Strategic partnership formed to support co-innovation and use of Connected Baltics nation-wide LPWAN IoT network in Estonia to enable new products and services.
Tallinn, Estonia, June 21, 2017 — Connected Baltics OÜ, the exclusive SIGFOX operator in Estonia and Buildit Accelerator, one of the first accelerators in Europe with a focus on physical devices (hardware in combination with software), today announce a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Connected Baltics’s IoT nation-wide network coverage and expertise with Buildit Accelerator’s companies to deliver new solutions for increasing IoT market locally and worldwide.
Together Connected Baltics and Buildit Accelerator will facilitate the communication and teaching around SIGFOX technologies to Buildit startups, work with hardware companies that are ready for SIGFOX integration and certification. In addition companies will have the chance to attend Sigfox Makers Tour event organized by Connected Baltics this year.
“We are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Buildit Accelerator. By providing Connected Baltics’s IoT network and expertise, Buildit Accelerator’s startups can receive the necessary support to start building new innovative products that could emerge from Estonia and be used in both domestic and international IoT market.” said Kushtrim Xhakli, Founder and CEO of Connected Baltics.
Commenting on the partnership, Anthony Charbonnier, Head of startup relations & programs at Sigfox said: “Working with Buildit is an amazing opportunity for us to address the huge startup ecosystem in Estonia trough real experts in hardware. It is also a big step for us to facilitate the development of new devices with Sigfox technology in the Baltic countries!”
“Ever since I first heard about Sigfox at 2014 Connected Conference in Paris I’ve been waiting Sigfox to enter Estonian market with growing potential and interest among IoT startups – I’m really excited that this happens in co-operation with Buildit Hardware Accelerator.” said Aleksander Tonnisson, Co-Founder and CEO of Buildit Accelerator.
The partnership builds upon Connected Baltics commitment to supporting the development of true IoT ecosystem in Estonia and its mission to bring Estonian IoT products to the global Sigfox network.
Kushtrim Xhakli, Connected Baltics
+372 5360 2384
Aleksander Tonnisson, Buildit Accelerator
+ 372 522 8248
About Connected Baltics
As a Sigfox Operator, Connected Baltics is the first nationwide IoT-network operator in Estonia, deploying and selling Sigfox’s low power wide area (LPWA) IoT connectivity solution and enabling millions of connected devices to send small messages in a cost-effective and energy-efficient way. Taking advantage of its simple and fast rollout, Connected Baltics is deploying the network in major cities during the summer 2017 and will provide nationwide coverage by autumn 2017. Connected Baltics is the local branch of Connected Finland in Estonia.
For more information, see www.connectedbaltics.com
Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.
For more information, see www.sigfox.com
About Buildit Hardware Accelerator
Buildit is an business accelerator and a pre-seed investment fund for the new global success stories in hardware, creative industries and health-tech. As the first accelerator in the Baltic States/Nordic countries, with a focus on physical devices (hardware in combination with software) the company offers an intense program specifically designed for creative industries and hardware startups from all over the world. Buildit is as well supported by Enterprise Estonia´s Startup Estonia program, which is financed by the European Regional Fund.
For more information, see www.buildit.ee