UK Makes Top Wearables

Intel are running their International “Make it Wearable”  competition and have whittled the finalists down to ten. They incidentally at this stage get $50,000 plus an intensive incubation process, including virtual Lean Startup education from UC Berkeley to assist with the project.. The ultimate 1st 2nd & 3rd projects receive $500,000, $200,000 and $100,000. The winners of this main Development Track (Build it) will be announced on November 3rd with a gala event on 11/11.

Of the twenty seven listed countries the finalists come from a superb seven as follows:

The three UK projects are:

  • blocksSnapable Platform / Modular Smartwatch
  • open bionicsRobotic Hand
  • vumbl Sports & Activity Smartnecklace

Here are some of their videos

We understand that Intel finalist videos are being prepared for all & will add these as they become available.


open bionics


vumbl is a discrete device worn on the neck. Like a sixth sense, vumbl intuitively guides people to where they need to be, using touch. vumbl delivers considerable value beyond navigation, with the potential to become the wearable hub for the smartphone.

Intel video expected in next week or so & will then be added.

Incidentally there is an Estonian connection here as they are benefiting from an accelerator project (Build it) over there which is interesting.

The project finalist which is getting quite a bit of the publicity is the USA’s  Nixie which is a sort of wearable drone! Here’s their (Intel) video


We think anyone of our three would be a worthy winner #GoUK!

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