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Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development

By Wayan Vota on July 15, 2019

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Can embedding Internet of Things (IoT) like connected buttons, sensors or other devices in development programmes complement how we collect data and help us solve problems faster?

DFID and the Frontier Technologies Hub want to explore this question in a marketplace of ideas on July 30th, in London, UK and online.

They will bring together IoT technologists, NGOs, and donors implementing development programmes to help them better understand the problem, and whether IoT technology is feasible for questions like:

Questions like these are being faced every day by donors like DFID, and large not-for-profit organisations like the British Red Cross. They are looking for people to help develop solutions that are at either:

  • Donors or not-for-profits implementing development programmes
  • Technology companies with expertise in IoT sensors, or other data collection mechanisms

This discussion could lead to grant funding of up to £100,000 and 18 months to pilot and Internet of Things idea – with the only objective being to maximise how much is learnt for every £1 spent.

Please RSVP now to join DFID and the Frontier Technologies Hub for:

A Marketplace of Ideas
10:00–12:00 (UK time),
Tuesday 30th July
Central London, UK and Online

Want to Deliver an IoT Masterclass?

DFID knows that this problem is already being solved by organisations across all sectors — for example, those with global operations or supply chains. In addition to the marketplace of ideas, they are also interested in learning from how organisations solve this problem today.

Are you interested in delivering a 10-minute masterclass on how your organisation is obtaining, sense-making, and presenting data from remote places using IoT?

Please note your interest and they’ll get in touch separately to talk through how and when might be the best way for them to learn from you.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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6 Comments to “Please RSVP Now: Help DFID Explore Internet of Things for Development”

  1. Mark Butman says:

    RSVP for event

  2. Ndashimye Emmanuek says:

    I am an Instructor at CMU Africa, where I teach embedded system development for the master’s program.
    Last Semester (Spring 2019) most of the class projects were based on RFID sensors.
    I am really interested in this topic.

    Dr Emmanuel.

  3. Barbara Cruz says:

    Hi, I see that the event is full. is it possible to take part online still?

    • Wayan Vota says:

      I would suggest you contact Asad Rahman who is organizing the meeting. Zoom can handle up to 500 participants, and if they’ve surpassed that, they should put the resulting video recording on YouTube or other public medium.

  4. Jamie says:

    Hello,
    We registered for this event on 15th July 2019 and successfully logged our attendance as per the web portal.
    However, we have not received any further information on the exact details of this event next week Tuesday 30th July in London.

    Pleas could someone confirm the venue details so we can plan for it on our diaries.

  5. Anna Bon says:

    Hi,
    Our ICT4D research team at at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has a practically oriented field-based master course ICT4D (running since 2013) for students computer science, artificial intelligence and information science. We tackle the whole range of newest technologies (Ai, blockchain, m-health, IoT etc.) while working with poor communities in West Africa on local farmer innovation in a trans-disciplinary setting (see w4ra.org): already 10 years of research now. Would be nice to get in touch.