Powering up Connected Places technologies
for a smarter and more sustainable future

”I recommend IoT Tribe for any startup that wants to accelerate the development and go-to-market of their product.” – Metis Labs

Connected Places

The programme invites disruptive startups from across the globe with Smart Building, Smart Building and Net Zero Economy technologies and focuses on developing proof-of-value and creating links with key corporates and ecosystem players.

The programme has launched with the first cohort.

For enquiries about availabilities in the next cohort, please email contact@iottribe.org.

The Programme

We are now running our third accelerator programme in partnership with Barnsley Council and Barnsley DMC, this time focusing on technologies that connect people, buildings and communities. We will support you in developing your proof-of-value and expose you to the IoT Tribe networks in the UK, across Europe and beyond. Through the intensive 8-week programme consisting of workshops, business coaching and 1-to-1 sessions, selected companies will connect with investors, mentors, VC’s, partners and corporates.

Design Studio

16 – 18 March 2021

Core Programme

March – May 2021

Follow-up Support

May – July 2021

What you will achieve

Your startup will have the opportunity to…

Design studios with public sector clients, corporates and others

Pre-approved supplier status for pre-commercial public procurement opportunities

A free virtual office at the DMC, Barnsley, UK

Access to a carefully curated programme to help you scale further

Testbeds to prove value and get evidence to support future sales

Access IoT Tribe’s global ecosystem of corporates, investors and alumni   

Rolls-Royce Case Study

As a corporate partner of last year’s programme, Rolls-Royce, which manufactures turbine blades using an elaborate process spread across multiple facilities, was looking for innovative solutions for its global inventory reduction initiative.

Smartia, an industrial AI technology startup on IoT Tribe’s 2019 Industrial Technologies Accelerator, was brought in to identify pain-points in the multi-step manufacturing process causing high levels of inventory and to build a forecasting model for manufacturing lead times. This provided actionable insights into the future and allowed the manufacturing team to streamline operations, leading to Rolls-Royce saving £1M by the end of Q4 2019 as a direct result of the project.

The work gives us the platform to deliver the £1m inventory reduction I have committed within our inventory forecast.” – Production Control and Planning Manager, Rolls-Royce



Before IoT Tribe we had a team of 5, a prototype, a broad vision and some minor traction within the consumer market. Coming out of IoT Tribe we have a strong team of 10 backing up a solid business model in both the consumer and business sectors. We have confirmed pilots with industry-leading multinationals and a product 10x more advanced than when we began the programme.

Leo Scott Smith

Founder & CEO, Tended

I think the most important and great thing about the IoT Tribe is the fact that the first 3 months and the initial accelerator is just the beginning, IoT Tribe is a great network, people that really care and are always there to help. We really do feel that we are part of the Tribe and I think that it is the best accelerator ever!

Alexandra Sekowska

Founder & COO, Proxigroup

IoT Tribe has helped us define our business case and has given us a lot of help in presenting the business case to potential customers and investors. The contacts that we made in the past 3 months are invaluable.

Larry Poon

Founder & COO, Imont

I recommend IoT Tribe for any startup that wants to accelerate the development and go-to-market of their IoT product. The IoT Tribe team is super-committed in helping their startups get access to the resources they need and to get in front of the right people to help scale-up globally from day one.

Alex Appelbe

Founder & CEO, Metis Labs

Are you a disruptive startup with cutting-edge Smart Building, Smart City or Net Zero Economy technology?

Then we want to hear from you.

The programme consists of 8 intensive weeks of workshops, business coaching, mentor sessions and facilitated business meetings.

To finish off with a bang, the programme culminates in a demo day where participants will have the chance to pitch their enhanced solutions to corporate partners and investors.

As always, it’s cost-free and equity-free for startups to join.