Highlights from CES in Las Vegas

To start off the new year, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Regina Summer attended CES in Las Vegas to discover some of the latest innovation trends.

One of the most influential tech events in the world, CES is a global scene for innovation organized by Consumer Technology Association (CTA). This year’s conference was over 70% larger than the previous one, with over 3,200 exhibiting companies, including 1,000 startups, all featuring their latest technologies. 

Regina attended a number of sessions and networking events with the aim of fostering new relationships and potential opportunities for Swedish startup collaboration.

This year’s conference showcased how innovation can help solve today’s biggest challenges particularly within mobility, health and energy sectors. “It was very positive to see a strong focus on sustainability from the corporates and the startups,” says Regina. 

A wide range of technologies were announced within these sectors including solutions smart sensors that increase vehicle safety, autonomous vehicles, VR immersive experiences, remote patient monitoring, smart housing technology and more!

Another important aspect of the conference was the matchmaking opportunities including the one organized by the Nordic Innovation House Silicon Valley, which brought together over 150 startups, scaleups, corporates and investors. 

“It was great to see such big attendance from Swedish companies of all sizes. I was also impressed by NIH’s success in attracting investors to this event,” adds Regina. 

As part of CES, the CTA released the second edition of its International Innovation Scorecard where Sweden was announced as one of the 24 countries to earn the highest ranking of “Innovation Champion.” 

The other countries included Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as the European Union (EU). 

Regina Summer, Ignite’s Director of Strategic Partnerships

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