EIT Digital: Rombit wins 2018 International Start-Up Battleground at BridgeSF

EIT Digital Rombit

Fast-growing European tech company Rombit inaugural winner of International Bridge SF award.EIT Digital Rombit

BridgeSF is a highly interactive, three-day conference for the public and private sectors in the growing GovTech field, bringing together cities, start-ups, academia, enterprise companies, venture capitalists and media from around the world. Selected startups had the chance to highlight their company and product to the audience of City Government and International Government delegates including mayors, CTO's, CIOs as well as VC's.

Rombit founder and CEO Jorik Rombouts: 'The GovTech field is an ideal platform for high-tech innovation, serving all city users: citizens, businesses and city workers. We are delighted for this international recognition of our proven IoT capability.'

The start-up presented their product A-sign, the world's first wireless electronic street sign. CCO Evert Bulcke said: 'A-Sign is a mobile E-ink device that displays real-time info about parking prohibitions on the curbside. It is a tangible smart city device that is easy to use, easy to read and doesn't require an app to interface with it'.

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About Rombit

Rombit quickly improves workflow, planning efficiency, worker safety and site security for both governments and the port sector. It delivers dashboarding solutions that closely integrate with buy-or-build IoT-devices and with the proprietary RomwareTM brand.

The successful launch of the "Wireless electronic street signs"  and the "Romware industrial safety & security wearable" made Rombit one of Europe's fastest growing companies.

Rombit was one of the finalists of EIT Digital Challenge in the Digital Cities category and the company joined the EIT Digital Accelerator this year. Rombit and EIT Digital were already talking to the city of San Francisco about implementing their Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for smart cities and ports, the company is now deploying its commercial capability in the US with support of EIT Digital Silicon Valley Hub.

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