Twenty UK-based tech company with innovative Internet of Things ideas, products and/or services that could be utilised to address challenges and opportunities in the Health & Social care sector were shortlisted.
IoTUK is a national programme to amplify the UK’s IoT capability. The IoTUK Boost activity is designed to support IoT innovation and adoption across business and the public sector through a series of local innovation challenges and incubation activities across the UK.
CW (Cambridge Wireless Ltd) was selected to manage and deliver the IoTUK Boost programme in the South of England, along with our partners IoTUK, SETsquared Partnership at the University of Bristol with Watershed and 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. The programme shortlisted 20 SMEs though an application process which is now closed.
Successful SMEs attended a preparatory workshop in Guildford in January 2016 bringing them together with experts, companies and public sector organisations to help find solutions to specific challenges. Following the preparatory workshop, the 20 SME’s participated in a one day workshop and innovation contest that took place in Bristol and Guilford in February 2016. The five winners received mentoring support with programme industry mentors.