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Our winners

The finals were held at the iconic BT Tower with Disruptive Technologies from Norway and Invisible Systems from Cumbria being named as joint winners of this round of the Infinity Lab competition aimed at discovering business transformation solutions using Internet of Things technology.

Our other finalists were:

Emissions Solutions Limited - www.emsol.org
Thingful Limited - www.thingful.net
SenseGiz - www.sensegiz.com
UWINLOC - www.uwinloc.com
8power Limited - www.8power.com
Oxford Electromagnetic Solutions Limited - www.oxems.com

Competition overview

BT is looking for start-ups with innovative solutions to help our customers use the power of IoT applications on their journey to digitising their businesses and operations. We have particular interest in connected assets, connected buildings, connected vehicles, connected field force and supply chain. We are also interested in enabling platforms and supporting technologies.

The winning company could support BT with its own transformation including: 6,000 buildings, 120,000 vehicles under fleet management, 30,000 assets passing through its supply chain each day. This is an ideal opportunity to trial and test at scale. Companies will also be supported by BT's Ventures businesses with their growth strategy with BT's customers. It is an ideal opportunity for a start-up to trial and test their idea at scale.

This competition is open to all SME companies from any country.

What is in it for you?

The winning company will receive an offer including elements of:

  • Working with BT with access to expertise from research, engineering and commercial teams, get support to demo and trial your solutions with BT and it's partners.
  • Six months' flex membership of the “TechHub” innovation community.
  • UK DIT sponsored delegation to TC3 in November for UK finalist companies.

The judges

Chris Sims - MD - Strategy, Marketing & Mobile (BT Wholesale & Ventures)
Nick Hale - MD Ventures (BT Wholesale & Ventures)
Steve Best - MD, Products, Portfolio Strategy & Regulation (BT Wholesale & Ventures)
Jess Ellis - (Bristol is Open)
David Rayner - (UK Department for International Trade)