Summary video: IoT Week


Internet of Things devices are being deployed in a growing number of public sector contexts. As this is a rapidly evolving and relatively new area of innovation for the public sector, London boroughs are seeking guidance on how to approach the use of IoT in smart street infrastructure where specific opportunities and challenges arise.

There have been multiple pilots and studies carried out at a European Union (EU), national and city level, which have gone some way to addressing these challenges. However, navigating the findings from these sources is difficult and time-consuming. There is a need for this information to be curated and tested by London boroughs.

To help to address the biggest challenges facing London boroughs’ use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Smart Street Infrastructure, the London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) Sharing Cities developed IoT Week. An accelerator week to explore the question: “How can boroughs use IoT-enabled smart street infrastructure for the benefit of all Londoners?”.

Framed around this challenge question, IoT Week sought to:

  1. rapidly discover what issues need to be addressed,
  2. curate existing frameworks, guidance and support that already exist, and
  3. present solutions to a panel of LOTI boroughs at the end of the week.

The video summarises the purpose behind the week and showcases the outputs.