Digital Catapult has announced the Internet of Things Boost programme winners, who will lead the roll out of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) across the UK.
Altogether, six partners have been selected to help lead the development of IoT enabled services and applications for SMEs and entrepreneurs.
These will drive experimentation and innovation in areas including healthcare, traffic and transport services, energy management and environmental sensing.
AB Open, Advanced Digital Innovation (UK) Ltd, Cambridge Wireless, High Tech Bristol and Bath CIC (HBB), Sensor City Liverpool and the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre will build experimentation testbeds for businesses and entrepreneurs to develop Internet of Things (IoT) products and services.
Minister for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock said: “The Internet of Things stands to benefit a great number of people as well as the wider economy.
“Due to the strong interest shown so far in this initiative, we have doubled the amount of funding available to give more entrepreneurs the opportunity to test their products.
“Boost will help to provide local infrastructure and support for promising IoT businesses to innovate and bring exciting new IoT products and services to market”.