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As Amsterdam is progressing to become an innovative startup hub, the CES Unveiled tech event was hosted in the city for the second time this year. The event brought several big players in media, investors and exhibitors together.
The event not only celebrates the European innovation but also offers a sneak peek at the upcoming trends those we expect to see in 2019. For the uninitiated, the CES 2019, the most influential technology event is slated to happen between January 8 and January 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Today, Silicon Canals has come up with a roundup of the important announcements made at the CES Unveiled Amsterdam event on Thursday by Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
CES 2019 will cover tourism too
Before we plunge into the important announcements, CTA announced there will be a new tourism area at the CES 2019 in order to highlight the significance of innovation and technology in tourism. This new area dedicated to tourism will let attendees witness and experience how technology will help them customize and advance their personalised travel experience. It will offer sustainable economic growth opportunities for the local communities.
#1 EVBox and Qoobi
CTA announced that 31 tech companies from the Netherlands and surrounding regions as CES 2019 Innovation Honorees. Among these companies, the EVBox and Qoobi were honoured in the Smart Energy and High-Performance Home Audio/Video categories respectively.
The rest of the Innovation Honorees will be announced on October 3, 2018, and November 8, 2018, at the CES Unveiled Paris and CES Unveiled New York events respectively. Visit the CES.tech website to know the full list of Honorees. Also, these Dutch companies will be showcased at the CES 2019.
“The companies recognized as this year’s CES Innovation honorees represent the drive that is taking our global industry to new heights,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice president, CES, CTA. “The products honoured today offer solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges and will change our lives and our world for the better.”
#2 European CES 2019 Awards Honorees
As mentioned above, 31 honorees were announced and these companies will receive the European CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honorees.
These companies include Airthings Wave Plus, Azultec Cube 300, Bcon Gaming Wearable, Chipolo GO, the next generation LTE tracker, Cinemo Projection Plus – Rear-Seat Entertainment, Elvie Pump, EVBox Level 2 – Business and Commercial charging solution, FIBARO Smart Implant, GaN-on-Silicon monolithic MicroLED technology, Garmin fēnix 5X Plus, Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, MatiPay – Intelligence in Vending Machines, MBUX – ‘Hey Mercedes’ Voice Assistant, MOTUS SMART, Multifunctional HMI – Smart Comfort Control Bar, Mymanu CLIK, NEO, THE NEW SMART LIVING ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORM, Parking Place Assistant, Perfectly Keyless, Qlair, Qoobi ONE, Qtrobot, ReSound LiNX Quattro, Scania C-Me vest, Tantalum Open Platform, TBEE, TESLASUIT, The Leica BLK3D: Real-time, in-picture 3D measurement, Tobii Dynavox Speech Case with iPad, Ultrahaptics STRATOS Inspire and ZUMA.
#3 SpeakSee won the pitch contest
SpeakSee was announced as the winner of the pitch competition that will take place at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas. It is an Australian speech-to-text startup that is designed to involve deaf and hearing impact people into the conversations. Back in August this year, the startup raised €68,900 (approximately $80,000) in 10 days through crowdfunding.
#4 Over 60 Dutch companies to attend CES 2019
One of the important announcements for the Dutch startups is that over 60 companies will travel to Las Vegas to attend the CES 2019 tech event. CTA witnessed around 150 registrations and over 60 have been selected.
#5 Partnership with StartupDelta
CTA will partner with StartupDelta for CES 2019. Eventually, StartupDelta will bring a delegation of Dutch startups to attend the CES 2019. Of these, 50 startups from StartupDelta are sure to attend the event. And, there will a group of Dutch companies outside of StartupDelta.
Stay tuned to Silicon Canals for more updates in the tech startup world.