• Google Cloud and Sigfox
    join forces to support
    IoT startups

  • Case Study – Michelin

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Google Cloud and Sigfox join forces to support IoT startups

To go beyond a mere technological collaboration, Sigfox and Google Cloud have agreed to make every Sigfox Starter program member eligible for the Google Cloud for Startups program. This includes up to US$20,000 in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase Credits and many more benefits (subject to meeting Google Cloud Platform’s requirements*) Both programs are designed to help startups build and scale their business through respectively using Google Cloud and Sigfox technology. If you want to benefit from this collaboration and be onboarded with Sigfox technology, feel free to apply to the Starter program – free and open to everyone!

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Case Study – Michelin

Customer satisfaction is a key performance indicator for Michelin when it comes to evaluating its intercontinental sea freight flows. In order to guarantee a high standard of service, the French tyre manufacturer wanted to ensure it had accurate, real-time information on the whereabouts of its stock at any given time and could inform customers immediately if there was going to be a delay to their shipment. Majority of goods in transit are supported financially by Michelin, so prompt delivery of shipments was also key to ensuring a healthy cash flow for the business.

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Sigfox operator SimpleCell Networks teams up with first insurance company Direct echo in CEE to roll out cost-effective smart home protection solution

Czech Republic – July 17th, 2019 – Direct echo, Sigfox operator SimpleCell Networks and Simple Hardware have released unique motion and water sensor technology, including an intuitive mobile app developed by Direct echo, to alert people to adverse events that might be going on in their home. In the future, Direct insurance wants to offer this service along-side its insurance products. Launched into the Czech market by insurance company Direct echo, the sensors, connected via Sigfox’s global IoT 0G network, can be attached to doors and windows to alert people if they are opened. If the sensor detects movement and a break in is suspected, it will send a message to homeowners through the system’s mobile app, which can also be used to call for help.

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