CODE_n Hall 16 at CeBIT: Smart ideas and high spirits on day two
The second day in CODE_n hall 16 at CeBIT, the international tradefair in Hanover, Germany, started out with an upbeat mood: 50 finalists from all around the globe, partners, politicans and CODE_n alumnis had been celebrating at the pioneer’s dinner the night before, letting the opening day of the exhibition come to a bright and relaxing end. It’s not everday you dine in a specially designed hall – in front of robots – together with good company and there was reason to celebrate, too: antendances at the fair, especially in hall 16, were good; quite a few startups were surprised by the amount of contacts they were able to count even on day one.
So the positive spirit was brought to day two, which revolves around all of the four CODE_n 15 Internet of Things topics Digital Life, Smart Cities, Future Mobility and Industry 4.0, with an emphasis on the last of the four themes. The conference program, for example, started out with a stage dialog with CODE_n partner Trumpf, Engel Austria and finalists Oden Technologies from the United Kingdom, looking at machine building going cloud. The conclusion, by the way, was that machine building companies seem to be waking up. In the afternoon, Accenture presented the Industry 4.0 topic from a different point of view, tapping the full potential of future manufacturing, iniviting the following speakers on stage: Frank Riemensperger, Senior Managing Director, Accenture DACH, Prof. Dr. Henning Kagermann, President of acatech, Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Board of Siemens AG, Dirk Hoke of CEO Business Unit Large Drives of Siemens AG, Marten Schirge, Head of Sales of Device Insight, Harald Zapp, CEO of relayr.
Get Started by BITKOM brought in Felix Bauer, CEO of aircloak, to talk about the security and privacy in the Internet of Things, Nick Sohnemann, Founder and Managing Director of FUTURECANDY talked about the next technology wave. Marten Schirge, Head of Sales of Device Insight invited his listenors to think big, even if starting small and explained how business can benefit from smart remote services within industry 4.0.
The special event of the day was the announcement of the 10 finalists: More than 400 startups from all around the world applied, 50 finalists were invited to CeBIT and here in hall 16 visitors congratulate ambiotex, athom, cubilog, FÜZ Design, Greenbird IT, Glagla International, IS Predict, KIWI.Ki, parkpocket, and relayr just after 4 p.m. Those 10 finalists will get the chance to pitch in front of the CODE_n jury live tomorrow morning to present their ideas once again before we will have a final winner tomorrow night!
Since the emphasis lay here today, we also had another close look at the industry 40 startups and their booths today:
com2m provides a software platform as Software-as-a-Service that can be used to build Machine to Machine applications without high investments in just a few minutes. Based on an innovative software design and a generative development approach, the solution can easily be customized or be used to create specific applications.
Evercam is a developer platform for cameras that makes it easy to integrate IP cameras with any other software application or Internet of Things platform for visual inspection and verification of events. Evercam uses security cameras for non-security functions, e.g. Sales & Marketing by applying the open principles of IoT to the world of Closed Circuit Television.
NetLume is an innovative tool for maintenance and administration of complex network systems. It automatically collects the sensor or log data of devices in the network and turns them into well formatted information for analyzing purposes.
Resource Intelligence is a self-learning analysis and prediction solution which offers foresighted recommendations for daily operations. It can even automatically control processes with complex process structures or data structures. Dynamic simulation methods discover hidden optimization potentials.
iTiZZiMO simplifier is a platform to standardize the development of business processes and connect backend systems with mobile/wearable devices using context-aware technologies.
kumi for health developed a web-based, platform-type software delivered to hospital departments as a service. kumi Flow offers a patient-specific innovative link between diseases, corresponding clinical pathways and tools allowing for care-team-interaction. Within kumi Flow’s smart logistics solution, network- based information (e.g. from sensors/ location trackers) will dynamically drive optimization of Health Care professionals proposed workflows and lead to better provision of care.
M2MGO is the platform for a connected world, that enables you to create apps for your Internet of Things business case in a never seen speed, almost no upfront costs and without writing a line of code. M2MGO is the first cloud solution that fully covers all requirements of an Internet of Things application.
Oden Technologies fits sensors to machines of a production line, which directly send real-time data for KPIs like run rate, rejection rates, and machine downtime (causes, frequencies, lead times). The resulting analytics highlights problems to be fixed on the ground. Using machine learning, it is possible to identify the key drivers to the problems and install predictive alerts.
OptoForce creates 3- and 6-axis sensors based on a novel optical principle, using silicone as base material. The technology used enables OptoForce to build the sensors at a fraction of the usual costs.
4D MMS – Multi Mobility Safety enables machines and vehicles to see and to recognize. Machines and industrial robots do not have to be in a secured area or an enclosed system but will be Germany able to act independently based on a 3D laser scanner. Cars are able to detect the environment around a car on a much more detailed 3D level instead of radar and ultrasonic sound.
relayr combines hardware and cloud Software-as-a-Service: The flagship product WunderBar is a sensor kit with 8 sensor channels, 6 Beacon BlueTooth 4.0 modules and a Wifi Master module. The WunderBar is for rapid-prototyping new smart solutions combining hardware and software while the relayr OpenSensorCloud provides 6 SDKs, APIs, rich documentation and tutorial apps.
VAYU sense developed a device that optimizes pharmaceutical production processes and blood storage by giving the operator “eyes in the process”; real-time; non-invasively; continuously. It enables the measurement of concentrations of metabolic gas in unprecedented bandwidth using a laser.
waylay is a Platform-as-a-Service that is purpose-built to design, simulate and deploy automation and predictive maintenance use cases for IoT and connected devices.