French IoT, the programme set up by La Poste to support innovation in connected services, was present alongside several start-ups at CES Unveiled, an event that took place at Paris Expo, Portes de Versailles, in early October.
Organised as part of the run-up to the Consumer Electronics Show, the Unveiled event is held every autumn. It is an opportunity to sound out French presence for the next CES to be held between 8 and 11 January 2019 in Las Vegas.
Four awards for prize-winning start-ups from French IoT
Four of the 55 awards were claimed by winning start-ups from French IoT. Two are part of the French IoT class of 2018 and will be present at CES 2019 alongside La Poste. They are:
Lifeina (innovative solutions to carry and store sensitive medication) won the innovation award for its Lifeina box, a mini fridge designed to store and carry medication (Tech for a better world category)
Drust (connected driver-oriented automotive services) won the Innovation award for its Superdrive app (Vehicle intelligence and self-driving Tech category).
Two start-ups from the French IoT class of 2017, present on the La Poste stand at Vivatech 2018, also received awards. They were:
Team8 (a connected watch for children of between five and twelve), which received an Innovation award (Fitness, Sports & biotech category)
OnTracks (an intuitive digital guidance for runners or cyclists) won the Innovation award (Wearable Tech category).
In view of these awards, the companies were able to display their solutions at Mondial Tech, an event dedicated to mobility innovators in the automotive industry, organised as part of the Paris Motor Show. They will be on show once again at CES 2019, in the Innovation Award Showcase.