Through this competition BT is looking for innovative SME companies in the UK to help them and its customers digitise their business operations.
The funder is not looking to invest or take equity in this competition. However, all options are open in the future. The support is bespoke and depends on where the company/product lifecycle is at. The funder does not wish to trial service with customers and it offers support to do this.
The winning company will receive an offer including elements of:
- Working with BT with access to expertise from research, engineering, & commercial teams, get support to demo and trial solutions with BT and its partners.
- Six months’ flex membership of the “TechHub” innovation community.
- UK DIT sponsored delegation to TC3 in November for UK Finalist companies.
The Infinity Lab programme was established to pro-actively identify, engage and support the start-up and scale-up SME community in the UK and beyond.
BT is looking for start-ups with innovative solutions to help its customers use the power of Internet of Things (IoT) applications on their journey to digitising their businesses and operations. BT has a particular interest in connected assets, connected buildings, connected vehicles, connected field force and supply chain. BT is also interested in enabling platforms and supporting technologies.
The winning company could support BT with its own transformation including: 6,000 buildings, 120,000 vehicles under fleet management, 30,000 assets passing through its supply chain each day. This is an opportunity to trial and test at scale. Companies will also be supported by BT’s Ventures businesses with their growth strategy with BT’s customers. It is an opportunity for a start-up to trial and test their idea at scale.
Although there are no specific exclusions cited within the programme guidelines, those wishing to apply are advised to liaise with the funding provider in the first instance to discuss eligibility.
The competition is open to SME companies from anywhere in the world, however it wants to work in the UK to test and develop propositions. Note: the TC3 attendance element is open to UK companies only.
BT is looking for new IoT based solutions for business operations with specific interest in asset management, connected buildings and workplaces, connected vehicles and fleet, field force, supply chain as well as relevant IoT enabling technologies and platforms.
Entries close on 19 June 2017 at 12:00 BST.
The finals will be held as a live pitch session at the BT Tower in London on the afternoon / evening of 18 July 2017.
- Chris Sims - MD - Strategy, Marketing & Mobile (BT Wholesale & Ventures)
- Nick Hale - MD Ventures (BT Wholesale & Ventures)
- Steve Best - MD, Products, Portfolio Strategy & Regulation (BT Wholesale & Ventures)
- Jess Ellis - (Bristol is Open)
- David Rayner - (UK Department for International Trade)