Ciklum, a global digital solutions company, announced today that it has won the Outstanding IoT Project Award at The 2018 Computing’s Big Data Excellence Awards. A medical IoT device for Neopenda, a global HealthTech startup, was developed to reduce newborn mortality in developing countries. The 2018 Big Data Excellence Awards program honors the achievements of the IT industry’s best Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) companies.

Ciklum team together with Teresa Cauvel, CTO of Neopenda, at The 2018 Computing’s Big Data Excellence Awards

With nearly 3 million newborns dying every year in the first month of the life, 80% of deaths are preventable by monitoring baby’s heart rate and blood oxygen saturation. The award-winning IoT device is a prototype of a baby hat with a novel sensor array to measure the vital signs and alert doctors and nurses on changes. The research and development work for the Neopenda device was done in Ukraine by the Ciklum R&D team. With the prototype system co-developed by the Ciklum R&D team, Neopenda has already raised over $600K in funding.

“We are thrilled that Neopenda and Ciklum’s work on the connected newborn monitoring system has been recognized by the Big Data Excellence Awards. We’re excited to be leveraging cutting edge IoT technology for an application where it will have enormous impact and help save newborn lives”, says Teresa Cauvel, CTO, Neopenda.

Neopenda IoT Device

Neopenda fills this gap in care by giving a voice to newborns in danger in developing countries. As a technology partner, Ciklum helped Neopenda convert the idea into the device, which helps newborns survive.

“The most challenging task for us was to combine the research and development of algorithms with classical software and firmware development for embedded systems. Ciklum R&D Engineering team helps the clients create outstanding innovative projects, and we are proud to take part in this challenging project”, – Yevhenii Karpliuk, PhD, Senior Researcher at Ciklum

The Big Data Excellence Awards judges announced the top performers working at the forefront of data, analytics, the Internet of Things and Big Data at the awards ceremony in London on May 16, 2018. Judging is based on a rigorous ranking by the product description, challenges addressed and customer references. The entries are assessed by the judging panel of 12 consisting of CIOs and directors of the global tech companies as well as editors of tech media. See all the winners at Computing

Watch the story of Neopenda and Ciklum R&D team


About Computing’s Big Data Excellence Awards
Computing is the UK’s leading business technology publication. The 2018 Big Data Excellence Awards program honors the achievements of the IT industry’s best Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) companies with product, solution and project-related awards as well as organisational categories and accolades recognising outstanding individual achievement.  

About Ciklum

Ciklum is a top-five global Digital Solutions Company for Fortune 500 and fast-growing organizations alike around the world. 3,000+ developers located in the Delivery Centres across the globe, provide Ciklum clients with a range of services including Enterprise App Development, Quality Assurance, Security, R&D, Big Data & Analytics. For more information visit



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