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Cisco Honors Internet of Things Innovators

Cisco announced the winners of its international Internet of Things (IoT) grand challenges, which were “aimed at recognizing, promoting and accelerating the adoption of breakthrough technologies and products that contribute to the growth and evolution of the IoT,” according to the press release. Cisco awarded prize money and will work with supporting organizations to provide the winners with mentoring, training, and business expertise.

The Cisco IoT Innovation Grand Challenge winners are relayr, which provides simple and inexpensive tools for developers working on the IoT; Waygum, which helps developers create mobile-enabled industrial applications by connecting mobile devices to machinery; and Toymail, which integrates the IoT with toys to encourage communication among family members.

The Cisco Security Grand Challenge has several winners, including Excalibur, a startup that focuses on updating authentication processes to be compatible with the IoT. The IoT Innovation Grand Challenge for Greater China recognized Mash5, a mobile application development company, and ZillionSource, which offers a cloud solutions-based IoT platform.

Cisco will partner with a global network of IoT-related companies, local organizations, and nonprofits that are dedicated to women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to launch the IoT World Forum Young Women’s Innovation Grand Challenge, which will be open for submissionson Nov. 15, 2014.

Source: Cisco



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