Connecting the EDGE
May 10 - 11, 2017 | Berlin, Germany

This IDTechEx event addresses the real opportunity for the Internet of Things, not hype. Business models, case studies, opportunities and profitability are all covered. Specific market verticals are covered in addition to new enabling technologies.

The event is designed to help you assess your business strategy and timing, the technical, consumer and governmental challenges, new business models and opportunities.

Our mission

  • Assess the business cases for IoT / Industry 4.0
  • Identify added value profitable opportunities across the supply chain
  • Cover the full scope of IoT systems from the market leaders
  • Learn about the new disruptive technologies enabling IoT

Navigating IoT through the hype

The Internet of Things will connect existing systems and then augment those by connecting more things, thanks to wireless sensor networks and other technologies. Things on the 'edge' form mesh networks and can make their own automated decisions.

But where and how, in the scale of hype to reality, can the Internet of Things profit suppliers and users today? What are the pragmatic steps needed to enable the Internet of Things and widespread deployment of wireless sensor networks that are feasible and based on an ROI and not the hope someone else will pay for this? Who is buying IoT in the short term? Find the answers at this event in Berlin.


I found it outstanding in term of organisation and quality of the topics


The conference and exhibition was really interesting and we had a lot of interest for our technology.

Fraunhofer IZM

I thought the Berlin event was thoroughly worthwhile, learnt a great deal and would hope to do more.

Founder, Joulefusion Limited

It was a great event. I enjoyed the exhibition. Very cool, very cutting edge stuff.


Good balance of technical information to actual examples of companies/products

UWI Technology

There was a great mix of papers, which kept the whole event fresh.

Analog Devices

Presentations from buyers by market vertical

Presenters from telecoms, consumer electronics companies, consumer service companies, software companies, system integrators and embedded intelligence providers will present how the internet of things is coming together, with assessment of revenue streams, profitability, unmet needs, standardization and new research.

Presentations from buyers by market vertical

  • Presentations from Buyers of the Internet of Things by market vertical
  • Consumer services and smart homes
  • Automotive and transit
  • Health care
  • Smart Energy: smart meters and grids
  • Logistics, supply chain
  • Oil, gas, manufacturing and industrial

State of the art progress in hardware platforms

  • Mesh wireless sensors technology and case studies
  • Real time locating systems (RTLS) assessed: WiFi, UWB, ultrasound
  • Indoor Positioning Systems
  • Passive RFID and passive RFID sensors
  • Indoor Positioning Systems IPS
  • Ultra low power electronics
  • Energy storage for the internet of things
  • Energy harvesting
  • Printed and ubiquitous electronics

Big data

  • Software, standards
  • Government role and privacy


  • Fusing wireless systems
  • Integrators experience
  • Networking and system architectures, scaling, implementation challenges

Analyst view

  • Breaking the topic into identifiable markets and assessing their size


Corinne Jennings

+44 (0)1223 812300 / 810277

Event Manager

Ricky Purnell

+44 (0)1273 900 810

Sales Director - Wearables, Energy Harvesting, Internet of Things and Sensors

Miwako Murakoshi

+81 9017 041184

Business Planner