IoT gets £40m boost from UK Government

Three year IoTUK programme will help organisations and entrepreneurs adopt high quality IoT technologies

Sourced through Scoop.it from: startups.co.uk

A £40m government programme to invest in, and improve, the UK’s Internet of Things (IoT) capability has launched today – backed by the Digital Catapult and Future Cities Capital.  With a focus on security and trust, data operations, investment justification and design development, the three-year IoTUK programme intends to aid businesses and public sector in improving their IoT capabilities and plans to foster IoT entrepreneurship in a range of fields.  The concept of connecting physical objects to the online world is over 15 years old, but the trend has surged in recent years led by a wave of innovation and technological developments, as highlighted in Startups.co.uk’s report on the evolution of IoT.   The IoTUK programme will seek to capitalise on this trend by increasing adoption of high quality IoT technologies and will coordinate the organisations tasked with delivering public funding for an IoT city demonstrator, a research hub focused on security and trust, and health and care test beds.

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