There has been a tremendous buzz surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT), with billions of smart devices expected to come online over the next few years. However, this hype has been slow to translate into truly useful products or solutions. The reality is that developing connected hardware systems can be a slow and challenging process requiring deep pockets and a wide range of skill sets.
SpaceAge Labs, in collaboration with NUS Enterprise and various industry partners, aims to make it easier to develop tangible IoT solutions in Singapore. As a part of this effort, a series of meetups will be organized at the Hangar at Science Park to discuss the various aspects of designing, testing and manufacturing connected-hardware solutions.
The first session was hosted by Deepak Pitta, co-founder of SpaceAge Labs on 15-December 2016. Drawing on his experience from developing a number of IoT solutions, Deepak presented an overview of the process of involved in conceptualizing, prototyping, testing, manufacturing and deploying an IoT product. Jonathan Tan, VP of Business Development at Unabiz was also on hand to provide a sneak peak of the SIGFOX IoT network. Unabiz is the exclusive operator of the SIGFOX LPWAN platform in Singapore and will begin the nationwide rollout of this data network in early 2017.
With recent developments such as the emergence of several IoT-focused communications networks and government schemes to support innovation in hardware, the time is ripe to turn your IoT concepts into reality. The Doing-IoT meetup series will let you network with all the right people who can help you in this endeavour. Look out for the next meetup scheduled for early April 2017.