Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global supplier of IoT modules and antennas, floLIVE, a provider of global IoT connectivity solutions and services, and The IoT M2M Council (IMC), the industry organization and events organizer, have announced the shortlisted entries for the IoT Social Impact Award.
The Award recognizes IoT projects that combine not only innovation but also demonstrate significant social benefit. Open to all, from solo developers and start-ups to large enterprises, the Award assesses IoT projects in public health, human rights, marine and wildlife conservation, environmental and corporate sustainability, education, clean and sustainable energy, hunger and food insecurity, social and economic development and improving accessibility.
The shortlisted entries were selected by the IoT Social Impact Award judging panel and are now open to a public vote until 18 February 2022.
“It’s clear from looking at the shortlisted candidates how much of an impact IoT is making on our society as a whole” said Rony Cohen, floLIVE. “We’ve seen how IoT can truly change the world, but only when connectivity has zero gaps. We are so excited to be able to work with these shortlisted companies to enhance their ability to achieve global connectivity, and they all seem worthy of the win!”
The shortlisted companies are:
Acellent Technologies, Inc. – clean and sustainable energy: Monitoring the degradation of structures and its impact on energy usage and storage.
Capte B.V – environmental and corporate sustainability: Universal monitoring platform for Transportation, acquiring data on the broadest range of equipment.
Controlant – public health: Cold-chain as-a-service, with wireless temperature monitoring and product movement traceability.
Maji Milele Ltd. – improving accessibility: Pre-paid water meters and irrigation solutions to eliminate water rationing.
Mom Incubators Ltd. – public health: A connected, inflatable incubator that reduces child mortality rates
SupPlant – hunger and food insecurity: Providing farmers the tools to be more precise with irrigation, increasing food reserves.
TT Electronics – social and economic development: Connected, scalable solutions that reduce R&D risk and speed up time to market.
Ulmer Nest – social and economic development: Solar-powered shelters to protect the homeless.
Wolkus Technology Solutions – hunger and food insecurity: AI-powered IoT platform for recording growing conditions of horticulture crops.
Woodco Bioscience Ltd. – marine and wildlife conservation: Environmental technology that positively impacts the human population.
These shortlisted companies receive a free floLIVE and Quectel kit that will help them build their POC projects. The kit will include a Quectel EVB Kit and 10 floLIVE SIM cards with 1GB for a year per SIM card included.
“It was a privilege to assess the huge range of entries we received for this inaugural IoT Social Impact Award along with the other members of the judging panel”, said Alexander Bufalino, the VP of Marketing at Quectel. “The number and wide variety of entries demonstrates that IoT now touches everything across our daily lives and has moved from being a future technology to a real enabler of services and devices that truly enable a smarter world. Society is now benefiting, and the IoT Social Impact Award is helping to showcase innovation and demonstrate how companies are achieving real social benefits from IoT deployments across the world.”
Once voting concludes, the winning company will be announced on 1 March 2022. The winner will receive 500 SIM cards with 1GB per SIM card a year from floLIVE and a free subscription to the floNET platform. In addition, The IMC will provide the winner with full coverage across all their marketing platforms reaching over 53,000 IoT professionals.