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Digital Catapult to connect startups and scaleups with leading technology providers at Smart IoT London 2020

Written by Tue 4 Feb 2020

At this year’s Smart IoT London, part of the UK’s largest technology gathering, the London Tech Show, 11-12 March at ExCeL London, the next generation of startups and scaleups will have the opportunity to pitch IoT solutions to two of the IoT industry’s leading manufactures and technology soultions providers: Siemens and Arrow Electronics.

Hosted by Digital Catapult, the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre, The Future Networks Lab Challenge will allow successful applicants to respond and pitch directly to two challenges presented by Siemens and Arrow Electronics, under the overall theme of data validation and security in IoT networks.

In addition to pitching solutions that help solve real world manufacturing challenges, successful entrants will gain invaluable exposure at the UK’s largest gathering of technologists and have the opportunity to network with the startup community alongside technology and industry experts.

During the two days of the event, Digital Catapult will display some of the exciting IoT systems from the Future Networks Lab and offer startups visiting the stand a free energy consumption profiling and battery lifetime estimation of their IoT devices (LoRa, Sigfox, Wi-Fi, etc.).

Digital Catapult team will also join the incredible line-up of Smart IoT speakers with Dr Alex Gluhak (Head of Technology, IoT Lead) discussing how IoT can work for smart cities, and Peter Karney (Head of Product Innovation) introducing a connected digital manufacturing demonstrator that uses emerging industrial IoT technologies to solve their business challenge.

About the Challenges

Siemens: Safeguarding data integrity from IoT networks in critical infrastructure

The security of industrial IoT networks within critical national infrastructure is one of today’s most urgent cyber challenges. We live in an era where a nation’s vital functions, including energy, transportation, public health and communication, depend on the secure transmission of data insights.

Siemens’ data integrity challenge will seek to identify solutions capable of fingerprinting the overall end-to-end data journey. Successful solutions will be able to guarantee data provenance in industrial IoT networks and be capable of tracking access control, auditing data as well as providing an inspection of protocols used and assessing data integrity. To read about the Siemens challenge and requirements in full please click here.

Arrow Electronics: Developing secure connected sensors for smarter factories

Many factories across the UK suffer from inefficiencies and reduced productivity due to limited methods for anticipating machine maintenance requirements. Industrial IoT has the power to solve these challenges through smarter use of data, enabling predictive maintenance and limiting the cost and impact of planned and unplanned downtime.

Arrow Electronics wants to help today’s factories become smarter, by retrofitting facilities with secure IoT enabled sensors connected to an open platform. The company’s secure sensor challenge is looking to evaluate sensors with secure data flow paths to an open architecture platform that is customisable and easy to install. To read about the Arrow Electronics challenge and requirements in full please click here.

Apply now

The Future Networks Lab Challenge at Smart IoT is inviting applications from early-stage or mature companies working with IoT; cyber security; distributed ledger technologies (DLT); data analytics or artificial intelligence (AI), that want to test and develop their solutions and PoCs in a real-world manufacturing environment.

To apply now click here. Applications close Monday 10 February. Successful applicants will be confirmed week commencing 17 February, subject to terms and conditions.

Written by Tue 4 Feb 2020

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