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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of devices and appliances that are enabled to connect, interact and exchange data with each other through the internet. The concept of the things around us being able to ‘talk’ to one another in this way not only makes our personal lives more convenient but also allows industry to transform the public services we use every day.

The University of Edinburgh is establishing a Research and Innovation Service to support students, researchers and partners working on IoT projects. Through the Data-Driven Innovation initiative, this service will become a regional sensor network, spanning the square 7,700km of the City Region Deal area, delivering rich environmental datasets. It will be supported by a dedicated Data Analytics and Visualisation service which will inform real-time decision making in research.

To support this, the multi-disciplinary community at the Bayes Centre will work to advance many aspects which underpin IoT including security, protocol design, application and service innovation.