IOT Boost programme to help 7 tech startups bring their product to market

Second round of programme designed to support UK SMEs developing IoT-enabled products and services gets underway
11th April 2018

Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and businesses in spheres like smart cities, wearable tech, healthcare, energy, smart homes, smart automotive and connected industrial applications are estimated to be worth £322bn to the UK economy by 2020*. To help encourage british companies to embrace the possibilities of IOT, a second round of the IOTUK Boost programme has chosen 7 companies to receive support as they bring their product to market.

“We look forward to what the 7 successful companies can achieve over the next 12 months”

 

Run in partnership with business accelerator SETsquared Bristol and High Tech Bristol and Bath (HBB), the IOT Boost 2 programme will offer the companies mentoring, training, expert advice, and access to business networks.

John Bradford, CEO, of HBB (pictured left) explains: “It’s an exciting time to be launching new products and services that benefit from the Internet of Things, and we look forward to what the 7 successful companies can achieve over the next 12 months. As the leading Smart City in the UK, and a recognised global leader, this programme is a great addition to the business and technology innovation ecosystem.”

“The successful funding of the IoTUK Boost 2 programme here in Bristol has been validated by very high quality of companies that have applied to participate.”

SETsquared Bristol Centre Director Emma Thorn (pictured right), adds, “We’re delighted to welcome these 7 exciting start-ups into cohort 2 of the IoT Boost programme. The companies will benefit from virtual membership with SETsquared Bristol, and we’re pleased to see diverse companies coming through the incubator its programmes, as we drive to increase diversity within the city’s thriving tech scene.”

The 7 companies who are to benefit from the programme include:

Cerberus Laboratories, a specialist team that offers a range of security software and development services for embedded devices.

Cotham Technologieswhose FloFrame innovative no-code technology provides the easiest and fastest way to build beautiful and powerful native mobile apps. 

Inventyourhome, a smart-home design business providing design services relating to home automation, wireless security, lighting, and heating control, all integrated into one integrated system.

IoTechnics, who build devices, sensors, and physical objects that connect your business.

LettUs Grow, who design irrigation and control technology for vertical farms. Its aeroponic technology delivers consistently high yields for vertical farms simply, efficiently and sustainably.

YoUrban, who are on a mission to support governments and organisations in making the most of new technologies in urban areas.

Zoetrope, who develop connected solutions and services for the internet of things, helping its clients make fantastic connected products.

You can see more about the IOTUK Boost 2 programme at the HBB website.

(*according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and SAS.)