Can you transform Cambridge with your tech?

March 7, 2017

Innovative tech businesses in Cambridge are being challenged to come up with potential Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to city issues.

A call has gone out for entries for the Cambridge IoTUK LP-WAN Boost competition which is due to close on 15 March.

It offers a unique chance for at least ten companies and entrepreneurs to use the city-wide low power wide area network (LoRaWAN) set up through the Smart Cambridge programme to develop and test technology solutions for one of three core challenges in air quality monitoring, transport, and ill health among older people.

The opportunity is being delivered by a partnership between Cambridge Wireless CW, the Smart Cambridge Programme, Everynet, and Cambridge-based Iotic Labs, with sponsors including Flex, Arkessa and Microchip. Lucky winners will receive mentoring and bespoke technical support, as well as the opportunity to network with sponsors and showcase their solutions.

With longer range, decreased power requirements and lower costs, LPWAN networks enable a much wider range of IoT business applications to support business innovation.

Businesses are invited to find out more by registering for the CW meet up on Thursday 9 March at The Trinity Centre, Cambridge Science Park at 5.30pm, with limited places available, or visit