E.ON partners to develop domestic smart systems

E.ON has invested in an Internet of Things (IoT) provider to help develop decentralised energy systems for the home. The Big Six provider’s partnership with German smart technologies provider Cuculus aims to create the equipment necessary for the intelligent house of the future, in which all systems will be connected with each other. Making disruptive […]

Older people smarten up to new energy tech

A third of people older than 60 years are either interested in buying a smart device to connect energy systems in their home or already own one. That’s according to a new survey from Centrica, which suggests demand for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies among pensioners and the elderly is being driven by the desire […]

Do you dream of electric seats?

  Ford has rolled-out solar-powered smart benches in London. The benches, provided in collaboration with Strawberry Energy, have Wi-Fi access, charging ports, journey planners and sensors to monitor and display noise, carbon dioxide, humidity and temperature levels. The 20 smart benches will double the number already installed by Strawberry Energy. Miloš Milisavljević, Founder and CEO […]

Siemens and Sheffield Uni partner on Internet of Things

An agreement between Siemens and the University of Sheffield marks the start of a new UK-wide network to link universities with the Internet of Things (IoT). The partnership aims to accelerate the use of smart data, boost technology skills and promote knowledge exchange to meet the needs of an increasingly digitised industry. The organisations involved […]

Wales to host superconductor hub after £38m deal

A coalition of councils have bought a semiconductor facility from the Welsh Government for £38 million. The ten councils making up the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal now own Newport’s Imperial Park, which they hope will become the world’s first compound semiconductor research and development hub. The site, which is being leased by tech firm […]

Siemens partners on digital innovation in Asia

Siemens has announced a series of partnerships to focus on energy saving digital innovations in Asia. The firm has agreed to create Hong Kong’s first smart city digital hub, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Science Park. This hub will use a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) operating system from Siemens to share expertise and […]

More than half of energy firms ‘challenged by IoT connectivity’

  More than half of energy companies lack the connectivity to fully exploit the Internet of Things (IoT). New research suggests an “overwhelming majority” of energy firms are in the process of developing or deploying IoT solutions but are being prevented from realising the full benefits of improving efficiency and increasing profitability. IoT technologies allow […]

‘Digitisation is the key to energy efficiency’

Digital technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart data are the key to energy efficiency. That’s according to Mike Hughes, Zone President for Schneider Electric UK & Ireland, who spoke to ELN at the company’s Innovation Summit yesterday. He explained how these disruptive technologies could vastly improve productivity and reduce costs once […]

Microsoft joins smart energy alliance

Microsoft is collaborating with a Chinese smart energy provider in a new alliance to help accelerate the clean energy transition through digitalisation. Envision Energy’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform is initially collaborating with Microsoft and Accenture, with a number of other pioneers and innovators expected to join later in the programme. It aims to unify all aspects of the fragmented renewable energy sector […]

Tech firms partner to optimise smart grids

A new partnership between technology firms aims to optimise the performance of smart grids. The strategic collaboration between ABB and IBM aims to use Internet of Things technology to predict supply patterns in electricity generation and demand from historical and weather data. The companies hope this will help utilities optimise the operation and maintenance of […]