5 IoT Startups From Hamburg To Keep An Eye On

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By 2020 every person on the planet will have at least two connected items. How many of those will have been made in Hamburg?

According to the Hamburg-based industry analyst firm IoT Analytics, which offers data driven insights, the smart home is the most popular industry segment, followed by wearables and smart cities. Mention of honour goes to connected health, a segment that isn’t very popular just yet, but it’s the one with the biggest potential both for business-facing and customer-facing applications, manufacturing and energy, especially regarding gas & oil. Although the estimates might vary, all forecasters agree that the market for IoT is going to grow exponentially by 2020, when there are expected to be between two and six connected “things” per human being.


Manufacturing is expected to be worth 1/4 of the total IoT market in the future and Cybus targets just that, by providing a smart API that allows small and medium sized factories to connect their machines to their softwares easily and reliably. They also partner with industrial device manufactures in order to integrate their toolkit directly in the hardware.


Sure the cloud is amazing, but a lot of bad things can happen when you store all of your data there. That’s why Protonet offers a private cloud system that allows companies to keep all their data behind their own firewall thanks to a sleek orange server. They also provide management and messaging tools, and mobile access to the private cloud.


Most of people in Hamburg have a bike, some of them out of plain peer pressure because not having a bike around here is pretty weird. But if you are most people in Hamburg and love to ride your bike everywhere, most likely you have absolutely no idea what to do when it needs reparation: What is broken? Where do I take it? How do I take it? With Veloyo you can book a mechanic that comes to you.


Freshly founded in 2015, Breeze offers sensor platforms for the monitoring and management of air quality both in offices and smart cities. They describe themselves as “the future of air quality monitoring”, and considering that they are on board with the most promising industry trends (business-to-business, energy, manufacturing, and smart grid and cities), they might just be.

whatever mobile

You know when you authorize a transaction and receive an SMS on your phone? That’s one of the things whatever mobile does. For, among others, PayPal, Deutsche Post and Vodafone. They developed an API which companies can integrate to secure communications to their end customers, or a mobile broadcasting platform that does it for them.

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To find out more about the industry trends and forecasts, check out the IoT Market Analysis White Paper or some of the many other reports offered by IoT-Analytics. Some of those are even for free.



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