CENSIS IoT Explorer

Posted on: 15/06/2017

Are you a Scottish-based company looking with an IoT product or service you want to take to market?

Are you a Scottish-based company looking with an IoT product or service you want to take to market? The CENSIS IoT Explorer accelerator is offering up to eight Scottish companies a package of co-ordinated growth support. This new programme takes its inspiration from the highly successful IoT Boost competition last year.

IoT Explorer is open to:

• Individuals with strong ideas and concepts – your company may not be trading yet, but you’ll have a well-planned, clearly thought through idea for an IoT product or service

• Early stage companies with innovative plans to move in to the IoT space

• Mature companies who are changing their technology approach to IoT and looking for some external support


Unfortunately because of the way CENSIS is funded they can only accept applications from organisations or individuals with a full time base in Scotland.

What ideas are CENSIS looking for?

Ideas that can be applied across any sector or market. These could include, but are not limited to:

• Smart cities/future cities

• Precision agriculture and farming

• Energy use/energy efficiency

• Facilities management and building monitoring

• Healthcare, social care and/or assisted living

• Smart transport

• Manufacturing and/or Industry 4.0

• Natural environment and environmental monitoring


Winning companies receive:

• Up to 20 days’ support from CENSIS’ highly skilled and industry –experienced engineering and project management teams over a maximum of six months

• Access to a hot-desk facility and meeting rooms at Tontine Glasgow, a newly developed, high spec, incubator space in the heart of the city.

• Introductions to a range of partners involved in the support of IoT Explorer including technology providers, professional services and investors. This includes a networking evening at the mid-point of the programme with a chance to pitch your idea to a carefully selected audience and receive feedback.

• Help with perfecting your investor pitch

• Entry to CENSIS’ regular programme of hands-on IoT workshops and seminars led by leading industry experts. These events normally have waiting lists but Explorer winners will be given automatic entry.

Applications are now being accepted but the competition closes on the 29th June so you need to move quickly. For further information and to download the application form click here.

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