Internet of Things – global guests welcomed at Barnsley Digital Media Centre

Barnsley Digital Media Centre this week welcomed a delegation from Singapore as part of the IoT Tribe North (Internet of Things) project.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr Steve Green and Barnsley Council Chief Executive, Diana Terris attended a welcome lunch, which included a number of key leaders working in economic development from across the Sheffield City Region. The special guests were

  • Jonathan Lim, Director, Global Innovation Network
  • Ang Hui Teng, Regional Director (London)
  • Lee Ying Ying, Development Partner, Startup Development
  • Alyssa Ng, Assistant Development Partner, Global Innovation Network

The IOT Tribe North (Internet of Things) is really raising the profile of Barnsley on a global stage.

A number of IoT start-up companies from all over the world will be coming to Barnsley to participate in the programme, accessing 12 weeks of specialist businesses support.

Later in the day, the start-ups attended a special event held at the DMC to pitch their innovative ideas.

The project is a joint initiative between Enterprising Barnsley and IoT Tribe North, and will require the participating companies to also go on a trade mission to Singapore at some stage during the programme, providing a fantastic opportunity for those involved.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place said: “This is a great opportunity to put Barnsley on the map as a venue for digital companies and one which welcomes inward investment.

“We have exciting plans for our future digital campus and provide first-class facilities at the Digital Media Centre. We’re delighted to see delegates from across the world visiting Barnsley and accessing a fantastic network of support delivered through the IoT project to help their businesses grow.”

To find out more about IoT Tribe North visit: iottribe.org

For all business support enquiries visit: enterprisingbarnsley.co.uk

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