ibtm world has announced the Top 10 Innovations set to be showcased in this year’s Innovation Zone. The following companies were shortlisted from over 60 international applicants who submitted entries for the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch Award this year.

InitLive (www.initlive.com) – winner of the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch award, a cloud-based system which includes a web service and a mobile device app that equips event planners, event staff and volunteers with a real-time communication system and a comprehensive scheduling service on the day of their events.

EventPilot by ATIV Software (www.ativsoftware.com), a high performance offline conference app which allows attendees to visually build and manage their schedule and also assists with expo/poster hall navigation, attendee engagement, and CME credit tracking.

Loopd Inc. (www.loopd.com), a relational analytics tool that measures proximity-based human engagement for corporate events and is the industry’s only bi-directional solution that enables attendees to exchange contact information, collect marketing materials and passively check-in to speaker sessions.

Interactio (www.interactio.io), a mobile system that replaces traditional translation equipment in live events. The interpreter is still at the venue and attendees listen to translation using their phones or tablets.

EventCollab (www.eventcollab.com), a collaboration platform, providing a unique, cloud-based environment in which event teams at all stages of planning share schedules and documents, track time, assign tasks, and chat.

CDEP by Slidebox (www.cdep.net), a new data exchange protocol for all providers of technical solutions in the MICE industry. With this universal language, organisations have only to maintain a single database and program-data will always be in sync and up-to-date.

The Mash Machine by The Mo’Joes (www.mashmachines.com), an unexpected music instrument that allows a social experience with music.

Path Event Learning Platform by Blue Sky Broadcast (www.blueskybroadcast.com), a cloud-based approach to online learning and content management specifically for event-based learning programs.

SocialPoint Audience Engagement Platform by Interactive Meeting Technology (www.socialpoint.io), a cloud based audience engagement software to create audience engagement experiences including social media, trivia games, polling, speaker Q&A, surveys, etc.

AroundThen (www.aroundthen.com), an app which makes business networking easier, using Bluetooth between devices to allow nearby users to find, connect and message each other, plus delivers delegate auto check-in, branded content and real-time tracking using Beacons.