June Newsletter

#news

London IOT Meetup Yellow Pages

I’m going to be publishing a compendium of the companies around London & Europe doing #iot stuff. It’s free! If you’d like to be included fill this in! (30 sec tops)

#apply

Startupbootcamp IOT Connected Devices (Deadline today!)

A full program in London, some cash, nice mentors (like me!) this autumn. Last chance to apply today!

Intelligent World Hackathon by GE (Deadline Aug 2nd)

Use the Predix platform to come up with a smart city solution that uses lighting. Lots of cash prizes. More details.

London IOT Meetup Showcase (October 26th)

We’re coming back to London City Hall in October, so if you’d like to showcase your product, fill in the form asap!

#showcase

5G World Innovation Accelerator (June 28th)

Apply to exhibit your product here­.

#attend

Samsung Developer Workshop (June 16th)

Mentors Dan Gross and Wei Xiao will cover IoT from module to cloud with Samsung ARTIK as the centrepiece, using tools including: ARTIK API, Arduino, Temboo, and Node-RED. More details.

Future of Manufacturing event (July 7th)

Organised by our friends at Hardware Pioneers. More details.

May Newsletter

(been having some wordpress issues so only posting this now, soz!)

#events

Microsoft Tech Day – Azure & IOT (May 24th)

Developer & decision maker focused workshops. More details. They also have a hands-on workshop on June 4th. More details.

Connected Conference (May 25-27th)

Get 50% off a ticket with IOTMEETUPLOND16 promo code. They will have a smart home and everything. Lots going on. More details.

Intel Edison workshop (June 9th)

Another one focused on building cloud services on top of Edison. More details.

Hardware Pioneers Event (June 2nd)

Talks by Bolt, & our friends at Startupbootcamp Connected Devices. More details.

#peopleintown

Ed Borden from Thingful­ (formerly from Pachube and my co-organiser on this meetup way back) is in town on June 2-8th and looking to meet people. Say hi on borden.edward@gmail.com

Tom Coates from Thington­ is in town on June 6-8th from San Francisco and looking to meet investors. Get in touch with him at tom@plasticbag.org

#hiring

The nice people at BuffaloGrid are hiring Get in touch.

March Newsletter

#apply

Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices (Deadline June 13th)

A three month program in London starting on September 5th for consumer and industrial #iot startups. Teams get €15K. (Disclaimer: I’ll be mentor in residence!) More details.

Bosch Venture Forum (Deadline April 6th)

For #iot cloud application companies , apply to get a chance to meet decision-makers at the Bosch Venture Forum on 28 and 29 June 2016 in Stuttgart. More details.

50/50 Challenge (Deadline March 18th)

If you have a woman co-founder in your tech startup, apply for a day of access to mentorship and exposure to investors in their Newcastle event on April 4th. More details.

HWtrek Asia Innovation Tour (Deadline March 31st)

Apply visit Shenzen & Beijing supply chain and manufacturing partners on April 25-29th. More details.

IOT M2M Council Call for White Papers (Deadline April 22nd)

The IoT M2M Council is offering £1K, a seat on the IMC’s Connected Leadership Committee and free access to their events in London & Vegas for selected white papers sharing your experience of deploying an #iot solution More details.

 

#events

Smart IOT London (April 12-13th)

More details.

OpenTRV & Things Network workshop (March 21st)

Hosted by the Digital Catapult and includes LoRa enabled sensors. Buy tickets.

 

#startups

Cubetto, an education toy for kids based in East London is on Kickstarter

 

2nd February newsletter

#help

IOT Developer Survey (Deadline March 25th)

Resin.io (our sponsor!), together with the Eclipse Foundation and IEEE have published an IoT Developer Survey. Help them out!

#events

Dott IOT Design Processes Workshop, March 1st

I’m helping Dries at Dott Studio run a little session on #iot design processes, we’re looking for 2 other startups to join us. More details.

Bosch ConnectedExperience, Berlin, March 8-9th

Yes still banging on about this because I’m co-curating this and it’s going to be amazing. You should come. More details.

Retail IOT Pitstop, Brighton (Deadline Feb 26th)

If you’re an #iot startup in retail the Digital Catapult in Brighton has an event for you. More details.

#listen

Webcast: Privacy, Society and the IoT

Gilad Rosner (@giladrosner) put out a podcast about #iot and security for O’Reilly this week. Listen to it. He also wrote an article about the topic.

#crowdfunding

Filisia who are helping people with disabilities are on Crowdcube

MotorTalk (US) are smart and more effecient industrial motors and are on Kickstarter.

 

February Newsletter

#workshops

Sigfox Makers Tour (Feb 16th)

Join Sigfox at FabLab London near bank station for a 4h developer workshop. You’ll learn more about what the Sigfox network is and will start hacking yourself using an arduino-compatible dev kit. Spaces are limited. More details.

#conferences

Bosch ConnectedExperience (March 8-9th) in Berlin

An opportunity to hear talks about #iot at all levels, from making on offs to millions, hack challenges around industrial #iot and confidential clinics by Bosch staff from all across the business. PS I’m helping organise it 🙂 More details.

M2M with the Blockchain (March 17th)

More details.

#exhibityourwork

WCIT Tech Careers Showcase (March 15th)

The Worshipful Society of Information Technologists who hosted us back in December are looking for #edtech #iot companies to inspire year 9’s on our WCIT Tech Careers stand at Guildhall. If you’re interested, reach out to david.barker@techcentre.com.

#startupsofthemonth

Support these two local startups!

Fabulous Beasts a digital and physical game are on Kickstarter.

BuffaloGrid who bring connectivity and power to rural areas are on Crowdcube.

January Newsletter

Happy New Year everyone!

So we’ve got the death of Bowie, a tube strike looming and Dry January. But that doesn’t mean that the world of #iot stops! Some news from the community.

#apply

5050Tech Challenge (Feb 8th)

Organised by Martha Lane Fox’s Doteveryone, if you’ve got at least one woman co-founder, apply for mentorship and an opportunity to pitch to motivated investors. Apply by Jan 22ndMore details

Build a Country Challenge – Smart Home Focus (Apply by Feb 5th)

EntrepreneurCountry Global is hosting a Build a Country Challenge around The Future of the Smart Home. The Winner will be announced at the EntrepreneurCountry Forum on March 7th and will receive £250,000 of capital investment. More details.

#attend

Learn IoT with the Best webinar (Jan 16th)

A whole day of talks by various experts (including me!) and Q&As. Use discount code: IOTLONDON More details.

Monkigras 2016 / Homebrew: Turning Side Projects into Communities, Products and Companies (Jan 28th-29th)

Community members get 15% discount with the promocode iotlondon. More details.

The Internet of Retail (Feb 9th-10th)

Organised by Vinelake who are speaking at the next meetup, they are looking for speakers and possible exhibitors! More details.

Insurance IoT Europe (June 7th-8th)

150 insurers will get together to talk about how to thrive in a connected world as digital and big data collide. More details.

 

 

Interview with Liz Thrussell, freeman at The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

Almost a year ago I had lunch with Liz Thrussell a freeman at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, our hosts in tomorrow’s showcase event. They were keen to make sure young #iot startups were put in touch with the fantastic network of the livery company. I asked her a few questions:

What is a livery company?

The 110 livery companies in the City of London represent the traditional guilds in the City such as Goldsmiths, Apothecaries,  Ironmongers, Mercers, etc. dating back to the 12th Century.  They are commonly known as “The Worshipful Company of …….”.    The liveries play a significant part in City life, not least by providing charitable-giving and networking opportunities.

What does the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists do?

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) is the 100th livery company in the City of London.  Our four main pillars are Charity, Education, Industry and Fellowship.  We support charities, run events and contribute to the advancement in information and communications technology.

How do you support startups in the technology sector?

We have mentoring programmes, pro-bono support and the Entrepreneurship Panel supports early stage IT companies.  We’ll present this briefly at the London Capital Club tomorrow!

 

Hope you’ll join us tomorrow!

 

November Newsletter (second edition)

#attend

Bosch ConnectedExperience (Berlin, March 8-9th)

A conference track, 30mn clinics for startups with Bosch staff, hack challenges with new #iot tech & tools and more. (Disclaimer: I’m helping organise) More details.

IMC IOT M2M Council Annual General Meeting (London, Dec 3-4th)

A network of over 13K members working in #iot. Check out the agenda and RSVP for free entry (limited numbers) at events@iotm2mcouncil.org

#apply

Design Council Spark (Deadline December 14th)

A 20-week product innovation fund and fast-track support programme with initial investment of £15k, and the chance to pitch for a share of £150k. More details

#help

Chessmates

Pierre from our community has a short survey he’s like to circulate as he’s in the early stages of developing a connected game. Help him out!

We turn 4 tonight and I’m very proud but we can always do better and I’d really like to hear from the art and design community more often. I’d also love to feature more women and younger/student speakers.

If this rocks your boat, please drop me a line at alex@iot.london

And remember if you’d like to be RT, tweet us at @iotlondon and if you’d like to feature in this newsletter, fill in iot.london/submit

 

November Newsletter

#competitions

EDF Pulse (Deadline Dec 6th)

€100K prize if you’re developing a smart home, e-health and low carbon city project. Apply.

#theywantyoureyeballs

Open Sensors are asking people working on #iot prototypes and products to fill in a little survey.

#events

Hardware manufacturing workshop by HWtrek & Startupbootcamp (Nov 26th)

The workshop will address questions that every hardware creator encounters during the product development process. You will also have a chance to get personal feedback from our mentors on your project. More details.

MakyuThon (Dec 4th)

A weekend of making hosted by Mayku at Makerversity. Space, materials and tools provided, just bring your ideas, get excited and make great stuff. More details.

IOT Tech Expo (Feb 10-11 2016)

Multi-track event including Smart Cities, Connected Living, Wearables, Developing for the Internet of Things, Connected Health, Connected Industry and Data & Security. More details.

#oncrowdfundingnow

Some of our friends are fundraising at the minute so show them some love and back them!

#far&away

Wearable World Labs Accelerator, San Francisco (Dec 15th) More details

 

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.