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HackXLR8 hackathon in the heart of London Tech Week
posted on May 18, 2017

HackXLR8 is a two-day hackathon happening in the middle of London Tech Week’s headline event, TechXLR8 at Excel London.

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What is limiting smart city deployment in Europe?
posted on September 11, 2016

Aaron Partouche, marketing and business development director at Colt, explores the current restrictions for smart cities.

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Why smart cities will need smart energy
posted on June 15, 2016

Claire Maugham is director of policy and communications at Smart Energy GB, the body responsible for communicating to the public about the smart meter rollout across Great Britain. In this article, she explains why smart meter technology is necessary for smart cities to evolve. Two thirds of the worlds’ population will be living in cities by…


Manchester to get new innovation centre following Cisco partnership
posted on June 13, 2016

Cisco and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) have announced the launch of Mi-IDEA, an innovation centre. The centre, which will also act as a second site in the UK for Cisco CREATE, will seek to support the growth of key innovation clusters and early-stage startups in the North of England. According to a statement, the partnership…

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Bristol and London ‘lead smart city innovation’ in the UK
posted on May 17, 2016

Bristol has been named as the country’s leading smart city outside of London, according to a new report. Produced by Huawei, a global information and communication solutions firm, the report compared and evaluated the 10 leading smart cities across the whole of the UK with the objective of celebrating best practice and identifying current challenges….

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Drayson Technologies lands £8m in Series B funding
posted on May 11, 2016

Drayson Technologies, the company founded by Lord Paul Drayson, has raised £8m in Series B funding. The round, led by existing investors Lansdowne Partners and Woodford Investment Management, brings the company’s cumulative funding to date to £26m. Lord Drayson, chairman and CEO, Drayson Technologies, said: “Since the launch of our Freevolt technology last year we…

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Q&A: Eric Dresselhuys of Silver Spring Networks talks smart cities and the Internet of Things
posted on March 8, 2016

Eric Dresselhuys, co-founder and executive vice president of global development at Silver Spring Networks, strives to make the UK a better, more cost-efficient and connected place. His company produces smart grid products, with the aim of creating smart cities across the globe. He spoke with Tech City News about the ins and outs of smart cities, what’s…

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Smart technology ‘will have a dramatic impact in 2016’
posted on December 30, 2015

Smart technology has, for years, been touted as a game changer, with the potential to have a significant impact on the way we live. 2015 saw some interesting developments in this area, but experts at MWR InfoSecurity believe 2016 will really be the time for this tech to shine. Devices By the end of 2016, some 4.8…

#HyperCatCity smart city hub marks official launch
posted on October 15, 2015

The #HyperCatCity collaboration between the government-backed Future Cities Catapult, the Mayor of London, BT, Cisco and other leading players has officially opened its doors in the city. The smart cities hub focuses on creating interoperable solutions for redesigning cities around energy, transport, water, waste and security, and already has a packed programme of events for those…

Polysolar and Voyage Control win Cognicity Challenge
posted on April 17, 2015

Polysolar and Voyage Control have been selected as the first two winners in Canary Wharf Group’s Smart Cities accelerator, the Cognicity Challenge. The winners, announced at Level39, each receive a £50,000 prize and the opportunity to pilot their ground-breaking technology on the Canary Wharf estate. Sir George Iacobescu, chairman and CEO, Canary Wharf Group plc,…

Spacehive raises $2m for ‘future cities’ crowdfunding
posted on November 7, 2014

Civic crowdfunding platform Spacehive has raised $2m as the ‘future cities’ sector heats up. The London-based startup lets users crowdfund civic projects, which have so far included free wi-fi networks and street art. The investment has come from the Belgian SI² Fund and Big Society Capital. ‘Enormous potential’ Spacehive hopes to help the UK become a…

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London FinTech Aire raises $5m Series A from Sunstone Capital and White Star Capital
posted on July 21, 2017

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Tech Chats: EY’s Daniel Lyons on how tech is revolutionising transport
posted on July 21, 2017

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London machine learning startup Sportr closes $350k Seed round
posted on July 21, 2017

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A $170m tech fund, a drowning robot and more in The Week in Tech
posted on July 21, 2017

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Bristol-based Graphcore raises $30m from backers including DeepMind co-founder and Atomico
posted on July 20, 2017