IoT: Applications in a City

Are you a UK SME working on Internet of Things technologies, products or applications? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Archived Open Call

IoT Open Call

The call is part of the Milton Keynes Low Power WAN Project


The Milton Keynes Low Power Wide Area Network Project (MKLPWAN) is one of the first large-scalepilot/demonstrators for IoT telecommunications in the world.  Working with a consortium comprising Future Cities Catapult, Milton Keynes Council, The Open University and BT, we have taken the opportunity to build on the technical capabilities started by the MK:Smart initiative. You can find out more about the project here.

The Opportunity

The Digital Catapult would like to hear from any small businesses working in and around this area. The project will demonstrate the ability of a city-wide M2M infrastructure to cope with a large number of static and mobile sensors. As well as access to the Open Data hub, successful applicants will have access to the low-power wireless modules and SDKs to allow them to develop their applications and business models.

As these new sensors are deployed and case studies published, the platform should become a virtuous circle, attracting new companies, new innovation from existing companies and self-supporting funding. With this level of activity, the infrastructure providers can start to investigate real-world M2M access models.

Selection Process

The purpose of this Open Call is to gauge initial interest. The Catapult will be putting out a more detailed call in June. All initial submissions will be reviewed and assessed by the Digital Catapult team. We will get in touch with successful applicants to progress discussions. We will commit to providing feedback on request to all submitted entries. To apply, please see the application form below.

For full terms and conditions about participating in Digital Catapult Open Calls, please click here.

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Please provide a short description of your company and the applications in IoT (400 characters max)
What part of the MKLPWAN are you interested in? *Note you can select more than one option

Applications using the data hub
Low power wireless WAN modem
New business models
New services
Sensor development
Any other application

Provide details to support the above (optional, 400 characters max)