, something that users are always carrying with them anyway. Also, they believed that the mobile should morph according to the device/appliance the user interacts with. At the very beginning of their brainstorming process, there were only a few connected devices such as the TV and set-top boxes, alarm systems and cameras, but they immediately built an imaginary world in which everything around them was connected and interoperable. This would mean devices would talk with each other and be controlled and managed by their app, which later on was called Muzzley.

By the time the team got their first devices under the control of the Muzzley app, they were already living in a world of the Internet of Things. They soon realized that the user would need more than just manual interaction, with the smartphone as the main gateway. That was when the first tests with intelligent algorithms for Muzzley appeared. The team’s been working on it ever since and the official launch was made at CES Las Vegas 2015 back in January.
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Finalist | Greenbird (Norway): Software for the digital power utility

CODE_n15 Finalist Greenbird from Norway is offering power utility companies the application Metercloud to provide ways to integrate smart metering and smart grids into existing business applications – at a reduced cost. This allows Greenbird and its integration service Metercloud to enable power utility companies to become digital. We talked to Thorsten Heller, CEO of Greenbird, about the details.

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Where did your idea for the company come from?

Thorsten Heller, Greenbird: The founders of Greenbird had many years of experience as integration architects and integration developers for the biggest power utilities in the Nordics. Experience from these companies revealed that most utility companies start from scratch when they develop and implement integrations for their business applications. This approach translates into high-risk projects with regard to costs and time to market. Years of experience from the utilities industry also showed that the business processes required for implementing smart metering and smart grid technologies are very similar among utility companies. These findings were the foundation for establishing Greenbird and our core service Metercloud – a big data integration service for smart metering, smart grids and the Internet of Things.

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Domenique Becker

We present CODE_n15 Top 50 Finalists from 17 countries

Mission accomplished: Out of 400 startups from all over the world, 50 are now finalists of this years CODE_n CONTEST “Into the Internet of Things”. From March 16-20, those handpicked young entrepreneurs will showcase their innovative Digital Life, Future Mobility, Smart City and Industry 4.0 solutions as part of our CODE_n hall 16 at CeBIT.

Selected by looking at criteria such as degree of innovation, quality of business case, quality of presentation or technological innovation, all 50 finalists have five days to connect with one another and to showcase their idea and business models to visitors, potential partners, investors and customers.

“In some cases you actually find yourself saying ‘I should have thought of that myself’. But in every single case, the dedication, technical expertise and vision displayed by our finalists to implement their ideas is truly impressive.”

says Ulrich Dietz, CEO of the GFT Group and Initiator of CODE_n

Curtain up for the 50 CODE_n15 finalists from 17 countries:

Digital Life

 

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aisoy

aisoy builds a revolutionary emotional robotic mentor for kids. Friendly, helpful, intelligent and connected, aisoy enhances creativity through discovery combined with a new class of personal robotic platform for an innovative educational concept.

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Ambiotex

ambiotex produces a smart sensor shirt for health conscious individuals, who have the desire to analyze their vital data and to improve their performance. The shirt combines fitness monitoring technology with state of the art textiles to obtain an innovative high-tech shirt which measures data such as heart rate variability (HRV), respiration rate, training performance and stress levels.

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Connected Health

Connected-health.eu builds a secure connection between doctors and patients.
Our product LifeTime allows patients to transfer health data be it medical history or data acquired by wearable tech devices in the doctor’s office locally & securely from and to their smartphones.

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Cozify Oy

Cozify is an easy and intelligent service to simplify the use of smart devices at home. The goal is to bring home automation to everyone. Cozify hub easily automates smart devices across different manufacturer specific silos.

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