11 UK internet of things startups to watch out for in 2016

Charlotte Jee
Charlotte Jee

Charlotte Jee

Charlotte is Techworld editor. She joined as senior reporter in April 2014 having previously worked as assistant editor at Government Computing.

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If there’s one thing you can guarantee this year, it’s that hype about the internet of things can only continue.

Despite widespread mislabelling of non-IoT products as ‘internet of things’ (see here), the idea of connecting internet-enabled devices so they can relay information back to us, to cloud-based applications and to each other (device to device), has enormous potential.

A growing number of startups are hoping to harness this emerging tech. From soil sensors for farmers to home heating, remote energy monitoring, clever car alarms to interactive museum exhibits or proximity advertising, there seems to be a near-endless supply of potential uses for the internet of things.

Here are some of the most exciting UK companies operating in this space.

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