The University of Sheffield Champions IoT
The University of Sheffield has won a bid, which will finance a new project that will drive forward collaboration in favour of the Internet of Things
17:01 11 April 2018
The University of Sheffield has been awarded £4.9million by Research England’s Connecting Capability fund (CCF) to finance the promotion of the Internet of Things in partnership with Oxford, Cambridge and Newcastle universities. The project will focus on identifying barriers to effective IoT take-up and trial solutions as well as capture and share best practice learning outcomes. The collaboration project will be used to optimise the commercialisation and wider exploitation prospects of UK IoT research and technology.
Professor John Clark from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield said: “The Internet of Things underpins much of the current drive to increased industrial automation and enhanced services and is set to have major impact on most of our lives. “The Research England Pitch-In collaboration between Sheffield, Newcastle, Oxford and Cambridge will enhance the universities' ability to work with each other and with their regions to promote adoption of the Internet of Things, particularly in manufacturing, health, smart cities and energy.
“Our inclusion of management and social sciences experts also allows us to take a more holistic approach to facilitating IoT collaborations. With the help of some major industrial collaborators, such as the global engineering organisation Siemens, sector and technology specialists and networks such as the High Value Manufacturing and Digital Catapults and the Northern Health Sciences Alliance, regulatory authorities such as OFGEM, and increasing engagement of businesses of various sizes, we have the potential to increase the adoption and exploitation of IoT technology in our regions and beyond, and consequently bring significant societal benefits. We undoubtedly have a world-class collaboration and I’m delighted to be leading this initiative."
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