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Swiss Ocean Tech Wins the INNOVATION WORLD CUP® in the Mobility category at Hannover Messe

Innovation World Cup


Swiss Ocean Tech wins with their AnchorGuardian® solution the 14th Innovation World Cup® at Hannover Messe, the world’s leading fair in industrial transformation.   

The Swiss Ocean Tech team is very proud to have won this competitive award.  The expert jury announced the World’s Top Techpreneurs 2023 during the Hannover Messe and based their decisions on the level of innovation, go-to-market approach, commercial potential and sustainability impact.

Swiss Ocean Tech’s Founder Thomas Frizlen, “Having been selected as finalists out of more than 400 submissions from 65 countries is a great honour in itself.  But then, after a thrilling pitch event, having been selected as the winner, in the category “Mobility”, by a live jury just blew my mind!  On behalf of the complete Swiss Ocean Tech team, we are so incredibly proud to have won such a prestigious event!”  

Frizlen added, “The focus of our efforts is safe anchoring. It says a lot, that this topic is the winner at an international industrial event. It shows that our solution is groundbreaking, that it addresses a real pain and that it has a significant environmental impact.” 

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About Swiss Ocean Tech Ltd.
Swiss Ocean Tech Ltd. is a Swiss based company formally registered as a shares corporation in 2020. With a team of 10 spread out across Europe, Swiss Ocean Tech partners with leading research and technology organisations to bring safety to anchoring for sailor, ship and sea.
Home of AnchorGuardian, a cutting-edge and patented technology which measures the position and absolute movement of a ship’s anchor providing early alarms when dragging is imminent. Still in the development phase, AnchorGuardian is set to go into production end of 2023.
In 2023, Swiss Ocean Tech was a top-3 finalist for the Innovation Award at the Monaco Smart Yacht Rendezvous.
In 2022, Swiss Ocean Tech was named a finalist for the Ocean Awards in the “innovation” category.
In 2020, Swiss Ocean Tech won the Industrials & Engineering silver award in Switzerland’s leading start-up competition with

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About the Innovation World Cup® Series
The Innovation World Cup® Series is the world’s leading open innovation platform that supports breakthrough innovations to become reality and connect techpreneurs with international tech corporations. The Innovation World Cup® Series was initiated by Navispace GmbH in 2003. Current and previous partners include STMicroelectronics, EBV Elektronik, Würth Elektronik, Microtronics, VOSS Automotive, AiQ Smart Clothing, VARTA Microbattery, Google, Intel, Swisscom, Ericsson, Telefonica, Gemalto, Samsung, and many more.
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