• Mid April 2024Launch of the IoT Award 2024

    The IoT Award 2024 is open for applications
  • August 4 2024Deadline for submitting applications

    Last chance for applying
  • August 18 2024Scoring of IoT solutions completed

    The jury has completed the scoring of the solutions according to the criteria and selected three nominees
  • End August / early SeptemberOnline presentations of the 3 nominees to the jury

    The nominees present their solution to the jury, who subsequently picks the final winner
  • September 25 2024The announcement of the winner

    The winner is announced at Digitaliseringsmessen24 in Odense Congress Center

The official requirements for applying become The IoT Solution 2024 are outlined below

1What are the requirements for an IoT solution to be nominated?
An IoT-solution has to meet the following criteria:

– The solution must either be developed in Denmark or been implemented in Denmark

– The solution must not have previously been among the three finalists for the "IoT-solution Award"

– The solution must have been fully functioning for at least three months on the date of the admission

2What are the technical requirements for the IoT solution?
The solution must meet a number of requirements in order to be considered for the IoT solution of the year. First of all, the solution must be an IoT solution, which means it must at least meet the following requirements:

– Contain a sensor and electronic part that either collects data and/or is used to control the solution

– Contain a software and/or data processing part that interacts with the sensor and electronics part

– The components interaction is based on IP-based communication technology, meaning that the network connected components identify each other using an IP-address

You can always contact the secretariat for a pre-assessment if you are unsure whether your IoT solution meets the above requirements

3Who can nominate candidates for The IoT Solution 2024 Award?
An IoT solution typically has an owner, i.e. a company that has driven and financed its development– just as there will be a number of customers/users of the solution. Additionally, several IoT suppliers in the IoT ecosystem should have been involved in the development of the solution.

All three sides– the owner, customers and suppliers – can nominate an IoT solution as a candidate for the IoT Solution of the Year. However, it is anticipated that users and suppliers will agree to nominate the solution with the owner.

4What are the judging criteria for the IoT solution?
The solutions are judged according to the value they have created – for the customers and/or the owner. There are three general types of value considered: 

– Increased sustainability 

– Increased productivity/financial improvement

– Better welfare/life quality 

Better sustainability can be achieved in many ways: less emissions, less waste, less raw material consumption, more recycling, increased circularity, more environmentally friendly, more climate friendly, etc. . It can have positive impact for the solution owner, the users, local community, society as whole or for all of the at once

A financial improvement can also be achieved through many different factors, such as increased productivity, more utilization rate, more efficiency, cost savings, increased turnover, and new sources of income (e.g. service), etc. Both the owner and the customer/user can benefit from the financial improvement.

A better quality of life criteria focuses on those who are affected by an IoT solution, whether they are owners, users, or the whole society. As an example, it could be increased public safety, better service, less noise, improved air or water quality, a reduction in user injury, an increased user's safety, an increase in ease of use, a reduction in time consumption, etc

And, of course, the IoT solution can also enhance all three areas. 

It is important for the candidate to quantify the created value as much as possible. It could be in terms of economics, social issues, people affected, etc. 

It is clearly a challenging task for the judging committee to evaluate candidates within these three types of value. Therefore, an assessment system has been drawn up, where the candidates can be compared within these value types There will always be a degree of qualitative assessment In the work of the judging committee. It is, therefore, a broad and highly competent judges that must evaluate the solutions.