IoTUK Challenger: North

IoTUK Challenger: North

IoTUK Challenger North is a two day event in Leeds where SMEs and startups can connect directly with organisations who are searching for real-world applications of IoT services or products to help solve their current challenges.

The IoTUK Challenger North, a collaboration between ODI Leeds, and Digital Catapult’s IoTUK programme, is a fast-paced and dynamic two day event in September where SMEs with IoT services/products will work with organisations to solve pressing challenges across smart cities, health, and transport.

ODI Leeds and Digital Catapult are big advocates for open innovation and the power of collaboration. Being able to refine your solution and communicate instantly with the organisation you are developing products for removes many of the barriers faced in the normal process, speeding up meaningful progress. It also encourages a more collaborative approach to designing or refining ideas.

For full details of how the event will run, who is involved, and what to expect, see https://odileeds.org/events/iot-challenger.

The Challenges

Leeds City Council & Bradford City Council

  • ‘Be Healthy, Be Independent’ Challenge – Help the elderly and vulnerable stay healthy and independent using IoT, thus improving their confidence and wellbeing.
  • ‘Keep the City Flowing’ Challenge – Improve transport, travel and mobility around the city for commuters and visitors.
  • ‘Home and Away’ Challenge – Managing social housing and corporate property assets, ie identifying problems before they become repairs, energy use, etc. [Leeds-specific]
  • ‘Bins to Bulbs and Beyond’ Challenge – Asset management across a whole district, from litter bins to lighting. [Bradford-specific]

Prizes

  • Prizes from ODI Leeds for all participants
  • Time with challenge-owner to help develop a product/service and offer advice about tender process
  • Opportunities exist with Bradford MDC to support SMEs progressing to a proof of concept/pilot for suitable solutions. An example of this is Konnektis

Yorkshire Water

  • ‘Water Security’ Challenge – As the population in Yorkshire grows, how can we use IoT to monitor the demand for water (through asset management or through consumer habits) and ensure everyone gets the water they need.

Prizes

  • Prizes from ODI Leeds for all participants
  • Time with challenge-owner to help develop a product/service and offer advice about tender process

Environment Agency

  • ‘Natural Inspiration’ Challenge – Collect and share data in relation to natural flood management, allowing for better analysis and the development of monitoring systems, alert systems, etc.

Prizes

  • Prizes from ODI Leeds for all participants
  • Time with challenge-owner to help develop a product/service and offer advice about tender process
  • Opportunity to visit a Leeds FAS 2 Natural Flood Management Site with the Challenge-Owner

Transport for the North

  • ‘Power of the Crowd’ Challenge – Crowdsource relevant ‘quality’ data for public transport services to help individuals make better transport choices.
  • ‘Movements and Foundations’ Challenge – Use IoT with dynamic data analytics to understand travel behaviour or changes to transport programme/projects to help support rapid future investment decisions.

Prizes

  • Prizes from ODI Leeds for all participants
  • Time with challenge-owner to help develop a product/service and offer advice about tender process

Each of our challenge owners have committed to work with the winners of each challenge, within their procurement rules, to assist with project and product development of the winning solution. Additionally, some challenge owners can also offer trials and testbeds for products/solutions and support to become part of the supply chain.

All entrants will also receive a ‘thank you’ prize from ODI Leeds, plus innovation advice & support, all courtesy of Nexus Leeds, which is part of University of Leeds.

Why you should enter

During the event, SMEs and startups will have access to technical support, advice about commercial models and more, whilst working on solving real challenges faced by public and private sector organisations.

The IoTUK Challenger North provides a chance to produce tangible and scalable solutions using IoT, in a dynamic workspace with support from industry leaders. Gain valuable feedback and experience from working with a real-world client, bringing your IoT service or product another step closer to being market-ready.

We’re looking for:

SMEs and startups working in IoT who have ideas, services, and/or products that could help revolutionise health, transport, and smart cities.

Location

ODI Leeds, 3rd Floor Munro House, Duke St, Leeds LS9 8AG

Date

20/21 September 2018

Ready to work on IoT solutions to help solve real-world challenges? Submit your application above!






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IoTUK Staff
sade.laja2@cde.catapult.org.uk
2 Comments
  • mokanix would love to take part in this challenge. we offer IoT SIMs with a suite of programmable APIs and IoT-appropriate billing models to enable remote connectivity whenever and wherever that is required.

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:56 pm
    • Jem Henderson
      Reply

      Ace! Fill in our form by clicking ‘apply online’ at the top of the post.

      Jul 27, 2018 at 4:21 pm

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