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The Winner

Industry of Things World Awards 2021

The IIoT World Award exclusively honors extraordinary projects in the manufacturing industry and celebrates exceptional solutions & innovations. Our expert jury in 2021 reviewed the applications and nominated the best projects. Taking place on the main stage of the Industry of Things World in Berlin, the award ceremony brought the nominees the recognition they deserve during a live-voting session with the largest community of decision-makers from the manufacturing industry in Europe.

The Winner of 2021

Category 1 – Combining economic success and sustainability: Using IoT to move towards carbon-neutral production


Mercedes-Benz AG: GreenMachine

With GreenMachine, it is possible to perform data-driven optimizations of production systems during series operation.
Many subsystems of a machine tool are usually not operated demand oriented according to the actual manufacturing process. For example, cooling pumps are operated at higher pressures than needed. Thus, there is an inefficiency for the used cooling fluid and the energy consumption of the pump itself. By continuously monitoring production KPIs, the production can be observed data-driven to ensure the highest possible process reliability during the optimizations.

2nd Place

KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH: socialProduction

With socialProduction, we combine the advantages of social media with state-of-the-art production monitoring technologies to create a completely new, interactive customer experience. A fast and targeted flow of information is just as essential in production as it is in private life. We therefore decided to move communication between humans and machines in socialProduction to shared chat rooms. Machines independently report events and problems that arise in chat messages. Users can exchange information seamlessly integrated with texts and images. The machine thus becomes an “active team member” on the production floor.

3rd Place

Johnson & Johnson: Johnson & Johnson EMS (Environmental Monitoring System) IoT Multi-Tenant Platform

J&J needs to monitor environmental conditions for rooms and assets in manufacturing sites, R&D labs and other locations as per regulatory requirements. Vendor-supplied enterprise EMS systems are installed at many J&J sites; however, these are expensive to design, implement and validate and require ongoing vendor support for configuration, upgrade or expansion. J&J needed a secure, cost-effective IoT-driven EMS solution that could be rolled out to multiple sites with minimal installation and validation effort. In addition, an innovative SaaS approach would ensure that sites had the ability to configure and extend the system without external support.

Category 2 - Reacting to the new normal of working during a pandemic


Andre Courchesne – Consultant: Connected CO2 sensors

My idea was a small wifi desktop sensor (could also be wall-mounted) that takes CO2, humidity and temperature readings every 15 minutes and sends the data to a centralized cloud server. From a portal anyone authorized can see the measurement (direct values or graphs) and also be alerted on programmable value thresholds. This way there is no human intervention required and the measurement is continuous and there is a history so results of actions taken to improve the ventilation are observed from the data. This lead to the birth of co2.click!


2nd Place

Transition Technologies PSC: SkillWorx

SkillWorx is a complex set of solutions for the industrial use of assisted reality. It offers a hands-free experience based on the RealWear HMT-1 headset. Thanks to the direct connection to the PTC ThingWorx platform and the use of a proprietary solution based on spatial intelligence, the device recognizes employee’s location and shows them which tasks, where, and how should be performed. It provides flawlessly matched, voice-controlled step-by-step sequences and technical guidance, allowing the user to work uninterruptedly and focus on the task. As a result, it significantly reduces the risk of making a mistake, even for an employee who is just learning.

3rd Place

q.beyond AG: EasyEdge – The universal solution for networking industrial machines

With IIoT technology from q.beyond AG, the manufacturer can analyse the status of all machines in use by its customers worldwide in real time in Cologne. But in addition to remote access, Schütte offers a system for production and machine data acquisition and visualisation – in order to be able to initiate maintenance at an early stage and to identify sources of error more easily. In addition, this system offers the customer the possibility to optimise his machine and thus to operate it more efficiently. For this purpose, the machine data is recorded directly at the machine, stored in a local database, processed and displayed via a visualisation tool. In addition, remote access to the individual machine controls is to be possible via the solution in order to import software updates and error corrections.

Category 1 – Combining economic success and sustainability: Using IoT to move towards carbon-neutral production

  • Streamlining your logistics processes with IoT for more effectiveness and a decreased need of resources
  • Monitoring and optimizing energy consumption with IIoT – based Energy Management Systems
  • Optimizing the asset live cycle with smart and predictive maintenance
  • Moving towards circular economy with the help of IIoT
  • Development of new and sustainable IIoT-based Business and Service Models
  • Optimizing your production processes to use less resources more effective

Eligible for application is every project that can name a particular case study in cooperation with a manufacturing company.

Category 2 – Reacting to the new normal of working during a pandemic

  • New IoT based solutions to keep your workforce safe
  • Working together from afar – technical solutions for teamwork in times of social distancing
  • Successful implementation of remote work and remote control with the help of IIoT
  • Adjusting to the new challenges (e.g. shut-down of productions sites, closing borders) by digitalizing supply chain and logistic processes
  • Successfully developing new service models in reaction to shifting standards
  • Changing of production lines to react to emerging new needs

Eligible for application is every project that can name a particular case study in cooperation with a manufacturing company.

Evaluation Criteria

  • INNOVATION – How innovative or unique is the approach?
  • SIMPLICITY – How easy is the project to realize and to maintain?
  • ACHIEVEMENT – What has been improved through the implementation?
  • MATURITY – Is the approach ready to use?
  • COST EFFECTIVENESS – What is the balance of development costs and savings

Facts at a glance


April 2021 – August 27, 2021: Submit your project by filling in the online application form


August 27 – September 3, 2021: Our expert jury will review all the applications


September 6, 2021: The nominees will be announced and asked to prepare a short video presenting their IoT projects. The video should be submitted before September 16, 2021.


September 20, 2021: The winners of the Industry of Things Award will be announced during a live-voting session

Your Contact Person for the Industry of Things Award

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