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HyperCatCity Looks To Launch The UK’s First ‘Smart Cities’

TechWeek Europe - New Internet of Things standard allows public and private sector to work together to help build smart cities


Britain’s first truly ‘smart cities’ could be just a few years away thanks to the launch of a new initiative that looks to push collaboration between the public and private sector.

Backed by the Government’s Innovate UK programme, the HyperCatCity initiative looks to use the open and interopeable HyperCat IoT standard to further innovation and help developers push forward smart solutions for cities.

Bringing together business heavyweights such as KPMG, Accenture, Symantec, Huawei, QinetiQ, Arqiva, Open Energi, and Fujitsu alongside government support, HyperCatCity will look to do away with the usual degree of competition and control created by developer using conflicting Internet of Things standards.