Continuum Technologies, a London based start-up developing smart clothing with embedded graphene-based sensing nanotechnology to boost human performance won the first prize of the 2017 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge.


The Open Innovation Challenge called for ideas, technologies and new business models within the Internet of Things (IoT) space to help enable a smart, safe and sustainable world. Ten finalists were selected from a record entrant pool of more than 400, who pitched their ideas during a two-day workshop in Helsinki, Finland.

Continuum is one of the successful companies that were selected to take part in the Pitchfest 2017 Spring edition delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network and held at St John’s Innovation Centre. Throughout the programme innovation advisers helped participating companies to develop their pitch decks and master their presentations in the run up to the Investor Showcase Day.

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“We’re delighted to hear that the truly innovative potential of one of the companies we’ve worked with has been recognised by such a significant player as Nokia,” commented Kirsten Masson, Enterprise Europe Network Innovation Adviser and Head of Programmes and Development at St John’s Innovation Centre. who has worked closely with Andrea Cabrero Vilatela, the Co-Founder of Continuum, on the Innovate2Succeed programme. “We have been delighted to see Andrea further develop the business and wish Continuum Technologies future successes in the wearable nanotech space.”