Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

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Can embedding Internet of Things (IoT) like connected buttons, sensors or other devices in development programmes complement how we collect data and help us solve problems faster?
DFID and the Frontier Technologies Hub want to explore this question in a marketplace of ideas on July 30th, in London, UK and online.
They will bring together IoT technologists, NGOs, and donors implementing development programmes to help them better understand the problem, and whether IoT technology is feasible for questions like:

Questions like these are being faced every day by donors like DFID, and large not-for-profit organisations like the British Red Cross. They are looking for people to help develop solutions that are at either:

  • Donors or not-for-profits implementing development programmes
  • Technology companies with expertise in IoT sensors, or other data collection mechanisms

This discussion could lead to grant funding of up to £100,000 and 18 months to pilot and Internet of Things idea – with the only objective being to maximise how much is learnt for every £1 spent.
Please RSVP now to join DFID and the Frontier Technologies Hub for:
A Marketplace of Ideas
10:00–12:00 (UK time),
Tuesday 30th July
Central London, UK and Online
Want to Deliver an IoT Masterclass?
DFID knows that this problem is already being solved by organisations across all sectors — for example, those with global operations or supply chains. In addition to the marketplace of ideas, they are also interested in learning from how organisations solve this problem today.
Are you interested in delivering a 10-minute masterclass on how your organisation is obtaining, sense-making, and presenting data from remote places using IoT?
Please note your interest and they’ll get in touch separately to talk through how and when might be the best way for them to learn from you.
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