By now, a lot of people agree that the next big thing in the world of technology will be in the realm of the internet of things. When every single device you own will be able to talk to one another and make smart decisions based on those interactions. That includes lights, TV’s, fridges, cars, doors, microwaves, basically - everything little thing that can, will be connected.
Sensinode was one of the companies that was aiming to make this a reality by developing a standards based technology because otherwise you would end-up with a lot of proprietary protocols which prevents scaling that the internet of things really needs.
Since 1980‘s and 1990‘s we were constantly talking about world globalization and how interconnected we have become, partially thanks to the internet. In todays world, I think we need to coin a new term “internetiolization”, if we can pronounce it that is.
You might think that you live in the world of the internet, where everything is connected. But in truth, you have no idea how interconnected its about to get. Thanks to companies such as Sensinode out of Oulu, Finland, every little device is going to be able to communicate to every other little device and be connected to the global “Internet of Things”.
Espoo Otaniemi boomed of startups and investors when Invest Tech Finland was held for the first time on last Tuesday and Wednesday. There was a real mix of companies from all round consumer web, nano, medical and material tech.
We got some taste of new startups, more seasoned companies seeking growth and some familiar faces marching forward with their plans. There were quite a few interesting companies to write about, the full list can be found here - check these out. Note that most of companies presented at the event already had some prototypes, partnerships, customers or revenues. Here is some of my picks (not in any particular order):