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Internet of Things Accelerator

Nov 1 - Feb 28 | Barnsley, UK
Accelerating the global growth and adoption of disruptive technologies

About this Program

The Internet of Things Accelerator is a highly-selective, equity-free programme for South Yorkshire’s most outstanding startups and scaleups that have at least a minimum viable product or service built around internet of things.

This is our 5th programme in the South Yorkshire region, run in partnership with the Barnsley Council, and fully funded by The Technology Ecosystem Acceleration and Market-Making South Yorkshire (TEAMSY) project through the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF), Capital Enterprise and Barnsley Council.

We’re looking for startups and scaleups with cutting edge technologies built around the internet of things (IoT) that enable cleaner and more energy efficient buildings, cities and supply chains, optimise industrial operations, or bolster the connectivity and resiliency of IoT networks.

By joining the programme, you get:
- Support on developing your value proposition, communicating your value and refining your go-to-market plans through capacity building sessions and 1:1 mentoring
- Access to our South Yorkshire and global networks and ecosystems of corporates, public agencies, investors, and partners through networking events and curated introductions
- Unparalleled access to the world’s leading corporates to validate your value proposition and the opportunity to work on pilots through our Design Studios ©

The programme will be hybrid, and held over 3 phases:
1. Accelerator - Capacity Building - 15 Startups & Scaleups - 1 Month (Nov 22)
2. Market Engagement - Design Studios © - ~7 Startups & Scaleups - 3 Months (Dec 22 – Feb 23)
3. Landing Opportunities - Support for Pilot Delivery - ~5 Startups & Scaleups - 3 Months (Mar – May 23)

Application Criteria
We’re looking for high-growth startups and scaleups that meet the following criteria:
- Be from the South Yorkshire region, or be willing to register a presence in the market*
- Ideally be set up by at least 2 founders
- Have at least a minimum viable product or service built around IoT technologies
- Have ideally received pre-seed funding and/or have some revenue stream(s)
- Possess the ambition to scale up
- Be able to commit for the full duration of the programme, and be willing to attend the in-person sessions held in Barnsley and/or London

*As the programme is targeted at supporting the growth of the South Yorkshire technology ecosystem, priority would be given to South Yorkshire-registered companies. However, we may admit a certain number of outstanding companies from other regions/countries. Companies that do not currently have a presence in South Yorkshire can get support from Barnsley DMC to set up a free virtual office.

Funding Information

  • Funds up to $0 per team
  • Takes up to 0.0% equity
  • Accepts 15 companies


Chemicals and Chemical Products, Clean Technology, Construction, Industrial/Energy, IT Services + 6 more