IoT Social Impact Award


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Welcome to the IoT Social Impact Award, brought to you by Quectel, floLIVE and The IoT M2M Council (IMC).

In a world where technology is rapidly advancing and IoT is enabling endless applications, the IoT Impact Award seeks to recognize IoT projects that combine not only innovation but that also demonstrate significant social benefit.


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October 1

IoT Social Impact
Award opens

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November 26

Closing deadline
for entries

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December 20

Judging closes

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January 6

Shortlist announced,
and industry voting begins

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February 18

Industry voting closes

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March 1

Winner announced!


The Shortlist will be published on the IoT Social Impact Award website, and it will then be open to the IoT industry to vote for the project they think is the best.

Free floLIVE kit with 10 floLIVE SIM cards with 10GB for a year to help build your POC project

Free Quectel Smart EVB kit to build your POC project (see FAQs for what’s inside the kit)

The Winner

500 SIM cards with 500GB a year from floLIVE

Receive a one-year free subscription to floNET, floLIVE’s state-of-the-art IoT connectivity platform to launch your project.

The IMC will provide the winner with full coverage across all their marketing platforms reaching over 53,000 IoT professionals

Who can participate?

The impact of IoT technology and connected devices can be seen in all walks of life, and whether IoT devices are deployed in smart homes, smart cities or healthcare, they offer the opportunity to transform people’s daily lives and deliver a positive impact.

Whether you are a solo developer or your organization is a start-up, an SME, or a large enterprise, if you have an IoT project that has social impact at its heart, we want to hear from you! Are you developing and implementing an innovative business solution using cellular connectivity to tackle the most important societal challenges of our times? Is your IoT project focusing on one of these areas?

Global Public
IoT applications can be used to improve public health and patient outcomes by proactively predicting health issues and diagnosing, treating, and monitoring patients both in and out of the hospital.
Marine & Wildlife
Wireless sensor networks, often deployed in remote and rugged areas are enabling new ways to monitor endangered wildlife in their habitat, thus ensuring their protection.
Hunger & Food
IoT applications enable people to produce more food, produce it faster, and ensure it arrives safely and on time. These advanced technologies equip organizations with the advantages they need to fight hunger today.
Environmental &
Corporate Sustainability
IoT has a huge impact on the environment and sustainability. Environmental IoT applications range from monitoring appliance usage in homes to controlling massive wind and solar farms across the world.
Global Human
Security and encryption found within IoT applications can enhance individual privacy. Personal data is secured and those requiring protection can make use of this technology for privacy and safety.
Social & Economic
IoT technology is delivering a positive social impact, for example: monitoring and reducing air pollution, improving water conservation and feeding a hungry world.
Clean & Sustainable
IoT-enabled sensors, devices and data analytics are the enabler of the Clean Energy industry. IoT technology allows energy companies to dynamically manage assets, decrease maintenance and transmission costs, and drive efficiency in the renewable economy.
IoT enabled devices provide students with better access to learning, and teachers with the ability to measure student progress in real-time. IoT monitoring technology in schools creates a safer environment for teachers and students whilst also delivering cost savings.
Improving Accessibility
IoT applications can be used to improve the lives of people living with a disability, helping them to achieve more independence and providing a safer living environment.

Any individual or organization whose IoT project has social impact at its heart. We’re looking for developers, device suppliers, device manufacturers, software vendors, hardware providers or any organization involved in the IoT ecosystem.


Our panel of judges, drawn from all corners of the globe and from a variety of IoT disciplines have decades of experience in IoT.

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Tom Rebbeck

Partner, Business Services & IoT
Analysys Mason

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Anne Hoyer

Strategic Advisor in Digital Innovation

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Alexander Bufalino

VP Marketing, Quectel
Wireless Solutions

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Rony Cohen

Co-Founder and Head of Business Development

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Keith Kreisher

Executive Director
IoT M2M Council

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Robin Duke-Woolley

Beecham Research Ltd.

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Dan Shey

Vice President, Enabling Platforms
ABI Research

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Tracy Hopkins

Global IoT Evangelist and Executive Business Consultant

Organizers and Partners

About Quectel

Quectel’s passion for a smarter world drives us to accelerate IoT innovation. A highly customer-centric organization, we create superior cellular and GNSS modules and antennas backed by outstanding support and services. Our growing global team of over 3,000 professionals, the largest in the IoT modules industry worldwide, ensures we are first to market and continue to set the pace of development. Listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (603236.SS), our international leadership is devoted to advancing IoT across the globe. For more information visit:

About floLIVE

floLIVE offers advanced 5G network solutions and a full suite of global IoT cellular connectivity services. Its unique global connectivity service floNET provides enterprises and mobile operators with fully compliant, highly performant and globally agnostic connectivity. The platform encompasses a wide range of services to market verticals, from a full GSM IoT-oriented core network, through to IoT BSS, device and eSIM management and targeted IoT vertical solutions - all provided as-a-service via floLIVE’s global cloud. For more information, visit

About IMC

The IoT M2M Council is comprised of companies providing solutions from all parts of the global IoT/M2M ecosystem as Sustaining Members. The organisation has brought together large-scale connectivity providers, more dedicated network operators, systems integrators, equipment manufacturers, and chipware maker giants.In addition to our Sustaining Members, the IMC has 25,000 Adopter Members who are qualified individuals that deploy IoT technology at companies as diverse as Fedex, Hyundai and Siemens. The IMC is one of the largest and fastest-growing IoT/M2M organisation in the world, with Adopter Members on four continents, and growing at a rate of 300 Adopters per week.



The IoT Social Impact Award is an award that recognizes the use of IoT to build a better world


Any developer or organization whose IoT project has social impact at its heart. We’re looking for device suppliers, device manufacturers, software vendors, hardware providers or any organization involved in the IoT ecosystem

If you are shortlisted or a winner, your company will receive exposure via outreach by Quectel, floLIVE and IMC to their customers and members through dedicated emails, websites and social media .

Go to our ‘Enter page‘ and follow the instructions:



Entries open on 1st October 2021

Entry is free of charge

Full rules are available on our Enter page (link to Enter page)

The shortlist will be announced on 6th January 2022

The shortlist will receive a free floLIVE and Quectel kit that will help them to build their POC project. The kit will include an EVB Kit + 10 floLIVE sim cards with 1GB for a year per sim card.

The winner will be announced on March,1st 2022

Our panel of judges will review all entries and create a shortlist of 10. This shortlist will then be posted on the website and be open to the industry to vote.

The winner will receive 500 SIM cards with 1GB per SIM card a year from floLIVE and a free subscription to our platform. In addition, The IMC will provide the winner with full coverage across all their marketing platforms reaching over 53,000 IoT professionals