The Biosensors Group, a research team established in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) research center, located in Heraklion, Crete, Greece is among the 10 innovators from Canada, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland and the U.S. that were awarded by Nokia at its third consecutive Open Innovation Challenge, organized in partnership with Nokia Growth Partners (NGP)!
Nokia received hundreds of submissions from all around the world and after intensive evaluation work, ideas were drilled down to 10 technologies and solutions that address opportunities in the IoT domain. As for the winning innovations, they were designed for such IoT verticals as health, connectivity, automotive, industrial Internet and smart cities. Except the Biosensors Group, the rest of the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015 winners are: CyberLightning, DecaWave, Good Sign, HealthOperator, High Mobility, Posterfy, Skkynet, SparkCognition and Wirepas.
Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President and CTO, Nokia Networks, stated: “We are delighted to announce the winners of our third annual Open Innovation Challenge – all of whom are among the brightest innovators and experts in the IoT domain. We understand that Nokia and others cannot do it alone. We need to think outside the walls of our innovation machinery and reach into the IoT ecosystem for partnerships and co-creation. By incorporating innovations from all around us, we can build a programmable world that will benefit us all”.