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German startup Relayr was one of the winners of the 2014 Cisco Internet of Things Innovation Grand Challenge. The full integration of relayr OpenSensor Cloud with the Cisco Energy Management platform followed only a few weeks after. The Cisco partnership brings long term data storage and aggregation, visualization and big data analytics on a global scale to the relayr platform. Relayr is also a Cisco Intercloud Partner and is now included in the Cisco pricelist with products and services. In addition, Cisco IoE Innovation Centers across the world are utilizing the relayr Wunderbar sensors in their different prototyping projects, and relayr is regularly showcased in various Cisco Hack-a-thon Events and Cisco Live Conferences. Based on the relayr “IoT innovation acceleration” process, the teams jointly address projects in different industries across the globe. At the Cisco openBerlin IoE Innovation Center, Relayr is used for rapid IoT prototyping, from Proof-of-Concept to market ready solutions.
Aircloak is one of the proud winners of the 2014 Cisco Security Grand Challenge. Aircloak's first-of-breed anonymizing analytics solution enables companies to share and monetize their user data without risk of violating individual privacy. Since winning the Challenge in 2014, Aircloak has been partnering with the Cisco’s openBerlin IoE Innovation Center to integrate its solution with Cisco products such as the Cisco Mobility Services Engine and the Cisco Unified Computing System. "Working closely with Cisco has been an invaluable experience", says CEO Felix Bauer. "They have introduced us to numerous business divisions but also to Cisco partners and customers. This really helped us refine our story and business model. Being able to tell investors we are working with Cisco doesn't hurt either!" Aircloak has recently reached a key milestone. It is being certified for all anonymization use cases by TÜViT, the data protection division of TÜV, the largest and best-known certification and testing organization in Germany. Aircloak is currently running trials with use cases as diverse as health care, user geo-location, smart buildings, and network monitoring. Last but not least, Aircloak was just selected for the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence Program and will thus be continuing its journey with Cisco!
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