Intel is opening three new IoT Ignition Labs in Ireland, UAE, and Russia. The labs offer tools, technology and engineering know-how to those in the industry keen to take IoT projects into commercial deployment.
The new labs augment labs already open for business in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Israel, and Turkey.
Intel’s first labs opened in May 2014 in recognition of the need to enable the fast creation of scalable, standardized solutions and building blocks. For a lot of companies, getting started on new projects takes too much time in getting approval, funding, and sourcing the right components.
Intel saw an opportunity to provide new and existing partners, developers, and systems integrators with tools, resources, and expertise. Companies not only get hands-on with latest technology solutions but they also get access to matchmaking across Intel’s enviable ecosystem, exposure to POCs and use cases from their peers, and advice on how to take their solutions into market.
Each lab has a showcase area, featuring solution demos and developer kits. But that’s only the start of the story. The most important focus of the labs is to turn customer projects into commercial products and revenue. Each lab runs intensive workshops with training that covers many diverse areas of Intel from gateways through to Hadoop* and big data analytics.
The labs can also be used as venues to host networking and matchmaking events across the IoT community as well as multi-party sessions on business modeling and sustainable go-to-market strategies.
Ireland: Leixlip near Dublin. Co-hosted with the Intel Labs Europe team. Focus Verticals: Energy, Industrial, Smart City.
Israel: Haifa. Focus Verticals: Agriculture, Transportation, Smart Home, and Smart City.
Russia: Moscow. Focus Verticals: Smart building, Smart City, Retail.
UAE: Hosted within Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority ( DSOA ), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Intel to jointly establish a first-of-a-kind lab facility in the Middle East.
UK: Swindon. Focus Verticals: Retail, Transportation, Smart City.
Germany: Munich. Co-hosted with the Intel Labs Europe team Focus Verticals: Energy, Industrial, Smart Buildings.
Turkey: Istanbul. Co-hosted with the Intel Labs Europe team at the Technology University. Focus Verticals: Retail, Smart City, Transportation.
Sweden: Stockholm. Communication Infrastructure, Smart building, Sustainable City.
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A key part of the labs is the demonstration and showcase area. Here you will find some of the IoT solutions that have been developed with Intel’s partners and ecosystem.