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.