London’s Connected Living Room

In October, we were very pleased to be hosted by City Hall who have offered us London’s Living Room. We showcased the best of local consumer #iot companies hoping to attract the GLA’s partners’ attention. #iot products and startups still struggle to find access to finance in this great city, so this is an exciting opportunity.

Companies present that evening:

Education

BBC micro:bit

SamLabs started by young graduates from Imperial College

Primo Toys

 

Smart business

Moo NFC cards, the latest product from this East London success story.

Provenance

 

Smart home products

Ding , who was just awarded £50K by the Design Council as a Spark finalist.

BleepBleeps

Trackener

Kemuri

Blue Maestro

Sherlock by One Fine Stay

Flood Network

nCube

 

Smart play experiences

I Can Make

Fabulous Beasts

Hackaball, started by Made by Many

 

Other

iotUK

 

Thanks to our friends Pypr for the video.

October Newsletter

Special announcement for the next meetup (got to keep you on your toes!)!

We’re being hosted by City Hall who have generously invited us to showcase the latest London-based consumer #iot startups at London’s Living Room. This means that if you’re interested in attending, you’ll have to grab a hold of one of the few free tickets available to the meetup.

This is a tradeshow-like evening in this beautiful location where our sponsors will treat you to drinks and nibbles!

If you’ve got something you’d like to showcase, drop me a line at alex@iot.london

Now on with the usual announcements.

#events

Internet of Things World Europe (Oct 5-7) Berlin

100+ industry talks and over 50 exhibitors. Their agenda covers smart home, enterprise IoT & industrial internet, healthcare and wearables, supply chain, transport and logistics, connected cars, smart buildings & energy efficiency, energy and utilities and smart cities. More details.

Data Natives (Nov 19th-20th) Berlin

Dataconomy are offering 5 tickets at 50% (promo code: DNALEXANDRADS) (Warning: I’m speaking there!)

Big Data Week (Nov 25th)

Big data players from retail, media, IoT, advertising, and gaming are coming together for one week full of events. More details.

IOT Slam 2015, a Virtual Conference (Dec 9th)

Call for papers is open! Submit a session proposal before October 7th. More details.

#hackdays

Allianz IoT Connected Life Challenge (Oct 10th)

Hosted by Allianz Worldwide Partners & BeMyApp this event invites developers to build a ready-to-use IoT product, that will become the leading insurance or assistance app of tomorrow.​ More details.

#longread

Critical Wearables Research Lab

The results are in from this junk-hacking exercise exploring issues that aren’t considered in the usual wearables narratives. Storify Outcomes Reflection

#accelerator

JD+ Program Spice

For companies who have shipped a few thousand units, if you’re interested in entering China’s market and retail ecology. More details.

#startups

The nice people at The Things Network are building a LoraWAN network across Europe and looking for UK partners to help.

nCube are running a survey on smart home tech knowledge & opinions and would love your input. Free stuff to win too.