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U.K. Internet Of Things Startups & Projects To Get £46M More Government Cash By 2015

on March 10, 2014

TechCrunch

The U.K. Prime Minister is clearly a fan of the HAPIfork. At a speech at Europe’s CeBIT tech conference yesterday, David Cameron announced an additional £45 million in funding for research in areas linked to the Internet of Things (IoT) — taking the total pot of cash sloshing around the U.K. for helping to develop connected cutlery and the like to £73 million (factoring in a series of previous funding announcements in this area).

“I see the Internet of Things as a huge transformative development — a way of boosting productivity, of keeping us healthier, making transport more efficient, reducing energy needs, tackling climate change,” said the PM in a speech in which he predicted the IoT will usher in a “new industrial revolution.”

“These are developments that could allow literally billions of everyday objects to talk to each other over the Internet – using low-cost, low-power chips. And this…

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