SKIIOT – The Internet of Things is changing the game for the athletes and changing the way audiences are engaged. The 10th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® thus enabled the search for the most disruptive Sport & Fitness innovators, to find out who was capable to make the practice and play smarter and more engaging. SKIIOT, accordingly, has come out as an outstanding start-up from Finland with an ankle-worn seven sensor device combined with the mobile/web application for cross-country skiing. Our partners had a conversation with Marko Höynälä, Co-Founder & CEO of SKIIOT and explored the fantastic all-in-one device that counts all sports lovers in: from the amateur to professional skiers, from the service teams to the ski facility providers, and especially the ski fans who enjoy watching skiing competitions.
1. WHAT IS THE IDEA BEHIND SKIIOT?
Our aim is to digitalize winter sport, starting from cross-country skiing.
2. WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS DEVICE?
The device is an all-in-one. SKIIOT is a skiing analyzer that solves the variety of challenges related to cross-country skiing. The seven sensors patented IoT device measures everything you need to know about your ski performance, surrounding conditions and technique. SKIIOT also provides a solution for objective ski performance testing. Same SKIIOT device serves all target groups from casual skiiers, service staff, professionals to B2B customers who offer facilities such as Ski tunnels, Ski resorts, Ski Events, to name but a few. SKIIOT application is compatible with iOS and Android.
3. WHAT ARE THE NEXT BIG STEPS?
SKIIOT has cooperation in place with skiing professionals from different nations e.g. Norwegian Olympiatoppen and Norwegian marathon skiing teams. The primary market launch is in Norway and Europe. After that, we will make a market extension for China Winter Sports. We want to cover both B2B for professional skiers, the skiing community and B2C for casual ones.
Check out SKIIOT official website for more insight into their excellent skiing products.
Hands-on Developer Workshop in Helsinki by STMicroelectronics, Sigfox and Connected Finland
STMicroelectronics teamed up with Sigfox, Connected Finland and Innovation World Cup® Series for a Developer Workshop on May 15, 2019 at Meeting Park Campus, Helsinki.
From 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM, supported by the companies’ tech experts, you will get a general overview about the STM32 Open Development Environment, insight into Sigfox Technology by Sigfox and Connected Finland, and learn how to connect the ST IoT tracker node to Sigfox back-end. What is more, you will receive tips to advance your solution with the 11th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup®, and win prizes worth over 500,000 USD including a cash prize of 10,000 Euro.
After the workshop, you will be invited to a networking lunch with tech experts, workshop facilitators and fellow participants.
Participation is free of charge. Each participant will receive a free IoT tracker node kit.
Registration is required. Book now as seats are limited: https://bit.ly/2G9QFSs