Ignion’s Virtual Antenna® technology wins the Competitive European Innovation Council’s Accelerator Award | News

BARCELONA, Spain, June 23, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Ignion SL, a global provider of ground-breaking IoT antenna solutions announced that they have been recognized by the European Commission’s European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator for their innovation and high business potential. The win is awarded for the first miniaturized multi-radio chip antenna component tailored to the Internet of Things (IoT) applications and a cloud-based digital twin platform called Antenna Intelligence Cloud 2 (AIC). Ignion was among 74 winners from a field of 1000 from 18 countries. The awards were based on a range of criteria including excellence, scale-up potential, level of risk, and implementation.

“We are thrilled to be the first and only antenna solutions company awarded this prestigious honor and substantial investment from the EIC,” said Dr. Jaume Anguera, Ignion’s CTO and founder. “Our disruptive technology has already been deployed in more than 25 million IoT devices and the market demand is growing rapidly.”

Ignion’s winning submission is a novel antenna technology called Virtual Antenna, invented and patented by Ignion with over 53 approved patents. EuropeUS, and China and the revolutionary Antenna Intelligence Cloud 1. Ignion’s antenna solution has unique benefits when designing for IoT devices as any ‘Virtual Antenna’ component can work at any frequency (ranging from 698 MHz to 10.6 GHz) and with any protocol (LTE-M / NB-IoT, GNSS / GPS, Wi. -Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth, LoRa, and other ISMs), providing design versatility and scalability. Because it is about 10 times smaller than the state-of-the-art resonant antennas, the Virtual Antenna® solution easily fits on small footprint devices such as sensors and asset trackers. While the design antennas of the design process require numerous physical prototypes, the electromagnetic behavior of the Virtual Antenna® technology can be accurately simulated via software, leading to easier, shorter and cheaper design processes. Traditional resonant antennas can only be designed by electromagnetic experts, but the Virtual Antenna® component is designed so that any electrical engineer or technology-savvy professional can use the Virtual Antenna® technology in an IoT product.

Ignion’s Antenna Intelligence Cloud ™ uses state-of-the-art simulation and machine learning to eliminate the need to initiate development on physical hardware. It creates an IoT antenna digital twin providing users with crystal-clear guidance on how to implement and optimize their RF antenna design with market leading predictability and flexibility. The platform is ideal for accelerating the design process as the design results are available within the hour of submission of the requirements through the Antenna Intelligence Cloud 2 portal.

“The field of entrants was extremely competitive led by deep tech start-ups that target societal challenges and solutions to sustainability“said Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. “The highest level of innovation and creative problem solving was inherent in all the winning submissions.”

“This award is the last step of a very competitive process where participants must pitch their project to the EIC jury members in a final interview. At CDTI, We have the support of Ignition to prepare the presentation and reach the final goal with their innovative proposal,“said Luis Jesús Guerra CasanovaProgram Committee Delegate.

Information about Ignion’s Virtual Antenna® technology and Antenna Intelligence Cloud ™ can be found at www.ignion.io.

About Ignion

At Ignion, We are reshaping the global IoT connectivity. A global antenna innovator with proven manufacturing capabilities to scale and create a new generation of multiband, multipurpose and ready-to-use, chip antennas. Ignion´s mission is to accelerate IoT and empower the ecosystem with off-the-shelf antenna solutions. To learn more, visit: https://ignion.io/

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