14 Internet of Things startups selected for SparkLabs accelerator

SparkLabs’ IoT Accelerator is located in the world’s first smart city, Songdo, South Korea. The program focuses on innovations around IoT and Smart Cities but also includes many from smart home, infrastructure, logistics, and industrial IoT segments.

Here is a brief of the 14 startups that have been selected:

  1. Oizom, India

Yup, there is one from India too. Oizom is an Environmental Solution Company. Oizom builds data-driven solutions for natural resources like Air, Water, Soil, Energy etc. By evolving with technology and through extensive R&D, Oizom Instruments aspires to set a class apart in its measurement accuracy and precision.

2. BioInspira, California

BioInspira provides sensor-enabling detection grid for natural gas leaks. They deliver remote and real-time leak monitoring and risk prioritization to utilities who need it to ensure safety.

3. Drop, Ireland

Drop works in the area of food. Their initial product is the Drop Scale that works with their exclusive Drop Recipes app to ensure home bakers consistently get great results using specially selected interactive recipes. The Drop Scale is able to rescale quantities, substitute ingredients, offer in-recipe tips and share recipes and photos online.

4. SecuChip, Switzerland

SecuChip provides solutions to secure wireless communications. Currently, they are working on contactless debit and credit cards, smart cards, NFC devices and car keys. They use ultrasound technology and it has industrial applications too.


5. Freestyle, Australia

All about M2M, they provide data you want, from any device (even ‘dumb’ devices thanks to our FME) delivered to you the way you want it. The devices can be electricity meters, smart plugs, street lights etc. It enables remotely reading, directing and even updating these devices via our cloud-based M2M Switch.

6. CUBExUS, Taiwan

CUBExUS aims to disrupt EdTech industry for open innovations. Rather than sitting through lectures, students should work collaboratively and dynamically on real-world problems and projects while leveraging technological tools. Using its patented, function-versatile “Magic Cubes” to construct electronic applications, students learn to create new products and applications.

7. LocusLabs, California

LocusMaps, the highest-fidelity location platform available to help mobile users find almost anything indoors. Mobile apps use the LocusLabs platform to guide the customer experience using location. LocusLabs technology finally enables indoor location at scale.

8. Falkonry, California

Falkonry AI is designed to serve subject matter experts who understand their domain intimately and can apply their knowledge of failure modes and known occurrences of critical conditions. Through simple APIs, the Falkonry Service can be rapidly embedded into applications and solutions.

9. Arable, New Jersey

Intelligence for better agriculture. Measures rainfall, crop water demand, water stress, microclimate, canopy biomass & chlorophyll.

10. Elemental Machines, Massachusetts

Elemental Machines is revolutionizing complex biology and chemistry-based processes with powerful insights that improve research, development and manufacturing outcomes. By monitoring and measuring invisible environmental variables – instrument performance and ambient temperature, humidity, air pressure and light levels – the Elemental Machines Sensory Network™ offers unprecedented clarity, transparency and consistency of results.

The rest are from South Korea itself. And, I can’t find their websites.

11. Augmented Knowledge, South Korea

An augmented reality (AR) solutions company focused on the airline and machinery maintenance industries. Their product redefines aircraft maintenance through the use of image recognition technology and real-time AR visualization of mechanical parts and the work environment.

12. iDL, South Korea

iDL develops children’s wearable devices and a mobile application that tracks and monitors their physical activity levels. It plans to tie up with hospitals and medical research centers, thereby creating a child healthcare program that allows parents to manage the health of their children through an integrated platform.

13. Alt-A, South Korea

Seen those convex mirrors at traffic blindspots? Alt-A is creating “next-generation connected convex mirror” for traffic management. Think convex mirrors, street signs, and stoplights and more.

14. Rok Won IT, South Korea

Rok Won IT develops IoT-based, real-time monitoring, control, and 3D visualization solutions for logistics and supply chain management. Their products Virtual Terminal and Eagle Eye Server enable sensor-based real-time data for automation.

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