March Newsletter

Finally it’s starting to feel like spring here in London after an apocalyptic few days last week. *Loads* going on this month to reflect the return of £1 daffs and bluebells.


Women in Hardware (Tomorrow)

CRL & Women of Wearables are putting together a joins event tomorrow to celebrate #IWD More details.

Hardware Pioneers (Tomorrow)

Talks by Texas Instruments, Telefonica and Renesas Electronics. More details.

Startups Exit (March 9th)

Evening event on how to prep for M&A from Seed and beyond. More details.

Open #iotmark (Berlin, March 9th)

We’re meeting up to clean up the principles and assessment framework for an internet of things certification mark. More details.

UCL Design for Performance & Interaction Faire (March 15th)

These great MA students located in the new HereEast buildings are showcasing their work in progress which includes *a lot* of electronics. More details.


CRL Boost sessions (deadline March 19th)

CRL are offering fully funded workshops with experts covering adv manufacturing, marketing and investment. Workshops are free, and aimed at hardware companies who are ready to scale. More details.


BuffaloGrid are looking for a senior hardware engineer.

Nicholas is looking for software and hardware folks for his #iot in construction product.


The Little Book of Design Fiction for the internet of things by partners of the PETRAS project is free to download online.

Finally don’t forget to wish Happy International Women’s Day to the women in your professional entourage tomorrow. We maintain a list to highlight those working in #iot which you can contribute names to. Every little counts.

As usual fill in our online form if you’d like to share something with our 12.2K strong online community. Our next meetup is on the 20th and will be hosted by IoT Tribe at the Shard!

You can find us on twitter at @iotlondon, on linkedin and on facebook.


February Newsletter

February already, where does it go? If you joined us on last week’s meetup at Blaze you’ll have heard I’m treating this year as ‘on the road’ so watch out for different locations for almost every meetup! Don’t worry we’ll keep it to East London mostly. Now for the news.


Meetups elsewhere

Don’t want to travel to London? No problem! Thames Valley have a meetup on Feb 7th and Milton Keynes on Feb 20th.

Hardware Pioneers (Feb 8th)

Focused on healthcare this event will include talks by Analog Devices, Zuhlke Engineering and Maxim Integrated. More details.



404 London (Feb 10th)

The London edition of this Dublin event is looking for #iot demos. Apply before tomorrow! More details.

Makers with a Mission (Feb 28th)

Apply for free access to the Makerversity resources if you’re working on tech for good. More details.

STARTS Prize 2018 (March 2nd)

Apply to win one of two €20,000 prizes if your project is at the intersection of science, technology and the arts. More details.



The Internet of Things

Written by London-based Mercedes Bunz & Graham Meikle. More details.



Dries De Roeck is running a little campaign for his ‘Don’t complain, suggest what’s better’stickers.



Smart home research

Martin Kraemer from the University of Oxford is looking for volunteers to participate in 30mn interviews about their daily routines, habits in the home and how they are using smart technology. Get in touch with him at



BuffaloGrid are looking for a VP of harware, junior and senior hardware engineers (no ad yet but reach out on their site)

Ding are looking for Software and DevOps engineers. More details.

Cyborg Nest who are moving their manufacturing to the UK are hiring. Get in touch with them or come see them speak at the next meetup!


January newsletter

Happy New Year everyone!

Wishing you (especially those of you at CES this week) much success in your #iot endeavours! Oh and while we’re at it, if someone *is* at CES and would like to give a runthrough of this year’s show at the next meetup that would be fab. Get in touch!

Also note that on January 26th we’re doing something a bit different and super useful. Rosie Burbidge from FoxWilliams an IT law firm in London is giving 1:1 support for #iot startups on GDPR for £99. If you have ever had to deal with lawyers you know that’s cheap. IBM are hosting us, so please consider attending! If you deal with personal data GDPR will affect your business regardless of Brexit and may cost you up to 4% of your turnover. Get your ticket now!



Bethnal Green Ventures meet and greet (Jan 11th)

If you’ve got a ‘tech for good’ startup, meet the team of this long-standing accelerator in London. More details.

Hardware Pioneers (Jan 17th)

An event focused on wearables with talks by NXP, Silicon Labs and Dialog Semiconductor. More details.

Startupbootcamp Demo Day (Jan 24th)

Go see the pitches of 9 young companies in #iot across industrial, environmental and education applications. More details. 

CRL Demo Day (Jan 25th)

Join the Central Research Laboratory to see their new cohort pitch. It’s in London and in the evening! More details. 

Cityhack (Jan 26-28th)

A two day hackathon with GLA, TFL and Environmental agency based challenges with a prize of £7,5K. More details.



Cosmetics and #iot?

We Are Social, an agency, are working with a cosmetics client looking for new ideas. Introduce your work by filling in this form.

European Startup Prize for mobility (deadline Jan 12th)

if you’re working in transport and mobility apply to pitch the EU Parliament in Feb. 10 startups will win a year’s worth of business and legal coaching, including all-expenses paid trips to 5 major tech EU capitals. More details.

Brinc (deadline Jan 22nd)

Apply to their spring 2018 connected hardware program. Up to $100,000 for 8-13%, 4 months of hands-on support and education, a mentor network of hardware operators. More details. 

Frontier Cities Market Accelerator Grant (deadline Jan 31st)

With up to €75,000 for smart city startups and SMEs using FIWARE in their solutions. More details. 



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  • BuffaloGrid are looking for a Marketing Manager.
  • UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy is looking for a Research Associate with an interest in the intersections between the technical and political / public policy and governance dimensions of emerging technologies. More details. 
  • IoT Tribe is looking for hardware and software engineers interested in supporting the startups in their accelerator in Barnsley. Apply before Jan 31st. More details.

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Christmas pop-up & we need a new host!

God it’s cold in London. Well, our last event of the year is on this weekend and it’s a pop-up shop!

Hosted by the wonderful R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK and generously sponsored by IBMBreed Reply and Resin we’re selling over 30 products by the community.

We also have exclusive demos of Museum in a BoxLine-us and Klevio.

Come and visit us today from 10-5pm and tomorrow from 12-5pm at 99 Clifton Street, EC2A 4LG

PS: By the way, we’ve lost our host! If you have a room and kitchen facilities that would take 60-90 people around East London and are happy hosting us for a while, get in touch at alex at designswarm dot com

November Newsletter

Evening all!

A bit late I know for a newsletter but hey you’re here, I’m here, it’s all good. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas so here are some news to warm your cockles…

Speaking of which, please put our Connected Christmas Pop-Up in your calendar and come and visit us in Shoreditch at RGA’s offices between the 8-10th of December.


EDF Energy BlueLab Challenge (deadline Nov 13th)

12-week accelerator programme designed to help early stage startups, giving them access to the resources, facilities and the expertise. More details.

RGA IoT Venture Studio UK program (deadline December 7th)

R/GA invests £75K, provides hands-on creative support and connections over a 12 week program. The program, led by Matt Webb (@genmon), is best suited to early growth-stage IoT startups. More details.


Intel Virtual Network Function Virtual Conference for 5G and #iot (Nov 13th)

A free online conference with 20 featured tech talks, tutorials and hands-on virtual demos and labs. More details.

UX Hackathon by Aviva (Nov 24th-25th)

More details.

Optimising IoT Products for Longer Battery Life (Nov 30th)

Learn about characterising and optimising the power profiles of IoT products for longer battery life in your R&D process. Organised by Sony and hosted by Hardware Pioneers. More details. 

3DS Workshop: Designing Smart Products with SOLIDWORKS (December 6th)

SOLIDWORKS and NT CADCAM have teamed up with the Hardware Academy to showcase a unified platform of 3D software solutions. More details.

Business & Technology Insight Forums Cambridge 2017 (5-7th December)

More details.


On crowdfunding this month:

Yoto a children’s speaker

Pika who presented at our last meetup.


Electronics Engineer at SNTech (flexible or full time)

Come help them build disco lights to make commercial fishing more sustainable. More details.

October Newsletter



Connected Christmas Pop-up (Dec 8-10th)

I’m super pleased to announce R/GA IoT Venture Studio UK will be hosting us on the ground floor of their Shoreditch office. I’m looking for #iot products to sell that weekend to the general public and sponsors! More details. 


IoT Security Event (Oct 17th)

Code: IOTLONDON17 gives 15% off £70 ticket for IoT London members. Learn threats, risks, best practice & meet IoT cybersecurity experts. More details.

With the Best IoT (Oct 14-15th)

Virtual conference for developers.  More details.


Intel IoT Gloval DevFest II (Nov 7-8th)

90+ IoT industry leaders to cover four IoT tracks and to have 1:1 mentoring opportunities. More details.



IoTUK Investor Day (Deadline Oct 30th)

A chance to polish your pitch with a professional coach & then pitch to investors for funds. More details.

LPWAN Solutions for social housing and independant living (Deadline today!)

An innovation program hosted by the Digital Catapult. More details. 



Our wonderful sponsors are looking for a Community Lead.

Tech Will Save Us are looking for an Electronics & Firmware engineer.



Benjamin Brush, the new addition to BleepBleeps family is on Kickstarter now.

Brizi who are making air quality devices for kids are on Kickstarter too.

Pika who just spoke at our last meetup will be on crowdfunding soon.

Moona our friends from across the pond who have a smart sleeping system are on Kickstarter.



Milton Keynes is back! More details.


Have a great month everyone and don’t forget to join us on the 24th for our next meetup.  If you have anything to share with the community, please fill in and I’ll include it in this newsletter towards the beginning of the month!

Please note that for your viewing pleasure, we’re now on Facebook and Linkedin.

As always please check out @iotlondon on Twitter.


September Newsletter


Hardware Pioneers (September 14th)

Speakers from STMicroelectronics, Nordic and Sigfox. More details.

Cambridge industrial #iot meetup (September 14th)

More details.

The Good Home (Care) workshop (September 19th)

Inviting people who want to think about new ideas for home designs in a care context. (Disclaimer: its a two year project I’ve been running!) More details

IoT Security (October 17th)

Duncan is looking for sponsors. Get in touch with him at More details.


Cybersecurity of the IoT hosted by IET, March 2018

Deadline for paper submission is November 10th! More details.


UK company Device Pilot now available on the AWS marketplace. More details.


VIRT-EU project is looking for feedback on how you develop #iot solutions. More details.

August Newsletter


Yes, I said it. Christmas. I’d like to organise a Faire for our startups who sell things to people (I ran an #iot pop-up space a few years ago and it was fun) on the weekend of Dec 15-17th and I’m looking for a host! Get in touch at


Things Happening, September 4th

A meetup of the UK Things Network community and a chance to meet their founder! More details.

ThingMonk, Sept 11-13th

Use iotlondon as a discount code for 20% off the ticket or if you’re quick enough use IOTLONDON17 for a free ticket! (only 2 available). You can also go for free if you qualify for their diversity scholarshipMore details.

Go Global Singapore, Sept 20-24th

A 4 day mission to network with Singaporean businesses. More details. 

IOT Solutions World Congress, Barcelona, 3-5 October

Discount codes for UK companies valid until Aug 31st: Congress Pass 50% off: 9EC7EEE4 – Free Exhibition Area Pass: 0DE235DB More details.


Klevio are looking for beta testers who will get a free installation of the device. Sign up on the website. 


Britta, a researcher from UCL is doing some research on dementia and #iot and wants to interview people. She’ll be doing a table demo at the next meetup, but get in touch now!


Trackener are looking for a firmware developer & electronics engineer. Apply!

July Newsletter

Next Tuesday is our last meetup of the summer and will feature some awesome table demos from Central St Martin students thanks to Mark Simpkins. We’ll hear from Nominet, Sony and I’ll give you an update on the #iot certification mark.  Hope you’ll join us! Now for what’s happening!


Hardware Pioneers (Aug 10th)

Talks by Microchip, Cypress and Koobe/Foxconn. More details.


Hardware Academy (September 9th)

Nordic Semiconductor workshop on Bluetooth 5. More details.


Thingmonk (Sept 11-13th)

A lovely conference organised by Redmonk. More details. 



Intel Hacks (deadline July 28th)

Submit an #iot idea using the Arduino 101 and win up to $10K. More details.


OrganiCity (deadline Aug 31st)

Win up to €60K to co-create your digital solutions to urban challenges. More details.



The Technical Foundations of IoT

A very comprehensive 480-page text book. It’s like “How stuff works” for those wanting to understand IoT solutions from the ground up. Written by community members Boris Adryan, Paul Fremantle and Dominik Obermaier. More details.



IoT in the home codesign session (August)

Michael Kann is interested in working with designers and developers working with the IoT and related technologies, especially those developing IoT for the domestic space. The codesign session will look at the role of the IoT in the domestic space, aiming to develop products that are more suited to the home by using design tools and methods developed through his PhD at the RCA. Email him at



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