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    Thursday21Feb 2019

    We’re excited to partner with Smart Home Expo, the UK’s one-stop-shop for everything smart technology! Taking place from 26-27 of March at Birmingham’s NEC

We’re excited to partner with Smart Home Expo, the UK’s one-stop-shop for everything smart technology! Taking place from 26-27 of March at Birmingham’s NEC, the event will showcase the latest innovations in AI, Automation, Assistive Technology, IoT, Energy Saving, Cybersecurity and more, that are completely changing the way spaces are built, and the way people live in them. Register for a free ticket at 

News and Insights

PETRAS Stream Report
PETRAS is proud to present this final Stream Report that addresses knowledge needs under five policy-related headings which are referred to throughout the project as ‘Streams’.

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Vodaphone IoT Barometer 2019

This is Vodaphone's sixth Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer. Since the last edition, they've seen a significant acceleration in adoption. Over a third (34 per cent) of businesses are now using IoT. They’re feeling more confident, scaling up and doing more with it. 84 per cent of adopters say they have more confidence in IoT than 12 months ago.

To read the full report please click here.

Digital revolution to use the power of data to combat illegal wildlife trade and reduce food waste
Digital Secretary to set out how new digital technologies including artificial intelligence could be used to tackle global challenges.

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Improve cyber security in the Internet of Things: apply for funds
Up to £6 million in funding is available to support new ideas that can help keep connected devices and applications safe and secure.

For more information please click here.

WILDLABS Open Call: Tech to end wildlife crime
Digital Catapult is proud to be working to end wildlife crime in collaboration with WILDLABS and some of the biggest experts in the space. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, the Satellite Applications Catapult, and six international conservation partners are partnering on this open call to provide a three month programme to companies with technology solutions.

For more information and to apply please click here.


Events and Opportunities
Digital Twin Collaboration Workshop
Date: Thursday, 14 March
Time: 15:00-17:00
Venue: techUK

techUK will be bringing together members interested in collaborating on funding opportunities available around digital twin technologies. This follows on from techUK's Brit-Twin: Towards a National Digital Twin at which we launched a collaboration with the leading smart infrastructure company, Costain. 

For more information please click here.


Smart Home Expo
Date: Tuesday, 26 March
Time: 10:00-17:00
Venue: Birmingham NEC, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT

The Smart Home Expo is the UK's ultimate event for the smart technologies revolutionising the way we live, on 26 & 27 March 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC.

For more information and to register please click here.


Future of IoT: Manuf-Action
Date: Thursday, 25 April 
Time: 12:00-18:00
Venue: Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Experis, techUK and HBB are pleased to host the second Future of IoT Event in Bristol for 2019. This year’s event will focus on the incredible benefits that the Internet of Things can bring to Manufacturing; from the adoption of advanced manufacturing methods which allow for greater customisation, through to the potential energy savings and performance improvements that it can deliver. We will also explore the new skills that will be needed to underpin this change, as operations and information technology collide.

For more information and to register please click here.


IoT Tech Expo - Global 2019
World leading IoT conference; the IoT Tech Expo Global is the world’s leading Internet of Things event which will introduce and explore the latest innovations across the entire IoT ecosystem, covering Manufacturing, Transport, Health, Logistics, Government, Energy, Automotive, Insurance and more.

For more information and to register please click here.


Digital Business Meet-Up: IoT Theme 
Date: Thursday, 14 March 
Time: 09:30-12:00
Venue: Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Road, NW1 2RA, London

At the session, you'll be able to:

  • Discover more about the various forms of support available from Innovate UK
  • Meet advisors who can help you navigate the innovation landscape as well as make valuable business introductions
  • Learn about how the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Digital Catapult works with businesses
  • Introduce your own digital business to others via 3 minute showcasing presentations
  • Network with other businesses

For more information and to register please click here.


Future of Mobility – 5G, IoT and more transforming work environments 
Date: Wednesday, 3 April 
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, WC2E 7HA, London

Presenter Dr Mike Short will be discussing the below questions:

  • How will high bandwidth and connectivity between vehicles, drones, smart cities and appliances, benefit our future?
  • What skills are needed in a hyperconnected and automated world?
  • How can government promote UK leadership in this area? 

For more information and to register please click here.



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19 March - Getting it Right with Open Source Software Licensing
26 March - Executive Strategy and Policy Development

  • Teodora Kaneva

    Teodora Kaneva

    Programme Manager | SmarterUK
    T 020 7331 2016

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