Category Archives: internet of things

Internet of things competition

We started a new IoT programme to raise awareness about potentials of this technology among  our community.  We wanted to hear new ideas and existing challenges that can be addressed by LoRaWAN technology and through our Jisc and Digital Catapult initiatives, 9 colleges and univerisities will be receiving LoRaWAN Gateways on a long-term loan to test ideas as … Read more

Keep it clean

Use case: intelligent toilets What’s the issue? Adequate access to clean, pleasant to use, toilets may seem rather trivial, however, it’s an important requirement for any university campus. A poor experience can leave a lasting impression of the organisation. Visitors, students and staff will have strong views on the quality of the facilities. What are … Read more

Intelligent equipment sharing

Use case: Equipment sharing and co-purchasing What’s the issue? Sharing is already a big thing in the digital economy. It can allow individuals and businesses to get more out of their underutilised assets, for example, cars and properties using Uber and Airbnb. Equipment purchased by universities for use in research, teaching or running the campus … Read more

Take part in our Internet of Things competition – Deadline 8 March

Following our recent collaboration with The Things Network (TTN) in equipping the Janet Network with a dedicated infrastructure and a portal for long range wide area network (LoRaWAN) technology, we have started a new IoT programme to raise awareness about potentials of this technology among our community. We want to hear new ideas and existing challenges … Read more

Internet of Things (IoT) workshop – Friday 15th February 2019

We would like to invite colleagues from higher and further education to our Internet of Things Workshop in London on the 15th February 2019. This workshop offers an introduction to LPWAN and LoRaWAN technology, in collaboration with Digital Catapult. Those who have undertaken work in the intelligent campus space will realise the potential benefits of … Read more

Get involved with our intelligent campus hackathon

As part of our edtech launchpad programme we are looking for student teams from universities and colleges across the UK to join us in building the campus of the future. The aim of the hackathon is for student teams to design, develop and build “something” that would benefit students in the world that is the … Read more

How are we doing?

Use case: Capturing Feedback on the Intelligent Campus What’s the Issue? As universities and colleges feel the pressure to provide an enhanced student experience the intelligent campus will play an increasingly important role. An acknowledged “great campus” will be a major asset. Students and staff can all help in developing a better campus, identifying issues … Read more

Smart research

Use Case: Smart research on the Intelligent Campus What’s the issue? The Intelligent Campus is bringing together the features of the university campus with developments, such as the Internet of Things, to provide new research opportunities. An university campus offers an ideal environment for experimentation with a large population that is likely to be motivated … Read more

Future City Predictions – A glimpse at Cities of the Future

So this video talks about the cities of the future. What do you think the university and college campuses of the future will be like? Let us know in the comments. Do you ever wonder what cities will be like in the next few decades? With over two thirds of our population living in urban … Read more

Hijacked vending machines cause chaos

A university had been receiving an increasing number of complaints from students across campus about slow or inaccessible network connectivity. It turned out that hijacked vending machines (and 5,000) other Internet of Things (IoT) devices attacked the university network and slowed it right down. The investigation into the campus network slow down found problems with … Read more