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

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