Lovie Awards 2016 (deadline Aug 29th)
There’s a category for Best Connected Products and Wearables. More details.
Intel Edison Developer Challenge (deadline Aug 31st)
Intel has teamed up with Hardware Academy to look for exciting new IoT projects that are developed and built on Intel technology. The winning *finished* project will win £1000 cash plus a £500 3D printing voucher with 3D Hubs! More details.
Hardware Pioneers Demo Night (Aug 4th)
A nice meetup putting on a night of hardware startup demos with beer and pizza. More details.
Thingmonk (Sept 12-14)
An excellent event focused on ‘Developers, Data, Design: The New Industrial’. Get 20% discount on tickets by using the code ‘iotlondon’. More details.
The IOT of Healthcare (Sept 21-22)
Organised by the Internet of Business who have organised great events around manufacturing and insurance over the past few months. More details.
Seb a local interaction design wrote up his experience of building a sensor for the workplace at the Bosch Connected Experience last March in Berlin. Read on.
Datastax are looking for a remote Cassandra Internals Engineer. More details.
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)
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!
5G World Innovation Accelerator (June 28th)
Apply to exhibit your product here.
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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
The nice people at BuffaloGrid are hiring Get in touch.
Lots going on in this month’s community newsletter. One thing to highlight first is that we have a showcase of work for our next meetup. Think of it as a trade show setup but less formal and a great way to get feedback. We do this twice a year only so really worth attending if you can. If you have a project/prototype you’d like to show, just fill in the form on the meetup page.
Metavallon Accelerator (Deadline April 27th)
Four month program with €22K of pre-seed funding for winners and €200K worth of services. More details.
The Inventor Centre
Tom Rafferty is looking for feedback from before they launch their KS campaign. Help them out!
Iot & Your Business at the British Computing Society (Tomorrow)
Talks by Duncan Purves of 2Insight Ltd and Paul Green of Iotics Labs. More details.
Intel IOT Roadshow (May 14th)
Includes access to a dev kit for the day. More details.
Internet of Business Events (all year)
Events across Europe around manufacturing, retail, insurance and the technical challenges of #iot. More details.
Check out Pacif-i, the smart baby pacifier which is now shipping!
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.
Smart IOT London (April 12-13th)
OpenTRV & Things Network workshop (March 21st)
Hosted by the Digital Catapult and includes LoRa enabled sensors. Buy tickets.
Cubetto, an education toy for kids based in East London is on Kickstarter
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!
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.
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.
Filisia who are helping people with disabilities are on Crowdcube
MotorTalk (US) are smart and more effecient industrial motors and are on Kickstarter.
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 22nd. More 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.
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.
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!