The Internet of Things - a revolution for businesses in rural locations
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This FREE Innovative Skills course is available to eligible SMEs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly through completion of registration.

Imagine a world of connected 'things' – devices, vehicles, buildings – able to talk to a network, the internet or to themselves and then able to take action!!

The Internet of Things (IoT) does exactly that – connects devices to enable people to communicate with each other to access online data and processes. Generating real time data that we can then analyse and use to create desired business outcomes. From connected security systems, cars, electronic appliances, lights, alarm clocks, speaker systems, vending machines and much more...

But those same tools can be applied in remote, rural locations. IoT can support and boost productivity and efficiency in agriculture, conservation, health, marine, education and environmental monitoring.

Learn how IoT can enable your business to be better informed about your consumers and the market, productivity efficiencies, inventory tracking, data sharing and remote working. Identified as a skills gap in the region, IoT provides new opportunities that overcome many of the current challenges faced by businesses and organisations.

In this workshop, you will be introduced to IoT - explore how web-enabled devices that collect, send, and act on data acquired from their surroundings via embedded sensors, processors and communication hardware can support your business.

We will demonstrate how IoT can challenge and reveal new opportunities so you can make faster decisions, reduce mistakes, and increase efficiency.

Delivered by the ESF Innovation in Higher Level Skills Project by Jo Byrne with our facilitator Wo King, Director of Hi9 Ltd, a full-service AI Company that was developed working with Google Launchpad to deliver technology to people who were digitally excluded. Hi9 now works in a wide range of fields including Health, Agritech, and Space, with partners such as King College London, the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth.

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