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Internet of Things: Making it real

Posted: 1st September, 2014 | 0 comments

According to Gartner, the ‘Internet of Things’ is now at the peak of its famous hype cycle. Big numbers are being thrown about. The number of connected objects is estimated to reach 50 billion by 2020, and the potential added value of services using the IoT is being counted in hundreds of billions of pounds per year. New business models, applications and services are expected across different sectors of the economy. In short, the Internet of Things (or ‘IoT’) has the potential to stimulate large scale investment, create new jobs and bring substantial economic growth.

But…

In this blog post Ctrl-Shift associate Graham Hill explains the vision behind the HAT project and what it is trying to do.

We live in an increasingly connected world, where much of our lives is being captured digitally as data: our transactions, our interactions, our movements. As more things become connected through the Internet-of-Things (IoT), even more data is being generated. This is the much discussed big-data. And it’s all about US!

Whose data is it anyway?

Even though this data is generated by us, it doesn’t belong to us, but to those collecting it, e.g. the supermarket that tracks…

‘Smart cities’ are quickly becoming a reality in Europe—as explained in this video message from Neelie Kroes, EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda. Using data to make cities ‘smart’ brings significant potential benefits to both organisations and citizens.

One important component of this opportunity is smart transport. Ctrl-Shift has been working to develop the business models and value chains for the Stride project—a Smart Transport Internet of Things Data Ecosystem that will enable a more efficient and efficacious use of transport infrastructure. A set of resources and materials highlighting the results of the project are now available on…

The Technology Strategy Board funded Smart Transport Internet of Things Data Ecosystem (Stride) project is opening up its new and ground breaking Internet of Things data set on BT’s Information Hub to developers from all walks of life – from students to software companies. The project team is holding a developer contest which runs until Sunday March 9.

Developers are invited to use the data on the Stride Developer’s Portal plus any other Open Data, to develop innovative and compelling transport applications. There is a winning cash prize of £750 and a runner-up cash prize of £250. In addition, the…

A new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research report on the Internet of Things (IoT) finds that this rapidly growing market is “reaching a tipping point” in terms of global business interest. However, this optimism is not yet matched by investment. The Internet of Things is the name given to the interconnected network of ‘smart’ devices embedded in objects generating and sharing useful data and information.

Ctrl-Shift’s CEO Liz Brandt, who was interviewed for the report along with BT, Bosch, Belkin, Honda and GE, highlights one of the reasons for this lack of current investment – many businesses are still…

Ctrl-Shift is working on a ground breaking Technology Strategy Board funded project called Stride which, over the last few months, has created, and aims to sustain, a thriving Internet of Things 'cluster' for smart transport. Initially focused on the East of England, the 'cluster' brings together Internet of Things technology (BT's Information Hub) and novel services/apps to enable the trusted sharing of data between things, people and organisations. The aim is to create new value, efficiencies and improvements in the use of our road infrastructure.
Critical to establishing and maintaining the 'cluster' is collaboration with all the stakeholders involved.…

The website for the Stride project is now live. This is where you can go to find out about the latest developments in Stride and more information about how to get involved. Stride is the Smart Transport Internet of Things Data Ecosystem. It is a live demonstration of the opportunities and value the Internet of Things provides. See our blog post to find out more about the project and our involvement.

Last week Stride exhibited at Modelling World 2013, a leading event for data users and analysts,…

We have created a short, nifty video which explains the Stride (Smart Transport Internet of Things Data Ecosystem) project that Ctrl-Shift has started working on with Cambridge University, Dartt, Aimes Grid Services and project lead BT. The video covers Stride’s aims, what the consortium expects to achieve over the next year, and the value and opportunity for businesses from participating.

Funded by the Technology Strategy Board, Stride is one of eight Internet of Things clusters that will be developed and launched over the next year representing a Government investment of £6.2 million to spur innovation in this exciting and…

Ctrl-Shift is kicking off a groundbreaking year long project helping to shape and develop the UK Internet of Things market. It will be a voyage of discovery where we will apply our expertise in how to catalyse data led value opportunities for businesses.

We are part of a winning consortium announced by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK’s innovation agency, that will create and deliver an Internet of Things ‘cluster’. TSB is investing £6.2 million in eight of these ‘clusters’ across the UK with the aim of ensuring the country is at the forefront of the new and burgeoning…

The value in Internet Of Things

Posted: 13th March, 2012 | 0 comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is already underway and machines are ‘talking’ to each other. Buildings, transport infrastructure, cars, healthcare equipment, industrial resources, mobile devices and even consumer goods are able to communicate, sense, analyse and produce useful information with the potential to completely transform how we live, work, travel and manage our lives. Growth estimates vary but according to Ericsson* there are 100 to 200 million connections today, growing to 1 billion over five years.

However, at the moment the full economic potential of the Internet of Things or the Machine to Machine (M2M) market is thwarted by lack…