techUK IoT Newsletter - April

Experis, techUK and HBB are pleased to host the second Future of IoT Conference in Bristol on the 25 April. With IoT moving from connecting single products and functions to connecting systems or multiple ecosystems with the support of 5G, AI and Blockchain integrations, interest and adoption in the IoT are surging. This year, the event will cover how the burgeoning IoT ecosystem can help businesses in the UK in their transformation journeys – improving business performance and changing the way our employees work.  

Attendees will hear industry leaders share the opportunities and difficulties of implementing IoT technology in their organisations, and their recommendations for others who are progressing on their IoT journey. There will be the chance to network throughout the day with technology and industry leaders. 

Session 1: IoT and Transformation

The session will examine how IoT will help to support business transformation, changing the way we work, innovate and perform throughout the supply chain. 

Session 2: Harnessing IoT skills across industries: Build, Buy, Borrow and Bridge

This session will address the changing skillsets required for organisations to make the most of the Internet of Things. We’ll cover what the talent market looks like for IoT today, and how businesses can prepare themselves for their future talent requirements.  

Session 3 : Advancing Manufacturing through IoT

This session will cover the productivity challenge facing manufacturing and many other sectors, discussing how innovation and IoT can help to drive change and enhance performance for the future. 

Some of the speakers you'll hear from include Geraldina Iraheta from Digital Catapult, Bryan Lillie from Capgemini, James Hick from ManpowerGroup and Jill Basset from Workforce Solutions, plus many more!

Register today! Please note the agenda is still being added to, if you're interested in speaking please do contact Matthew Evans.

News and Insights

Future City Predictions - A glimpse at Cities of the Future

Do you ever wonder what cities will be like in the next few decades?  With over two thirds of our population living in urban areas by 2050 the demands on cities’ services will increase significantly. Technological improvements to our infrastructure will change the way citizens interact. Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things will allow the city to become smart, perhaps even allowing cities to think like a human brain. For more information please click here.

Pod Group announces strategic partnership with arm to anhance eUICC solution

Pod Group, a provider of platforms, software and connectivity services for the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected enterprises has announced a strategic partnership with Arm which will enable it to significantly enhance its eUICC solution. (podm2m) For more information please click here.

With IoT, patients can get continuous health monitoring anywhere, anytime

Remote patient monitoring is gaining momentum as healthcare providers strive to deliver more services on tighter budgets. With the population ageing and facing greater health issues, the pressure on healthcare services is rising and will continue to do so. Providers are grappling with lower reimbursements and a significant trend toward payments for value rather than volume. (IoT Agenda) For more information please click here.

Why brick-and-mortar merchants are tapping into unattended retail

To help meet customer expectations in the digital age, retailers have to know who their shoppers are and what they want. While eTailers already have this information about consumers, brick-and-mortar retailers don’t have this in-depth knowledge. New digital innovations, however, provide the promise of offering valuable customer data to merchants. ( For more information please click here.

Making a successful R&D Tax Credits Claim – Top Tips 2

In R&D Tax Credit terms, the definition of a ‘Successful’ claim is one that is both optimised and compliant. Just ‘winging it’ with a claim is a bit like driving a car with no insurance – not a problem till you have an accident (or in this case a HMRC enquiry which may well cause you to have an accident!) For more information please click here.

Funding and Opportunities 

techUK’s AI week is back!

From Tuesday 23 April, techUK will be hosting a week of guest blogs, podcasts, tweets and videos highlighting the growing opportunities and benefits of AI for the UK economy and society! Throughout #AIweek, techUK will bring you news, views and insights from the technology sector on how UK organisations are using AI to revolutionise business productivity and transform people’s lives. The week will cover four key themes: healthcare, infrastructure, crime and policing, and cyber security. If you would like to get involved or contribute content for #AIweek, more information can be found here.  

The Next Web Conference

On 9 and 10 May the Department for International Trade (DIT) in The Netherlands is leading a mission to one of the leading tech conferences in Europe; The Next Web (TNW) in Amsterdam. At TNW, they're going to showcase inspiring British examples of their leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship, with the best innovations in Smart Cities, Fintech, AI or Creative Tech. For more information and to register please click here.

CELTIC - NEXT spring 2019: Innovative 5G infrastructure and applications

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £1 million in collaborative R&D projects in the CELTIC programme, which is part of the EUREKA Network. The aim of this competition is to encourage the development of 5G in an international collaborative environment by helping UK organisations take part in the CELTIC programme.

Competition closes: Wednesday, 29 May 12:00. For more information and to apply please click here.


The aim of the project is to enlarge the ACTIVAGE ecosystem with mature deployment sites (cities, regions), providing IoT based services to their citizens, replicating ACTIVAGE reference use cases and demonstrate the interoperability capabilities of ACTIVAGE’s Aiote's framework.

Deadline: Friday, 21 June. For more information and to register please click here.


16 April - Water Industry Show and Tell | Riding the Wave of Innovation

25 & 26 April - IoT Tech Expo Global 2019

2 May - Towards Next Generation Smart IOT

10 July - techUK Annual Dinner


25 April - Understanding and Engaging With Government

01 May - Coaching Skills for Technical Managers and Leaders

02 May - Selling has Changed. Have You?

10 May - Leadership for Technical Managers

16 May - Winning with G-Cloud

  • Teodora Kaneva

    Teodora Kaneva

    Programme Manager | SmarterUK
    T 020 7331 2016

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