Meet your future clients

 
 
 
 

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

You can't build smart cities on your own. This program is designed to better connect people with their surroundings, by supporting key players in IoT.

Each partner listed their biggest IoT challenge for startups to solve. Cutting-edge technologies and solutions are demanded. That’s where you come in.

Once selected by one of the partners, Vodafone & TNW provide you with technical support to successfully implement your solution within the partner's company. We will celebrate properly when that happens, of course.

Challenge

Connected crates

Connected crates

"How can we develop a feasible crate tracking solution for our crates?"

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Challenge

Measuring water surface

Measuring water surface

“How to measure surface water quality in our own neighborhoods and make the information accessible to the general public to avoid environmental crime?”

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Challenge

Cylinders of the future

Cylinders of the future

“How can we harness smart technologies to provide insights in the location and fill levels of gas cylinders in order to facilitate new services?”

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Challenge

Monitoring health at home

Monitoring health at home

“How can we monitor health information in the home situation for prevention and incident response?”

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Challenge

Track water quality

Track water quality

“How can we track the water flow and quality on its way from the production plants to homes and offices?”

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Challenge

Autonomous Vessels

Autonomous Vessels

“How can we upgrade current fleets with smart sensors and information tracking devices and implement smart ways to collect, organize and transfer the data?”

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Challenge

Smart airport wheelchairs

Smart airport wheelchairs

“How can our local support staff locate indoor operated electric carts and wheelchairs at Schiphol in real-time?”

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Challenge

Preventing Downtime

Preventing Downtime

“How can we prevent downtime of our key attractions — like rollercoasters — by implementing predictive and preventive maintenance solutions?"

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Challenge

Electricity usage fraud

Electricity usage fraud

“How can we identify electricity usage fraud?”

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Challenge

Wayfinding experience

Wayfinding experience

“How can we create a seamless event-visitor experience, including wayfinding and location-based services?”

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Timeline

May 24

Kick-off TNW Conference

September 5

Startup selection

September 6-7

2-day Kickstart implementation

Oct-Nov

2-Month Implementation

December

Grand Finale

Phil Skipper

Head of Business Development IoT - Vodafone Global Enterprise
Phil Skipper

"IoT adoption will continue to accelerate with smaller organisations being able to harness the advantages of IoT technology to drive greater efficiency and value for their customers." 

 
 
 
 

A WIN / WIN / WIN SITUATION

The IoT Challenge is a unique collaboration between Vodafone and TNW, aimed to help startups grow and reach new customers. At the same time, we boost large organizations to stay competitive in an era of rapid technological change. But most importantly, we want cities to become smarter, utilizing cutting-edge technologies.

The Next Web is a tech media company that believes technology is making the world a better place. We bridge the gap between startups and the corporate world by creating innovative programs like this.

Vodafone is one of the biggest players in the field of IoT. With their knowledge and technical expertise, Vodafone sparks innovative integrations between startups and corporates.