IoT Showcase and IoTUK Challenger
The Internet of Things is a rapidly growing area of tech, encompassing creative projects alongside real-world applications across health, transport, environment, and more. To explore the potential of IoT, we're collaborating with IoTUK and Digital Catapult to bring you IoTUK Challenger North. Taking place in Leeds on Thursday 20 & Friday 21 September, it is an opportunity for SMEs to work with public and private sector organisations to create IoT solutions for pressing challenges.
SMEs with IoT services/products apply to take part in the IoTUK Challenger North via the application page below. If they are shortlisted, they will be invited to the challenger event in Leeds, where they can talk to the public and private sector organisations to explore if their IoT service/product is the right solution for their challenge. The SMEs can also access additional support covering commercialisation and business models, technical support, and more. At the end, SMEs will pitch their proposal.
To kick off the IoTUK Challenger North event, we are holding a second IoT Showcase! The Encore will feature a vibrant and diverse range of speakers who want to highlight their interesting IoT projects. The shortlisted SMEs to the IoTUK Challenger event will also be invited to be a speaker. If you are interested in delivering a 10-20 mins lightning talk about your IoT project, please get in touch via email.
Register for the IoT Showcase
Thursday 20 September
Register for the IoT Showcase, a morning of speakers talking about innovative projects in and around IoT.
IoT Showcase - Speakers
Who will be here and what will they be talking about? The mystery ends here.
IoT UK Challenger - Application Page
The application page for anyone interested in taking part in the IoTUK Challenger. Details of the challenges can also be found here.
Find out what is happening and when across the 2-day IoT bonanza.
Detailed challenge page, with more information and prizes.
Photos from both days available on our Flickr album with a CC licence.
IoTUK Challenger North Day 1
Write-up of day 1 of the IoTUK Challenger North, including the IoT Showcase.
IoTUK Challenger North Day 2
Write-up of day 2 of the IoTUK Challenger North, with info about the pitches.
Just some basic guidance to help you create pitches for the session on Friday
Alex Barter, Barter4Things
Dales Land Net
Neale Hall, Dales Land Net
Elastacloud - IoT in Jet Engines
Glen Breen, Elastacloud
Adrian Marks, IOTA
The IoTUK Programme
Jem Henderson, IoTUK/Digital Catapult
Hardware meets Software in IoT
John Polling, Sauce
Mark Lowe, Pinacl Solutions
Short video from Urban Control about the smart lighting project for better signage
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the people who have offered their support for the IoTUK Challenger event, being on hand to help guide and advise the SMEs during their pitch process or being a 'challenge owner.'