I am pleased to announce that today the Technology Strategy Board is launching the £4m Internet of Things demonstrator competition, opening on 15 October 2012.
It aims to stimulate the development of an open application and services ecosystem in the Internet of Things and follows the successful outcome of the preparatory studies earlier this year.
For Phase 1 of the demonstrator we have allocated up to £2.4m and we are awarding up to £800k each to consortia to carry out 12-month projects funded at 100% of eligible costs. A further £1.6m is available in the second phase for scaling up the demonstrator.
In Phase 1 we are asking consortia to develop Internet of Things clusters. These clusters can be described as real world scenarios, which include stakeholders with problems to be solved, application developers, owners of data streams from physical ‘things’ and technology businesses who can make this data available and usable via open information hubs.
The competition, which is open to any business-led consortium, opens on 15 October 2012 and is in two stages (Expression of Interest followed by full submission).
The brief for the competition can be found on: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/internet-of-things-ecosystem-demonstrator.ashx
The IoT Special Interest Group will be holding the two main consortia building event for the competition on 18 October (London) and 24 October (Manchester) and the formal briefing webinar will be held on 19 October.
London event registration: http://iotconsortialondon.eventbrite.co.uk/
Manchester event registration: http://iotconsortiamanchester.eventbrite.co.uk/
Briefing webinar: /web/9572660
We have setup a dedicated forum on _connect for the competition with more information and links. Please go to:
More information will be available on this forum in the coming days.
Dr. Maurizio Pilu
Technology Strategy Board