Enabling intelligent systems and advanced analytics for smarter and more sustainable industries

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

Connected Places

Emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, 5G technology and big data, are fundamentally changing how modern buildings are designed, built, and operated.

Join us for our Connected Places accelerator programme commencing in January 2021.

The Programme

IoT Tribe is now running its third accelerator programme in partnership with Barnsley Council and Barnsley DMC, this time focused on Connected Places. The programme attracts disruptive startups from across the globe to focus on developing their proof-of-value and creating links with key corporates and ecosystem players. 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

March 2021

Core Programme

March – May 2021

Follow-up Support

May – July 2021

Partnership Benefits

Explore how a partnership can fuel your growth and fast-track innovation

Get ahead of the curve


Access to a pipeline of market-ready technology solutions that fuel your business and deliver ROI.



Become part of a technology ecosystem with opportunities to collaborate with other corporates partners.

Fast-track deployment


Our in-house data scientists will scope out detailed pilots to ensure the fit of the startups to your operations.

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 startup interested in joining the programme?

Let us know and we will be in touch when applications are open.

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.