IoT Engine

Partner: Enterprising Barnsley

What is IoT Engine?

IoT Engine is a new pre-accelerator programme based at the brand-new Barnsley DMC02 MakerLab which will provide at least 12 hours of support for your business with aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) and associated technology.

The programme is fully funded by ERDF, Connexin, Capital Enterprise and Barnsley Council, meaning your space on the programme is at no cost to you or your business. We’re delighted to be partnering with Connexin, an innovative and disruptive technology company specialising in building and operating award-winning Smart City Infrastructure to support the Internet of Things.

The programme will provide support through 1:1 mentoring, hands-on validation and proof-of-concept support, workshops, and networking events with customers, suppliers and thought leaders.

The programme aims to validate your business concept(s), build an early version of a product, and generate sales such that you can establish a new company, expand your existing company, or introduce a new product or service to your business.

Who is it for?

IoT Engine is aimed at start-ups or SMEs in the South Yorkshire region who are developing IoT products and services, connecting devices to the internet to share data and bring insights and efficiencies. It will also support IT providers to move into IoT, and existing SMEs to adopt new connected technologies. You do not necessarily need to be a “techie” to benefit from this programme! There is provision for 30 businesses to participate in a minimum of 12 hours of activity, so register early to avoid disappointment.

This is an inclusive programme, and we particularly welcome applications from underrepresented founders and entrepreneurs.

Your business must:

Be an independent small to medium-sized tech business employing fewer than 250 people
Have an annual turnover below €50m (approx. £43m)
Have a balance sheet below €43m (approx. £37m)
Not be a subsidiary and/or under the control of a larger SME entity (25% or more)
Be an existing limited company registered and/or trading in South Yorkshire.