Cities and businesses can bid for a £10m government fund to revolutionise the way the Internet of Things benefits citizens.
UK cities and businesses are being encouraged to apply for a £10m fund in a competition that will revolutionise the way the Internet of Things (IoT) benefits citizens by offering environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Innovate UK are offering up to £10 million for a single collaborative research and development project to demonstrate the capability of IoT in a city region. The competition is part of a wider £40 million government investment in IoT announced in March 2015.
Examples of IoT at work in cities already include:
- Smart lighting and sensing allows a city to gather and share information on footfalls, air quality and noise pollution levels.
- Measure passenger journeys and provide location-based services to help speed up journeys and enhance passenger experiences across various forms of transport.
- Data collection from traffic and road sensors helping ease congestion and reduce emissions within the city.
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