IoT Engine

For startups or SMEs in South Yorkshire developing IoT products or services. 1:1 mentoring, hands-on validation and proof-of-concept support to start using sensors and data.

IoT Engine

The programme aims to validate your business concept(s), build an early version of a product, and generate sales such that you can establish a new company, expand your existing company, or introduce a new product or service to your business.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this programme at the Makerlab

Just some of what you’ll learn.


This programme is based at the MakerLab, with access to all the best equipment

1:1 Mentoring

12 hours of expert level support to make your product the best it can be

Access to a network of thought leaders

Join the growing network of like-minded IoT leaders across the region


The programme can link you to a range of potential suppliers, customers and investors

IoT Deep dive talks and workshops

Supporting the support is a range of in-depth workshops covering topics such as processing, connectivity, and use case applications

For South Yorkshire

Part of a programme linking up and joining the dots of the South Yorkshire tech ecosystem


Supporting up to 30 early-stage entrepreneurs and start-ups in Barnsley

The project, which is based out of the DMC, has been developed in collaboration between Connexin, Capital Enterprise and Barnsley Council through the Technology Ecosystem Acceleration, and Market-Making South Yorkshire (TEAM SY) project. The "IoT Engine – powered by Connexin and DMC" programme will support up to 30 early-stage entrepreneurs and start-ups with their initial IoT solution concept. The pre-accelerator will enable prototyping through development and testing, as well as giving the cohorts guidance and mentorship in technology adoption and business growth. The partnership will provide successful applicants with expert support from the Connexin team in developing solutions and taking them to market. They will also benefit from guidance on operationalising ideas and models. As a leading smart city and IoT operator in the UK, Connexin has vast experience in developing IoT solutions as well as providing city-wide carrier-grade connectivity through LoRaWAN ® network deployments so are well positioned to support early-stage businesses who are following a similar pathway. As well as supporting the creation and support of the pre-accelerator, Connexin is deploying a dedicated LoRaWAN ® IoT network in Barnsley to support businesses and entrepreneurs looking to test or deploy IoT solutions with dedicated IoT connectivity. The cohort will also be able to make use of the state-of-the-art facilities across the DMC campus including a dedicated "IoT MakerLab" within DMC 02.

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