Buildit and Connected Baltics bring the SIGFOX IoT technology to Estonia.
Connected Baltics, the exclusive SIGFOX operator in Estonia, and Buildit Accelerator, one of the first accelerators in Europe with a focus on physical devices (hardware in combination with software), have formed a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Connected Baltics’s IoT nation-wide network coverage and expertise with Buildit Accelerator’s companies to deliver new solutions for increasing IoT market locally and worldwide.
Together Connected Baltics and Buildit Accelerator will facilitate the communication and teaching around SIGFOX technologies to Buildit startups, work with hardware companies that are ready for SIGFOX integration and certification. In addition companies will have the chance to attend Sigfox Makers Tour event organized by Connected Baltics this year.
“We are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Buildit Accelerator. By providing Connected Baltics’s IoT network and expertise, Buildit Accelerator’s startups can receive the necessary support to start building new innovative products that could emerge from Estonia and be used in both domestic and international IoT market.” said Kushtrim Xhakli, Founder of Connected Baltics.
Commenting on the partnership, Anthony Charbonnier, Head of startup relations & programs at Sigfox said: “Working with Buildit is an amazing opportunity for us to address the huge startup ecosystem in Estonia trough real experts in hardware. It is also a big step for us to facilitate the development of new devices with Sigfox technology in the Baltic countries!”
“Ever since I first heard about Sigfox at 2014 Connected Conference in Paris I’ve been waiting Sigfox to enter Estonian market with growing potential and interest among IoT startups - I’m really excited that this happens in co-operation with Buildit Hardware Accelerator.” said Aleksander Tonnisson, Co-Founder and CEO of Buildit Accelerator.
The partnership builds upon Connected Baltics commitment to supporting the development of true IoT ecosystem in Estonia and its mission to bring Estonian IoT products to the global Sigfox network.