Following a multi stage competition, NquiringMinds has just been selected as one of Five prize winners announced in programme to connect IoT start-ups with problem owners across South of England.
CW together with SETsquared,RTACS, and 5GIC at the University of Surrey, ran a competition to select SMEs for rapid incubation workshops in Bristol and Guildford. During these workshops, successful SMEs received mentorship and pitched to representatives of prominent healthcare networks, consultancies and leading IoT companies.
“The five prize winners are commended for the clarity of their business proposition, the simplicity of their user design, the sophistication of their health and social care technology, as well as the strong improvement they showed over the course of the programme,” said Bob Driver, CEO of CW. “Whether they were prize winners or not, all the SMEs who were selected for the programme have benefited from making new contacts with fellow entrepreneurs, advisors and even potential business partners. Wherever necessary, CW will be on hand to help them follow up on these connections.”
InterliNQ is a Secure IOT Sensor Suite, developed by NquiringMinds, deployed for both domestic and commercial properties. It comprises: energy monitors, CO2 sensors, temperature and humidity, boilers and PIR sensors. It allows data and insights to be shared between multiple services at the householder’s discretion. These services can be as diverse as Telecare, Maintenance and Energy Management.
NquiringMinds showed strength in all scoring categories, however judges gave special mention to the manner in which it took on board advice from mentors throughout the programme. The team utilised one-to-one clinics to address areas for improvement within their business model which ultimately lead to the development of a more concrete, attractive proposition.