August Newsletter

Afternoon everyone!

I’m one of those awful people who really enjoyed putting on a coat this morning for this typical August rainy day. Four weeks of boiling London has to be some kind of record.

It’s that time again though. Time to waste a couple (no more I promise) of minutes mapping the community with out BIG IOT SURVEY! It’s the 3rd year in a row I do this and it’s quite usefu. Read about our 2016 and 2017 results.



Hardware Pioneers (Sept 6th)

Talks by Hitachi, Pod Point and Texas Instruments. More details.

IoTUK Challenger South (Sept 17-18th)

Hackday with  5 challenges on transport, smart cities & health and cash prize for the winner. More details.

Making it!? (Liverpool, October 12th)

(Disclaimer I’m helping organise it) A half day of panel discussion on making, the maker market, manufacturing at every scale and what success looks like. More details. 


Central Research Laboratory (Deadline Aug 15th)

This accelerator in Hayes are looking for mentors to help their startups scale. More details. 


Matt Webb’s got an excellent list of #iot job openings. Check them out.

I hope you’ll join us on September 18th as we’ll be hosted by Google in King’s Cross as part of the London Design Festival! An unusual format for us, I’ll be MCing a panel discussion with luminaires of the London internet-connected interactive art community.

As usual I cross-post this to Linkedin­ and Facebook­ if you hate your inbox. You can also check us out on Twitter at #iotlondon and @iotlondon

And if you fill in I’ll include your launch, crowdfunding campaign, event in this newsletter! Enjoy the rest of the holidays (and don’t forget to fill in the BIG IOT SURVEY! )


June Newsletter

I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful afternoon and pottering in the garden. I’ve decided to cancel this month’s meetup as we have an open #iot certification mark event this Wednesday and that’s more than enough for one month. We’ll be coming back to our usual schedule on July 24th hosted by the lovely people at the law firm Kilburn & Strode. Onwards with the news!


GSMA Community

Apply to be featured on this database of 950 mobile IoT Innovators. More details.

Startupbootcamp IoT (deadline July 9th)

Apply to be part of the 3rd cohort of this B2B accelerator in Shoreditch. More details.

IoT Solutions World Congress (deadline July 9th)

Submit your #iot solution be showcased in Barcelona in 16-18 October. More details.


Thames Valley Meetup (June 20th)

Speakers from Microsoft, Durham University, F-Secure, Kontron, Review Display Systems, Tabnova and the Knowledge Transfer Network. More details.

Hardware Academy (June 21st)

Renesas and Rutronik have teamed up with the Hardware Academy to help you get started with the first fully qualified embedded microcontroller software and hardware platform, the Renesas Synergy™ Platform.
Attendees will learn how to easily add secure connectivity to their application, with technologies including WiFi, BLE, Cellular, USB, MQTT and TLS. More details.

Hardware Pioneers (July 5th)

Speakers on the theme of the Smart Home include Panasonic, Deutsche Telekom and Nordic Semiconductor. More details. 

FutureFest (July 6-7)

Organised by Nesta and co-curated by Ghislaine Boddington one of our community members, this is a very multi-disciplinary event addressing the future of/with tech. More details.


Our sponsors are looking for a digital visual designer.

Domino Printing (they print on eggs!) is looking for an #iot cloud engineer. (Cambridge area)

Remember to fill in…­ to share your launch, job opening, event with our 12.7K readers. And I cross post this to Linkedin and Facebook if you hate your inbox. You can also check us out on Twitter at #iotlondon and @iotlondon .

May Newsletter

Ciao tutti!

I’m writing this from Milan the day before Arduino Day where I’ll be MCing a panel on IOT. It’s all streamed online so tune in! Onwards with this month’s news!


Nuances of Trust workshop (May 14-15th)

Workshop at the Digital Catapult by the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation. More details.

Product Design Sketching at Makerversity (May 15)

Learn how to draw and control a line, from doodling to perspective drawings with shading and basic forms. Use promo code IOT20 for 20% off. More details.

Blockchain, #iot & machine learning in oil & Gas Europe (May 22-23)

5 free passes available to meetup members by emailing symon dot rubens at energyconferencenetwork dot com More details.

Kickstarter and CRL present: Building Community for Hardware Products (May 22nd)

Tips on how to build intentional audiences and long-term advocates for your hardware product, from the PR agency Proper Propaganda and digital ad specialists Jellop, with Primo Toys. More details.

Redefining Consumer Goods Industry with AI and Machine Learning (May 30th)

More details.

IoT and Connected Hardware Showcase 2018 (June 7th)

Organised by the lovely people at Hardware Pioneers. More details

#iotmark London meeting (June 13th)

Join me in discussing the work of the past year on an open certification mark for #iotMore details.



The LSE and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design are partners on the VIRT-EU project and want feedback from startups on their design process. Contact Funda and have a coffee with her if you’re in London ( f dot ustek-spilda at lse dot ac dot uk ) More details.


Buffalogrid are looking for

Kniterate are looking for a Mechanical Engineer and Web Developers.

Makyu are looking for Head of Logistics and Business Development Manager.

Infi-tex are looking for a Mechanical designer.

Arduino are looking for developers and UX designers.

Remember to fill in to share your launch, job opening, event with our 12K+ readers. And I cross post this to Linkedin and Facebook if you hate your inbox.  Share your stuff with us by using @iotlondon the rest of the time too.

Have a great weekend everyone and remember we’re only 2 weeks away from the GDPR implementation deadline! #eeeep


Milan, September and a reminder

I hope you’ll be joining me tomorrow night on the rooftop of Second Home. Thanks to our sponsors and bulb we’re able to showcase a lovely collection of startups to kick off a late spring.

If you can’t join us, please do update your RSVP and be nice to your digital neighbour!

Our next meetup is on May 22nd and we’re looking for a host! Get in touch at alex at iot dot london.


In other news, I went to Milan for the Furniture Fair. Think CES but for designers and across the whole of Milan. I went around and collected some interesting links that relate to #iot:


  • Arup and CLS made a prototype for a 3D printed house.
  • ECAL, a swiss design school, had student’s work manufactured by Formlabs machines and sold on site.
  • The french company Dassault Systèmes worked with Superflux­ a London #iot futures studio and Wesley Goatley a London artist and researcher to build a visualisation of pollution in Milan. Their other demos used VR to make your own home online, 3D scanning shoes for customisation and smart cities platforms.
  • Andrea Anner and Thibaut Brevet made Sunny Side Up, a sundial that uses a robotic arm.


September 18th is our next showcase event and I’m interested in showcasing #iot work from artists, designers and students as we coincide with the London Design Festival. Get in touch if that’s you!

April Newsletter

Happy #iotday everyone!

Rob Van Kranenburg started this tradition in 2011 and we’re proud to include our upcoming showcase as part of the festivities taking place across the month. For those of you wanting to celebrate today, Rob is in town and inviting you to join him in town for a drink.

Onwards with this month’s news!


Thames Valley meetup (April 18th)

Speakers from Amazon Web Services, Vodafone, Cloud9 eSIM Technologies, Ultra IoT, Armor Associates, Microshare & Knowledge Transfer Network. More details.

IoT Tech Expo (April 18-19th)

Taking place at Olympia London, use code IOTLDN18 for a 15% discount on tickets. Free expo passes also available. More details.

Smart London Camp (April 21st)

City Hall unconference. The ideas pitched and discussed could directly shape London’s digital future and become part of a new Smart London Plan, to be launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan at London Tech Week. More details and a survey.

ODI Leeds #iot showcase ( April 24th)

Free talks, demos and workshops as part of Leeds Digital Festival. More details.

Hardware Pioneer workshop (April 25th)

Learn to develop low power, low cost IoT solutions using the STM32 IoT Node Discovery Kit.
Participants take home the kit for free. More details.

Hardware Pioneers meetup (May 10th)

Talks by ARM, Altium, Microchip and LPRS. More details.

BOOST sessions (April & May)

Offered by Central Research Laboratory theses free workshops cover digital marketing, PR, social media, and branding. More details.

London #iotmark meeting (June 13th)

Join us for this face to face meeting of the community’s work on an internet of things certification mark. More details. Buy your ticket.


Ultra are looking to build an #iot prototyping studio and want your feedback about the idea. Fill in their survey.

Have a great #iotday and I look forward to seeing you at our showcase event, hosted by Bulb on the beautiful roof terrace of Second Home in Shoreditch.

As ever, thanks to our sponsor, the deployment platform

If you’d like to share your event, launch, crowdfunding campaign or anything else with the community fill in our online form at and remember we’re on @iotlondon on twitter and have facebook and linkedin groups where I cross-post this newsletter if your inbox is too full.

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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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!

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