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ONKÖL Nominated For Prestigious GSMA "Glomo" Award

Posted January 30, 2017

ONKÖL to be Recognized at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain


Milwaukee, WI

January 30, 2017

Milwaukee startup ONKÖL announced today that it has been nominated for "Innovation in Health" in the Connected Life category at the 22nd annual Global Mobile Awards.  Started in 1996, the "Glomo" awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations across the mobile and wireless industry. Winners in each category will be announced at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain the week of February 28, 2017.

“We are more than proud to be one of the selected nominees for this award.  We created ONKÖL to bridge the technology gap between families, professionals, and caregivers who care about the elderly as they transition from age-in-place to in-home care and then into independent and assisted facilities,” said Erich Jacobs, CEO of ONKÖL.  “Our innovative approach would not be possible without the rapid technological progress of mobile technologies, and we are honored to be recognized by the nominating committee.”

"We congratulate all of the nominees for the Glomo Awards, which once again saw an impressive number of entries,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The Glomo Awards recognize those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry, and we are excited to this year introduce several new awards that highlight the very latest developments in this dynamic industry. We wish the best of luck to the 2017 Glomo Award nominees.” 

The Glomo Awards are judged by world-leading independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and carrier representatives.   More information about the awards may be found at


About ONKÖL:

ONKÖL is a company whose mission is to enable the newest Internet of Things (IoT) innovations to work for the benefit of the elderly and those who care about them. It’s flagship product is the ONKÖL hub:  a beautiful device that simultaneously links a wide variety of third-party home and health monitoring sensors directly to family members, professionals, and data platforms using mobile networks. For more information about ONKÖL, visit

 About GSMA:

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.   For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at