Apps Alliance Launches IoT Developer Competition

LONDON-- Today, the Application Developers Alliance announced the launch of IoT{Accelerate}Berlin, an Internet of Things competition for developers and pre-launch startups. Organised in partnership with Ericsson and Google, the project aims to spur innovation in this rapidly growing market. 

"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," said Jake Ward, Executive Director, Application Developers Alliance. 

With connected devices projected to reach 50 billion by 2020, and global economic impact to top one trillion dollars, the incentives for developers to tackle the challenges emerging from IoT are substantive, and interest from the developer community and leading technology companies has continued to grow through 2014. 

Valter D'Avino, Head of Ericsson Region Western & Central Europe, says: "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."

Focusing on areas as diverse as the connected home, utilities, healthcare, telematics, wearables and big data, IoT{Accelerate}Berlin comes with a €20,000 prize, mentorship from industry experts and funding to attend key IOT events. The competition centers around a 48-hour program of workshops, concept planning and an industry pitch, that takes place from27th-29th March 2015 at the Rainmaking Loft, Berlin. 

FURTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.appdevelopersalliance.org/iot-accelerate-berlin 

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The Application Developers Alliance is a non-profit global membership organization that supports developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. We promote the continued growth of the industry and advocate on behalf of our members on public policy and industry issues. The Apps Alliance serves a growing membership of tens of thousands of developers and hundreds of companies including: mobile app publishers, platforms, wireless carriers, hardware manufacturers, ad networks, enterprise tools and service providers.