Seven Scottish companies selected for first ever Internet of Things accelerator developed by Scottish Innovation Centre in Glasgow
Seven Scottish start-ups and SMEs have won a place on Scotland’s first IoT Explorer (Internet of Things) business accelerator developed by the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems (CENSIS) in Glasgow.
Beringar in Edinburgh; Ayrshire and Arran-based Angel Monitors; Stirling-based Attis Fitness; Glasgow-headquartered Safehinge and iOpt Assets; a DeuXality and Stonnivation partnership based in the Highlands, and SussMyBike – also originating in Edinburgh – will each receive up to 20 days’ support from the engineering and project management team at CENSIS as part of its Explorer programme designed to help boost businesses’ adoption of the next industrial revolution.
They will also get access to facilities at Glasgow’s Tontine incubator, entry to CENSIS’s Internet of Things (IoT) workshops, and help to develop an investor pitch.
Among the successful companies are Edinburgh-based Beringar, a healthcare start-up which has won support to develop its sensor technology to help hospitals make better use of their moveable assets and facilties, and SussMyBike, which has developed a Bluetooth-enabled IoT device for real-time assessment and optimisation of bike suspension that can also be extended to a range of other vehicles.
Dr Mark Begbie, Business Development Director at CENSIS, said: “These businesses demonstrate that a wide range of organisations are embracing what the IoT has to offer. Not only are they new and innovative ideas, but many of them tackle fundamental social challenges we face today. While some are established companies, looking to offer new services and products, others are starting from scratch. There are exciting developments underway across Scotland’s broad tech scene.
“The IoT can change the way businesses of all types work – Scotland is leading the way with a commitment from the Scottish Government to establishing a national IoT network and six regional networks already in place. Our aim is to help as many companies as possible, regardless of their size or sector, to be at the forefront of these developments.”