We are delighted to have won an IoT UK Boost award at The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
STFC’s Hartree Centre, working in conjunction with the Digital Catapult, we’re offering support with the exploration and integration of Internet of Things (IoT) to just 10 businesses. They recognised the potential of our Smart City technology, and we look forward to working with them to develop our systems still further.
The Internet of Things is one of the fastest moving areas in digital technology. Collecting, exchanging, analysing and exploiting data through networks incorporating all kinds of sensor- and internet-enabled devices, it offers huge potential to boost business — and not just for the businesses harnessing those technologies, but for those supplying them too.
The STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) at the Hartree Centre provides access to world-leading, large-scale facilities enabling research and innovation. They are transforming the UK industry through high-performance computing, big data analytics and cognitive technologies.
As a result of winning the IoT UK Boost, we now have access to world-class research facilities, office space, business support and an environment which encourages innovation.
Based in Manchester, CityVerve is a consortium of 20 partners led by Manchester City Council and funded by Innovate UK and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It aims to provide a stepchange to how cities use the internet of things to deliver smarter services and create a real-life blueprint for smart cities worldwide.
Asad Syed, MD, said: “I am delighted we have been selected to implement our IoT smart city technologies within the UK’s leading smart city demonstrator CityVerve. Manchester’s CityVerve is a pioneering blueprint for smart cities worldwide and the use of our smart technologies will make a positive difference to the citizens and businesses across the city of Manchester. We are hugely excited to be part of this innovative and outstanding world-changing smart city project.
”Richard Elliott, Head of Policy, Partnerships and Research at Manchester City Council said: “I’d like to congratulate the three successful firms who have been chosen to become recognised CityVerve suppliers. This is a fantastic platform for them to showcase their business, contribute to the wider CityVerve project and demonstrate how digital innovation can work for Manchester.”