£30,000 for smart city innovators

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BT’s Infinity Lab is encouraging SMEs to apply to its Connected Cities competition, with a total prize money of £30k up for grabs.

Run in partnership with the Cabinet Office, TechHub, and MK Smart, the competition is hoping to discover innovative solutions across a number of sectors – including employment, education, social care, and transport.

The competition will be judged across three categories: Smart City, Connected City, and the Internet of Things. The overall winner will receive £15k and six months membership at TechHub. a A panel of experts will judge the shortlisted businesses on the 26th of April at the BT Tower in London.

“This initiative aims to foster innovation and give small and medium enterprises the help they need to turn their great ideas into reality”, says Ian Dalton, president of global government and health at BT Global Services.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the entries”, enthused Dalton, “exploring the ideas small businesses have and using our huge technical and public sector expertise to help them play their part in creating connected cities”.

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