Startup Of The Week

The Top 25 Startups To Meet At 4YFN In Barcelona 2018

Written by Innovator Staff

CYBERSECURITY

COUNTERCRAFT

SPAIN

WHAT IT DOES: CounterCraft uses a new security technique called ” deception” to fight hackers. The tactics assume hackers will get into a system and attempts to trick them and manipulate them to minimize damage and theft.

CYBERSECURITY

EVERSPIN

SOUTH KOREA

WHAT IT DOES: Everspin’s security platform is designed for industries adopting IoT systems. It is focused on protecting increasingly connected production and manufacturing facilities from growing cybersecurity threats.

http://www.everspin.co.kr/

CYBERSECURITY

EXCALIBUR

SLOVAKIA

WHAT IT DOES: Excalibur lets companies turn their employees’ smartphones into secure tokens that can be used to access enterprise systems in place of passwords. The idea is to eventually eliminate all corporate passwords and replace them with a dynamic security system that is more difficult to hack.

getexcalibur.com

ANALYTICS

VIISIGHTS

ISRAEL

WHAT IT DOES: The company uses software, deep learning, and cognitive computing to power a platform that analyzes video for smart city applications, connected businesses, security, and other IoT uses. The processing is fast enough to provide real-time warnings and alerts.

BLOCKCHAIN

VALIDATED ID SPAIN WHAT IT DOES: An ID validation system for businesses based on blockchain technologies. It allows companies to centrally manage identification for customers and partners to facilitate transac- tions and sales.

ANALYTICS

BITPHY

SPAIN

WHAT IT DOES: Provides predictive business intelligence based on AI, IoT and Big Data for the retail sector.

www.bitphy.es

AUGMENTED REALITY

WIDEUM

SPAIN

WHAT IT DOES: Wideum makes smart glasses called Remote Eye, which are aimed at heavy industrial users and manufacturers. Remote Eye delivers live video feeds and uses augmented reality to allow companies to provide remote support to technicians in the field.

ROBOTICS

LUXROBO

SOUTH KOREA

WHAT IT DOES: Luxrobo sells MODI, a modular system that lets users design and build their own IoT and robotic devices. MODI’s clients include small businesses looking to develop basic IoT devices.

http://www.luxrobo.com

HEALTH

IOMED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS

SPAIN

WHAT IT DOES: Provides a digital platform for managing unstructured data generated by doctors and hospitals. In addition, the service analyzes the aggregate data it gathers using AI to provide analytics on patient care and hospital operations.

FOOD

EVJA

ITALY

WHAT IT DOES: Hardware and software system that draws information from sensors installed in fields. A farmer can monitor this information on things like temperature and humidity to make decisions and, in some cases, even benefit from predictive models for advance warnings on potential threats such as various plant diseases.

ENVIRONMENT

TRACKSCO2

SPAIN

WHAT IT DOES: An Ethereum blockchain system that allows companies to sign smart contracts to offset their carbon emissions. The system aims to connect corporate clients with various environmental projects around the world.

http://tracksco2.com/

MOBILITY

ECCOCAR

SPAIN

WHAT IT DOES: Develops a car-sharing platform businesses can use to manage fleets of cars and trucks. Administrators control the system from the back end but employees can book and serve vehicles directly through a mobile app.

MOBILITY

TERAKI

GERMANY

WHAT IT DOES: Teraki makes software that taps into the growing amounts of data generated by cars to better predict maintenance issues. It is also working with insurance companies to develop systems for ”usage-based insurance” that personalize premiums based on driver behavior.

BLOCKCHAIN

JELURIDA

NETHERLANDS

WHAT IT DOES: Develops tools to allow mains- tream business to build products and services that leverage blockchain technologies. Its blockchain-as-a-service approach has been used to create voting systems, transactions, and some basic monetary exchanges.

COMPUTING

COGNIFIBER

ISRAEL

WHAT IT DOES: CogniFiber is developing ”scalable photonic computing,” a new technology that allows machine learning and AI to be processed in fiber cables rather than having to go all the way back to a central computing sources. The concept aims to speed processing, cut costs, and save energy.

http://www.cognifiber.com/

PRODUCTIVITY

ZAPIENS

SPAIN

WHAT IT DOES: Uses AI to create a centralized knowledge management system for companies that allows employees to share data resources. As they share information, the platform also builds profiles of employees to help match them to various jobs or tasks that arise elsewhere in an organization.

www.zapiens.org

ENERGY

HYBRICO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

GUATEMALA

WHAT IT DOES: Allows companies to power their mission-critical operations using sustainable, green power sources. Its modular, solar-powered generation system can also be used to deliver power to remote areas not connected to the power grid.

VIRTUAL REALITY

NEURODIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

SPAIN WHAT IT DOES: Develops virtual reality hardware and software, including haptic gloves, for mobile phones and computers. Clients include NASA, the U.S. Navy, Airbus, Alstom, BMW, British Telecom and Vodafone.

www.neurodigital.es

SMART CITIES

XAPIX

GERMANY

WHAT IT DOES: Uses open data to create smart-city services. It’s currently focused on solving the challenge of helping auto manufacturers make better use of connected car data and linking to urban mobility systems.

IOT DEVICEHUB

ROMANIA WHAT IT DOES: Operates a platform and marketplace for IoT devices and systems. Its open- source tools are designed to make it easier for businesses to connect and manage IoT technologies.

https://www.devicehub.net/

LOCATION SERVICES

GIPSTECH

ITALY

WHAT IT DOES: The company’s system combines two technologies it developed — geomagnetic sensors and a specialized localization engine to sense the direction of pedestrians — with public technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. The platform allows precise mapping and tracking of indoor spaces such as museums and airports.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

DIGITALGENIUS

UNITED KINGDOM

WHAT IT DOES: Applies deep learning and artificial intelligence to the customer service opérations of large companies. Customers include KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

www.digitalgenius.com

DRONES

UNMANNED LIFE

UNITED KINGDOM

WHAT IT DOES: The company has built an IoT platform to manage both flying and earthbound drones by allowing them to operate autono- mously. The system works over a variety of wireless networks and initially is targeting large industrial users who want to augment their production systems.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

PIXONEYE

ISRAEL

WHAT IT DOES: Pixoneye uses computer vision and AI to help businesses measure customer behavior. Once its software development kit is plugged into a company’s consumer app it scans the users’ photos to enhance a business’s profile of customers and predict their behavior.

ENERGY

AEINNOVA

SPAIN

WHAT IT DOES: To reduce wasted energy, AEinnova creates power by using heat generated by electronic and industrial machines. This captured and recycled energy can then be used for low-powered IoT devices.

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