Apps Alliance Launches IoT Developer Competition in Collaboration with Ericsson and Google

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The Application Developers Alliance in partnership with Ericsson and Google, announced the launch of IoT{Accelerate}Berlin, an Internet of Things competition for developers and pre-launch startups with the aim of promoting innovation in this rapidly growing market. The competition centers around a 48-hour program of workshops, concept planning and an industry pitch, that takes place from 27th-29th March 2015 at the Rainmaking Loft, Berlin. IoT{Accelerate}Berlin comes with a €20,000 prize, mentorship from industry experts and funding to attend key IoT events. The competition focuses on areas as diverse as the connected home, utilities, healthcare, telematics, wearables and big data.  

Jake Ward, Executive Director, Application Developers Alliance
IoT is experiencing substantial growth, and the opportunity for European developers and startups to help shape its future is clear.  From connected cars and homes to health, wearables, or big data solutions, the competition will help developers conceptualise and produce innovative products for this growing market.

Valter D'Avino, Head of Ericsson Region Western & Central Europe
Application development is a fundamental part of the networked society enabling superior consumer experience and driving network utilization. We are very pleased to be part of this great initiative in Germany; it is a perfect opportunity to show how our vision of a Networked Society is coming to life.