UK cities and businesses can bid for a £10 million government fund to revolutionise the way the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits citizens. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Innovate UK are offering the money to a single collaborative research and development project which offers either environmental improvements, economic opportunities or more efficient and effective delivery of services such a transport, healthcare and energy.

All competition entries must involve IoT, and additional requirements include:

  • A specific benefit for citizens, the city region and the environment;
  • Economic benefits for businesses and local authorities, both during and after the initial trial;
  • Appropriate security and privacy features; and
  • Entries must be able to work across a variety of sectors, for example social care, transport and housing.

Information on the Internet of Things Competition