Milliamp Technologies is please to announce we have successfully secured a share of the UK Governments £134 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to further develop its expertise in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) and LoRaWAN.
Operating in remote areas of the UK and overseas, the project will allow us to help rural economies get back on their feet by the deployment of IoT technology – from animal tracking to environmental sensing. Supported by our partners Cybermoor and Quickline, we will be developing and rolling out a novel IoT “Remote Things” platform focused on simplifying the use of IoT technology in challenging locations which lack traditional mobile infrastructure or power. In addition the technology will include advanced features allowing intelligence to be pushed to the edge of the network.
This will be an exciting project for Milliamp and will further enhance our expertise and capability in this area, and we have more news on our future plans for this project which we will share soon !!! We feel very privileged that the UK Government is supporting us in our activities and can see real value in our proposal. Competition for this funding has been fierce and we are proud to be part of the UK’s Tech Community helping “build back better”.
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, has invested up to £191 million to fund single and collaborative research and development projects as part of the Sustainable Innovation Fund over the next two years. The aim of these competitions is to help all sectors of the UK rebuild after the effects of COVID-19. In this round, the Sustainable Innovation Fund is funding 1,103 projects, 1189 UK businesses and totalling over £134 million in support across the UK.
Innovate UK Executive Chair Dr Ian Campbell said “In these difficult times we have seen the best of British business innovation. The pandemic is not just a health emergency but one that impacts society and the economy. Milliamp Technologies’ project, along with every initiative Innovate UK has supported through this fund, is an important step forward in driving sustainable economic development. Each one is also helping to realise the ambitions of hard-working people.”
Business Secretary Alok Sharma said “The UK’s response to coronavirus has demonstrated the very best of British ingenuity, and it is this resourcefulness that will help us navigate our way through this pandemic. Today’s investment will ensure that our innovators and risk-takers can continue to scale up their ideas, helping the UK to build back better and ensure we meet our clear commitments on tackling climate change.”
Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. For more information visit www.innovateuk.ukri.org.