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Our Ambassador program is an opportunity for influential and leading organizations representing technology, standards, education, development, and research to collaborate with IoT Solutions World Congress in many areas including marketing, content development, speaking opportunities, and meeting hosting. 


ASCAMM is the Catalan Association of Moulds and Dies industries, with nearly 40 years of activity and which brings together the main companies in the sector of moulds and dies of Catalonia. The main activities of ASCAMM are training, with the aim of bringing new professionals to the sector, internationalization, supporting companies in their marketing abroad with the help of public administrations and innovation, with the support of Eurecat, Technological Center of Catalonia.


Founded in 1978, TRANSPRIME is
the main association in Spain for dealing with
shippers’ logistics and transport affairs.
the main stakeholder
of institutional
coordinator of logistics benchmarking and
efficiency as well as
the reference
shippers’ forum. Regular meetings, seminars, presentations and activities are
carried out to trigger a deep logistical knowledge based on innov
ation, competitiveness
and continuous improvement from the shippers’
unique point of view.

shippers at three
levels: local &
national, European – being the unique
Spanish Delegation of the European Shippers
Council (ESC), and at a
global level, by being a member of the Global Shippers’ Alliance



ArchEnerg International Renewable Energy and Building Trade Cluster was established in 2007 with the aim of creating an economic and social model based on renewable energy efficiency that moves green economy enterprises and society towards a more sustainable future. It has steadily held a certificate of Accredited Innovation Cluster title since 2009.

During its operation the Cluster has developed an extensive activity network with the primary task of supporting members involved in strategic industrial sectors. This support includes infrastructure development, lobbying, marketing and generation of interest for products and services. ArchEnerg also aims to increase public awareness about renewable energy and energy efficiency.


The RIS3CAT Energy Community is a new tool of the Catalan Government to support and enhance the energy sector in their transformation to a more rational, sustainable and inclusive growth model.  

It is an association that includes the Catalan industry, end users, R&D and public entities with the objective to implement an action plan to develop R&D and innovation activities focused on energy and to increase their competitiveness. 


The goals of the Community are: 

  1. Boosting the R&D of reference and promote the cooperation between industry and knowledge centers by developing technological platforms led by the first and supported by the second. 
  2. Encourage the integration of ICT in the energy industry to enable a qualitative leap in the control and management of energy networks and services to the end user.
  3. Promote the development of SMEs associated with the development of products and services related to the energy sector. 

Strengthening the Catalan industry 



Connected City Alliance is a NGO to be formed by International experts to improve the Cities’ Connectivity & Sustainability with International Standards like IEEE IoT Index P2668. It aims to facilitate the deployment of smart technologies to change the nature & economics of city infrastructure & enhance the performance and quality of urban life. 


Please note that CCA is under re-structuring which the name and logo may be fine-tuned. Besides, I and other international partners are forming another NGO named as City Innovation Hub which is not only focused on IoT but also more in innovation facilitating and adoption in City from worldwide experts. I will let you know once it’s ready so CIH could better support you. 



ITS United Kingdom, the foremost UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members’ subscriptions, and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with ITS. We work to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom – and at the same time expand the ITS market.   The membership, over 160 organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, Police Forces, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions. New members are always welcome and benefit from activities including seminars, workshops, regular news dissemination and specific interest groups. ITS United Kingdom encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology. 



bioPmed is the Italian innovation cluster dedicated to life sciences and healthcare.

Managed by Bioindustry Park, it is based near Torino and covers both Piemonte and Aosta Valley Regions (4.5M inhabitants and 118Billion GDP).

Its present 87 members and a community of more than 400 players represent the entire healthcare value chain: universities, R&D centres, start-ups and SMEs, large multinationals, foundations, local healthcare providers, dedicated training institutions and specialized service providers, all the cluster members share a common vision and a strategic approach towards development.

bioPmed strategy is based on 4 main pillars of action: Innovation, Global Business Development, International Positioning and Competence Development, which are pursued in order to support the competitiveness of its members and of the Region through a set of dedicated services.

Personalised healthcare represents the main paradigm, while special skills and expertise can be found in the areas of cardiovascular diseases, dental technologies, bones implants, diagnostics (esp. imaging), IoT & connected health and at the blurring borders between health and complementary technologies such as agro-food, biotech, new materials, ICT, nanotech etc.

bioPmed is strongly connected at international level with a network of partners which covers the 5 continents.



eHealth Research Institute (eHRI) Ltd is the bridge to better healthcare services through innovation technology. Well situated in the heart of Asia – Hong Kong, we facilitate best-practice eHealth applications in healthcare sector in the digital era for enhanced users experience by all stakeholders. Our expertise in Innovation Technology and eHealth global standards of HL7 and CDA is the value we bring to current healthcare practices in reaching global standard of excellence. 


Our professional services include Research & Consulting on eHealth and adoption of Innovation Technology like Big Data, AI, IoT, Mobile and Cloud Service in Health. We also provide consultancy and total solution design and implementation services for smart healthcare against International eHealth Standards. 



HIMSS Europe is a voice, advisor and thought leader of transformation through health information and technology.  As an independent organisation with innovation at its heart, HIMSS Europe unites and engages key stakeholders across the health and care ecosystem through events, media, analytics and communities focused on helping healthcare systems to define their IT strategies meanwhile supporting the healthcare industry to improve its services.

By offering a high quality, Pan-European platform to collaborate and exchange best practice, news, information and data, HIMSS Europe has a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health and care and deliver more effective patient outcomes.

Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 65,000 members, 650 companies and over one million HIT network of key influencers that drive innovation across the world.


Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association Limited (HK-MHDIA) is the leading association in Hong Kong representing the medical & healthcare device industries in Hong Kong. We play a proactive active role in promoting our members’ expertise, uplifting the entire industry’s standards and ethnics in the trade, provide trainings and knowledge in technology, regulatory and compliance requirements in medical device related fields. We also engage actively in advising and consulting local and international regulatory impacts to our member; and seeking sponsorship and support from the government for better development of the medical device industry.

The Journal of mHealth is the “Voice of the HealthTech Industry”. A trusted resource for anyone with an interest in innovative health technologies, technology-enabled healthcare, medical devices, and digital health services, the Journal is widely read by audiences from around the world.

The Journal of mHealth is a leading international publication bringing the latest developments in innovative emerging health technologies to healthcare and industry professionals around the world. Featuring, the Latest Industry News, Articles, Research, Industry Whitepapers and Market Reports.

The Global Digital Health 100

The Journal of mHealth also organise the acclaimed annual Global Digital Health 100 power-list recognising the most innovative companies working in the HealthTech industry. If you want to know which companies are succeeding, and why, along with the latest technology trends in health technology then visit

Established in 1997, One Nucleus is a not-for-profit Life Sciences & Healthcare membership organisation centred on the Greater London-Cambridge-East of England corridor. Headquartered in Cambridge, at the heart of Europe’s largest Life Sciences & Healthcare cluster, we support those institutions, companies and individuals undertaking activity in or with the above region. Through providing the local, UK-wide and international connectivity, One Nucleus seeks to enable our members to maximise their performance. This support helping them achieve, or better still exceed, the goals they have set for themselves. Biomedical and Healthcare R&D have always been impactful in driving social and economic progress. In an increasingly outsourced, collaborative and multi-disciplinary sector, bringing the best people together is key to translating great innovation into great products that markedly improve patient outcomes and drive economic development. Attracting and enabling the best people to engage with is at the heart of the One Nucleus team ethos and what we continually strive to deliver.



buildings & infrastructure

Cyber Secure IoT Lighting and Home Automation systems for Smart Building project is co-funded by the European COSME Programme. The overall objective of this call was to boost industrial competitiveness and investment in the EU via cross-regional cooperation and networking by supporting the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3). The main objective of the CYBER SECURE LIGHT is to develop a Joint Cluster Partnership Strategy and B2B (business-to-business) and C2C (cluster-to-cluster) actions to pursue proactive and business-oriented cross-sector cooperation of SMEs and industrial clusters of the IoT smart building value chain, with a particular focus on the security aspects.


Since its foundation in 2010, the strategy of Domotys, the national cluster focused on Home Automation, Smart Buildings and Smart Cities sectors, has been promoting the interest of SMEs, technologic centers and universities. One of the Domotys’ main goals is the integration of all agents of the sector’s value chain, with the objective to build a constant dialogue between the actors who participate in an innovative and growing ecosystem. Nowadays, Domotys is positioned as a referent in the sector within Spain and Europe. Domotys divides its efforts in four wide areas: internationalization, innovation, funding and training; providing customised services to its members to add value and improve their competences and position them as leaders within the market out of the national borders.


ELCA is a non-profit Association whose main objectives are to strengthen the competitiveness of the European lighting sector in the smart and connected lighting, to accelerate growth within the sector, deployment of energy-efficient lighting solutions and to contribute to societal benefits associated to lighting. ELCA gathers local Lighting Cluster Initiatives in Europe. In particular, ELCA promotes international actions to strengthen cluster management excellence and facilitate exchanges and strategic partnering between clusters and specialised eco-systems across Europe. ELCA fosters the collaboration, networking and learning of cluster organisations and their members towards the professionalization of specialised and customised business support services provided or channelled to SMEs. Its mission is to raise the voice in Europe of the stakeholders and the enhanced value chain of the lighting sectors, with special regard to the SME’s in order to muster the most effective answer to the challenges that Europe faces.


Construction Cluster of Slovenia is an Economic Interest Grouping established by construction companies and institutions in the fields of building design, consulting, engineering, contracting and production of building materials and products. The main goal of the cluster is to improve domestic and international competitiveness of its members through commercial cooperation and networking, R&D and innovation, education, training and policy action. CCS vision is to become a network of construction companies offering complete solutions for domestic and EU construction market. CCS will build its long term competitiveness on technological and organizational innovations, development and quality. 


LUCE IN VENETO is a dynamic cluster consisting of over 50 SMEs in the smart lighting sector based mainly in the Veneto Region. LUCE IN VENTO connects different companies and their specific expertise in order to generate synergies and new business opportunities. It works closely with Local Authorities, Institutions, Research Centres, other industrial Clusters and professional organizations both locally and at European level to increase the participation in new development projects and to strengthen networking and foster innovation and knowledge transfer between academia and industry.


Świętokrzyski- Podkarpacki Construction Cluster INNOWATOR has been created as a cooperation platform which facilitates the transfer of knowledge and modern technologies, the increase of personnel’s skills and promotion of enterprises. The aim of the cluster activity is the support and development of enterprises working in the construction sector and in similar branches through creating of the cooperation opportunities between companies and academia in order to facilitate the technology and knowhow transfer, promotion the mutual cooperation and reinforcement of SMEs competitive position on the regional, national and international market . Cluster INNOWATOR strengthen the ability of its members to compete with international enterprises and to increase the share in the national market, development of innovativeness, creation of optimal development conditions.


open industry

AFYDAD, Spanish Sport Industry Association, is a national trade association representing all the sports sub-sectors, within the Sports Industry. The association is a professional non-profit organisation, focused on all companies, including: manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers dedicated to all sports, equipment and apparel.

AFYDAD is an active member of FESI, the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry, enabling us to stay abreast of the latest news and to influence any laws and regulations created within the EU in relation to the sporting goods industry. We are also members of the EOG, the European Outdoor Group.



AED, created in 1996, has the mission of contributing to the individual and collective improvement of the professionals who lead the Spanish companies. Currently more than 2,000 members take part of AED, two thirds of them hold the highest management responsibility in their companies. AED is present in Madrid, Catalonia, the Valencian Community, the Canary Islands and Galicia, bringing experience, knowledge and new trends in management to business leaders through activities and initiatives. AED also carries out an extensive research in order to develop the management profession, through professional group meetings in terms of the sector, and also builds bridges between managers and the rest of the society. AEDs labor is recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social United Nations, as an advisory entity.  


Plataforma Tecnológica Española de Impresión Avanzada 3NEO. Platform 3NEO is promoted by technology centers, public research centers and companies of the functional and electronic printing sector. This platform has as main purpose, to promote the development of printing technology, new materials and new applications, based on the functionalization of materials and printed products, with the objective of increase the effort and the effectiveness of its R & D + i and its impact on society, in seven economic sectors identified as basic: Printing Industry and Packaging, Ceramic Industry, Textile Industry, Paper Industry, Plastic Industry, Inks and Coatings Industry and Organic Electronics. 



Cluster de Impresión Funcional (Functional Print). The Cluster Functional Print brings together companies, technology and knowledge centers, as well as other agents involved in activities related to the support and development of advanced printing in Spain  



Ajuntament Impulsa is an Internet platform that connects local authorities with suppliers of goods and municipal services.


The Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE) is a non-commercial state organization set up by the Russian government in 1994.  

FASIE’s main tasks include the implementation of government policy for the development and support of small innovative enterprises (SME) through offering direct financial (in the form of a Grant), informational and other aid to small innovative enterprises.    

FASIE has representation offices in 70 regions of Russia. Since 1994, FASIE has accumulated a wealth of experience through its support for up to 30 000 projects in Russia, from pre-seed stage projects to more sophisticated. Since 2016, FASIE is one of the key operators of the National Technological Initiative. 


Founded in Barcelona in 1908, the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain is a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote business and investment between British and Spanish companies. The British Chamber of Commerce in Spain (hereafter referred to as the BCCS) is composed of 300 companies, including major Spanish companies in the UK, and principal British enterprises operating in Spain, as well as SMEs in multiple sectors.


Casa Asia is a consortium made up of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union  and Cooperation, the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and Barcelona and Madrid City Council. The institution was created in 2001 with the will to strengthen the knowledge and dialogue on Asia in Spain, with the analysis of civic, political, social, cultural and economic issues, supporting activities and projects that contribute to the development of relations and a mutual understanding between Asian and Spanish societies. Casa Asia headquarters is located in Barcelona and there is also a centre in Madrid.

China Club Spain (CCS) is a private non-profit association formed by Chinese professionals with work experience in Spanish companies and entities. Associates have university degrees or postgraduate degrees with language ability. CCS will serve as a platform both to promote the exchange of experiences among the partners and for their social integration in Spain.


Whether for our future industries, the offers for start-ups, corporate services or financing and funding opportunities – experienced employees are available for every topic. hannoverimpuls is the right contact for all questions of entrepreneurial commitment at the Hannover location. 
In our activities, we focus on four fields of activity that are particularly strong in growth and thus offer job opportunities in our region: digital economy and production technology, life sciences and medical technology, energy and mobility, creative industries and multimedia. It is important to develop efficient and tailor-made measures and instruments that support the individual economic sectors in their development. 


Regionomica provides services in business partnership promotion, economic development and FDI promotion, cross-border cooperation, institutional capacity buildingtechnologies and innovations. Since 2009 the company has been implementing a long-term integrated business partnership programme “Russia-Europe: Cooperation without Frontiers to foster cooperation between Russian and European companiesinter alia SMEs. 


Within the framework of the Programme a unique Russia-Europe “B2B platform” was established, due to which 1,563 Russian and 513 European companies have already conducted 3,287 bilateral negotiations and established business contacts. Thus, a trans-European international multisector business communication of SMEs is being developing with companies that have proposals for business cooperation and investment projects. SMEs are being supported in establishing contacts with large firms as well. 


In 2013, along with the European Commission, the first visit of European SMEs “Mission for Growth to the Russian Federation” led by Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC and now the President of the European Parliament, was organized by the Programme. 


European SMEs are getting advice on establishing business in Russia. 


European entrepreneurs are welcome to make use of the following services: 

  • Representing European company and promoting its products/services in Russia; 
  • Registering and managing European subsidiary company in Russia to minimize operational costs and tax expenses of the European mother company (confidential); 
  • Identifying reliable business partners in Russia likewise attractive locations for setting-up European company’s production in Russia; 
  • Organizing individual and group business missions to Russia and its regions; 
  • Identifying unique Russian technologies for setting up business productions in Russia and in Europe. 


The Economic Development Agency Brandenburg (WFBB) is the central point of contact for investors, companies based in the state of Brandenburg and technology-oriented start-ups. WFBB offers a broad array of services for economic development and the promotion of employment: From supporting a company’s establishment and its expansion to promoting innovations, internationalization and networking as well as the acquisition and qualification of a skilled workforce. As Brandenburg’s Energy Saving Agency, WFBB is also closely linked to the implementation of the state’s energy strategy. Furthermore we support the development of sector-specific innovation clusters in the state of Brandenburg and the German capital region. 


As a founding member of Ramon Llull University, La Salle Campus Barcelona is a university centre that offers Undergraduate Degrees, Postgraduate and Master’s Degrees, PhD programmes and Specialisation Courses in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, IT, Multimedia, Business Management, Digital Arts and Animation & VFX, with technology built into our very DNA.

La Salle Campus Barcelona is committed to entrepreneurship, constant interaction between students and companies, and applied research. Also, we remain faithful to our mission of training professionals with values who are able to transform society, fostering the development of our students’ social and humanistic awareness.

We are home to a unique forum for innovation: the Internet of Things Institute of Catalonia, the first European laboratory for innovation and research into the Internet of the Future, strengthening La Salle’s ecosystem of innovation, fostering the transfer of knowledge and promoting research.

La Salle is the largest non-profit global network specifically dedicated to education. We are proud to boast more than 300 years of history and are present in 80 countries. Our network comprises 1,083 schools and 65 universities, with 1,000,000 students, 300,000 of them university students.


ABII (Industrial Internet Brazilian Association) – ABII is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of industrial internet in Brazil, formed by companies and institutions nationwide. The ABII professionals are involved in several Task Forces forming a qualified and integrated ecosystem. ABII Mission is to accelerate the growth of industrial internet in Brazil through the coordination of an ecosystem that generates initiatives for integration, control and secure connection between machines, systems, processes and people through common architectures and open standards, aiming the generation of transforming results for the different industries and public infrastructure. 


ABINC is a Brazilian non-profit organization whose main objective is to encourage the exchange of technical and managerial information.

The idea behind it was to create an entity that was legitimate and representative, of national scope, and that allowed us to act on all fronts of the sector Internet of Things.

Its purpose is to encourage the exchange of information and foster commercial activity among members; Promote research and development; Work with government authorities involved in the Internet of Things and represent and make international partnerships with entities in the sector.




CENSIS is the centre of excellence for sensing and imaging systems (SIS) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. We help organisations explore innovation and overcome technology barriers to achieve business transformation. As one of Scotland’s innovation centres, our focus is not only creating sustainable economic value in the Scottish economy, but also generating social benefit. To do this, our industry-experienced engineering and project management teams work directly with companies or in collaborative teams with specialist university research experts. Working with us allows organisations to implement quality, efficiency and performance improvements and fast -track the development of new products and services for global markets


The Internet of Things Council defines Europe’s involvement in the smart technology of tomorrow, its effect on everyday life and the development of a new world order

Europe can take pride in having coined the phrase ‘internet of things’ (IoT), for making a reference to it in the first public sector official document, and for pointing the way towards a more competitive, inclusive and sustainable IoT-driven economy. Over the period of 2007-2012, the EU invested around €100m in IoT collaborative projects, worked closely with EU member states to encourage and create synergy with national initiatives and managed a group of about 40 international experts from civil society, private sector, academia, governments and international organisations to devise an ambitious EU policy covering identification, architectures, data protection and privacy, ethics, security and standards.


Born on January 1, 2019, Digital 113 is the result of the merger of DigitalPlace and, the digital clusters of Occitanie, located in Toulouse and Montpellier. 
By merging, those two actors bring together their dynamics, ambitions and skills in animating the regional digital sector. 
The strategic axis of Digital 113 are: 
– Innovation and Transformation, 
– Business and Growth, 
– Strategy and Financing, 
– Recruitment and Diversity, 
– International. 
They are divided into four main types of actions: facilitation of the digital sector (workshops, activities…), projects, events and services. 
Digital 113 will represent in 2019 more than 400 companies and 17,000 jobs, spread over 13 departments. It is one of the largest clusters in France. This year, Digital 113 builds over an operating budget of more than 1 million euros. 

The Digital Silk Road International Industrial Partnerships (DSRIIP)
is founded in September 2018. It is an innovative working mechanism with
the core objective of promoting the development of digital economy and
the establishment of the Digital Silk Road eco-environment,
country cooperation mechanisms, taking non-profit as the principle, fully
integrating social forces, and taking marketization and internationalization
as innovative working mechanism of the operational principle.
d by China’s National
Development and Reform Commission
, DSRIIP is consisted of corporations, industry associations,
research centers, investment and financing institutions, professional
consultants and industry parks of the digital industries among the
countries related to
Belt and
abided by sharing
experiences, promoting the main activities of cooperation, strengthening
communication and cooperation, complementing each other’s advantages,
expanding global horizons, gathering international resources, promoting
international digital technology development and innovative
economic mode, and optimizing international digital economy enterprises,
developing the ecology and jointly promoting the digital economy and
pragmatic cooperation under the
The Belt and
Road Initiative.

The Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute (FSTI) of the Steinbeis Foundation is a research institute focusing on digitalization and connectivity. To this end, the FSTI addresses the connection of physical objects with digital platforms in its research work as well as in transfer-oriented projects. Connectivity makes it possible to collect large amounts of data for the design of digital services that enable customers to meet their needs more closely. Due to the use of the Internet as the basis for digital platforms, these services can be developed domain-independently and thus enable interoperability across different areas. Requirements for the trustworthiness of the new technologies used arise, for which solutions must be created with regard to security, data protection, etc.. Technological change combined with cultural changes lead to political, social and economic impacts, which must also be taken into account 

In this context, the FSTI structures the research area “Digitalization  and Connectivity” into the following research areas:  

  • Industrial Internet / Industry 4.0 
  • Autonomization and Trustworthiness 
  • Digitalization  and Society 
  • Innovation and transfer management 

China·Fuzhou Internet of Things Open Lab (FIoT-LAB) is a neutral technical service platform that provides customers with test certification service, standard formulation, one-stop technical services, incubation and training service, and that provides the industry with “one-stop” and “end-to-end” solutions for the Internet of Things. Our mission is to be the leader of the IoT industry standards and the pioneer of IoT real scenarios application simulation, in order to help the sustainable growth of IoT industry ecosystem. We also believe NB-IoT is an opportunity and 5G is the representative of the future Internet of Things technology.

FIOT-LAB was established in Fujian Mawei in March 2017 with the support from HUAWEI and the joint construction of Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology, Fuzhou Municipal Government and Mawei District Government. FIoT-LAB. For now, our laboratory has obtained accreditation certificate awarded by China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) accreditation certificate and established the IoT joint certification laboratory with Huawei.

Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance (IOTA) is dedicated to creating an active and closely collaborating IoT community in Hong Kong. The Alliance educates industry practitioners and the public through professional seminars on IoT technologies, applications, and the integration with AI and big data. IOTA supports international events, e.g., Startup Day with Bretagne of France, and was on the Steering Committee of the 1st Smart IoT Hong Kong, the largest local IoT event. The alliance has worked closely with also global IoT communities, including the Boston IoT Meetup group with 1600+ members, AIOT of Shenzhen, French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, etc. As of July 2018, IOTA has over 600 members including multi-national corporates such as IBM, Microsoft, Siemens, government organizations such as the Hong Kong Airport Authority, small-to-medium and innovative startup enterprises. 


IngDan, a leading IoT innovation platform that focuses on linking entrepreneurs with the right suppliers and supporting them from inception to fruition. The IngDan platform has formed a large supply chain-based open ecosystem, through strategic collaboration with influential partners. IngDan has successfully facilitated over 24,000 IoT Projects and built a vast network of over 14,000 supply chain suppliers.


Plattform Industrie 4.0’s primary objective is to secure and develop Germany’s top international position in industrial manufacturing. The platform aims to promote digital structural change and to provide the consistent and reliable framework necessary for this. The more networked the economy becomes, the more cooperation, participation and coordination of all stakeholders is needed. The platform’s goal is therefore to develop a consistent overall understanding of Industrie 4.0 through dialogue with businesses, trade unions, science and government. To draw up relevant recommendations for action and demonstrate with example applications how industrial manufacturing can be digitized successfully in practice.



Connect – Share – Collaborate in the IoT: Connect people and things. Share and acquire knowledge. Innovate and collaborate to foster digitization and IoT as a benefit for the society.



ITRI is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan’s economy from a labor-intensive industry to a high-tech industry.


KNX is the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control

KNX Association is the creator and owner of the KNX technology – the worldwide STANDARD for all applications in home and building control, ranging from lighting and shutter control to various security systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, monitoring, alarming, water control, energy management, metering as well as household appliances, audio and lots more. The KNX technology is also approved the international standard ISO/IEC 14543, offers one software tool for commissioning (ETS) and supports all Communication Media (IP,RF,TP,PL). Proof of the success of the KNX Technology comes from its community: +400 KNX Manufacturers, +70.000 KNX Partners, +400 KNX Training Centres, +130 KNX Scientific Partners, +40 KNX National Groups, etc.


La Salle Technova Barcelona es un parque de innovación con servicios de aceleradora e incubadora de startups situada en el centro del Campus de La Salle-URL. La Salle Technova Barcelona aúna innovación, emprendimiento y tecnología con el objetivo de acompañar a las startups desde la generación de ideas hasta su salida al mercado, crecimiento y consolidación a través de servicios como el asesoramiento en la construcción de planes de negocio, el acceso a financiación, la aceleración o el desarrollo tecnológico. Durante sus casi 20 años de vida, ha incubado y acelerado más de 600 proyectos empresariales y ayudado a conseguir más de 46 millones de financiación.


Newable helps companies thrive by providing the essential resources they need to take the next step with their business. SMEs need Money. Whether that is patient capital to help get ideas to scale. Or financing to help with the peaks and troughs of trading, to hire new staff and operationalise growth plans. SMEs need Advice. No one can do everything on their own. Many need external support to get trading overseas or develop new management capability. And SMEs need Space, a flexible base to call home and from which to grow. 

IoT ONE helps companies understand and act by providing research, innovation and implementation services. Our mission is to enable our clients to realize the opportunities and manage the threats that are created by the Industrial Internet of Things. 


We also provide a Smart Factory for the demonstration of IIoT solutions, and the hosting of Industrial IoT events to drive awareness and facilitate business. 

Our approach involves 100% focus on IIoT technologies, use cases, and business models. By providing proprietary insight based on bottom-up research and our strong partner ecosystem, we deliver rapid and tangible results that support strategy execution. 

The Russian Union of Refrigeration Enterprises is the main public association of engineering, engineering and scientific enterprises of the refrigeration, cryogenic and climatic industries. The main purpose of the Rossoyuzkholodprom is to create a competitive, innovative refrigeration industry, increase productivity and technical equipment of the Union member enterprises, solve topical industry-wide tasks, uphold the interests of companies in government structures, organize general industry measures, provide information for industry enterprises. 

SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services. The organisation promotes the essential role of a dedicated tamper resistant hardware module in delivering secure mobile applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. By identifying and addressing related technical issues, and both clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to the implementation of hardware security, the SIMalliance aims to facilitate and accelerate delivery of secure mobile applications globally.

SIMalliance members represent 90% of the global SIM card market. As such, the SIMalliance’s membership is responsible for delivering the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world (UICC/SIM/USIM).

SIMalliance members are Card Centric Solutions, Eastcompeace, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oasis Smart SIM, Oberthur Technologies, VALID, Watchdata, Wuhan Tianyu and XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd.

SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens and Movenda.

TECNALIA is a benchmark research and technological development centre in Europe.


We offer a different business perspective: because we create solutions in co-operation with companies to provide value through technology. Competitive solutions which transform and help businesses grow, while at the same time improve the future of our companies and society.

Our work is supported by experience and expertise through research excellence and offering comprehensive solutions. We research to overcome current challenges, connected to the world and with global presence.


Key challenges for society and the economy can turn into business opportunities for your company. Based on those needs at TECNALIA, we work to generate differential margins and success for your business which are translated into higher quality of life for people, progress and well-being for society at large.

These challenges and opportunities are related to Advanced Manufacturing, Low-carbon Energy, Health and Ageing, Digital and Hyperconnected World, Urban Habitat, Climate Change and Lack of Resources and, in short, anything related to the economical and social development (See Annex I).


Our “Inspiring Business” slogan means knowing how to imagine. A synthesis of two concepts that go hand in hand: imagining and making it come true. For TECNALIA, “imagining” means having ideas that help our clients and society have a better future. Ideas that create value. “Making it come true” is providing imaginative, technological, creative solutions. Solutions that bring real results. Creating ideas that are transformed into value, and competitive business opportunities for our clients.


Our best asset is our team, made up of more than 1,400 experts who work to transform technolgy into GDP in order to improve People’s quality of life by generating business opportunities for Companies.

Experts from 30 different countries are divided into 21 headquarters; they are responsible for visualising, identifying and developing comprehensive technological solutions with creativity and imagination for over 4,000 clients, and offering comprehensive solutions paying personalised and multi-disciplinary attention to each one of them.

We have an important role as a technological antenna. We are able to identify technological trends and future challenges as fast as possible, and to gain the knowledge that is required, wherever it may be, and transfer it rapidly to our companies.

Companies we work with in their internationalisation process. From the development of new and competitive products globally, to physical support in countries in which they are present, in order to facilitate access to those new markets.

For this purpose, we have six branches abroad: Colombia, Ecuador, France, Italy, Mexico and Serbia; three associated innovation centres in Bulgaria, Egypt and France; as well as an extensive network of partners worldwide. We also work with partners on projects in many countries around the world, such as Australia, Chile, China, Peru, United Kingdom, United States, etc.


Identified with the brand, we are the community that represents the telecommunication, electronics, and multimedia engineers in Catalonia with more than 25 years of institutional development (the Catalan Association of Telecommunication Engineers was established in 1992). We foster the development of the professional skills of the community, we defense them against the unauthorized practice of the profession, and we are an accredited voice in technological issues before administrations and the public opinion. In addition, our main purpose is to provide valuable services to the members of the community.

THINGS is the #1 B2B and industry focused innovation hub in Sweden, located on the KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) campus. It is a 100 people capacity event space hosting a packed calendar of activities, housed within a 2,000m2 co-working space for startups, connected to an extended community of close corporate partners, including some of the most successful and innovative export companies in Sweden. Our common interest is a commitment to disruptive innovation and technologies, which are driving the digital transformation. Our vision is “to transform innovation in small companies into large scale value creation through collaboration with corporates”. We do this by nurturing and bringing together startups and corporates in order to catalyse the domestic and global development of innovative products and services. Our current focus areas are Internet of Things, Automation, Robotics, 3D scanning/printing and Energy. 

The Z-Park Internet of Things (IOT) Industry Alliance was established on November 1, 2009 and is China’s first Internet of Things industry alliance. It is jointly initiated by Z-Park companies with advantages in the upper and lower reaches of the Internet of Things industry chain. Currently, the alliance has already serviced 7046 companies in the past 9 years and has covered nearly 200 key core companies in the IOT industry chain, at the same time, they serve nearly 2,000 active companies in the related areas of the Internet of Things and smart cities, forming an open, cooperative mechanism for production, learning, research and development.

Women in IoT is a non-profit initiative. Our goal is to Empower female power in the tech industry and to Support and Connect. Women in IoT is Taiwan’s first non-profit initiative that empowers, supports and connects women in IoT and tech industry, ranging from connected devices, smart home, to fashion tech. Women in IoT started in Taiwan, aiming to connect female leaders and talents around the world in IoT ecosystem, to build local networks in Taipei, Shanghai, Shenzhen and San Francisco in 2018.

Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), established in 2001, is a not-for profit, politically-neutral trade association dedicated to the wireless and mobile industry.  The Association acts as a platform, an aggregator, and community for industry professionals to learn and drive emerging wireless and mobile technologies, governance, and standards.  It facilitates networking between like-minded professionals, boost interoperability between networks and devices, and strives to help all organizations apply these technologies to existing or new businesses.  WTIA also represents and is supported by digital industries pertaining to mobile such as digital entertainment, digital marketing & media, and start-up sectors.