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12 UK internet of things startups to watch

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The hype about the Internet of Things has continued to soar since 2016, and it doesn’t seem to be decreasing anytime soon.

This has led to a growing number of startups hoping to harness this emerging technology. In the UK alone there are companies developing soil sensors for farmers, to remote energy monitoring, clever car alarms and interactive museum exhibits for proximity advertising.

So, here are some of the most exciting UK companies operating in this space today.

1. Pycno

Pycno was founded in 2014 to develop data monitoring and system control tools for the agriculture sector. To achieve this the start-up develops wireless soil sensors with an advanced analytics platform.

These sensors enable farmers to gather data, providing them with the opportunity to make more accurate, real-time decisions.

According to Pycno, the sensors are user friendly and powered by solar panels and an internal battery. They are also supported in over 160 countries with built-in SIMs.

2. nCube

nCube says it is the ‘brain at the heart of your home’. It links together all your smart devices in one place, allowing you to control all of your home devices from one smartphone app. It is compatible with a wide range of devices and works offline, so you can remotely check any of your smart appliances from wherever you are.

3. Human Electric

Human Electric is an Internet of Things design lab founded in 2014 to develop connected solutions, such as its parking management solution called Spotferret.

Spotferret has been designed as a network of wireless solar powered sensors, used to help drivers with parking, paying for tickets and finding vehicles in car parks.

The start-up claims to be “creating a unique link between the digital realm and the physical world” in an aim to change the world.

4. KisanHub

Using satellite technology and in-field sensors, KisanHub collects vast amounts of data which farmers can use to boost efficiency and make better decisions. Combined, these sensors provide precise information on rainfall, irrigation, crop growth, wind speed, cloud cover and so on, all of which is displayed on easy-to-consume dashboards.

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