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Clothing+ is a developer and manufacturer of comfortable wearable sensor solutions for leading brands in the sports and medical segments. In 1998 we created the world's first heart rate sensing shirt and in 2002 we started mass-producing the world's first textile heart rate sensor strap. We produce millions of comfortable sensor products every year in our own factory in China and we're a key sensor manufacturer in the quantified self movement.

D Young & Co

D Young & Co
D Young & Co is a leading intellectual property law firm. We set the standard for legal expertise and technical knowledge in IP. From SMEs to global businesses, whatever your invention, technology or brand, we will help you get the best protection for it. Our specialist teams provide guidance on using IP rights efficiently and effectively to businesses from Europe, America, Asia and around the world.


British brand, Energenie provides smart but simple ways to monitor and cut energy usage. Energenie's MiHome is a modular, energy-saving smart home product range that's easy to use and integrate with other systems. Energenie's open, real-world approach is a refreshing (and refreshingly affordable) alternative to US-centric smart home products that can lock you into complex, costly ecosystems.


Silicon Labs
Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and system solutions for the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial control, consumer and automotive markets. We solve the electronics industry's toughest problems, providing customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, system cost, time to market and design simplicity. Backed by our world-class team of hardware and software engineers with unsurpassed mixed-signal expertise, Silicon Labs empowers developers with the tools and technologies they need to advance quickly and easily from initial idea to final product.


In 2003 we developed an innovative way to obtain location. Using Wi-Fi signals would be faster, more precise and battery-friendly than GPS and cell-towers alone. We foresaw the mass adoption and proliferation of mobile technology that would make our idea useful for every device on the planet. We got to work on collecting the locations of billions of Wi-Fi access points worldwide and building the infrastructure and software to deliver the information.

Samsung Mobile

Samsung Semiconductors
The component businesses of Samsung Electronics come together as Device Solutions. As a leading company in the global electronics industry, Samsung Electronics has one of the widest product ranges of key component businesses Memory, System LSI and LED, which compose essential parts of the company's well-balanced business portfolio.


At TomTom (TOM2) our mission is to make technology so easy to use, that everyone can benefit from it.
We created easy to use navigation devices, helping millions of people to get where they want to be. Today, we continue to simplify the complex, making technology more accessible for everyone.
We make easy to use navigation devices, sport watches and action cameras for consumers. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have over 4,600 employees and sell our products worldwide.


AIQ Smart Clothing

AIQ Smart Clothing
AiQ Smart Clothing Inc. is where electronics merge with textiles to create fashionable, functional, comfortable solutions to meet your everyday needs; whether it's in sports & fitness, outdoor & leisure, home & leisure, home care & health care. We have the drive and capability to make Smart Clothing concepts into reality.


Bittium provides state of the art, secure IoT solutions and engineering services for IoT and wearable technology markets. These markets include enterprise, healthcare, industrial internet, sports, and wellness.


Chipolo is a company from Slovenia, successfully funded by Kickstarter in 2013. It produces bluetooth item tracker, named Chipolo. Chipolo is a gadget, perfect for anyone who wants to live a life without always looking for their wallet, keys or any other thing. It is a revolutionary way to find your things. Simply attach this beautiful Bluetooth device to anything and find it with your smartphone. You can also use Chipolo to find your phone. And if you ever want to control your smartphone's camera for taking a selfie, use Chipolo as a remote control and take the the best photo ever.


Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.


Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, enables OEM, MNO, Banks worldwide to offer trusted and convenient digital services to their customers. We develop solutions based on secure elements and customized software platforms. With innovative technologies and multiple form factors that match the size and design of any wearable device, Gemalto is a trusted partner to expand wearable and IoT business.


Kinneir Dufort
Kinneir Dufort is an expert partner, helping companies research, innovate, design and develop successful new products and brand experiences.
Our award winning teams work internationally with global corporations as well as small to medium enterprises and entrepreneurs. We undertake innovation, research, design and development programmes in diverse categories including: healthcare, telecommunications, consumer goods, food & drink, home & personal care, and industrial products.
Our reputation for excellence and quality is proven by a consistent track record of winning international awards and is backed up by quality systems approved to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
Our approach is centred on an understanding of both the user-experience and the client's business needs. It incorporates: research, ideation, product, brand and packaging, graphic design, user interface and human-factors, engineering, electronics and software and rapid prototyping. Our experience and approach are complemented by world-class resources.


At MYZONE® we reward EFFORT to tackle the pervasive problem of 'diminishing motivation within exercisers'. We do this by leveraging on feedback loops, social accountability and gamification through the use of the most relevant, accurate, and versatile heart rate technology to serve this purpose.

The platform provides meaningful simple colour coded feedback on exercise intensity to gamify effort, and create a golf handicap for exercise to provide a level playing field to drive motivation and engagement through a dedicated social network.


Always-on, always-aware, always low power; QuickLogic Corporation is the leading provider of ultra-low power, customizable sensor processing platforms, and display and connectivity semiconductor solutions, for smartphone, tablet, wearable, and mobile enterprise OEMs.  Built with unique combinations of standard products and QuickLogic's patented programmable logic, the company's silicon-plus-software solutions are called Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs). CSSPs enable customers to bring their products to market more quickly and remain in the market longer, with the low power, cost and size demanded by the mobile and portable electronics market.  QuickLogic's EOS™ sensor processing platform, ArcticLink® 3 S2 sensor hub and SenseMe™ algorithm library are designed specifically for consumer mobile devices where high accuracy and ultra-low power consumption are the key to product success.    For more information about QuickLogic and its products, visit


About JAE Electronics
Japan Aviation Electronics Industries, Ltd. (JAE), designs, manufactures and markets electronic components, fiber optic connectors, LCD monitor connectors, waterproof electrical connectors and other digital systems. A global company, JAE is a recognized leader in providing solutions to complex design requirements. By combining divergent technologies from experience gained in the aerospace industry, JAE has been able to transfer these technologies into advanced connector designs. From connectors on Japan's Bullet Train, to the smallest hand-held video camera, JAE continues to meet the most demanding applications in the industry.

Wikitude GmbH is the world's leading mobile augmented reality (AR) technology provider for smartphones, tablets and digital eyewear. Its fully in-house developed AR technology is available through its SDK, Cloud Recognition and Studio enabling brands, agencies and developers to achieve their AR goals. With tens of thousands of developer accounts and published AR apps, Wikitude has grown to be the world's leading independent AR platform. The company has led and is actively involved in the international standardization of AR. Wikitude's latest product addition is its 3D Tracking, allowing apps to see in rooms, spaces and environments. Wikitude® is a registered trademark of Wikitude GmbH, for more information please visit:


Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton and Steven Hawking, our tech team have been busy developing the algorithms and platform that powers Zappar for over 4 years (when they could have been shooting pool or playing darts instead).

We like to think of ourselves as an entertainment laboratory with a collective skillset that makes for a unique type of creative tech company.



Dacadoo ag was founded in 2010 by the experienced Swiss entrepreneur Peter Ohnemus. The company has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland and has its US subsidiary dacadoo americas, inc. in Silicon Valley, USA. dacadoo ag is the provider of the dacadoo Health Score & Lifestyle Navigation Platform, which is being licensed to key Life & Health Insurance companies and global healthcare operators. dacadoo works also with companies and offers them corporate health solutions.



The Tech Lab offers an opportunity to get started building solutions and services with the latest technology from Microsoft. We are offering hourly hands-on labs delivered by Microsoft's technical experts.

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Kinematix - Knowledge from body movement
Kinematix is a Portugal based technology company that makes wearables to monitor the movements of your body. Kinematix is dedicated to giving people a way to obtain meaningful information about their body movements, and turning that information into tangible actions that will improve their health on a daily basis. Kinematix is partnered with IEE, a global leader in safety sensing systems, and Run4Excellence, an organization that promotes running excellence. For more information, visit

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Firstbeat is the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and well-being. We transform heartbeat data into personalized information on exercise, stress and recovery. Hundreds of elite sports teams, wellness professionals, and millions of consumers worldwide trust Firstbeat to enhance performance and well-being.

Powering over 60 consumer devices such as those of Samsung, Garmin, Sony and Suunto, Firstbeat analyzes your heartbeat to produce meaningful insights for training, wellbeing and performance.
+358 440 877 652


Intel expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. The power of computing is extending well beyond PCs and phones to everything we touch and see. All the objects we engage with daily - watches, clothes, televisions, refrigerators, car interfaces, and the devices we can't even conceive of yet - are becoming increasingly sophisticated. These new smart devices will enable complex use cases, inspire innovation, and fundamentally alter our relationship with technology. Intel believes that soon everything will seamlessly improve and support day-to-day tasks, both simple and complex. In the New Technology Group, we deliver innovative technologies that accelerate existing markets while also enabling new markets, build new ecosystems, and foster emerging customers to make our vision of a smart and connected world a reality. visit for more information.

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AIQ Smart Clothing

AIQ Smart Clothing
AiQ Smart Clothing Inc. is where electronics merge with textiles to create fashionable, functional, comfortable solutions to meet your everyday needs; whether it's in sports & fitness, outdoor & leisure, home & leisure, home care & health care. We have the drive and capability to make Smart Clothing concepts into reality.

V Technical Textiles Inc

V Technical Textiles Inc. (VTT)
V Technical Textiles Inc. (VTT) is a woman owned small business and a USA manufacturing company of products made from conductive textiles. We are the leading manufacturer of RF/ EMI/EMC portable shielded enclosures, RF shielded curtains, RF pouches, and RF shielding/Anti-Microbial garments. We are also a supplier of the world's largest selection of conductive textiles, yarns, and fasteners produced by Statex. With a broad range of products, 20+ years of development, and application experience.

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