Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015 award ceremony was held in Espoo, Finland on Nov 10th, 2015. KoppiCatch, the seed investor and startup accelerator that supported the program and provided coaching for the top 20 nominees, has selected the Berlin-based HIGH MOBILITY to win the Investor’s Choice Award.
High Mobility has built the missing link between cars and IoT devices by reimagining the mobility experience with an innovative software platform that redefines what cars and mobile smart devices can do together. For instance, powered by the ability to sense its surroundings, the car could be programmed to recognize the driver by his device when the driver enters its physical space, from unlocking the doors to launching personalized applications, navigation points, driver data or music, in response to specific gestures.“Building networks for the programmable world requires a P-O-P approach; turning networks into Platforms, Orchestrating the ecosystem, and creating the required Partnerships. Our objective is to reach out to the brightest innovators and experts in the IoT domain so that we, together, can help build a future that will benefit us all”, said Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer for Nokia Networks. “We were delighted by the bold and ambitious approach of High Mobility. The world only becomes programmable and people, devices and things interoperable if we open-mindedly define and fearlessly build the glue”, said Kaj Hagros, Partner at KoppiCatch, member of the Nokia Open Innovation Challenge team.
“Our mission is to make vehicle software platforms more open”, said Risto Vahtra, CEO of High Mobility. “Nokia Open Innovation Challenge was a memorable experience and an important milestone in our story. We look forward to new industry partnerships to make our vision come true.”
About Nokia Open Innovation Challenge
Nokia Open Innovation Challenge 2015 is a call for innovative ideas, technologies, or business models addressing opportunities in IoT domain. See more at networks.nokia.com/innovation/futureworks/openinnovationchallenge
KoppiCatch Inc is a seed investor and startup accelerator with its main focus on media, e-commerce, and analytics. KoppiCatch consults major companies in digital transformation and growth company collaboration and offers scouting and incubation programmes. See more at www.koppicatch.com