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First "IoT Climate Award" – presented by Swisscom

First "IoT Climate Award"
presented by Swisscom

The Swisscom IoT Climate Award honours outstanding achievements of organisations and their contributions towards climate protection. It also helps to inspire the industry to make positive changes and ensure a sustainable future.

Principles of the Swisscom IoT Climate Award

  • Swisscom has set itself the goal of awarding IoT companies that contribute towards reducing CO2 emissions in Switzerland through their activities.
  • Swisscom is awarding the first "Swisscom IoT Climate Award" for the contributions made by IoT companies to reduce CO2 in Switzerland in 2019.
  • The award is based on four criteria, which are evaluated by a jury: Intensity and quantity (quantitative criteria), as well as innovation and customer experience (qualitative criteria).
  • The data reported on CO2 reductions for the year 2019 (or 1.12.2018 to 30.11.2019, due to the deadline January 2020) will be evaluated.
  • Compact documentation and proof of the CO2 reductions are required. The Swisscom IoT Climate Award will be awarded based on these documents.
  • The IoT companies agree to provide the data required in relation to the Swisscom IoT Climate Award. The data will be available within the scope and also for the duration of the award. The data will be saved on a secure platform.
  • There will be no correspondence with Swisscom; the only exception here is in relation to the clarification of any questions.
  • All IoT partners of Swisscom are eligible to participate; without restrictions any regarding region, company size or sales with Swisscom.
  • Swisscom will not publish any information without the permission of the participant and/or the winner of the Swisscom IoT Climate Award.

Important dates 

30 October, 2019
Registration for the IoT Day and announcement of the awarding of the Swisscom IoT Climate Award


30 November 2019
Registration deadline for participation in the Swisscom IoT Climate Award


10 January, 2020
Deadline for submission of the documentation, including reported CO2 reduction data


20 January, 2020
Decision by the jury and information on the winners via e-mail


23 January, 2020
Awarding of the Swisscom IoT Climate Award

Criteria for the award


The following savings are possible depending on the area in question. If you have one of these figures, you can use it to register for the IoT for Climate Award.


  • Total number of kilometres saved in 2019
  • Total amount of energy saved (e.g. kWh, litres of heating oil/fuel etc.) in 2019
  • Total amount of CO2 saved in 2019 in tons


Total number of savings (value in relation to quality) / Total number of sensors in operation in 2019


Swisscom will award the innovative character of the solution: Have new hardware or software solutions been developed? Have new measuring techniques been developed? Were efforts made to research or identify new applications?

Customer experience

As a company, how do you rate your project in terms of customer experience? What advantage does your solution provide for the customer? How easy is the solution to use? Is the solution self-explanatory?

Support examples for the IoT Award

IoT can help save CO2 in many different ways. Here are some of the most exciting possibilities:

Smart metering

The automated transmission of consumption data via an IoT connection from intelligent meters (smart meters) eliminates the need for annual meter reading at the end consumer. This means the trips to read meters can be dispensed with.

Remote monitoring

Relates to the remote monitoring of fill levels (e.g. waste bins, filters, silos, etc.) or animals (e.g. farm animals such as cows or sheep) using sensors and the transmission thereof via a Swisscom IoT connection. The savings result from the reduction in the number of control or service runs.

Remote management

Relates to the possibility of remote maintenance to rectify faults or improve systems settings (e.g. heaters). This IoT application reduces service trips in relation to faults or increases the energy efficiency of the systems.

Fleet management

Managing, planning, controlling and monitoring vehicle fleets using IoT enables logistics and transport companies to optimise the routes to be travelled and the rolling stock in use. The savings are achieved by reducing the number of kilometres travelled by vehicles thanks to optimised routes, by reducing the number of vehicles required and providing information and feedback on driving style and vehicle efficiency. 

Your application form

The following application form is sufficient for the application for the Swisscom IoT for climate award.

Jury and Prize

  • Kiva Allgood

    IoT & Automotive, Ericsson

    > LinkedIn

  • Stephen Neff

    CEO myclimate

    > LinkedIn

  • Res Witschi

    Head of Corporate Responsibility, Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd
    > LinkedIn

From all of the projects entered, three will be awarded the Swisscom IoT Climate Award. They will each receive a Green IoT Award, designed on a wooden board. They will also win a cash amount, which will be paid from the Swisscom Energy Efficiency Fund. The winner will receive CHF 10,000, second and third place will receive CHF 7,000 and 3,000 respectively.