Apply for the world-class Sunderland based IoT accelerator programme

Applications are now open for world-class Sunderland based IoT accelerator programme

Sunderland City Council has partnered with global communications network provider, BAI, and leading tech sector support organisation, Sunderland Software City. Together they are launching an exciting new IoT and 5G accelerator programme. This is a unique opportunity for businesses and startups to join a programme that combines leading-edge infrastructure with IoT domain expertise and guidance from internationally renowned organisations.

Sunderland is at the forefront of the UK’s drive to create smart cities and the latest council led initiative is looking for businesses and startups to take part in the 6-week, Sunderland based accelerator. Successful applications will form a 10-team cohort that will each receive up to £10,000 grant funding.

Sandbox environments will be made available for the city wide 5G and LoRaWAN networks where applications can develop, test and deploy their solutions.

The programme will be delivered by a team of experienced practitioners at Sunderland Software City. The accelerator is at no cost to the teams, and unlike many accelerators, no equity will be taken in return for participation, whilst the IP remains in full control of the teams involved.

The teams will take part in a structured series of workshops, mentoring sessions, pitch development and training, and introductions to influential and valuable networking opportunities. The programme culminates in a showcase event to demonstrate their progress. Project themes are broad, but a focus on IoT challenges affecting smart homes, skills and education, and manufacturing will be considered favourably.


ProgrammeSunderland Our Smart City IoT & 5G Accelerator
Dates6 weeks from 12th September 2022
Programme ContactStephen Fenwick

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