Technology in Motion 2017 award winners announced
Technology in Motion would like to thank all of the winners of the inaugural TIM Technology Awards and Pitch Competition, as well as all those who participated and judged the events. Learn more about the winners below:
TIM Technology Awards
User Experience — Trillium Inc.
Trillium is an Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity venture focused on protecting mission critical automotive and IoT networks from malicious cyber attack including intrusive manipulation and passive monitoring or eavesdropping. Founded by engineers from the automotive, finance, cellular wireless, networking, consumer, industrial, and semiconductor industries. Trillium has recruited top executive leadership to bring positively disruptive encryption, authentication, key management, intrusion protection (IPS) and revolutionary OTA update technology to the automotive & IoT ecosystem.
Lifestyle — OjO Electric LLC
The OjO Commuter Scooter was developed at the OjO Electric headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Built for the bike lane, the OjO offers a unique combination of style and performance for a fun, safe and clean transportation solution. Every inch of the OjO has been meticulously designed with long-lasting quality and stability in mind. The OjO comes with several patented features including a highly-innovative onboard charger that utilizes a retractable cord and plug for easy charging wherever there’s a 110v outlet. The patented and powerful HyperGear hub motor propels this smart scooter to bike lane-legal top speeds of 20MPH. In addition, OjO has a best in breed 48-volt lithium ion battery that allows it to go 25 miles on a full charge.
Supporting Technology — Zenuity
Zenuity is the brain child of the joint ventures of Autoliv and Volvo Cars. Its mission is to use the latest in ADAS/automated driving innovation to create robust and flexible solutions that are at the technological forefront – for today and tomorrow. As leaders in automated driving technology space, Zenuity uses a disruptive, never-been-seen before, business model to produce world-leading competence in key technology areas. The company motto is “Make it Real,” and its team works tirelessly to be the ideal, flexible supplier that delivers a range of solutions from which vehicle manufactures can pick, scale-up and freely integrate, providing leverage no matter their situation. Zenuity delivers spearhead solutions to be the go-to, future-proof partner and holistic provider. It is currently the only company to date to balance robust solutions at the forefront of innovation in the AD space while enabling its clientele the flexibility to cherry pick, continuously scale up and freely integrate with the Zenuity software.
Leadership — Michigan STEM Partnership
The Michigan STEM Partnership positively impacts educational, economic, and talent development by connecting the P-20 educational system to relevant world-class skills, academic ambitions, and rewarding career pathways. Leveraging collaborative opportunities, assets, and resources, STEM education serves the workforce needs of STEM fields and creative demands of a diverse, innovative, and thriving Michigan economy.
TIM Pitch Competition Awards
Consumer Engagement — Skillo
Skillo is a content sharing platform corporations can use for teaching and learning.Built from a foundation of 30+ years of experience, a group of training leaders, programmers, and executives saw an opportunity to solve the day-to-day nuisances of ineffective and complicated training tools. They created a simple solution that could change the way training is designed and delivered forever. It is more flexible than the typical training tools on the market. Not only can you learn and teach on Skillo, companies have used Skillo for everything from sales to HR/compliance training, board presentations, competitive research, and financial auditing.
Connected Cars — Mycroft
Mycroft is the world’s first open source voice assistant. It can run anywhere – on a desktop computer, inside an automobile, it even runs on a Raspberry Pi. It is open so it can be remixed, extended, improved. It can be used in anything from a science project to an enterprise software application.
Autonomous/Electric Vehicles — Lightning Hybrids
Lightning Systems is a leader in efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets around the world. The company’s products include: LightningElectric, a zero-emissions full-electric fleet vehicle; LightningAnalytics, a cloud-based analytics system for fleet vehicles; LightningHybrid, a hydraulic hybrid energy recovery system large urban vehicles; and a variety of other fleet fuel efficiency and emissions improvement solutions to be introduced in 2018 and 2019.
Mobility Solutions & Best Overall — LISNR
LISNR is an ultrasonic audio technology — a communication protocol that uses inaudible sound, called Smart Tones™, to transmit information. With any LISNR-enabled software or device: Use LISNR to transmit customizable streams of data every second — enabling proximity engagement with audience measurement, seamless & secure methods of authentication, and device to device data transmission for automation and connectivity.